Test Name: Echovirus Antibody Screen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume  2.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Comparison of acute and convalescent titers is of greatest value.
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: Egg White 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: Egg Yolk 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: Ehrlichia Chaffensis Antibody Panel Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes 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 Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Electrolytes Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Lytes Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes Sodium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide, Potassium, and Anion Gap
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 2 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Electrolytes, Stool Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume 10 grams stool
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Plain Stool Gray Cup 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) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Elm 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: Employee Health Profile Hold Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 3.0 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
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 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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Encainide Panel Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Enkaid, Mode, Ode 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. Minimum 5 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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: English Plantain 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: Enterovirus, RNA Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type CSF, tissue, stool, throat swabs
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile container, throat swab or Viral Transport Media
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport CSF, N.P.,throat swabs, and stool specimens refrigerated. Tissue, frozen.
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) CSF must be frozen within 4 hours of collection. Tissue specimens must be frozen immediately after collection.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Eosinophil Absolute Differential Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer 1.0 ml whole blood in a Pediatric Lavender Top 2.5 ml whole blood in a 5 ml Lavender Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 8 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. Prepare (2) blood films if specimen will not be received back in lab within 12 hours of collection.
Reference Value
           
age from age to age units gender low high
0 1 days M/F 0 1.2
1 7 days M/F 0 1.2
1 4 weeks M/F 0 1.2
1 6 months M/F 0 1.1
6 24 months M/F 0 1.0
2 4 years M/F 0 0.9
4 6 years M/F 0 0.8
6 8 years M/F 0 0.7
8 18 years M/F 0 0.7
18 and up years M/F 0 0.5
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Test Name: Epstein Bar Virus (Viral Capsid, IgG) Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability Once a week
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Weekly
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12X75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male and female and all ages the same
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Epstein Bar Virus (Viral Capsid, IgM) Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability Wednesdays, only
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Once a week
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12X75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male and female and all ages the same
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Epstein Bar Virus Panel Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes Viral capsid antigen and EBNA. If either or both of these components are negative, a Viral Capsid IgM will be performed.
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 2 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability Once a week
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Weekly
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12X75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male and female and all ages the same
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Epstein Barr Virus PCR Quantitative, Blood Lab Section Send Out
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 0.25 ml
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3.0 ml whole blood in a Lavender 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) Do not spin. Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Epstein Barr Virus PCR Quantitative, CSF Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description EBV PCR, CSF Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 0.3 ml CSF
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information 0.5 ml CSF in a sterile container. Absolute minimum 0.32 ml
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin. Refrigerate until shipped to Mayo.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description  ESR, Sedimentation Rate Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 2.5 ml whole blood in Lavender Top Tube
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

4 hours at room temp

12 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) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)   Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value

Male                         
Age Normal
65 years:    0-40 mm/hour               
40 years:    0-25 mm/hour               
12 years:    0-15 mm/hour               
0 months:   0-10 mm/hour      
Female
Age Normal
65 years:    0-50  mm/hour
40 years:    0-30  mm/hour
12 years:    0-20  mm/hour
0 months:   0-10  mm/hour       

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Erythropoietin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description EPO Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Blood should be drawn between 07:00 and 12:00 hours
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
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: Estradiol Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description E2 Fluid Type Serum or plasma
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Red Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Gel Red Top or Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability If specimen received in lab by 12:00 hours results by 17:00 hours, seven days a week
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 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male all ages the same:  0 - 39 pg/mL
Female all ages the range based on calculation
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Estradiol, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 25 ml urine
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
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Estriol Lab Use, only Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume  .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 1.4 ml whole blood in a (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats   Tuesdays, only
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation  (In house) Spin, separate, and freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value  Normal range based on calculated results
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Estrogen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Estrogen Total Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 ml plasma or serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Preferred Gel Green Top. Acceptable a Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top or red top tube.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Mon - Fri
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report Available: Same day
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) For red tops, spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. For green gel tubes, spin and refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Females: Prepubertal: <40.0 pg/mL Postmenopausal: <40.0 pg/mL HMG treatment (therapeutic range): 400-800 pg/mL Days 1-10 of sexual cycle:61-394 pg/mL Days 11-20 of sexual cycle:122-437 pg/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Estrone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top. Minimum 4.5 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 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Estrone 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 25 ml urine
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
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Ethanol Medical Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Medical Alcohol Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green or Gray Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 8 hours 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) Gel Green Top Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Gray Top Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all age ranges the same <10 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Ethosuximide Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Zarontin 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 1.4 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)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Ethylene Glycol Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Anti-Freeze 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. Minimum of 4 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red 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 4-6 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value None detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Ethylene Glycol Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Anti-Freeze Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top Tube, urine, or gastric contents
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gray 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)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value None detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Eucalyptus Gum Tree 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: Everolimus Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Afinitor, Zortress Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 0.7 ml whole blood in (2)  Lavender Top Microtainers
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)  
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time  
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results  
Availability Tuesdays and Fridays 
Stat Availability Not available STAT
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Samples received by 0700 Tuesdays and Fridays will have results the same day
Critical Value  
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Recommended Theraputic range is 3 to 8 ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Eye Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Eye Discharge / Conjunctiva on swab culture collection/transport system
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 1 hour of collection. Do not refrigerate.
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 1 hour at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No growth / Quantity of organisms present/identification and sensitivity performed according to lab criteria.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 3 days; Preliminary reports issued at 18 - 24 hours
Critical Value Growth indicating a positive culture
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions