VALPROIC ACID (DEPAKOTE)

SPECIMEN: 1ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML; TRANSFER SEPARATED SERUM OR PLASMA TO A PLASTIC TRANSPORT TUBE.

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

PARTIAL THROMBOPLASTIN TIME (PTT) ACTIVATED

SPECIMEN: 4.5 ML, 2.7 ML, 1.8ML OF PLASMA

TUBE TYPE: BLUE- TOP (SODIUM CITRATE) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 90% OF FULL DRAW

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SPECIMENS ARE STABLE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE FOR UP TO 24 HOURS.…

PROTHROMBIN TIME (PT)/INR

SPECIMEN: 4.5ML OF PLASMA

TYPE: BLUE- TOP (SODIUM CITRATE) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 90% OF FULL DRAW

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SPECIMENS ARE STABLE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE FOR UP TO 24 HOURS.…

PROTEIN S ANTIGEN

SPECIMEN: 1 ML FROZEN PLASMA

TUBE TYPE: 3.2% SODIUM CITRATE (LIGHT BLUE-TOP) TUBE MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5ML

TRANSPORT: FROZEN; DRAW BLOOD IN LIGHT BLUE-TOP TUBE CONTAINING 3.2% SODIUM CITRATE. MIX GENTLY BY INVERTING 3-4 TIMES. CENTRIFUGE 15

MINUTES …

PROTEIN C ANTIGEN

SPECIMEN: 1 ML FROZEN PLASMA

TUBE TYPE 3.2% SODIUM CITRATE (LIGHT BLUE TOP) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5ML

TRANSPORT: FROZEN; DRAW BLOOD IN LIGHT BLUE-TOP TUBE CONTAINING 3.2% SODIUM CITRATE. MIX GENTLY BY INVERTING 3-4 TIMES. CENTRIFUGE 15 MINUTES AT 1500 …

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…

PHENYTOIN

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED TOP (SERUM) TUBE; OR TO NEXT DOSE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

PHENOBARBITAL

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED TOP TUBE; TRANSFER SEPARATED SERUM TO A PLASTIC TRANSPORT TUBE. PEAK: 4 TO 12 HOURS AFTER DOSE; TROUGH; IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO NEXT DOSE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

PHENCYCLIDINE

SPECIMEN: 5 ML URINE

TUBE TYPE: NO PRESERVATIVE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

PATHOLOGY: PROSTATE BIOPSY

SPECIMEN: SELECTED TISSUE SAMPLE REMOVED

TUBE TYPE: PLASTIC CONTAINER CONTAINING 10% NEUTRAL BUFFERED FORMALIN

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE; EACH SAMPLE MUST BE LABELED WITH THE SITE OF REMOVAL (FOR EXAMPLE: RIGHT LATERAL, MID LATERAL, LEFT LATERAL)