Name:C PeptideLab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate DescriptionFluid TypeSerum
Minimum Volume
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 or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen TransportFrozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)Spin, separate, freeze until courier pickup. Have courier bring dry ice.
Reference Value 
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: CLL Minimal Residual Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description  CLL Minimal Residual Disease Fluid Type Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume 10-20 ml Whole Blood 2-3 ml Bone Marrow
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  10-20 ml Whole Blood or 2-3 ml Bone Marrow in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
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) Do not spin.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not spin. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: CD3 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood
Test Includes %CD3 and Absolute CD3
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday. Call Special Hematology (extension 8559) for any collection on Fridays after 2:00 P.M. before drawing specimen. Specimens drawn on Sunday can be run on Monday except when Monday is a holiday. The Special Hematology Lab is closed on weekends and holidays.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 4 days after reception of specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not spin. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value
           
age from age to age units gender abs low abs high
0 3 months M/F 2.5 (2500) 5.5 (5500)
3 6 months M/F 2.5 (2500) 5.6 (5600)
6 12 months M/F 1.9 (1900) 5.9 (5900)
1 2 years M/F 2.1 (2100) 6.2 (6200)
2 6 years M/F 1.4 (1400) 3.7 (3700)
6 12 years M/F 1.2 (1200) 2.6 (2600)
12 18 years M/F 1.0 (1000) 2.2 (2200)
18 and up years M/F 0.69 (690) 2.3 (2300)
         
           
age from age to age units gender % low %high
0 3 months M/F 53 84
3 6 months M/F 51 57
6 12 months M/F 49 76
1 2 years M/F 53 75
2 6 years M/F 56 75
6 12 years M/F 60 76
12 18 years M/F 56 84
18 and up years M/F 60 85
 
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: CD 25 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description  Flow Cytometry, Lymph subset CD 25 Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood
Test Includes CD3(+) CD25(+); Absolute CD3 (+) CD25(+); CD3(-) CD25(+); Absolute CD3(-) CD25(+)
Patient Preparation Tests requires a CBC and Differential done at the same time.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Please order a CBC and Differential when ordering this test.
Specimen Stability 24 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday. Call Special Hematology (extension 8559) for any collection on Fridays after 2:00 P.M. before drawing specimen. Specimens drawn on Sunday can be run on Monday except when Monday is a holiday. The Special Hematology Lab is closed on weekends and holidays.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 4 days after reception of specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not spin. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: CEBPA Mutation Analysis

Lab Section

Send out test
Alternate Description  

Fluid Type

Whole Blood, Bone Marrow

Minimum Volume

.5 mL
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
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: C Reactive Protein Quantitation

Lab Section

Chemistry
Alternate Description CRP Quantitation

Fluid Type

Plasma

Minimum Volume

.7 ml whole blood in 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
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 Male/Female and all ages the same: <1.0 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: C Reactive Protein - High Sensitivity

Lab Section

Chemistry
Alternate Description CRPHST

Fluid Type

Serum

Minimum Volume

0.5 ml of plasma or serum (full microtainer)
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Green top tube (lithium heparin) or Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Green top tube or Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results

Results >15.0 mg/L represent systemic inflammation and need to be evaluated by Routine CRP measurement.                     

Availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week                               
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Routine 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation  (In house)

Plasma (green top tube):  Spin and refrigerate until analysis.

Serum (red top tube):  Spin, separate serum and refrigerate until analysis.

Specimen Preparation (Outreach)

Plasma (green top tube):  Spin and refrigerate until analysis.

Serum (red top tube):  Spin, separate serum and refrigerate until analysis.

Reference Value

Classification for Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Conventional and SI Units (mg/L)

Low

<1.0

Average

1.03.0

High

>3.010.0

Indeterminant *

>10.0

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: C1 Esterase Inhibitor, Functional Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Complement, C1 EI Panel Functional Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top. Transport to lab immediately.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in 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. Freeze Serum within 1 hr. of Collection.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin immediately after clotting. Separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Freeze and transport frozen.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: C1 Esterase Inhibitor Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Complement, C1 Esterase Inhibitor

Fluid Type

Serum

Minimum Volume

.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Should be a fasting specimen
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top. Transport to Lab immediately.
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: C1q Complement Component Quantitative Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description

Fluid Type

Serum

Minimum Volume

0.1 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 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: CA 27- 29 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description TRUQUANT BR 27.29 Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
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 transport frozen.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: C3B Binding Assay Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Immune Complex Detection by C3b Binding Assay - (RAJI Cell Replacement Assay), C3 RAJI Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  Specimen should be separated immediately from blood cells and frozen.
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)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cadnium, Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 2 ml whole blood
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 Can also use Dark Blue Tube with EDTA
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: Calcitonin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fasting specimen preferred
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 Please note on the request slip whether the patient has received a pentagastrin stimulation or calcium infusion. Calcitonin levels on uremic patients may be increased.
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 in screw-capped vial before shipping.
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 transport frozen.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Calcium 24 hours Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description 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/Female and all ages the same: 0.1-0.3 grams/24 hours
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Calcium, Ionized Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Primarily used as an Out Patient Test Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Green gel/non-gel lithium heparin tube on ice.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in gel/non-gel lithium heparin tube on ice.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Specimen must be received 'on ice'
Specimen Stability 3 hours refrigerated.
Specimen Transport 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 ASAP
Critical Value Male/Female and all ages: <0.80 mmol/L and  >1.5 mmol/L
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and separate serum and run test within 4 hours of specimen collection. Keep on ice until analyzed
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not process. Do not remove stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup. Must be picked up and delivered to lab within 3 hours of specimen collection.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 1.15-1.27 mmol/L
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Test Name: Calcium, Ionized Whole Blood Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lithium Heparinized Syringe on Ice or Gel / Non Gel Lithium Heparin Green Top Tube. (Full heparinized blood gas capillaries are also acceptable. Microtainers are not acceptable.)
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in a Lithium Heparinized syringe. FULL Non Gel Lithium Heparin Green Top Tube. (Full heparinized blood gas capillaries are also acceptable. Microtainers are not acceptable.)
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability 4 hours at room temperature if cap not removed or spun. 24 hours if cap not removed, not spun, and 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 ASAP
Critical Value Male/Female and all ages the same: <0.80 and >1.5 mmol/L
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on ice until analyzed. Give unprocessed Green Top Tubes directly to the Blood Gas Tech.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 1.15 - 1.27 mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Calcium, Random Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 5 ml urine
Test Includes
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) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value No normal range defined. mg/dL
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Test Name: Calcium, Total 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 hours
Critical Value Male/Female and all ages < 6.0 mg/dL and  >14.0 mg/dL
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
12 years 8.4-10.2 mg/dL
2 years 8.8-10.8 mg/dL
11 days 9.0-11.0 mg/dL
0 7.6-10.4 mg/dL
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Test Name: Calculus Crystal Analysis Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Calculus Sample
Minimum Volume
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
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Report includes a physical description (weight, size, shape, color, and surface appearance); fracturing to detect presence of nidus; microscopic semi-quantitative identification of compounds by crystalline structure using regular and polarized light.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Calprotectin, Stool Lab Section Send out
Alternate Description Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume 3 grams
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 grams (or 3 mLs) stool in a clean container (no additives or preservatives)
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability Set up days are Monday and Friday morning. Report is available in 3 days
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: Campylobacter Jejuni Total Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
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: Cancer Antigen 125 Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Ovarian Cancer Antigen 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 Test run in special chemistry on Tuesday and Friday
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and 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/Female and all age ranges the same 0-34 u/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cancer Antigen 19-9 Lab Section Special Chemistry Area
Alternate Description CA 19-9 Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume .0.2 mls plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lithium Heparin Green Gel Top preferred. (Serum, Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top or Lavender Top also acceptable). Serial samples should be collected with the same tube type.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time After 24 hours, the samples need to be separated and refrigerated at 2-8c
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate at 2-8c
Test Results
Availability Twice per week, Samples received Mondays and Thursdays by 1200 will have results reported the same day
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) If test is not performed within 24 hours of collection the sample should be spun, separated and refrigerated.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value <37 umL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cancer Antigen 27 - 29 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description CA 27-29 Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
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: Cancer Cytogenetic Study of Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Karyotype/Chromosomal Analysis of Blood Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in a Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green 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)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cancer Cytogenetic Study of Bone Marrow Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Bone marrow transplant media
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Thaw media to room temperature and place 2 ml of bone marrow into the vial.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Please supply the following information: What type of leukemia or disorder is suspected.  Patient's clinical status., eg. Initial diagnosis, post treatment or remission relapse or bone marrow transplant.
Specimen Stability Room temperature
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Candida Albicans 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: Candidiasis Antigen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
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: Cannabinoids Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Marijuana, DAU6, DAU6C Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 10 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information > = to 50 ng/ml. Results > = to 50 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 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation  (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value None Detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cantaloupe 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: Carbamazepine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Tegretol 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

Trough:  Collect immediately before administering the next dose.  Critical Value >12 ug/Ml

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. Separate and place plasma in a plastic tube with green snap cap. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same therapeutic range: 4 -12 ug/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Carbamazepine Epoxide Free Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Serum or Plasma
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml Serum or Plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top or Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in a Non Gel RedTop or 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) Spin and separate plasma/serum into pour-off tubes keep at room temperature until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Separate and place plasma/serum in a plastic tube with snap cap. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Carbohydrate Deficient Transferin, Pediatric Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description  Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin, Congenital Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml serum
Test Includes Mono-oligo/Di-oligo Ratio, A-oligo/Di-olig Ratio, Interpretation
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 Freeze
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: Carbon Dioxide Content Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Bicarbonate, CO2 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 24 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 All ages and sex the same: <15 mmol/L and  >45 mmol/L
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 2 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 22 - 30 mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Carbon Monoxide, Arterial Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Carboxyhemoglobin, Arterial Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinized Syringe On Ice
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in Heparinized Syringe or Sodium Heparin Gel/Non Gel Green Top Tube On Ice
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Specimen must be received 'On ice' or Sodium Heparin Gel/Non Gel Green Top Tube On Ice
Specimen Stability 1 hour if refrigerated and on ice
Specimen Transport 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 ASAP
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on ice until analyzed
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value 1.0 - 1.5% of Total Hemoglobin
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Carbon Monoxide, Venous Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Carboxyhemoglobin, Venous Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinized Syringe On Ice
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in Heparinized Syringe or Sodium Heparin Gel/Non Gel Green Top Tube On Ice
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Specimen must be received 'On ice' or Sodium Heparin Gel/Non Gel Green Top Tube On Ice
Specimen Stability 1 hour if refrigerated and on ice
Specimen Transport 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 ASAP
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on ice until analyzed
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value 1.0 - 1.5% of Total Hemoglobin
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Carcinoembryonic Antigen Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description CEA Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Gel Green Microtainers
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
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 Male/Female and all ages the same: 0-3 ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Careless Weed Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description  Rast - Common Rough Pigweed 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: Carnitine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml serum
Test Includes  Free, Total, and Acetyl Carnitine
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 6 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Freeze
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines
& Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Centrifuge specimen within 1 hour of collection. Separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 1 hour of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Freeze until courier pickup.
Reference Value  Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Carotene Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Beta Carotene Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml
Test Includes
Patient Preparation  Fasting
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 Protect from light
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin within 1 hour of collection, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 1 hour of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper and freeze until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Carrot 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: Casein 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: Cashew Nut 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: Cat Dander 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: Cat Scratch Fever Lab Section Sendouts
Alternate Description Bartonella Species AB includes reflex to titer Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 3.0 Whole blood
Test Includes Bartonella henselae and quintana IgG and IgM Antibodies
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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Catecholamine Fractionated Plasma Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine
Patient Preparation Patient should fast for 12 hours and should avoid tobacco, coffee and tea.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top (On Ice)
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in a (Pre-chilled) Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green 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)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Catecholamine, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fractionated Catecholamine Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit complete 24 hour urine to lab
Test Includes Total Catecholamines, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, and Dopamine.
Patient Preparation
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: Cathartic Laxative Screen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Plain Stool Gray Cup Container containing 20 grams of stool
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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Catheter Tip Culture Lab Section Microbiology
 Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Portion of catheter tip (Specify Type) in sterile container
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 1 hour of collection. Do not refrigerate.
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 8 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No growth or # col/ml of organism present / identification & sensitivity performed according to lab criteria
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 at 3 days; interims at 18 and 24 hours
Critical Value >=15 colonies /ml of potential pathogen
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: CD34 Count Lab Section Hematopoietic Cell Therapy Laboratory
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel  Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a EDTA Non Gel Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability 09:00-17:00 hours, Monday through Friday, other times may be available call X7298
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Call Hematopoietic Lab. DO NOT PROCESS
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Normal: 1-5 per L, Mobilized: > 10 per L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Celery 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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cephalosporium 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: Ceruloplasmin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
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 1.5 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: Charcot Marie Tooth Auto Dominant Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 8.5 ml whole blood in ACD A Tube
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD A Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 20 ml whole blood in (2) ACD A Yellow Top Tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Collect Monday through Thursday, only. Call laboratory at (717) 531- 5741 before ordering. HMC send out staff: ship same day
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats 14 - 21 days from reception of specimen at Athena.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cheddar Cheese 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: CHIC2, 4q12 Deletion FISH Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description FIP1L1 and PDGFRA Fusion Fluid Type Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume

7.0 mL Whole Blood

2.0 mL Bone Marrow

Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Green top, Sodium Heparin
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

7.0 mL Whole Blood in a Green Top, Sodium Heparin OR

2.0 mL Bone Marrow in a Green Top, Sodium Heparin
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: Chicken Feather 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: Chicken Meat 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: Chlamydia by MAP Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description C. trachomatis by (Molecular Amplified Probe) Fluid Type Urine and or genital specimens, only.
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Use the large swab for cleaning the genital area and the smaller swab for the collection of sample.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Pink Amplified DNA Assay Endo-cervical Specimen Collection and Wet Transport Kit for females.

Blue Amplified DNA Assay Male Urethral Specimen Collection and Wet Transport Kit for males.

First 15 ml of voided urine in a 90 ml sterile specimen cup.

Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information All positives are reported to the department of health
Specimen Stability 4 - 6 days at 2 - 27 degrees C
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability Test run Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 24-48 hours after reception
Critical Value All positives phoned to floor or physician.
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Keep refrigerated or at room temperature until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Chlamydia Culture Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Genital, ocular, respiratory
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Virus Transport Media, VTM/CTM
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information All positives are reported to the department of health
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability 07:00-13:00 M-F hours, 0800-1200 Sat-Sun
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 48 hours after reception
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: Chlamydia Pneumoniae DNA PCR Lab Section Send Out Area
Alternate Description C. pneumonia PCR Fluid Type

Throat or NP swab in 3 ml M4

or VCM transport media

Minimum Volume 1.0 ml
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport

Throat or NP swab in 3 ml M4 or VCM transport media

Bronchial washings or bronchoalveolar lavage in a sterile container

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) Keep refrigerated until courier pickup
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Chlamydia Species Differentiation, Antibodies Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Chlamydia Species Differentiation Antibody Panel (Referral Test) Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes C. pneumoniae, C. psittaci, C. trachomatis/LGV
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 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
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: Chloral Hydrate Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
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: Chloramphenicol Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description 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 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 2.5 ml whole blood in (6) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Specimen must be kept in the dark - Protect from light by wrapping specimen in foil.
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. Protect from light by wrapping specimen in foil.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Chloride Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Plasma Chloride 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 hours
Critical Value Male/Female and all ages the same: <80 mmol/L and  >120 mmol/L
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 2 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 96 - 107 mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Chloride, Spinal Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description CSF Chloride Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Spinal Fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport CSF Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 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 1 hour
Critical Value  
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Chloride, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Chloride, 24 Hour Urine Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit entire 24 hour collection
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/Female and all ages the same: 110-250 mmol/24 hours
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Chloride, Random Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Random Urine Chloride Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 5 ml urine
Test Includes
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 No normal range defined mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Chlamydia Pneumoniae DNA PCR Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description C. pneumoniae PCR Fluid Type Throat or NP Swab in Viromed Transport Media
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport

Throat or NP swab in Viromed Transport Media. 

Bronchial Washings, or bronchoalveolar lavage, in a sterile container

250 mg of lung tissue (Frozen immediately after collection).

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 Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Chlamydia Psittaci Antibody Panel Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description C. Psittaci Antibody Panel Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
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: Chocolate/Cocoa 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: Cholesterol 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: 125 - 200 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cholinesterase, Serum Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Pseudocholinesterase, Serum Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 4 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 21 days if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate serum, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cholinesterase and Dibucaine Number Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 4 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 21 days if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate serum, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Chromium, Whole Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 4.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Dark Blue Top with EDTA 
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Dark Blue Tube with EDTA
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  Dark blue tubes with EDTA supplied by the clinical lab specimen processing area at 531- 8353.

To avoid contamination, use powderless gloves. Draw one vacutatiner of blood (1-2mL) and discard. Draw second container (2-4 mL in royal blue top, EDTA) for submission.

Patient should refrain from taking mineral supllements and multi-vitamins 3 days prior to specimen collection.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Chromogranin A Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.3 ml Serum - 0.8 ml Preferred
Test Includes Chromogranin A
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top Tube 
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red 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) Centrifuge within 1 hour of collection. Separate and refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 1 hour 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: Chromosome Analysis, CVS Lab Section Send Out - MAYO Labs
Alternate Description   Fluid Type  
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Chorionic Villi in Transport Media (Obtained from the Sendout lab)
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) Must be sent refrigerated to MAYO
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Chromosome Analysis, Lymph Node Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Chromosome Lymphoid Tissue  Fluid Type Lymph Node Tissue
Minimum Volume 1 - 3 cm3 of Tissue
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information

Place specimen in a screw-capped, sterile container containing sterile Hank's Balanced Salt Solution, Ringer's Solution, or Normal Saline.

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: Chronic Granulomatous Disease Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in (3) Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Tops
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) Ship Monday through Thursdays, only
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Ciliary Motility by Electron Microscopy Lab Section Sendouts
Alternate Description Fluid Type Tissue
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport  
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Ice
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions Tissue sample in Karnovsky fixative on ice.  Get fixative from Histology lab (x8681).  Specimen must be kept cold through transport and storage.

Test Name: Citrate, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit entire urine collection to lab.
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hour Urine Specimen Container without 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)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Clam 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: Clomipramine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Anafranil Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Clomipramine and Desmethyl - Clomipramine
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: Clonazepan (Clonopin) Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Klonopin 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 or 3 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: Clostridium Difficile Toxin Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description C. diff Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume 1 mL
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Random stool container on ice
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Stool specimen MUST take shape of container. Any stool that is formed will automatically be rejected.
Specimen Stability 5 days at 2-8 degree C
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability 7 days a week
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: Clozaril Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Clozapine and Metabolite Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
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 6 ml urine is also acceptable
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: CMML, FISH Probe Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description

PDGFRB/TEL FISH Probe:

Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia

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: CMV IgG Antibody Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red top preferred. Green separator and lavender top tube acceptable.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Full 3.0mL Red-top tube preferred
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results  
Availability Run once per week. Samples received by 0700 Wednesdays will have results available by 1600 the same day.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Deliver to laboratory
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Centrifuge and separate serum from cells, refrigerate
Reference Value None
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: CMV Antibody IgM Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Cytomegalovirus Antibody IgM Fluid Type Serum or Plasma from whole blood
Minimum Volume 1 full red or green Microtainer
Test Includes Cytomegalovirus IgM antibodies
Patient Preparation No special Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Serum is preferred but Lithium Heparin (Green-top tube) is also acceptable
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Full 3ml tube
Transport Time Process within 8 hours of collection
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 8 hours room temp, 24 hours at 2-8C, 2 months Frozen -20C
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability Run once per week Wednesdays will have results available the same day.
Stat Availability Not available STAT
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Samples received by 0700 Wednesdays
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Transport to Laboratrory
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Centrifuge and remove serum or plasma from cells - refrigerate
Reference Value None
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: CMV by PCR (Blood) Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Cytomegalovirus Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 2 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 full Lavender Top Tube of whole blood. Cannot be shared with any other test.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Lavender tube - Please draw SEPARATE lavender tube. Cannot be shared with other tests
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Numerical value (copies/ml) and Log value
Availability 7 days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 24-48  hours upon reception
Critical Value  
Specimen Preparation (In house) Transport specimen at room temperature
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Normal range:  < 200 copies per mL, < 2.3 Log
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: CMV DNA PCR Quantitative Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Cytomegalovirus DNA PCR Quantitative 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 Lavender Top Tube 

Also acceptable:

1.0 ml EDTA Plasma, refrigerated, or

1.0 ml CSF, refrigerated, or

1.0 Random urine; refrigerated, or

1.0 Amniotic Fluid; refrigerated, or

1.0 ml whole blood in ACD-A or ACD-B (Yellow Top Tube); refrigerated, or

1.0 ml Serum (Red Top Tube); refrigerated, or

1.0 ml Bronchial brush/wash.

Transport Time
Additional Test Information Frozen
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: Cocaine Confirmation, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 10 ml urine
Test Includes Cocaine and Cocaine Metabolite
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)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value None detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cocaine Metabolites, Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description DAU6, DAU6C, DAU5 Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 10 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information

Cutoff Value:

> = to 300 ng/mL. Results > = to 300 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 R 4 hours, S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value None Detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Coccidioides Immitis Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Coccidioides Immites, CF Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation For optimal result draw a fasting specimen
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 1.5 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: Cocklebur 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: Cockroach 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: Coconut 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: Codfish 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: Cold Agglutinins Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description 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 5-7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  Keep warm, Deliver to Specimen Processing Area
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: Common Mugwort 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: Common Ragweed 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: Complement 2 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description C2 Quantitative Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.3 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 Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  Do not collect in serum separator tubes.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Centrifuge within of collection. Separate and freeze until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 1 hour of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Freeze. Have bring dry ice for pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name:

Collagen Binding Assay

Lab Section

Special Hematology

Alternate Description

CBA

Fluid Type

Citrated Plasma

 

Minimum Volume

4.1 ml whole blood in a 4.5 ml Sodium Citrate Blue Top or 2.4 ml whole blood in a 2.7 ml Sodium Citrate Blue Top or 1.6 ml whole blood in a 1.8 ml Sodium Citrate Blue Top

Test Includes

Patient Preparation

No heparin for 48 hours or coumadin for 2 weeks prior to testing.

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

Additional Test Information

Requires Heme/Oncology Consult

Specimen Stability

2 hours if refrigerated and 3 months at  - 70o C.

Specimen Transport

Refrigerate

Test Results

Availability

07:30-15:30 hours, M-F

Stat Availability

Not available stat

Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats  10 working days

Critical Value

N/A

Specimen Preparation (In house)

Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. freeze at - 70o C. until analysis

Specimen Preparation (Outreach)

Refrigerate until courier pickup

Reference Value

50-200%

Special Handling Instructions


Test Name: Collagen Type II Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes Collagen Type II Antibody
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 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 within 1 hour of collection. Separate and refrigerate until shipped out.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 1 hour 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: Complement C3 Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume .7 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 48 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: 88-165 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Complement C4 Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume .7 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: 14-44 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Complement C5 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
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: Complement Profile Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume .7 ml whole blood in a Gel Green
Test Includes C3, C4
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 See individual tests
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Complete Blood Count (MCH)  Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (Not Orderable) 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 If drawing specimen in a Lavender Microtainer and also drawing an ESR, draw two (2) Full Lavender Microtainers. If also drawing an Ammonia level draw three (3) Lavender Microtainers
Specimen Stability 12 hours at room temperature and 48 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) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
           
age from age to age units gender low high
0 1 days M/F 31 37
1 3 days M/F 31 37
3 7 days M/F 28 40
1 2 weeks M/F 28 40
2 4 weeks M/F 28 40
1 2 months M/F 26 40
2 3 months M/F 25 35
3 6 months M/F 25 35
6 24 months M/F 23 31
2 6 years M/F 24 30
6 12 years M/F 25 33
12 18 years M/F 25 35
18 and up years M/F 28 33
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Complete Blood Count (MPV)2 Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Mean Platelet Volume (Not Orderable) 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 at room temperature and 48 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) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female the same Age Normal 
0 months to adult: 9.0-12.2 fL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Complete Blood Count (MCHC)3 Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration       (Not Orderable) 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 at room temperature and 48 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) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
           
age from age to age units gender low high
0 1 days M/F 29 36
1 3 days M/F 29 37
3 7 days M/F 28 38
1 2 weeks M/F 28 38
2 4 weeks M/F 28 38
1 2 months M/F 29 37
2 3 months M/F 29 37
3 6 months M/F 30 36
6 24 months M/F 30 36
>2   years M/F 31 37
18 and up years M/F 32 36
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Complete Blood Count (MCV) Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Mean Corpuscular Volume (Not Orderable) 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 Lavender top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 12 hours at room temperature and 48 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) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
           
age from age to age units gender low high
0 1 days M/F 97 119
1 3 days M/F 95 121
3 7 days M/F 88 126
1 2 weeks M/F 86 126
2 4 weeks M/F 85 124
1 2 months M/F 77 123
2 3 months M/F 77 115
3 6 months M/F 74 108
6 24 months M/F 70 86
2 6 years M/F 75 87
6 12 years M/F 77 95
12 18 years F 78 102
12 16 years M 78 98
16 18 years M 78 98
18 and up years M/F 81 96
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Complete Blood Count (CBC)5 Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description CBC 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 White Blood Count, Red Blood Count, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Mean Corpuscular Volume, Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin, Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration, Red Cell Distribution Width, Platelet Count, Mean Platelet Volume
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 at room temperature and 48 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) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Complete Blood Count (RDW) (RDW) Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Red Cell Distribution Width (Not Orderable) 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 at room temperature and 48 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) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 0 months to adult:11.5% -14.2%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Compound S Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description 11-Deoxycortisol Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.25 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport

Non Gel Red Top,

Also acceptable: 1.0 ml plasma from Lavender Top, Sodium or Lithium Green 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 Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and freeze before 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. Freeze. Notify lab courier to bring dry ice for the pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Comprehensive Metabolic Profile Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Gel Green Microtainers
Test Includes Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide, Glucose, Blood Urea Nitrogen, Creatinine, Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, AST, ALT, Calcium, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein
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 and spun, 1 hour if refrigerated and unspun
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 1 hour of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Connexin 26 Gene Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 6-9 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 6-9 ml whole blood in (3) Lavender Top Tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Send Monday thru Thursday, only. Must be received in lab by 13:00 hours to be sent out the same day.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) DO NOT SPIN. Keep at room temperature until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report (Athena 320)
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Copper, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit entire 24 hour urine collection to lab
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hr urine container unpreserved.
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) 7 ml aliquot of unpreserved 24 hr urine transported in a plastic, acid washed, metal-free container to reference lab.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Copper, Serum Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Dark Blue
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Dark Blue Top tube without anticoagulant
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: Cord Blood Evaluation Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Cord Blood Evaluation Fluid Type Serum and whole blood
Minimum Volume 1 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Test Includes ABO and Rh Typing and Direct Anti-globulin test
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender and a Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top or 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information No gel tops or hemolysis
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 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: Corn 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: Corn Smut Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Tilletia Tritici (m201) IgE Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .3 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: Free Cortisol Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Cortisol, Free Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.7 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 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. and refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Separate serum into plastic pour-off tube cap and refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cortisol Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Compound F Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume .7 ml whole blood in a Gel Green
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top. (SERUM IS ALSO ACCEPTABLE)
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
Stat Availability Not available STAT
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 7 days per week, results available 4 hours after receipt in lab
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

Specimen type

Specimen collection

n

95% ref interval ug/dl

Serum

AM

150

3.7 19.4

Serum

PM

150

2.9 17.3

Serum

Random

300

2.9 - 19.4

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cortisol, Free 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Cortisol, Urinary Free 24 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
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: Cortisol, Saliva Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type  
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation

Do not brush teeth before collection.

Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes before collection.

Collect between 11 pm and midnight, record time.

Follow the instructions for collection that come with the swab.

Specimen/Tube Type Transport Other - Salivette swab (Call extension 5741 for swab)
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: Coumadin, Plasma 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 6.0 ml whole blood in (2) Lavender Top Tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability Setup: Mon - Fri
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available: Next day
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate plasma into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with blue plastic stopper. Freeze. Notify lab courier that specimen must be transported frozen.
Reference Value Therapeutic Range: 0.2-3 ug/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Cow Dander 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: Coxsackie A Antibody, CF Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Coxsackie Virus A Antibody Panel - (A7, A9, A10, A16) 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: Coxsackie B1-B6 Antibody, CF Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Coxsackie Virus B Antibody Panel - (B1 - B6) 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 1.4 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: CPK, Total (CK Creatine Kinase, total) Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description CK 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 Female: 30-135 U/L, Male: 55-170  U/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Crab 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: Creatine Phosphokinase Isoenzymes Lab Section Sendout
Alternate Description CK Isoenzymes Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume .3 ml serum
Test Includes MM, MB, and BB fractions
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 Serum - 1 month, if frozen (room temperature is unacceptable)
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze serum until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin immediately, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Freeze, store frozen for courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Creatinine 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 hours
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
Creatinine Male Female
18 years 0.7-1.3 mg/dL 0.6-1.0 mg/dL
12 years 0.5-1.0  mg/dL 0.5-1.0  mg/dL
2 years 0.3-0.7  mg/dL 0.3-0.7  mg/dL
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