ANEMIA PROFILE

COLLECTION DEVICE/TUBE TYPE: 1 EDTA (Lavender Top), 2 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE

INSTRUCTIONS ON COLLECTION: 1 EDTA (Lavender top) and 2 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE (CENTRIFUGE AFTER
COLLECTION) BOTH REFRIGERATED

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3ML EDTA (LAVENDAR TOP) …

VITAMIN B12 AND FOLATE

SPECIMEN: 1.5 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE / TIGER TOP

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.6 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

VITAMIN B12

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE / TIGER TOP

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

UNSATURATED IRON BINDING CAPACITY (UIBC)

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE / TIGER TOP

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

TRANSFERRIN

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE / TIGER TOP

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

SOLUABLE TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE / TIGER TOP

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

RETICULOCYTE COUNT

SPECIMEN: 1 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: EDTA LAVENDER TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE…

RED BLOOD CELL COUNT (RBC)

SPECIMEN: 2 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: PEDIATRIC EDTA WHOLE BLOOD TUBE

  • INVERT 8-10 TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER COLLECTION.

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE.…

PLATELET COUNT

SPECIMEN: 2 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: PEDIATRIC EDTA WHOLE BLOOD TUBE; INVERT 8-10 TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER COLLECTION.

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE…

IRON & TIBC (TOTAL IRON-BINDING CAPACITY)

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM or PLASMA

TUBE TYPE: SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE / TIGER TOP

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE…