Test Name: 14-3-3 Protein, CSF Lab Section Sendout MAYO Labs
Alternate Description CJD 14-3-3 Protein Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume

1.0 ml  CSF

Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport CSF from 2nd tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 mL CSF
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Specimen must be received at Mayo within 72 hrs of collection.
Specimen Transport Must be sent on ice
Test Results
Availability  
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                        Routines & Stats  
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Must be spun to remove red cells. Refrigerate immediately.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions Specimen will be rejected if hemolyzed

Test Name: ABO/Rh Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Blood Type Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes ABO Rh and Antibody Screen
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Pink EDTA Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Pink EDTA Tube or whole blood in lavender microtainer
Transport Time
Additional Test Information No gel tops or hemolysis
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Reported in ABO and Rh Groups
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                  Routines & Stats 1 hour after receipt of specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) No processing. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Absolute Eosinophil Count Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer 1.0 ml whole blood in a Pediatric Lavender Top 2.5 ml whole blood in a 5 ml Lavender Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 12 hours, if refrigerated
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                        Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep at room temperature until transported to lab.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup. Prepare (2) blood films if                                                          specimen will not be received back in lab within 12 hours of collection.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 100-300/uL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Acanthamoeba Culture Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Eye swab or eye wash or contact lens
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non nutrient ajar
Container (Microbiology)  
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time  
Additional Test Information Obtain agar plates from virology lab
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability 07:00-12:00 hours, Weekends 08:00 -12:00
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                           Routines & Stats 2 weeks
Critical Value All positives phoned to floor or physician
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Keep refrigerated until courier pickup
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions  

Test Name: Acanthamoeba Direct Detection by Fluorescent Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Eye
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Slide
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability 07:00-12:00 hours, Weekends 08:00 -12:00
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                             Routines & Stats 24 hours
Critical Value All positives phoned to floor or physician
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Keep refrigerated until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Acetaminophen Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Tylenol Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume

1 full

 Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Peak:  Collect 60 minutes after dose.
Specimen Stability 24hours refrigerated, if spin and plasma removed from gel
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                             Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 2 hours
Critical Value >30 ug/mL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin and separate within 4 hours of collection into plastic pour-off tubes with green cap. Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Therapeutic range: Male and female and all ages the same: 10 - 30 ug/ml
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name:Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody
(Not FDA approved)
Lab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate DescriptionFluid TypeSerum
Minimum Volume 3.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time  Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference ValueAccompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name:Acetylcholinesterase, Amniotic FluidLab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate DescriptionFluid TypeAmniotic Fluid
Minimum Volume.5 ml amniotic fluid
Test Includes Qualitative acetylcholinesterase by gel electrophoresis
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile plastic centrifuge tube.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen StabilityRefrigerate up to 6 days. After 6 days freeze.
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
AvailabilitySetup Tuesday and Thursday at AML. Results available next day.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time  Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)Do not spin.
Reference ValueAccompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Acid Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Activated Protein C Resistance Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 4.5 ml whole blood in a Sodium Citrate Blue Top or              5.4 ml whole blood in (2) Pediatric Sodium Citrate Blue Top or upon request for newborn patients only a 1.8 ml whole blood draw in Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 9.0 ml whole blood in (2) 4.5 Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Transport Time Deliver to Specimen Processing Area within 30 minutes of collection.
Additional Test Information Do not draw from heparin lines
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin 20 minutes in refrigerated centrifuge; freeze at -70.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Acylcarnitines, Quantitative, Plasma Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml plasma
Test Includes Acetylcarnitine, C:2; Propionylcarnitine, C:3; Iso-/Butyrylcarnitine, C4; Isovaleryl-/2-Methylbutyrylcarnitine, C5; etc.
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 2 ml of whole blood in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, and freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin, separate, and freeze until courier pickup
Reference Value Accompanies Report Mayo # 82413
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: ADAMTS13 Activity Lab Section Sendout MAYO Labs
Alternate Description Fluid Type Blood
Minimum Volume 8.0 ml  whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport  2 Light blue-top (sodium citrate)
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)

Spin down X2 and send 2

1 mL citrated plasma frozen from each blue in plastic vial.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Adenovirus Antigen Detection, Stool Lab Section Send out
Alternate Description Enteric Adenovirus Stool, Types 40, 41 Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume 5 grams
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 grams (or 5 mLs) stool in a clean container (no additives or preservatives)
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability Set up days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. Report is available in 3 days
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Freeze
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Adenovirus, DNA, Quantitative PCR Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml  whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 ml whole blood in a lavender tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Whole blood. DO NOT PROCESS. Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Whole blood. DO NOT PROCESS. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Adrenal Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description ACTH Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top on ICE
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top ON ICE
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Test must be collected on ice and processed in refrigerated centrifuge.
Specimen Stability Centrifuge as soon as possible after collection, then separate plasma from cells and freeze.
Specimen Transport Frozen, cannot be stored at room temperature.
Test Results
Availability Samples received by 0700 Mondays will have results available by 1600 the same day.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin in refrigerated centrifuge and separate plasma into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube and freeze.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Send patient to either UPC or Cherry Drive Lab for this test.
Reference Value Male and female and all ages the same: 20-80 pg/ml
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: AFB Blood Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description AFB Culture, Blood for MAIC Fluid Type
Minimum Volume 3 ml/ bottle Minimum, bottle obtained from Lab
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Always draw Bactec Myco/F-Lytic Bottles (red cap) before other blood tests. 
Disinfect skin with Chlorhexidine prep, swabbing concentrically from the center outward.  
Allow Chlorhexidine prep to dry for 30 seconds before collecting blood specimens. 
Disinfect bottle stoppers with alcohol swab. 
Using a sterile needle and syringe, add 3-5 ml blood to the bottle. 
Do not change needle during procedure. 

Invert bottle to mix.

Place patient label on the bottle. Do not cover the bottle bar code.

Specimen/Tube Type Transport Bactec Myco/F-Lytic
Container (Microbiology) Whole blood in a Bactec Myco/F-Lytic Bottle
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Bring to lab within 2 hours of collection
Additional Test Information Call Microbiology (717)-531-8353 for bottle/need to pickup bottle from Lab window in ground south
Specimen Stability 8 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Negative or positive for AFB with DNA Probe for MTB, MAIC, MGOR if positive; further ID if Probe negative; sensitivities sent to reference lab
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Specimens held for 6 weeks before finalized as negative
Critical Value Positive for AFB
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No AFB isolated
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: AFB Smear, only Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Mycobacteria Smear / TB Smear / Tuberculosis Smear Fluid Type
Minimum Volume .5 ml specimen
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Specimen in sterile container or smear
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours of collection
Additional Test Information Simultaneous AFB Culture recommended
Specimen Stability 2 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Negative or positive for AFB
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats If received by 0900 hours / Results available by 1600 hours
Critical Value Positive for AFB
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Keep refrigerated until courier pickup
Reference Value Negative for AFB
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: AFP and AFP-L3 Lab Section Send Outs
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume .
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Full red Top
Container (Microbiology)  
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time  
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability 6 Months if frozen
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results  
Availability  
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats  
Critical Value  
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and separate. Freeze until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

 


Test Name: ALL, FISH Probe Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) FISH

Fluid Type

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Minimum Volume  
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)

Container Whole Blood Required

5 ml Whole Blood in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube

1.0 - 2.0 ml Bone Marrow in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube

Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability  
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats  
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate whole blood or Bone Marrow until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: ALA Dehydratase & Porphobilinogen Deaminase Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description ALA-D & PBG-D Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation  Patient should be fasting for 12 - 14 hours. Discontinue meds for at least 1 week, if clinically appropriate.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 8.5 ml whole blood in (2) Sodium heparin Non Gel Green Tops
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Place in ice immediately after collection. Send to Specimen Processing Area ASAP
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability  Schedule in advance with 'The Send Out Lab' at (717) 531 - 5741 
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin. *Record the volume of packed cells. Discard the supernatant plasma. Wash the RBC's 3 times with 5.0 ml cold 0.9% saline. Resuspend packed cells to a volume of 5.0 ml with 0.9% saline. Send frozen. *The packed cell volume must be recorded or the specimen
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Albumin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume .4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male and female and all ages the same: 3.5 - 5.0 g/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Albumin, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Microalbumin, 24 hour Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit entire 24 hour collection to lab
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 Hour Urine Container with No Preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability M-F, 0800-2300
Stat Availability Requires Pathology clearance
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male and female and all ages the same: 0-30 mg/24 hours
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Albumin, Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Any fluid other than plasma, serum, or urine
Minimum Volume At least 1 ml fluid in a sterile container
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Fluid
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats

R 4 hours, S 2 hours

Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value mg/dL, no normal range defined
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Albumin, Random Urine Microalbumin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Microalbumin, random, urine Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml urine
Test Includes Urine albumin, urine creatinine, and microalbumin
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value  Male/Female and ages the same: 0.00 - 1.70 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alcohol, Legal Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  Collected by emergency room staff using the AML 'Chain of Custody Kit and Forms' 
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alcohol,  Medical Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Use only Betadine Prep on patient's arm prior to collection of blood specimen. 
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Green Gel Top or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability

Alcohols can be run on any opened specimen up to 2 hours after opening.

If sample has never been opened, the alcohol can be run up to 24 hours after collection.

Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value None
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Aldolase Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
 Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 1.0 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Collect specimen and refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Aldosterone Lab Section Send-Outs
Alternate Description Fluid Type 1 mL Serum or Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.5 mL
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Serum, EDTA or heparinized plasma
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  3 mL red top, lithium heparin or sodium heparin
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability Serum: room temperature 4 days, refrigerated 7 days, frozen 28 days
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability No restrictions
Stat Availability No
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Set-up at Quest Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. results available 3 days after set-up.
Critical Value N/A
Specimen Preparation In house) Spin, and refrigerate serum or plasma
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Varies with age, time of day, and position.
Special Handling Instructions None

Test Name: Aldosterone, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit entire 24 hour collection
Test Includes 24 hour sodium and 24 hour aldosterone
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 Hour Urine Container with 50% Acetic Acid. For children less than 5 years-of-age use 15 ml of 50% acetic acid as preservative.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Keep refrigerated during collection
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation In house) Measure total urine volume. Verify the pH of the specimen is between 2.0 and 4.0 Take off a 20.0 ml aliquot and place in a urine cup. Label as Aldosterone. Take off 5.0 ml aliquot place in a plastic tube. Label as Sodium. Refrigerate until shipped..
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Aldosterone, Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Overnight fast with patient in an upright position for 4 hours prior to collection. Physician should also order a 24 hour urine sodium
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days refrigerated, Up to 2 months if frozen at -20oC
Specimen Transport Freeze
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, and freeze until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Male and female and all ages the same: 5 - 30ng/dl
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alkaline Phosphatase Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume .4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Male/Female Ranges the same
18 years to adult 38-126 U/L
16 years 80-240 U/L
12 years 100-260 U/L
1 year  80-240 U/L
0 years 120-280 U/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alkaline Phosphatase Isoenzymes Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes Total alkaline phosphatase
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Almond Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml Serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation  (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Phenotype, Serum Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Alpha 1 Antitrysin Genotype Mutation Analysis Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation  (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Stool Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description A1AT Stool Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume 5 grams portion
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Random specimen of a least 5 grams
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alpha Fetoprotein Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .4 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Run two times per week, samples received by 0700 Wednesday and Fridays will have results available by 1600 the same day.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation  (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value  <6.7 ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alpha Globin Gene Analysis Lab Section Send Outs
Alternate Description Fluid Type  
Minimum Volume .3 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 20 mL Amniotic Fluid
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Room temperature
Test Results
Availability  
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation  (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alpha Subunit/Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description A Subunit PGH Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation  (In house) Spin separate and freeze until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Freeze and have lab courier bring dry ice for pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Clearance Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description AIAT Clearance Fluid Type Stool and Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hour stool and Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Blood must be drawn during the stool collection period.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Freeze blood and stool
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: ALT Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description SGPT Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume .4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Male/Female Ranges the Same
1 year 13-69 U/L
0 13-45 U/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Alternaria Tenuis Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Aluminum Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Dark Blue Acid Washed Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Dark Blue Top with no additive
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Draw first vacutainer tube and discard. Draw the second (Dark Blue), Let clot for 1 hour. Centrifuge and pour (Do not pipette) serum into an acid-washed serum container supplied by AML.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: AML, FISH Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, FISH

Fluid Type

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Minimum Volume  
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)

Container Whole Blood Required

5 ml Whole Blood in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube

1.0 - 2.0 ml Bone Marrow in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube

Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability  
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats  
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate whole blood or Bone Marrow until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amantadine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Symmetrel Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amikacin, Peak Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description (AMIKP) Fluid Type Whole blood (plasma)
Minimum Volume 1 full gel green microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Collect 15-30 minutes post infusion
Specimen Stability 72 days if refrigerated (sample removed from gel or clot)
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Routine 4 hours, Stat 1 hour
Critical Value  > 80.0
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin right away, separate plasma into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value

Ranges are based on type of dosage:

Extended interval dosing (q24h) or traditional dosing (q8 or q12h)

Therapeutic Range: q24h dosing:         <4 ug/mL

                             q8 or q12h dosing: <10 ug/mL

Peak Range:          q24h dosing:         40-70 ug/mL

                             q8 or q12h dosing: 25-35 ug/mL

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amikacin, Random Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description (AMIKR) Fluid Type Whole Blood (plasma)
Minimum Volume 1 full gel microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days if refrigerated (sample removed from gel or clot)
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Routine 4 hours, Stat 1 hour
Critical Value  > 80.0
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin right away, separate plasma into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amikacin, Trough Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description (AMIKT) Fluid Type Whole blood (plasma)
Minimum Volume 1 full gel green microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Collect immediately prior to next dose
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Routine 4 hours, Stat 1 hour
Critical Value  > 80.0
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin right away, separate plasma into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value

Ranges are based on type of dosage:

Extended interval dosing (q24h) or traditional dosing (q8 or q12h)

Therapeutic Range: q24h dosing:         <4 ug/mL

                             q8 or q12h dosing: <10 ug/mL

Peak Range:          q24h dosing:         40-70 ug/mL

                             q8 or q12h dosing: 25-35 ug/mL

 
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amino Acid Screen, Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type 2.0 plasma
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if frozen
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin separate and freeze until shipped out.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate plasma into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with green plastic stopper. Freeze until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amino Acid Quantitative Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 ml Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top, ON ICE
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Sodium heparin Non Gel Green Top, ON ICE
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Send to Specimen Processing Area ON ICE
Specimen Stability 72 hours if frozen
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped to AML #3900
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amino Acid (Analysis), Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml Urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Random Urine Specimen Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Freeze and ship frozen
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amino Acid (Qualitative), Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Amino Acids Screen Fluid Type 10.0 Urine
Minimum Volume 5.0 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Specimen Container, frozen.  DO NOT FREEZE IN COLLECTION BAGS.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability 72 hours if frozen
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin. Freeze until shipped to Mayo #8400
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not spin. Freeze and transport frozen.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amintriptyline & Nortriptyline Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.2 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amiodarone & Metabolites Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 3 ml serum
Test Includes Desethylamiodarone
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top 
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/female therapeutic range the same: 1.0-2.5ug/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Ammonia Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Plasma Ammonia, NH3 Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume

.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top Microtainer collected from either venous or arterial source

Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender on ice
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in Lavender Top on ice (Finger sticks and heel sticks not acceptable) Microtainers filled from a line are acceptable. Indicate on request form that this was a line draw.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Draw from a stasis free vein. Must be received on ice
Specimen Stability 4 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport 2 hours if received on ice
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Stat and Routine 1 hour
Critical Value >100 umol/L
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Specimens must be collected at University Physician's Center at the Hershey Medical Center Room 520
Reference Value  9 - 30 umol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amniotic Fetoprotein Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Amniotic Alpha Fetoprotein Fluid Type Amniotic Fluid
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Amniotic Fluid Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) DO NOT SPIN. Refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) DO NOT SPIN. Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Normal range based on calculated results
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amphetamine Confirmation Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 10 ml random urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Specimen Container with no preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value None detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amphetamines, Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description DAU6, DAU6C, DAU5C Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 10 ml in urine container
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information

Cutoff Value:

> = to 1000 ng/mL. Results > = to 1000 ng/mL will generate a positive result.

Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value None detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amylase Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume .4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 30 - 110 U/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amylase Isoenzymes Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amylase, Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml fluid in a sterile container
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Fluid
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value U/L No normal range defined  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amylase, Random Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Urine Amylase Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 5.0 ml in urine container
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container with no preservatives
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 32 - 641 U/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Amylase, Timed Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Entire 2 hour urine collection
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 2 hour urine collection with no preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anaplasma Antibody, IgG, IgM Lab Section Sendout
Alternate Description Human Granulocyte Erhlichiosis Antibody Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes Interpretation, Anaplasma Ab Titer, Anaplasma Ab IgM Titer
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 1 full red top tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml WBL in a red top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Tuesday, Thursday morning
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Wednesday and Friday
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value <1:64 Anaplasma Ab IgG Titer

<1:20 Anaplasma Ab IgM Titer

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Androstenedione Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum or heparinzed plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top (Preferred) or Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Specimens may be stored refrigerated at 2 - 8o C for 2 days or for up to 2 months frozen at -20o C Avoid thawing and freezing.
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow blood to clot and room temperature. Spin separate and freeze until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Age/Sex Results
Male and all ages  0.5 - 2.0 ng/mL
Female and all ages 0.4-2.4 pg/mL
Postmenopausal 0.48 - 1.30 ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Angiotensin 1 Converting Enzyme CSF Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume .5 ml CSF
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability  
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Angiotensin II Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume .3 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin separate and freeze until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate plasma into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Angiotensin-1-Converting Enzyme Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   ACE Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 2 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti - Centromere Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top and .7 ml whole blood in (2) non gel microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate. DO NOT FREEZE
Test Results Numerical value
Availability Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Stat Availability NOT
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions DO NOT FREEZE

Test Name: Anti Glomelular Basement Membrane Screen Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description GBM Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes Quantitative titer
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability 07:00-12:00 hours, Weekends 08:00 -11:00
Stat Availability Yes
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Daily
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Glomelular Basement Membrane Titer Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description GBM Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes Screen for GBM
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 2 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Numerical number for titer
Availability 07:00-12:00 hours,08:00-11:00 Weekends
Stat Availability Yes
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Daily
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Hepatitis C Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Hepatitis C Riba Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Used as a follow-up test if Anti-HCV 2nd generation screening test (Test Code 3571) is positive. Indeterminate cases should be followed for6 - 12 months to see if increased reactivity has occurred (both in number and intensity of band).
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti - Histone Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or .7 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate. DO NOT FREEZE
Test Results Numerical Value
Availability Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Stat Availability NOT
Test Turnaround Time        Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin, separate into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with plastic red stopper.  Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions DO NOT FREEZE.

Test Name: Anti Islet Cell Antibody (Not FDA-approved) Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Anti Islet Cell Antibody Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Mitochondrial Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Red Non Gel Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti-Mullerian Hormone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Tuesday, Thursday mornings are set up days. report available in 3 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Myeloperoxidase Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Myeloperoxidase Antibody (pANCA Component) Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti - Native DNA Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description DNA Antibodies Double Stranded Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or .7 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate. DO NOT FREEZE
Test Results Numerical Value
Availability Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Stat Availability NOT
Test Turnaround Time        Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin, separate into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with plastic red stopper.  Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions DO NOT FREEZE.

Test Name: ANA by IFA Lab Section Send outs
Alternate Description Anti nuclear Antibody by IFA Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes ANA Screen, if Positive a titer and pattern will be added.
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Sent to MAYO Medical laboratories
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Freeze
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time        Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate and freeze before shipping.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin, separate and freeze before shipping.
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Orthoclone OKT3 Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Parietal Cell Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time         Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Proteinase 3 Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description PR-3 Antibody ANCA Component: Proteinase 3) cANCA Component: Proteinase 3 Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Proteinase 3 Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description PR-3 Antibody ANCA Component: Proteinase 3) cANCA Component: Proteinase 3 Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti - Smith Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Antibodies to Smith Antigen (SM) Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or .7 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate. DO NOT FREEZE
Test Results Numerical Value
Availability Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Stat Availability NOT
Test Turnaround Time        Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin, separate into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with plastic red stopper.  Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions DO NOT FREEZE.

Test Name: Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Streptolysin O Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description ASO Titer, Streptolysin O Antibody, ASO Quantitative Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Overnight fasting is preferred.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Striated Muscle Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Striated Muscle Antibody Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 1 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Microtainer
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time        Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Thrombin III Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
Transport Time Deliver to Specimen Processing Area within 30 minutes of collection 
Additional Test Information Do not draw from heparinized lines.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability Wednesday, if received by 08:00 hours.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female the same: 16 years and above 80 -123%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti Viral Susceptibility Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Call laboratory at (717) 531-5741 for information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti-Histones Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anti-Skin Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Pemphigus/Pemphigoid Antibody Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 3 ml serum
Test Includes Skin Antibodies - For detection of antibodies to intercellular substance (ICS) inpemphigus and to basement membrane (BM) in pemphigoid. Sera with ICS patterns are titered.  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Antibody Elution Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood
Test Includes Elution only ordered when Direct Anti-globulin Test is positive
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Pink EDTA Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Pink EDTA Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 8 hours after receipt
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) No processing. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Antibody Screen Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Indirect Anti globulin Test or Indirect Coombs Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Antibody Screen
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Pink EDTA Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Pink EDTA Tube or whole blood in (1) lavender microtainer.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information No gel tops or hemolysis
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Results of antibody screen reported as neg/pos
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 1 hour after receipt of specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) No processing. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Antibody Titer Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 ml whole blood in a Pink Microtainer
Test Includes Antibody Name, Endpoint, and a Score
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Pink EDTA Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Pink EDTA Tube or whole blood in (2) red lavender microtainers.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Performed on OB patients or patients with special consults from blood bank physicians
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability 08:00-16:00 hours, Monday through Friday
Stat Availability Not available
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 8 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Anticardiolipin Antibody Panel Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes Cardiolipin Antibodies Panel (IgG, IgM)
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 7ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability No
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Run 2 times a week
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Antidiuretic Hormone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Arginine Vasopressin, Vasopressin Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.8 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Patient should be fasting and in supine position during blood collection.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Pre-chilled Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top Tube. Send to lab on ice.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a pre-chilled Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top Tube 
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability Setup Tuesdays. TAT 7 days.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin within 1 hour of collection in a refrigerated centrifuge, separate, and transfer platelet free plasma into a plasma shipping vial and freeze until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Specimen must be collected at University Physician's Center Laboratory
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Antineutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description ANCA Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel red Top or .4 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Microtainer
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Neg. If positive reported by titer and pattern.
Availability Monday through Friday
Stat Availability Yes
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 24 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12x75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male and female and all ages the same: <20
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Antistreptococcal DNASE B Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Anti Strep DNASE B, Streptococcal DNase B Antibodies Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (3) Non Gel Red Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Antithrombin III Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 2.7 ml whole blood in a Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4.5 ml whole blood in a Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Transport Time Collect and deliver On Ice
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Mon - Sat
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin for 1,000 G for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into 2 aliquots. If not preformed on the same day as collection, Freeze in -70 freezer.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Male/Female 16 years and up the same: 79-111%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Apolipoprotein A-1 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Patient must be fasting 12-14 hours.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top Minimum 4 ml of whole blood
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Apolipoprotein B-100 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Patient must be fasting 12-14 hours.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top Minimum 4 ml of whole blood
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Apolipoprotein Panel Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Apolipoprotein Profile Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.3 ml serum
Test Includes Apolipoprotein A-1, Apolipoprotein B-100, A/B
Patient Preparation Patient must be fasting 12-14 hours.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top Minimum 4 ml of whole blood
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value See individual tests.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Apple Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name:Arsenic, BloodLab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate DescriptionFluid TypeWhole Blood
Minimum Volume10 ml whole blood in Sodium Heparin Tube
Test Includes
Patient PreparationFish, shellfish and kelp should not be consumed for at least one week before specimen collection.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Dark Blue Tube with EDTA or a Non Gel Green Top or Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required10 ml whole blood in (2) Dark Blue Tops with EDTA or 10 ml whole blood in (3) Non Gel Green Tops or 10 ml whole blood in (3) Lavender Tops
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference ValueAccompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Arsenic, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 100 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fish, shellfish and kelp should not be consumed for at least one week before specimen collection.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hour Urine Specimen Container with 30 mls 6 N HCL
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Arylsulfatase A Activity Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Metachromatic Leukodystrone Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD B Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Yellow Top ACD B Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Ascitic Fluid Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Peritoneal fluid or abdominal Fluid Fluid Type
Minimum Volume 3 ml/bottle
Test Includes Gram smear included if additional specimen submitted
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Ascitic fluid in sterile container or BacTec Bottles (Aerobic & Anaerobic)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab immediately after collection. Do not refrigerate.
Additional Test Information Gram smear done only if specimen submitted in sterile tube or capped syringe
Specimen Stability 2 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Aerobic identification and sensitivity performed on potential pathogens; further investigation of anaerobic available upon request
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                               Routines & Stats Negative reported after 5 days; interim results daily
Critical Value Growth indicating a positive culture
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Aspergillus Antigen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Galactomannan Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Red Top (call lab for tubes - 531-5741 or 531-8353)
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin serum separator tube and freeze tube, unopened.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Accompanies report AML# 14950 Chantilly
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Aspergillus Antigen, BAL Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Galactomannan Fluid Type Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml BAL fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 2 mL Bronchoalveolar Lavage in a sterile leakproof container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Accompanies report AML# 90376 Chantilly
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Aspergillus Fumigatis Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Aspergillus Fumigatis Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume  .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Aspergillus Precipitins Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name:ASTLab SectionChemistry
Alternate DescriptionSGOTFluid TypePlasma
Minimum Volume.4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                           Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Male/Female Ranges the Same
2 years 15-46 U/L
11 days 9-80 U/L
0 47-150 U/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name:Australian PineLab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate Description RastFluid TypeSerum
Minimum Volume.1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference ValueAccompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name:Autoimmune Hearing Loss AntibodyLab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate Description HSP70 (Anti-68 KD)Fluid Type 1 ml Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen TransportRoom Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference ValueAccompanies report
Special Handling Instructions