Diagnostic Testing Solutions

a comprehensive test guide & collection procedures

Below you will find a comprehensive list of all tests currently offered at Luminus Diagnostics. As we continue to work to provide the most innovative and robust test menu, our goal is to provide an extensive tool to allow physicians quick access to test information, procedures, genes associated and other pertinent information.

In addition to testing information, we have also included proper collection procedures to allow for uninterupted test resulting.

PATHDNA™ | ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: One E-Swab

CONTAINER: One E-Swab in Amies Solution

TRANSPORT: Room Temperature

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING PATHOGENS:

  • Class A -lactamase (blaKPC)
  • Class A -lactamase (CTX-MGroup 1)
  • Antibiotic Sensitivity Test
  • Class B metallo–lactamase (blaNDM)
  • Vancomycin (vanA)
  • Methicillin (mecA)

PATHDNA™ | EAR, NOSE & THROAT (ENT) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: One E-Swab

CONTAINER: One E-Swab in Amies Solution

TRANSPORT: Room Temperature

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING PATHOGENS:

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Moraxella catarrhalis
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • MRSA
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)

PATHDNA™ | UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION (URI) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: One E-Swab

CONTAINER: One E-Swab in Amies Solution

TRANSPORT: Room Temperature

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING PATHOGENS:

  • Influenza A
  • Influenze B
  • RSV A
  • RSV B
  • HMPV A
  • HMPV B
  • Rhinovirus
  • Enterovirus
  • Bocavirus
  • Adenovirus
  • Coronavirus OC43
  • Coronavirus 229E
  • Coronavirus NL63
  • Coronavirus HKU1
  • PIV 1
  • PIV 2
  • PIV 3
  • PIV 4
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Moraxella catarrhalis
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Legionella pneumophila

PATHDNA™ | URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 4 ML RANDOM, CLEAN CATCH, MIDSTREAM URINE COLLECTION

CONTAINER: GRAY TOP URINE CULTURE TRANSPORT TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 4 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE-PRESERVED. SUBMIT IMMEDIATELY

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING PATHOGENS:

  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Citrobacter freundii/braakii
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • E. coli
  • Klebsiella oxytoca
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • MRSA
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Citrobacter koseri

PATHDNA™ | WOMEN’S HEALTH Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: One E-Swab

CONTAINER: One E-Swab in Amies Solution

TRANSPORT: Room Temperature

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TESTS:

  • CANDIDIASIS PANEL
  • AEROBIC VAGINITS PANEL
  • STD PANEL
  • BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS PANEL

PATHDNA™| WOUND & INFECTION Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: One E-Swab

CONTAINER: One E-Swab in Amies Solution

TRANSPORT: Room Temperature

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING PATHOGENS:

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Citrobacter freundii/braakii
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella oxytoca
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • MRSA
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)

24-HOUR URINE, CYSTINE, QUANTITATIVE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 50 ML 24-HOUR RANDOM URINE

CONTAINER TYPE: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

METHOD OF COLLECTION: PLASTIC 24-HOUR URINE CONTAINER  WITH 30 ML 6 N HCL PRESERVATIVE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML ALIQUOT

TRANSPORT: FROZEN THE REQUEST FORM MUST STATE DATE AND TIME COLLECTION STARTED AND FINISHED. THE REQUEST FORM MUST STATE IF PATIENT IS TAKING PENICILLAMINE. MEASURE AND RECORD ON THE REQUEST FORM 24-HOUR TOTAL URINE VOLUME. INSTRUCT THE PATIENT TO VOID AT 8 AM AND DISCARD THE SPECIMEN. THEN COLLECT ALL THE URINE, INCLUDING THE FINAL SPECIMEN VOIDED AT THE END OF THE 24-HOUR COLLECTION PERIOD (IE, 8 AM THE NEXT MORNING), AND POUR INTO 24-HOUR URINE CONTAINER WITH 6N HCL. FINAL PH MUST BE 1-3. ADJUST PH WITH 6N HCL CAUTION: STRONG ACID. MAY CAUSE SKIN BURNS. MEASURE AND RECORD ON THE TEST REQUEST FORM THE 24-HOUR TOTAL VOLUME. MIX WELL AND SEND ALIQUOT.

24-HOUR URINE, PROTEIN, TOTAL QUANTITATIVE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 50 ML 24-HOUR RANDOM URINE

CONTAINER TYPE: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

VOLUME: 50 ML ALIQUOT OF ENTIRE COLLECTION

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE; INSTRUCT THE PATIENT TO VOID AT 8 AM AND DISCARD THE SPECIMEN. THEN COLLECT ALL THE URINE, INCLUDING THE FINAL SPECIMEN VOIDED AT THE END OF THE 24-HOUR COLLECTION PERIOD (IE, 8 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY), MIX WELL. SCREW THE LID ON SECURELY. CONTAINER MUST BE LABELED WITH PATIENT’S NAME AND DATE AND TIME COLLECTION STARTED AND FINISHED.

ABL KINASE DOMAIN MUTATION IN CML, CELL-BASED Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: BONE MARROW 1-3 ML (PREFERRED), OR WHOLE BLOOD 6 ML
TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER TOP (EDTA) TUBE
MINIMUM VOLUME:

  • BONE MARROW: 1 ML
  • WHOLE BLOOD: 4 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE;  SHIP SPECIMEN IMMEDIATELY DUE TO SHORT SPECIMEN STABILITY OF 72 HOURS

ABL T3151 MUTATION IN CML, CELL-BASED Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: WHOLE BLOOD 6 ML

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 4 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SHIP SPECIMEN IMMEDIATELY DUE TO SHORT SPECIMEN STABILITY OF 72 HOURS

ABO GROUPING Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 4 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; STABLE FOR UP TO 72 HOURS

ABO GROUPING AND RH°(D) TYPING Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE; STABLE FOR UP TO 72 HOURS

ACTH (ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 3 ML EDTA PLASMA, FROZEN

TUBE TYPE: PURPLE TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: AFTER VENIPUNCTURE, IMMEDIATELY IMMERSE THE TUBES IN AN ICE BATH. SEPARATE PLASMA FROM CELLS BY CENTRIFUGATION. TRANSFER THE PLASMA INTO A FROZEN PURPLE TUBE WITH SCREW CAP. FREEZE IMMEDIATELY AND MAINTAIN FROZEN UNTIL TESTED.  FREEZE IMMEDIATELY. ACTH SHOULD BE DRAWN BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10 AM.

ACTIN (SMOOTH MUSCLE) AB, (ASMA) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: MAINTAIN SPECIMEN AT ROOM TEMPERATURE NO LONGER THAN EIGHT HOURS. SAMPLE CAN BE REFRIGERATED FOR 48 HOURS. FOR LONGER STORAGE, FREEZE SAMPLE AT 20°C OR LOWER.

AEROBIC BACTERIAL CULTURE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SWAB OR 0.5 ML ASEPTICALLY ASPIRATED PUS OR TISSUE PUS OR OTHER MATERIAL PROPERLY OBTAINED FROM A BODY SITE (ABSCESSES, EYES, TISSUE, AND WOUNDS).

CONTAINER: SWAB (AMIES MEDIUM) / TRANSPORT TUBE

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE.

AFP, (A-FETOPROTEIN) TUMOR MARKER Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

AFP, (A-FETOPROTEIN) WITH AFP-L3% Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

AFP, (A-FETOPROTEIN) X-TRA PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED: GESTATIONAL AGE, DATE ON WHICH THE PATIENT WAS THE STATED GESTATIONAL AGE, HOW GESTATIONAL AGE WAS DETERMINED (LMP, EDD, US), PATIENT’S WEIGHT, PATIENT’S DATE OF BIRTH, PATIENT’S RACE (WHITE, BLACK, OTHER), AND INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETIC STATUS. ALSO INDICATE RELEVANT PATIENT HISTORY (EG, PRIOR NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS, DOWN SYNDROME, ULTRASOUND ANOMALIES, OR PREVIOUS MATERNAL SERUM SCREENING SPECIMEN DURING THIS PREGNANCY). COMPLETE INFORMATION IS NECESSARY TO INTERPRET THE TEST. SPECIMENS MUST BE COLLECTED BEFORE AMNIOCENTESIS. DOWN SYNDROME SCREENING IS OFFERED FOR GESTATIONAL AGES 15 TO 21 WEEKS. OPEN SPINA BIFIDA SCREENING IS OFFERED FOR GESTATIONAL AGES 15 TO 23 WEEKS. THE OPTIMAL GESTATIONAL AGE FOR OPEN SPINA BIFIDA SCREENING IS 16 TO 18 WEEKS.

ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE (ALT/SGPT) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

ALBUMIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

ALDOSTERONE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

METRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

ALLERGENS- INHALANT PANEL BY ZONE WITH TOTAL IgE ZONE 1 – WEST Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 10ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 10ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SEPARATE SERUM FROM CELLS WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ALLERGENS: ACACIA IgE, WHITE ASH IgE, BIRCH IgE, MAPLE IgE, RED CEDAR IgE, COTTONWOOD IgE, ELM IgE, EUCALYPTUS IgE, OAK MIX IgE, OLIVE TREE IgE, SYCAMORE IgE, WALNUT TREE IgE, PECAN TREE IgE, WILLOW IgE, BERMUDA GRASS IgE, JUNE GRASS/KENTUCKY IgE, JOHNSON GRASS IgE, FIREBUSH IgE, COCKLEBUR IgE, ENGLISH PLANTAIN IgE, LAMB’S QUARTER IgE, MUGWORT IgE, CARELESS IgE, RAGWEED-FALSE IgE, RAGWEED-WESTERN IgE, RUSSIAN THISTLE IgE, WORMWOOD IgE, SCALE IgE, SHEEP SORREL IgE, CAT EPITHELIUM IgE, DOG DANDER IgE, COCKROACH-AMERICAN IgE, COCKROACH IgE, D. FARINAE IgE, A. TENIUS IgE, A. FUMIGATUS IgE, C. ALBICANS IgE, C. HERBARIUM IgE, TOTAL IgE.

ALLERGENS- INHALANT PANEL BY ZONE WITH TOTAL IgE ZONE 2 – NORTH WEST Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 10ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 10ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SEPARATE SERUM FROM CELLS WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ALLERGENS: WHITE ASH IgE, BIRCH IgE, MAPLE IgE, RED CEDAR IgE, COTTONWOOD IgE, ELM IgE, OAK MIX IgE, AUSTRALIAN PINE IgE, WHITE PINE IgE, SYCAMORE IgE, WALNUT TREE IgE, PECAN TREE IgE, WILLOW IgE, FIREBUSH IgE, COCKLEBUR IgE, ENGLISH PLANTAIN IgE, LAMB’S QUARTER IgE, MARSHELDER, ROUGH IgE, NETTLE IgE, CARELESS IgE, RAGWEED-FALSE IgE, RAGWEED-WESTERN IgE, RUSSIAN THISTLE IgE, WORMWOOD IgE, SCALE IgE, SHEEP SORREL IgE, CAT EPITHELIUM IgE, DOG DANDER IgE, D. FARINAE IgE, SWEET VERNAL GRASS IgE, A. TENIUS IgE, A. FUMIGATUS IgE, C. ALBICANS IgE, C. HERBARIUM IgE, P. BREVI IgE, P. NOTATUM IgE, TOTAL IgE.

ALLERGENS- INHALANT PANEL BY ZONE WITH TOTAL IgE ZONE 3 – SOUTH WEST Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 10ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 10ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SEPARATE SERUM FROM CELLS WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ALLERGENS: WHITE ASH IgE, BIRCH IgE, MAPLE IgE, RED CEDAR IgE, COTTONWOOD IgE, ELM IgE, OAK MIX IgE, AUSTRALIAN PINE IgE, WHITE PINE IgE, SYCAMORE IgE, WALNUT TREE IgE, PECAN TREE IgE, WILLOW IgE, FIREBUSH IgE, COCKLEBUR IgE, ENGLISH PLANTAIN IgE, LAMB’S QUARTER IgE, MARSHELDER ROUGH IgE, NETTLE IgE, CARELESS IgE, RAGWEED-FALSE IgE, RAGWEED-WESTERN IgE, RUSSIAN THISTLE IgE, WORMWOOD IgE, SCALE IgE, SHEEP SORREL IgE, CAT EPITHELIUM IgE, DOG DANDER IgE, D. FARINAE IgE, SWEET VERNAL GRASS IgE, A. TENIUS IgE, A. FUMIGATUS IgE, C. ALBICANS IgE, C. HERBARIUM IgE, P. BREVI IgE, P. NOTATUM IgE, TOTAL IgE.

ALLERGENS- INHALANT PANEL BY ZONE WITH TOTAL IgE ZONE 4 – NORTH EAST Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 10ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 10ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SEPARATE SERUM FROM CELLS WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ALLERGENS: ALDER IgE, WHITE ASH IgE, BEECH IgE, BIRCH IgE, MAPLE IgE, COTTONWOOD IgE, ELM IgE, PECAN TREE IgE, OAK MIX IgE, AUSTRALIAN PINE IgE, WHITE PINE IgE, SYCAMORE IgE, BERMUDA GRASS IgE, MEADOW FESCUE IgE, PERENNIAL RYE IgE, ORCHARD IgE, TIMOTHY GRASS IgE, FIREBUSH IgE, COCKLEBUR IgE, ENGLISH PLANTAIN IgE, LAMB’S QUARTER IgE, MARSHELDER ROUGH IgE, MUGWORT IgE, NETTLE IgE, CARELESS IgE, RAGWEED-COMMON IgE, SHEEP SORREL IgE, CAT EPITHELIUM IgE, DOG DANDER IgE, COCKROACH AMERICAN IgE, COCKROACH IgE, D. FARINAE IgE, HOUSE DUST (GREER) IgE, A. TENIUS IgE, A. FUMIGATUS IgE, C. HERBARIUM IgE, P. BREVI IgE, P. NOTATUM IgE, TOTAL IgE.

ALLERGENS- INHALANT PANEL BY ZONE WITH TOTAL IgE ZONE 5 – SOUTH EAST Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 10ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 10ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SEPARATE SERUM FROM CELLS WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ALLERGENS: ACACIA IgE, WHITE ASH IgE, BIRCH IgE, BEECH IgE, MAPLE IgE, RED CEDAR IgE, COTTONWOOD IgE, ELM IgE, RED MULBERRY IgE, OAK MIX IgE, AUSTRALIAN PINE IgE, WHITE PINE IgE, SYCAMORE IgE, WALNUT TREE IgE, PECAN TREE IgE, BAHIA GRASS IgE, BERMUDA GRASS IgE, TIMOTHY GRASS IgE, COCKLEBUR IgE, ENGLISH PLANTAIN IgE, LAMB’S QUARTER IgE, MARSHELDER ROUGH IgE, CARELESS IgE, RAGWEED-COMMON IgE , SHEEP SORREL IgE, CAT EPITHELIUM IgE, DOG DANDER IgE, COCKROACH-AMERICAN IgE, COCKROACH IgE, D. FARINAE IgE, HOUSE DUST (GREER) IgE, A. TENIUS IgE, A. FUMIGATUS IgE, C. ALBICANS IgE, C. HERBARIUM IgE, P. BREVI IgE, P. NOTATUM IgE, TOTAL IgE.

ALLERGENS- NON-INHANLANT PANEL WITH TOTAL IgE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 10ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 10ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SEPARATE SERUM FROM CELLS WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ALLERGENS: WHEAT,  BARLEY, BUCKWHEAT, CORN, RYE, OAT, SESAME SEED, SOYBEAN, YEAST, APPLE, BANANA, CARROT, CERLEY, GARLIC, GREEN PEA, PEACH, STRAWBERRY, TOMATO, ALMOND, BRAZIL NUT, CASHEW, MUSTARD, PEANUT, PISTACHIO, WALNUT, BEEF, CHICKEN, CLAM, CODFISH, CRAB, EGG WHITE, EGG YOLK, FLOUNDER, HALIBUT, LOBSTER, OYSTER, FIRE ANT, HONEY BEE, YELLOW JACKET, YELLOW HORNET, WHITE FACED HORNET, WASP, TOTAL IgE.

ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

ALPHA-THALASSEMIA Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 9 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 7 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE OR REFRIGERATE

AMMONIA Tube Type:

SPECIMEN:1 ML FROZEN PLASMA

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: FREEZE; AMMONIA IS STABLE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AT -20°C. CAUTION: BLOOD AMMONIA INCREASES RAPIDLY AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. PATIENT SHOULD BE FASTING 12 TO 14 HOURS TO AVOID LIPEMIA, WHICH INTERFERES WITH THE TEST. DATE AND TIME SPECIMEN WAS DRAWN MUST BE WRITTEN ON TUBE OF BLOOD AND REQUEST FORM. TUBE MUST BE FILLED COMPLETELY AND KEPT TIGHTLY STOPPERED AT ALL TIMES. MIX WELL. SPECIMEN MUST BE PLACED ON ICE IMMEDIATELY. SEPARATE PLASMA FROM CELLS WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF COLLECTION. PATIENT SHOULD  NOT CLENCH FIST. TRANSFER SPECIMEN TO A PLASTIC TRANSPORT TUBE BEFORE FREEZING. AVOID CONTAMINATION OF SAMPLES BY AMMONIA FROM SMOKING OR TRAFFIC IN THE LABORATORY OR PATIENT’S ROOM, GLASSWARE, OR WATER.

AMPHETAMINE/METHAMPHETAMINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML URINE

CONTAINER: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

AMYLASE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

ANA COMPREHENSIVE PANEL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

ANA W/REFLEX Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

ANAEROBIC AND AEROBIC CULTURE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN:

AEROBIC CULTURES: SUPERFICIAL WOUNDS, ABSCESS, ASPIRATES, ANIMAL BITES, SKIN BIOPSY SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN A SMALL AMOUNT OF STERILE, NON-BACTERIOSTATIC SALINE. ANAEROBIC CULTURES: ABSCESS OR DEEP WOUND, TISSUE, NORMALLY STERILE BODY FLUIDS OTHER THAN BLOOD, TRANSTRACHEAL ASPIRATIONS, BRONCHOSCOPIC SPECIMENS OBTAINED BY THE DOUBLE LUMEN TECHNIQUE, SUPRAPUBIC URINE ASPIRATES OBTAINED FROM BLADDER, NEPHROSTOMY TUBE OR SUPRAPUBIC CATHETERIZATION, GENITAL SPECIMENS FROM THESE SITES ONLY (CUL-DE-SAC ASPIRATION, CULDOCENTESIS, PERCUTANEOUS TRANSFUNDAL ASPIRATION, PLACENTA, FALLOPIAN TUBE, INTRAUTERINE DEVICES, SURGICAL SPECIMENS), EXUDATES, ASPIRATED PUS FROM DEEP WOUND OR ABSCESSES AND TYMPANOCENTESIS FLUID.

CONTAINER TYPE: TRANSPORT DEVICES(S) APPROPRIATE FOR AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC CULTURE, SUCH AS BD™ PORT-A-CUL® VIAL OR SWAB IN AMIES GEL MEDIUM. PERITONEAL FLUIDS OR DIALYSATE SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN BACTEC® BLOOD CULTURE BOTTLES.

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 SWAB, VIAL, OR CULTURE BOTTLE.

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE.

ANEMIA PROFILE Tube Type:

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) REFRIGERATED, 3ML SERUM REFRIGERATED

ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: FROZEN

  • CENTRIFUGE SAMPLE AND SEPARATE SERUM FROM CELLS ASAP
  • ALLOW TO CLOT IN UPRIGHT POSITION FOR 30 MINUTES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • ALIQUOT AND FREEZE IMMEDIATELY

ANTI-DNA(SS) IGG, AB, QUANT Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.5 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

ANTI-DSDNA ANTIBODIES Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY TEST Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: One E-Swab

CONTAINER: One E-Swab in Amies Solution

TRANSPORT: Room Temperature

ANTIBODY SCREEN (BMH) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: WHOLE BLOOD, 5ML

TUBE TYPE: PURPLE-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

ANTINEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC AB (ANCA) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SEPARATE SERUM OR PLASMA FROM CELLS WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF COLLECTION.

ANTITHROMBIN ANTIGEN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML PLASMA

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: FROZEN; PLATELET POOR PLASMA; CENTRIFUGE LIGHT BLUE TOP TUBE 15 MINUTES WITHIN 60 MINUTES OF COLLECTION. USING A PLASTIC PIPETTE, REMOVE PLASMA, TAKING CARE TO AVOID THE WBC/PLATELET BUFFY LAYER AND PLACE INTO A PLASTIC VIAL. CENTRIFUGE A SECOND TIME AND TRANSFER PLATELET POOR PLASMA INTO A NEW PLASTIC VIAL. PLASMA MUST BE FREE OF PLATELETS. FREEZE IMMEDIATELY. PATIENT SHOULD ABSTAIN FROM ANABOLICS STEROIDS, GEMFIBROZIL, WARFARIN (COUMADIN®), HEPARIN THERAPY, ASPARAGINASE, ESTROGENS, GESTODENE AND ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES OPTIMALLY FOR 3 DAYS PRIOR TO SPECIMEN COLLECTION. OVERNIGHT FASTING IS PREFERRED.

ANTITHROMBIN III, FUNC/IMMUNOL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML PLASMA

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: FROZEN; PLATELET-POOR PLASMA; CENTRIFUGE LIGHT BLUE TOP TUBE 15 MINUTES WITHIN 60 MINUTES OF COLLECTION. USING A PLASTIC PIPETTE, REMOVE PLASMA, TAKING CARE TO AVOID THE WBC/PLATELET BUFFY LAYER AND PLACE INTO A PLASTIC VIAL. CENTRIFUGE A SECOND TIME AND TRANSFER PLATELET POOR PLASMA INTO A NEW PLASTIC VIAL. PLASMA MUST BE FREE OF PLATELETS (<10,000/UL). FREEZE IMMEDIATELY. PATIENT SHOULD ABSTAIN FROM ANABOLICS STEROIDS, GEMFIBROZIL, WARFARIN (COUMADIN®), HEPARIN THERAPY, ASPARAGINASE, ESTROGENS, GESTODENE AND ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES OPTIMALLY FOR 3 DAYS PRIOR TO SPECIMEN COLLECTION. OVERNIGHT FASTING IS PREFERRED.

ANTITHYROGLOBULIN AB Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

ARACHIDONIC ACID/EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID (AA/EAP) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 3 ML PLASMA

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2.5 ML

TRANSPORT: FROZEN; INVERT THE LAVENDER TOP EDTA TUBE 10 TIMES TO MIX THE EDTA WITH THE BLOOD. CENTRIFUGE IMMEDIATELY FOR 15 MINUTES. THE PLASMA MUST BE FREE OF HEMOLYSIS OR RED BLOOD CELLS.

ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (AST/SGOT) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

AUTOIMMUNE PROFILE Tube Type:

COLLECTION DEVICE/TUBE TYPE: 1 SST

INSTRUCTIONS ON COLLECTION: 1 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE (CENTRIFUGE AFTER COLLECTION) REFRIGERATED

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML SERUM REFRIGERATED

BARBITURATE SCREEN URINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML URINE

CONTAINER: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

BASIC METABOLIC PANEL (BMP) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

BCR-ABL1 GENE REARRANGEMENT, QUANTITATIVE, PCR W/REFLEX TO SUBTYPE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 6 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 4 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

SHIP SPECIMEN IMMEDIATELY DUE TO SHORT SPECIMEN STABILITY OF 72 HOURS.

BCR-ABL1 GENE REARRANGEMENT, QUANTITATIVE, PCR, CELL-BASED Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 6 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 4 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

SHIP SPECIMEN IMMEDIATELY DUE TO SHORT SPECIMEN STABILITY OF 72 HOURS.

BCR-ABL1 KINASE DOMAIN MUTATION, 35-NUCLEOTIDE INSERTION Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 6 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 4 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

SHIP SPECIMEN IMMEDIATELY DUE TO SHORT SPECIMEN STABILITY OF 72 HOURS.

BENZODIAZEPINES Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML URINE

CONTAINER: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

BETA STREP GP A, CULTURE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: COLLECT THROAT SPECIMEN USING A RED CAP, AMIES LIQUID TRANSPORT MEDIUM SWAB OR SWAB IN OTHER LIQUID TRANSPORT MEDIA.

CONTAINER: TRANSPORT SWAB WITH AMIES MEDIUM OR STERILE CONTAINER.

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 SWAB.

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE.

BETA-2 MICROGLOBULIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML SERUM

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

BILIRUBIN, DIRECT Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

BILIRUBIN, TOTAL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

BLOOD CULTURE, ROUTINE MANUAL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 10 ML WHOLE BLOOD

VOLUME: 10 ML

MINIMUM VOLUME: 8 ML

CONTAINER: ONE AEROBIC AND ONE ANAEROBIC BLOOD CULTURE BOTTLE FOR ADULTS OR ONE PEDIATRIC BOTTLE, SEE KIT INSERT FOR BLOOD PREPARATION AND VENIPUNCTURE INSTRUCTIONS; STABLE FOR 3 DAYS.

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE, DO NOT REFRIGERATE.

BLOOD UREA NITROGEN (BUN) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE;

  • SEPARATE SERUM OR PLASMA FROM CELLS WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF COLLECTION.

BRAF Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 6 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 4 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

C-PEPTIDE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.5 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP), QUANT Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CALCITONIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.4 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 ML

TRANSPORT: FROZEN; THIS IS A STRICT FROZEN. SEND A SEPARATE ALIQUOT.

  • SEPARATE SERUM FROM CELLS WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF COLLECTION.
  • PATIENT FASTING PREFERRED.

CALCITRIOL (1,25 DI-OH VITAMIN D) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.5 ML OF SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: .5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CALCIUM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML OF SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CALCIUM, 24-HR URINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 10 ML ALIQUOT OF A WELL-MIXED, 24-HOUR COLLECTION.

CONTAINER: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 10 ML.

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE.

CALCIUM, IONIZED Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML OF SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.6ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

CANCER ANTIGEN (CA) 125 Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CANCER ANTIGEN (CA) 15-3 Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

CANCER ANTIGEN (CA) 27.29 Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

CANNABINOIDS Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML URINE

CONTAINER: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CARBAMAZEPINE (TEGRETOL) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.5 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: SERUM – RED TOP

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CARBOHYDRATE ANTIGEN (CA) 19-9 Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

CARBON DIOXIDE, TOTAL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML ALIQUOT

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN (CEA) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM OR PLASMA

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CARDIAC PROFILE Tube Type:

COLLECTION DEVICE/TUBE TYPE: 1 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE

INSTRUCTIONS ON COLLECTION: 1 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE (CENTRIFUGE AFTER COLLECTION) REFRIGERATED

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML SERUM REFRIGERATED

CHLORIDE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML ALIQUOT

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

COCAINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML URINE

CONTAINER: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

COMPLEMENT C3 Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

COMPLEMENT C4 Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC) WITH DIFFERENTIAL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML; INVERT 8-10 TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER TUBE IS FILLED AT TIME OF COLLECTION

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC) WITH DIFFERENTIAL AND WITHOUT PLATELET Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML; INVERT 8-10 TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER TUBE IS FILLED AT TIME OF COLLECTION

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC) WITHOUT DIFFERENTIAL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML; INVERT 8-10 TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER TUBE IS FILLED AT TIME OF COLLECTION

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC) WITHOUT DIFFERENTIAL AND PLATELET COUNT Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 3 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3 ML; INVERT 8-10 TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER TUBE IS FILLED AT TIME OF COLLECTION

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL (CMP) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

COOMBS’, DIRECT; DIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST (DAT) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: ACD-A OR ACD-B (YELLOW-TOP) TUBE; LAVENDER–TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

CORTISOL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML BLOOD SHOULD BE DRAWN AT 8 AM AND 4 PM TO EVALUATE BASELINE DIURNAL VARIATION. MORNING SPECIMEN IS OFTEN ORDERED WITH ACTH LEVEL

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CORTISOL, FREE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.7 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CREATINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CREATINE (CK), FRACTIONATED Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CREATINE KINASE – MB (CK-MB) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CREATINE KINASE (CK), TOTAL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CREATINE, 24-HOUR URINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML ALIQUOT FROM A WELL-MIXED, 24-HOUR URINE.

CONTAINER TYPE: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE URINE DURING COLLECTION; RECORD TOTAL VOLUME AND COLLECTION TIME ON SPECIMEN CONTAINER AND TEST REQUISITION.

CYCLIC CITRULLINATED PEPTIDE (CCP) ANTIBODIES, IGG/IGA, ELISA Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

CYSTATIN C Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; CENTRIFUGE SAMPLE TO SEPARATE CELLS ASAP. PLACE SERUM INTO TRANSFER TUBE.

D-DIMER Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.5 ML PLASMA, FROZEN

TUBE TYPE: LIGHT BLUE TOP (SODIUM CITRATE) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: FREEZE; THE SAMPLE SHOULD BE MIXED IMMEDIATELY BY GENTLE INVERSION AT LEAST SIX TIMES TO ENSURE ADEQUATE MIXING OF THE ANTICOAGULANT WITH THE BLOOD.

WHEN NON-CITRATE TUBES ARE COLLECTED FOR OTHER TESTS, COLLECT STERILE AND NON-ADDITIVE (RED TOP) TUBES PRIOR TO CITRATE (BLUE TOP) TUBES.

ANY TUBE CONTAINING AN ALTERNATE ANTICOAGULANT SHOULD BE COLLECTED AFTER THE BLUE-TOP TUBE. GEL-BARRIER TUBES AND SERUM TUBES WITH CLOT INITIATORS SHOULD ALSO BE COLLECTED AFTER THE CITRATE TUBES. CENTRIFUGE AND CAREFULLY REMOVE THE PLASMA USING A PLASTIC TRANSFER PIPETTE, BEING CAREFUL NOT TO DISTURB THE CELLS. TRANSFER THE PLASMA INTO A TRANSFER TUBE WITH SCREW CAP THEN FREEZE PRIOR TO SHIPPING.

DIFFERENTIAL AND TOTAL WBC COUNT Tube Type:

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; STABLE FOR 2 DAYS.

DIGOXIN (LANOXIN) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SPIN TUBE WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION. REMOVE SERUM AND PLACE INTO A TRANSFER TUBE FOR PROCESSING.

DILANTIN (PHENYTOIN) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; REMOVE SERUM AND PLACE INTO A TRANSFER TUBE FOR PROCESSING.

ECSTASY Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML URINE

CONTAINER: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

ELECTROLYTE PANEL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.8 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

EOSINOPHIL COUNT Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: FULL TUBE WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

ERYTHROPOIETIN (EPO) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: FREEZE; DUE TO DIURNAL VARIATION, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT SPECIMENS BE COLLECTED BETWEEN 7:30 AM AND NOON. FASTING IS RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED.

ESTRADIOL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

ESTRONE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; NON-PREGNANT PATIENTS ONLY

FEMALE HEALTH PROFILE Tube Type:

COLLECTION DEVICE/TUBE TYPE: 1 EDTA (lavender top), 3 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE / TIGER-TOP TUBE

INSTRUCTIONS ON COLLECTION: 1 EDTA (lavender top) REFRIGERATED, 2 SST TUBES
(CENTRIFUGE AFTER COLLECTION) THEN REFRIGERATE SERUM, AND 1 SST-CENTRIFUGE
AFTER COLLECTION THEN FREEZE SERUM

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3 ML EDTA (lavender top), 4 ML REFRIGERATED SERUM, 2 ML FROZEN SERUM

FERRITIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

FOLATE (FOLIC ACID) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONES (FSH) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONES (FSH) AND LUTEINIZING HORMONE (LH) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

FRUCTOSAMINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.2 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

FUNGUS (MYCOLOGY) CULTURE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1ML; BODY FLUID

CONTAINER TYPE: STERILE CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

 

SPECIMEN: 0.5ML; TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: STERILE CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

 

SPECIMEN: 1ML; SWAB

CONTAINER TYPE: SWAB

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

SUBMIT SPECIMEN WITHIN 72 HOURS.

GAD-65 (GLUTAMIC ACID DECARBOXYLASE) AUTOANTIBODY Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: FREEZE; COLLECT SPECIMEN PER TUBE MANUFACTURER INSTRUCTIONS. CENTRIFUGE SAMPLE, SEPARATE SERUM FROM CELLS ASAP. ALIQUOT AND FREEZE. PATIENT SHOULD NOT BE ADMINISTERED RADIOISOTOPES WITHIN 24 HOURS PRECEDING VENIPUNCTURE.

GAMMA-GLUTAMYL TRANSFERASE (GGT) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

GASTROINTESTINAL (GI) PANEL Tube Type:

COLLECTION DEVICE/TUBE TYPE: 1 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE / TIGER-TOP TUBE

INSTRUCTIONS ON COLLECTION: 1 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE (CENTRIFUGE AFTER COLLECTION) REFRIGERATED

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML SERUM REFRIGERATED

GENITAL CULTURE, ROUTINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1ML BODY FLUID

CONTAINER TYPE: CULTURE SWAB

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

SPECIMEN: SWAB OF VAGINA, CERVIX, DISCHARGE, ASPIRATED ENDOCERVICAL, ENDOMETRIAL, PROSTATIC FLUID, OR URETHRAL DISCHARGE. USE SWAB TO INOCULATE JEMBEC FOR TRANSPORT TO THE LABORATORY AND RECOVERY OF NEISSERIA.

GONORRHEA; SWAB SHOULD ALSO BE SENT IN TRANSPORT DEVICE. SAMPLES RECEIVED GREATER THAN 48 HOURS AFTER COLLECTION MAY GIVE VARIABLE RESULTS.

GLOBULIN, TOTAL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

GLUCOSE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

GROUP B STREP COLONIZATION DETECTION CULTURE/ DNA PROBE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SWAB OF VAGINAL AND RECTAL SPECIMEN

VOLUME: TWO SWABS

CONTAINER: BACTERIAL SWAB TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE; SUBMIT SPECIMEN WITHIN 72 HOURS

HEAVY METALS COMPREHENSIVE PANEL (URINE) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 7 ML URINE

CONTAINER TYPE: ACID WASHED URINE CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; WASH HANDS BEFORE SAMPLE COLLECTION. WIPE HAND DRY WITH LINT FREE PAPER TOWEL. DO NOT USE RECYCLED PAPER. COLLECT 7 ML ALIQUOT OF THE SECOND MORNING URINE IN AN ACID-WASHED POLYPROPYLENE OR POLYETHYLENE COLLECTION CONTAINER. USE POWDERLESS GLOVES TO POUR SAMPLE INTO ACID-WASHED SHIPPING CONTAINER, IF NEEDED. CAP SECURELY AND SHIP REFRIGERATED (2-10°C). FOR CLINICAL MONITORING, COLLECT SECOND VOIDED A.M. URINE. FOR INDUSTRIAL MONITORING, COLLECT URINE PRESHIFT.

HEAVY METALS PANEL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 10 ML EDTA PLASMA

TUBE TYPE: ROYAL BLUE (TRACE ELEMENT FREE) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE; CENTRIFUGE & REMOVE PLASMA WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF COLLECTION. PLACE IN TRACE ELEMENT FREE TRANSFER TUBE.

HELICOBACTER PYLORI, IGG Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1.0 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

HEMATOCRIT Tube Type:

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.

HEMOGLOBIN (HB) Tube Type:

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

HEMOGLOBIN (HB) A1C Tube Type:

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

HEMOGLOBIN (HB) A1C WITH MBG ESTIMATION Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML PEDIATRIC EDTA WHOLE BLOOD TUBE; INVERT 8-10 TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER COLLECTION.

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE.

HEMOGLOBIN (HGB) SOLUBILITY Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML PEDIATRIC EDTA WHOLE BLOOD TUBE; INVERT 8-10 TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER COLLECTION

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

HEMOGLOBIN, A2 QUANT Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: PURPLE-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML PEDIATRIC EDTA WHOLE BLOOD TUBE; INVERT 8-10 TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER COLLECTION

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; STABLE FOR 7 DAYS.

           •SPECIFY ON THE REQUEST FORM THE PATIENT’S RACE OR ETHNIC ORIGIN (IF KNOWN) AS WELL AS THE DATE OF ANY TRANSFUSIONS ADMINISTERED WITHIN THE PRECEDING THREE MONTHS.

HEMOGLOBINOPATHY EVALUATION Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML; INVERT 8-10 TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER COLLECTION

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE. PATIENTS AGE AND ETHNICITY ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER INTERPRETATION. BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS WITHIN THE LAST 4 MONTHS MAY AFFECT RESULTS.

HEPATIC FUNCTION PROFILE Tube Type:

COLLECTION DEVICE/TUBE TYPE: 1 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE/ TIGER-TOP TUBE

INSTRUCTIONS ON COLLECTION: 1 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE(CENTRIFUGE AFTER COLLECTION) REFRIGERATED

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML SERUM REFRIGERATED

HEPATITIS A ANTIBODY, IGM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SEPARATE SERUM OR PLASMA FROM CELLS WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF COLLECTION.

HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SEPARATE SERUM OR PLASMA FROM CELLS WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF COLLECTION.

HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 3.5 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SEPARATE SERUM OR PLASMA FROM CELLS WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF COLLECTION.

HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) ANTIBODY W/ REFLEX TO RIBA Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV), QUANT, RNA, PCR Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 4.5 ML PLASMA OR SERUM, FROZEN

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3.3 ML

CONTAINER: PPTTM OR SCREW CAP POLYPROPYLENE FREEZER TRANSPORT TUBE

TRANSPORT: FROZEN; SPECIMEN CAN BE COLLECTED IN PPTTM,SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE ,OR LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE. CENTRIFUGE SPECIMEN WITHIN SIX HOURS OF COLLECTION, REMOVE SERUM OR PLASMA, AND TRANSFER SPECIMEN TO POLYPROPYLENE SCREW-CAP TUBE, AND FREEZ.

HEPATITIS C VIRUS ANTIBODY Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SEPARATE SERUM OR PLASMA FROM CELLS WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF COLLECTION.

HEPATITIS FUNCTION PROFILE Tube Type:

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

INSTRUCTIONS ON COLLECTION: 3 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE / TIGER-TOP TUBE (CENTRIFUGE AFTER COLLECTION) REFRIGERATED

MINIMUM VOLUME: 4 ML SERUM REFRIGERATED

HEPATITIS PANEL, ACUTE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 4 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

HERED. HEMOCHROMATOSIS DNA MUTATION ANALYSIS Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML EDTA WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: PURPLE-TOP EDTA TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

HEREDITARY BREAST CANCER Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 BUCCAL SWAB

CONTAINER: Puritan Dry Transport system. 25-3606-U BT / Puritan Sterile Foam Tipped Applicator 25-1506-1PF TT

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE. AFTER SWABBING EACH CHEEK RETURN THE SWABS TO THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING. MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE TWO UNIQUE PATIENT IDENTIFIERS ON EACH SWAB PACKAGE.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: BRCA1, BRCA2

HEREDITARY BREAST/OVARIAN/ENDOMETRIAL CANCER Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 BUCCAL SWAB

CONTAINER: Puritan Dry Transport system. 25-3606-U BT / Puritan Sterile Foam Tipped Applicator 25-1506-1PF TT

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE. AFTER SWABBING EACH CHEEK RETURN THE SWABS TO THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING. MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE TWO UNIQUE PATIENT IDENTIFIERS ON EACH SWAB PACKAGE.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: ATM, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, CDH1, CHEK2, EPCAM, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, MUTYH, PALB2, PMS2, POLD1, PTEN, RAD51C, RAD51D, STK11, TP53

HEREDITARY COLORECTAL / LYNCH SYNDROME Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 BUCCAL SWAB

CONTAINER: Puritan Dry Transport system. 25-3606-U BT / Puritan Sterile Foam Tipped Applicator 25-1506-1PF TT

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE. AFTER SWABBING EACH CHEEK RETURN THE SWABS TO THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING. MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE TWO UNIQUE PATIENT IDENTIFIERS ON EACH SWAB PACKAGE.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: APC, ATM, BMPR1A, CDH1, CHEK2, EPCAM, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, MUTYH, PMS2, POLD1, POLE, PTEN, SMAD4, STK11, TP53

HEREDITARY PAN CANCER Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 BUCCAL SWAB

CONTAINER: Puritan Dry Transport system. 25-3606-U BT / Puritan Sterile Foam Tipped Applicator 25-1506-1PF TT

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE. AFTER SWABBING EACH CHEEK RETURN THE SWABS TO THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING. MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE TWO UNIQUE PATIENT IDENTIFIERS ON EACH SWAB PACKAGE.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: APC, ATM, BMPR1A, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, CDH1, CDK4, CDKN2A, CHECK2, EPCAM, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, MUTYH, PALB2, PMS2, POLD1, POLE, PTEN, RAD51C, RAD51D, SMAD4, STK11, TP53, VHL

HEREDITARY PANCREATIC CANCER Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 BUCCAL SWAB

CONTAINER: Puritan Dry Transport system. 25-3606-U BT / Puritan Sterile Foam Tipped Applicator 25-1506-1PF TT

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE. AFTER SWABBING EACH CHEEK RETURN THE SWABS TO THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING. MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE TWO UNIQUE PATIENT IDENTIFIERS ON EACH SWAB PACKAGE.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: APC, ATM, BRCA1, BRCA2, CDK4, CDK2NA, EPCAM, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PALB2, PMS2, STK11, TP53, VHL

HEREDITARY PROSTATE CANCER Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 BUCCAL SWAB

CONTAINER: Puritan Dry Transport system. 25-3606-U BT / Puritan Sterile Foam Tipped Applicator 25-1506-1PF TT

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE. AFTER SWABBING EACH CHEEK RETURN THE SWABS TO THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING. MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE TWO UNIQUE PATIENT IDENTIFIERS ON EACH SWAB PACKAGE.

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: ATM, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, CDH1, CHECK2, EPCAM, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, MUTYH, PALB2, PMS2, POLD1, PTEN, RAD51C, RAD51D, STK11, TP53

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV) I/II IGG REFLEX HSV2 INHIBITION Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.2 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV) TYPES 1-/2 SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES, IGG Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1.5 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

HIGH SENSITIVITY C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (hsCRP), QUANT Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

HIGH-DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL (HDLC) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

HIV 1⁄2 ANTIBODIES Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

HIV VIRAL LOAD Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML PLASMA

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; CENTRIFUGE & SEPARATE PLASMA FROM CELLS WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION. PLACE IN TRANSPORT TUBE FOR PROCESSING.

HOMOCYSTEINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

HPV, HIGH RISK Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 SWAB KIT

CONTAINER TYPE: THIN PREP SWAB

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 SWAB

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE DACRON SWAB OR ANAL-RECTAL BRUSH TO COLLECT AN ANAL- RECTAL SAMPLE, A TAP WATER MOISTENED DACRON SWAB IS USED. THE DACRON SWAB IS INSERTED ABOUT 5-6CM INTO THE CANAL PAST THE ANAL VERGE, INTO THE RECTAL VAULT. THIS IS DONE WITHOUT DIRECT VISUALIZATION OF THE ANAL CANAL. FIRM LATERAL PRESSURE IS APPLIED TO THE SWAB HANDLE AS IT IS ROTATED AND SLOWLY WITHDRAWN FROM THE ANAL CANAL, INSCRIBING A CONE-SHAPED ARC. AVOID USING COTTON SWABS ON A WOODEN STICK BECAUSE THE HANDLE MAY BREAK AND SPLINTER DURING COLLECTION. THE SAMPLE MAY ALSO BE COLLECTED USING THE CERVICAL SAMPLER BRUSH PROVIDED IN THE DIGENE CERVICAL SAMPLER COLLECTION KIT. BRUSH OR SWAB THAT IS GROSSLY CONTAMINATED WITH FECES SHOULD BE DISCARDED AND THE COLLECTION REPEATED. REMOVE THE CAP FROM THE DIGENE STANDARD TRANSPORT MEDIUM (STM) SUPPLIED WITH THE COLLECTION KIT. IMMEDIATELY INSERT SWAB OR BRUSH TO THE BOTTOM OF THE TRANSPORT TUBE. SNAP OFF SHAFT AT SCORE LINE AND CAP TUBE SECURELY.

HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (HCG), Β-S­UBUNIT,­QUALITATIVE,­SERUM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (HCG), Β-S­UBUNIT,­QUANTITATIVE,­SERUM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

IFE + PE, PROTEIN TOT., 24 HR. URINE (IMMUNOFIXATION & PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 25 ML 24-HOUR URINE, NO PRESERVATIVE

TUBE TYPE: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 10 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

IFE AND IMMUNOGLOBINS, QUANT (IMMUNOFIXATION AND IGG, IGA, IGM) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 4 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

IGE QUANTITATIVE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

IGF-1 (INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR BINDING PROTEIN) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

IMMUNOFIXATION Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE; OVERNIGHT FASTING IS PREFERRED.

IMMUNOFIXATION, URINE RANDOM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 20 ML 24-HOUR URINE RANDOM

CONTAINER TYPE: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATED

IMMUNOGLOBULINS IGA Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

IMMUNOGLOBULINS IGA, IGG, IGM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

IMMUNOGLOBULINS IGE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

IMMUNOGLOBULINS IGG Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

IMMUNOGLOBULINS IGM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

INSULIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.5 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; PATIENT SHOULD BE FASTING AT TIME OF COLLECTION.

INSULIN AND C-PEPTIDE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML FROZEN SERUM FOR EACH TIMED SPECIMEN

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 ML

TRANSPORT: FROZEN; STABLE FOR 7 DAYS REFRIGERATED. SEPARATE SERUM OR PLASMA FROM CELLS WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF COLLECTION. DRAW FASTING SPECIMEN. ADMINISTER ORAL GLUCOSE. SOLUTION (1.75 G/KG BODY WEIGHT OR 75 G MAXIMUM). COLLECT 1 ML SERUM FOR EACH TIMED SPECIMEN POST GLUCOSE DOSE. ALL TUBES MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH TIME DRAWN. SUBMIT ALL TUBES WITH ONE TEST REQUISITION. REFERENCE RANGES AVAILABLE: FASTING, 30, 60, 90,120, 150, 180, 240 AND 300 MINUTES POST GLUCOSE. OVERNIGHT FASTING IS REQUIRED.

IRON Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

IRON & TIBC (TOTAL IRON-BINDING CAPACITY) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM or PLASMA

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

JAK2 V617F MUTAT. QUAL., LEUMETA W. REFL. TO EXONS 12, 13 + REFL. TO MPL W515, S505 Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 6 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

JAK2 V617F MUTATION QUANTITATIVE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 6 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

KEPPRA Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.2 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

LACTIC ACID DEHYDROGENASE (LDH) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

LEAD CAPILLARY BLOOD Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: PURPLE TOP CAPILLARY

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; COLLECT SAMPLE MICRO STICK. MIX WELL TO PREVENT CLOTTING. DO NOT CENTRIFUGE SPIN.

INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ON THE REQUISITION;

1.) CITY IN WHICH THE DRAW TOOK PLACE.

2.) INITIAL, REPEAT

3.) WHAT TYPE OF DRAW (EX. VENOUS, CAPILLARY ETC.)

4.) WHAT RACE (EX. WHITE, ASIAN, AFRICAN-AMERICAN, HISPANIC, ETC.)

LIPASE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

LIPID PANEL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; PATIENT SHOULD FAST FOR 12 HOURS PRECEDING COLLECTION.

LIPID PANEL WITH LDL:HDL RATIO Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; PATIENT SHOULD FAST FOR 12 HOURS PRECEDING COLLECTION.

LIPID PROFILE Tube Type:

COLLECTION DEVICE/TUBE TYPE: 1 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE / TIGER-TOP TUBE

INSTRUCTIONS ON COLLECTION: 1 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE (CENTRIFUGE AFTER COLLECTION) REFRIGERATED

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML SERUM REFRIGERATED

LITHIUM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

LOW-DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL (DIRECT) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

LUMINUS BLADDER | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: TP53, PTEN, RB1, PIK3CA

LUMINUS BREAST | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: PIK3CA, ERBB2, AKT1, PTEN

LUMINUS COLORECTAL | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: BRAF, NRAS, PIK3CA, KRAS

LUMINUS COMPREHENSIVE LUNG PANEL | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: EGFR, KRAS, ALK, PIK3CA, BRAF, ALK Gene Fusion (RNA), ROS1 Gene Fusion (RNA), PD-L1 Expression

LUMINUS GALLBLADDER | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: TP53, PIK3CA, KRAS, BRAF

LUMINUS GASTRIC | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: APC, KRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA

LUMINUS GIST | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: KIT, PDGFRA, BRAF

LUMINUS HEAD & NECK | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: TP53, PIK3CA, NOTCH1, CDKN2A

LUMINUS HEMATOLOGICAL | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: FLT3, NPM1, JAK2, ABL1

LUMINUS IMMUNOTHERAPY | SOMATIC CANCER PANEL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: MSI-H, PD-L1 Expression

LUMINUS LIQUID BIOPSY | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML WHOLE-BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER-TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML

PURPOSE: FOR PRE + POST TREATMENTS AND LONGITUDINAL RESPONSE STUDIES

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: ABL1, AKT1, ALK, ALK Gene Fusion (RNA), APC, BRAF, CDKN2A, EGFR, ERBB2, FLT3, JAK2, JAK3, KIT, KRAS, MSI-H, NOTCH1, NRAS, NPM1, PDGFRA, PD-L1 Expression, PIK3CA, PTEN, RB1, RET, ROS1 Gene Fusion (RNA), TP53

LUMINUS MELANOMA | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: BRAF, NRAS, KIT

LUMINUS OVARIAN | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: KRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA, PTEN

LUMINUS PANCREATIC | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: KRAS, CDKN2A, TP53

LUMINUS PROSTATE | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: TP53, PTEN, KRAS, PIK3CA

LUMINUS THYROID| SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: KRAS, BRAF, RET, NRAS

LUMINUS RNA TEST | SOMATIC CANCER PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SOMATIC TISSUE

CONTAINER TYPE: SEE TRANSPORT

VOLUME: SEE TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT:

  • OPTION 1:
    A FORMALIN FIXED, PARAFFIN EMBEDDED (FFPE) BLOCK
    CONTAINING THE PATIENT’S TUMOR TISSUE.
    (PLEASE INCLUDE ADDRESS FOR RETURNING THE BLOCK.)OR
  • OPTION 2:
    ONE H&E STAINED 10 MICRON SLIDE
    – IF ORDERING MSI, 20% OF SAMPLE MUST BE NORMAL CELLS
    FIVE UNBAKED, UNSTAINED, 10 MICRON SECTIONS ON
    POSITIVELY CHARGED GLASS SLIDES.
    (FOR SMALL BIOPSIES WHERE TOTAL TISSUE IS LESS THAN
    5MM X 5MM, PLACE TWO SECTIONS ON EACH SLIDE.)

    • AIR DRY – DO NOT OVEN DRY
    • DO NOT USE COVER-SLIPS
  • OPTION 3:
    LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

THIS PANEL INCLUDES: ALK Gene Fusion, ROS1 Gene Fusion

LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT EVALUATION WITH REFLEX Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 3 ML FROZEN PLATELET POOR PLASMA

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: FROZEN; PLATELET-POOR PLASMA: CENTRIFUGE LIGHT BLUE-TOP TUBE FOR 15 MINUTES AT APPROXIMATELY 1500 G WITHIN 60 MINUTES OF COLLECTION. USING A PLASTIC PIPETTE, REMOVE PLASMA, TAKING CARE TO AVOID THE WBC/PLATELET BUFFY LAYER AND PLACE INTO A PLASTIC VIAL. CENTRIFUGE A SECOND TIME AND TRANSFER PLATELET-POOR PLASMA INTO A NEW PLASTIC VIAL. PLASMA MUST BE FREE OF PLATELETS(<10,000/μL). FREEZE IMMEDIATELY

MAGNESIUM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

MALE HEALTH PROFILE Tube Type:

COLLECTION DEVICE/TUBE TYPE: 1 EDTA (lavender top), 3 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE

INSTRUCTIONS ON COLLECTION: 1 EDTA (lavender top) REFRIGERATED, 2 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE TUBES (CENTRIFUGE AFTER COLLECTION) THEN REFRIGERATE SERUM, AND 1 SST-CENTRIFUGE
AFTER COLLECTION THEN FREEZE SERUM

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3 ML EDTA (lavender top), 4 ML REFRIGERATED SERUM, 2 ML FROZEN SERUM

 

METABOLIC PANEL (8), BASIC (BMP) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; PATIENT SHOULD FAST 12 HOURS PRECEDING COLLECTION.

METANEPHRINES, FRAC,. PLASMA, FREE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2.5 ML PLASMA

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; DRAW SPECIMEN IN A PRE-CHILLED EDTA LAVENDER-TOP VACUTAINER®. THE WHOLE BLOOD SAMPLE SHOULD BE KEPT ON WET ICE UNTIL CENTRIFUGED (PREFERABLY AT 4° C) TO SEPARATE THE PLASMA WITHIN 2 HOURS OF VENIPUNCTURE. AFTER CENTRIFUGATION, THE PLASMA SHOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO A PLASTIC, LEAK-PROOF VIAL AND IMMEDIATELY REFRIGERATED. PATIENT SHOULD AVOID ALCOHOL, COFFEE, TEA, TOBACCO AND STRENUOUS EXERCISE PRIOR TO COLLECTION. OVERNIGHT FASTING IS PREFERRED.PATIENTS SHOULD BE RELAXED IN EITHER A SUPINE OR UPRIGHT POSITION BEFORE BLOOD IS DRAWN.

METHADONE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML URINE

CONTAINER: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

MICROALBUMIN CREATININE RATIO, RANDOM URINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML URINE (RANDOM)

CONTAINER: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

MONONUCLEOSIS TEST, QUAL MONO SCREEN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

MUMPS Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.6 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

NICOTINE METABOLITE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 4 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

 

SPECIMEN: 4 ML PLASMA

TUBE TYPE: EDTA PLASMA- PURPLE TOP

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

NICOTINE METABOLITE, URINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML RANDOM URINE

TUBE TYPE: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

OPIATES Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML URINE

CONTAINER: URINE TRANSPORT CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

OVA AND PARASITES Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML STOOL SAT

CONTAINER: PARA – PAK ECOFIX

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

 

SPECIMEN: 2 ML URINE

CONTAINER: STERILE CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

 

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SPUTUM

CONTAINER: STERILE CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

OXCARBAZEPINE (TRILEPTAL) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; CENTRIFUGE AND TRANSFER SERUM TO A PLASTIC TRANSPORT TUBE.

PARATHYROID HORMONE (PTH) INTACT Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1.5 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.7 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

PARATHYROID HORMONE (PTH) WITH CALCIUM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML PLASMA AND 0.5 ML SERUM.

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

PARTIAL THROMBOPLASTIN TIME (PTT) ACTIVATED Tube Type:

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.

PATHOLOGY: KIDNEY STONE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: STONE(S) OR FILTERED MATERIAL OR DRY KIDNEY STONE

TUBE TYPE: PLASTIC CONTAINER

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE; WRITE ON THE REQUISITION HOW THE SAMPLE WAS OBTAINED (SURGICALLY REMOVED OR THROUGH URINE PASS) AND THE TIME OF COLLECTION.

PATHOLOGY: PROSTATE BIOPSY Tube Type:

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)

PATHOLOGY: TISSUE BIOPSY Tube Type:

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: LEFT SHOULDER, RIGHT LOWER ARM, LEFT HAND-THUMB).

PHENCYCLIDINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML URINE

TUBE TYPE: NO PRESERVATIVE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

PHENOBARBITAL Tube Type:

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

PHENYTOIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

PHOSPHOROUS Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM (PREFERRED) OR PLASMA

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

PLATELET COUNT Tube Type:

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

POTASSIUM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

PREALBUMIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

ProBNP Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.5 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

PROGESTERONE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

PROLACTIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA), TOTAL Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA), TOTAL +% FREE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

PROTEIN C ANTIGEN Tube Type:

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 G WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COLLECTION. USING A PLASTIC PIPETTE, REMOVE PLASMA, TAKING CARE TO AVOID THE WBC/PLATELET (BUFFY) LAYER AND PLACE INTO A PLASTIC VIAL. CENTRIFUGE A SECOND TIME AND TRANSFER PLATELET-POOR PLASMA INTO A NEW PLASTIC VIAL. FREEZE IMMEDIATELY AND SHIP.

PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

PROTEIN S ANTIGEN Tube Type:

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 G WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COLLECTION. USING A PLASTIC PIPETTE, REMOVE PLASMA,

TAKING CARE TO AVOID THE WBC PLATELET (BUFFY) LAYER AND PLACE INTO A PLASTIC VIAL. CENTRIFUGE A SECOND TIME AND TRANSFER PLATELET-POOR PLASMA INTO A NEW PLASTIC VIAL. FREEZE IMMEDIATELY AND SHIP.

PROTEIN, ELECTRO, RANDOM URINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 30 URINE

TUBE TYPE: PLASTIC URINE CONTAINER

MINIMUM VOLUME: 15 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

PROTHROMBIN TIME (PT)/INR Tube Type:

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.

RED BLOOD CELL COUNT (RBC) Tube Type:

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.

REPRODUCTIVE PROFILE Tube Type:

COLLECTION DEVICE/TUBE TYPE: 1 SST

INSTRUCTIONS ON COLLECTION: 1 SST (CENTRIFUGE AFTER COLLECTION) REFRIGERATED

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2ML SERUM REFRIGERATED

RETICULOCYTE COUNT Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: EDTA LAVENDER TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

REVERSE TRIIODOTHYRONINE (T3) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

RH FACTOR Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 4 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: LAVENDER TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; TEST WITHIN 72 HOURS

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS FACTOR Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

RPR (RAPID PLASMA REAGIN); SYPHILLIS SEROLOGY Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

RUBELLA ANTIBODIES, IGG Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

RUBEOLA (MEASLES) ANTIBODIES, IGG Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.1 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

SEDIMENTATION RATE, MODIFIED WESTERGREN Tube Type:

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

SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN (SHBG) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.4 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

SODIUM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

SOLUABLE TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

STOOL MICROBIOLOGY Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 GRAM, 1 ML, OR ONE SWAB IN STOOL C&S TRANSPORT VIAL OF STOOL OR RECTAL SWAB PLACED IN STOOL CULTURE TRANSPORT VIAL.

CONTAINER: STOOL CULTURE TRANSPORT VIAL IS REQUIRED

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

STREP GP B CULTURE/DNA PROBE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: OBTAIN ONE OR TWO SWABS USING EITHER A RED CAP, AMIES LIQUID TRANSPORT MEDIUM SWAB OR BLUE CAP, AMIES GEL MEDIUM SWAB OF THE

VAGINAL INTROITUS AND THE ANORECTUM AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CDC.

CONTAINER: ONE TRANSPORT SWAB

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

TESTOSTERONE, (DIRECT) FREE Tube Type:

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.

TESTOSTERONE, FREE/TOTAL Tube Type:

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, FREE/TOTAL/WEAKLY BOUND Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 3 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

TESTOSTERONE, TOTAL Tube Type:

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.

THEOPHYLLINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

THIAMINE (VITAMIN B-1) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML WHOLE BLOOD

TUBE TYPE: GREEN TOP TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.6 ML

TRANSPORT: FREEZE

PROTECT FROM LIGHT WITHIN 1 HR OF COLLECTION AND DURING

STORAGE AND SHIPMENT. TRANSFER 3 ML WHOLE BLOOD TO AN

AMBER TRANSPORT TUBE. THIS IS A LIGHT SENSITIVE TEST.

THROAT, BETA-HEMOLYTIC STREPCULTURE, GROUP A Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 OR 2 SWABS FROM MATERIAL FROM POSTERIOR PHARYNX, TONSILS, OR OTHER INFLAMED AREA.

CONTAINER: BACTERIAL SWAB TRANSPORT CONTAINING AMIES GEL (PREFERRED) OR DOUBLE DRY DACRON SWAB BOTH TONSILLAR PILLARS AND THE

OROPHARYNX SHOULD BE SWABBED DO  NOT ALLOW THE SWAB TO TOUCH THE TONGUE.

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE; SUBMIT WITHIN 72 HOURS.

THROMBIN TIME Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML PLASMA

TUBE TYPE: LIGHT BLUE TOP (SODIUM CITRATE) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE; PROCESSING BLUE TOP FOR PPP: CENTRIFUGE BLUE TOP AT 4000 RPM FOR 15 MINS. TRANSFER PLASMA FROM CELLS TO A LABELED PLASTIC TUBE.

THYROGLOBULIN, QUANT Tube Type:

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 TO PLASTIC TRANSPORT

WITHIN 2 HRS OF COLLECTION. INCLUDES: THYROGLOBULIN AND

ANTI-THYROGLOBULIN.

THYROID PROFILE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH), 3RD GENERATION Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

THYROXINE (T4) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.8 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

THYROXINE, FREE (T4) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

TOTAL PROTEIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

TRANSFERRIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

TRIGLYCERIDES Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE.

TRIIODOTHYRONINE (T3) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

TRIIODOTHYRONINE (T3)-UPTAKE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

TRIIODOTHYRONINE, FREE (T3) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

TROPONIN I Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

TUMOR PROFILE Tube Type:

COLLECTION DEVICE/TUBE TYPE: 1 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE

INSTRUCTIONS ON COLLECTION: 1 SERUM (SST) / TIGER-TOP TUBE (CENTRIFUGE AFTER COLLECTION) REFRIGERATED

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML SERUM REFRIGERATED

UNSATURATED IRON BINDING CAPACITY (UIBC) Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

UPPER RESPIRATORY CULTURE, ROUTINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: ONE SWAB OR ASPIRATED MATERIAL OF THROAT SWAB, NASOPHARYNX SWAB, NARES SWAB, EAR SWAB

CONTAINER: BACTERIAL CULTURE TRANSPORT SWAB

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

SUBMIT WITHIN 72 HOURS

URIC ACID Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

URINALYSIS, ROUTINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 10 ML URINE SUBMITTED IN URINALYSIS PRESERVATIVE/TRANSPORT TUBE

CONTAINER: ROUTINE URINALYSIS TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 ML

TRANSPORT:REFRIGERATE; SUBMIT WITHIN 48 HOURS; UNPRESERVED URINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

*LAB WILL REFLEX ALL POSITIVE SPECIMENS TO CULTURE. PLEASE

COLLECT & SEND CULTURE TUBE WITH URINALYSIS TUBE.

URINE CULTURE, ROUTINE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 4 ML RANDOM, CLEAN CATCH, MIDSTREAM URINE COLLECTION.

CONTAINER: GRAY-TOP URINE CULTURE TRANSPORT TUBE.

MINIMUM VOLUME: 4 ML.

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE-PRESERVED. SUBMIT WITHIN 48 HOURS.

URINE DRUG SCREEN (UDS) QUALITATIVE 13 PANEL, PLUS VALIDITY Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 5 ML URINE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 ML

CONTAINER: COLLECTION KIT

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

URINE, PROTEIN AND CREATININE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 50 ML RANDOM URINE

TUBE TYPE: PLASTIC URINE CONTAINER, NO PRESERVATIVE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 50 ML ALIQUOT OF ENTIRE COLLECTION

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

VAGINAL YEAST CULTURE, INDENTIFICATION Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: RAW SPECIMEN OR SWAB SPECIMENS IN TRANSPORT MEDIA

TUBE TYPE: STERILE CONTAINER OR TRANSPORT SWAB

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 SWAB

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; RAW SPECIMEN ROOM TEMPERATURE

VALPROIC ACID (DEPAKOTE) Tube Type:

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

VANCOMYCIN Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2ML SERUM

TUBE TYPE: RED-TOP (SERUM) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

VARICELLA-ZOSTER V AB, IGG Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.5 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

VARICELLA-ZOSTER V AB, IGM Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 ML

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE

VIRAL CULTURE, RAPID, LESION; HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS CULTURE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN:

VESICLE, LESION FLUID, SCRAPINGS OR SWAB FROM THE BASE OF THE LESION IN V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT.

• 2 ML OF CSF IN STERILE TUBE OR V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT.

• UROGENITAL AND RESPIRATORY SPECIMENS SUCH AS SWABS, SECRETIONS OR WASHINGS, SHOULD BE INOCULATED INTO V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT OR SUBMITTED IN A STERILE LEAK-PROOF CONTAINER.

CONTAINER: SWABS: V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT CSF;  RESPIRATORY FLUIDS: STERILE, LEAK-PROOF CONTAINER OR V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML OF CSF OR FLUID AND ONE SWAB IN V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; USE ONLY PLASTIC SHAFT RAYON OR DACRON SWABS

VIRAL CULTURE, RAPID, LESION; HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS CULTURE WITH REFLEX TYPING Tube Type:

SPECIMEN:

VESICLE, LESION FLUID, SCRAPINGS OR SWAB FROM THE BASE OF THE LESION IN V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT.

• 2 ML OF CSF IN STERILE TUBE OR V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT.

• UROGENITAL AND RESPIRATORY SPECIMENS SUCH AS SWABS, SECRETIONS OR WASHINGS, SHOULD BE INOCULATED INTO V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT OR SUBMITTED IN A STERILE LEAK-PROOF CONTAINER.

CONTAINER: SWABS: V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT CSF;  RESPIRATORY FLUIDS: STERILE, LEAK-PROOF CONTAINER OR V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML OF CSF OR FLUID AND ONE SWAB IN V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; USE ONLY PLASTIC SHAFT RAYON OR DACRON SWABS

VITAMIN B12 Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.8 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

VITAMIN B12 AND FOLATE Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 1.5 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.6 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

VITAMIN D, 25-HYDROXY Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 0.5 ML SERUM

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

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE

WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT (WBC) Tube Type:

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

ZINC Tube Type:

SPECIMEN: 2ML OF SERUM

TUBE TYPE: ROYAL BLUE-TOP (EDTA) TUBE

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.6 ML

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; SPIN AND SEPARATE WITHIN 2 HRS OF COLLECTION, PLACE SERUM INTO TRANSFER TUBE FOR PROCESSING.