These tests require a blood sample to process.

THYROGLOBULIN, QUANT

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: FREEZE

ALLOW TO CLOT IN UPRIGHT POSITION FOR 30 MINS. CENTRIFUGE

WITHIN 2 HRS OF COLLECTION. TRANSFER

THEOPHYLLINE

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

TESTOSTERONE, FREE/TOTAL/WEAKLY BOUND

SPECIMEN: 3 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

TESTOSTERONE, FREE/TOTAL

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.8 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE;

                                        •CENTRIFUGE WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION;

                                         PLACE SERUM IN TRANSPORT TUBE FOR PROCESSING.

TESTOSTERONE, TOTAL

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; CENTRIFUGE WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION; PLACE SERUM IN TRANSPORT TUBE FOR PROCESSING.…

TESTOSTERONE, (DIRECT) FREE

SPECIMEN: 0.5 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; STATE PATIENT’S AGE AND SEX ON THE REQUEST FORM.

SOLUABLE TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

SODIUM

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN (SHBG)

SPECIMEN: 0.4 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…

SEDIMENTATION RATE, MODIFIED WESTERGREN

SPECIMEN: 2ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 MLS; INVERT TUBE IMMEDIATELY 8 TO 10 TIMES AT TIME OF COLLECTION

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE…