Test Name: 5 Fluorocystosine 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 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. Transport frozen. until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name:Factor II AssayLab SectionHematology
Alternate DescriptionFluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
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 1 Full whole blood in a Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Requires Heme/Oncology Consult
Specimen Stability2 hours if refrigerated, 3 months if frozen at -70o C.
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability07:30-15:30 hours, seven days a week
Stat Availability07:30-23:00 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 24 hours S 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference ValueMale/Female and all ages the same: 50-150%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Factor II Prothrombin Mutation (PGMT) Lab Section Molecular Diagnostics Lab
Alternate Description

Prothrombin (G20210A Mutation)

PT G20210A; Factor II 20210
Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 500ul (0.5 ml)
Test Includes
Patient Preparation None required
Specimen/Tube Type Transport EDTA Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology) Not applicable
Container Whole Blood Required 3.0 mls of whole blood in a EDTA Lavender Top tube
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours of collection
Additional Test Information Requires Hematology / Oncology Consult
Specimen Stability Stable for five (5) days refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature, then refrigerate
Test Results Negative or Positive for PGMT (G20210A) Mutation
Availability 24 hours a day
Stat Availability No STAT Testing Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 7 days
Critical Value Not applicable
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin.  Transport at room temperature, then Refrigerate
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not spin. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions Do not centrifuge

Test Name: Factor Inhibitor Screen Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
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 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
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, seven days a week
Stat Availability 07:30-23:00 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Factor Inhibitor Titer Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
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 2 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Requires Heme/Oncology Consult
Specimen Stability 2 hours if refrigerated and 3 month at  - 70o C.
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 07:30-15:30 hours, seven days a week
Stat Availability 07:30-23:00 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value 0.0 - 0.5 BU
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Factor IX Assay Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
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 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
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, seven days a week
Stat Availability 07:30-23:00 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 50-150%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Factor V Assay Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
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 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
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, seven days a week
Stat Availability 07:30-23:00 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 50-150%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Factor V Leiden Mutation (FVL) Lab Section Molecular Diagnostics Lab
Alternate Description

Factor V Leiden (G1691A Mutation)

Activated protein C resistance; APC resistance; Factor V R506Q
Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 500ul (0.5 ml)
Test Includes
Patient Preparation None required
Specimen/Tube Type Transport EDTA Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology) Not applicable
Container Whole Blood Required 3.0 mls of whole blood in a EDTA Lavender Top tube
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours of specimen collection
Additional Test Information Requires Hematology / Oncology Consult
Specimen Stability Stable for five (5) days refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature, then refrigerate
Test Results Negative or Positive for FVL (G1691A) Mutation
Availability 24 hours a day
Stat Availability No STAT Testing Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 7 days
Critical Value Not applicable
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin. Transport at room temperature, then Refrigerate
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not spin. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions Do not centrifuge

Test Name: Factor VII Assay Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
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 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
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, seven days a week
Stat Availability 07:30-23:00 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 50-150%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Von Willebrand Factor Antigen Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description FA8AG, von Willebrand Factor VIII Antigen Fluid Type Whole Blood (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 1 Full  Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
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, Monday - Friday
Stat Availability Not available
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: Factor VIII Assay Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
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 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
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, seven days a week
Stat Availability 07:30-23:00 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 50-175%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Factor X Assay Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
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 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
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, seven days a week
Stat Availability 07:30-23:00 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 50-150%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Factor XI Assay Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
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 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
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, seven days a week
Stat Availability 07:30-23:00 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 50-150%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Factor XII Assay Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
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 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
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, seven days a week
Stat Availability 07:30-23:00 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 50-150%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Factor XIII Screen Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Urea Solubility Test Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
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 2 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tubes
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, seven days a week
Stat Availability 07:30-23:00 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: False Ragweed Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description  Rast 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 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: Fecal Fat. Qualitative Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume 1 gram random 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 Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Normal staining pattern
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fecal Fat Quantitative Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume 48 or 72 hour collection
Test Includes
Patient Preparation For 3 days prior to and during collection, patients should be on a fat-controlled diet (100 to 150 grams fat per day). *No laxatives (particularly mineral oil and castor oil) *No synthetic fat substitutes (eg, Olestra) or fat-blocking nutritional supplements. *Barium interferes with the test procedure; a waiting period period of 48 hours before stool collection analysis is recommended.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 48 or 72 hour stool collection. (The reference lab with also accepted a 24 hour specimen)
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fecal Globin (Insure) Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Stool on Enterix Fit Card™
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Enterix Fit Card™
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 14 days at room temperature
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 Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Felbamate Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Felbatol Fluid Type Plasma or Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

Preferred - 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top

Acceptable - EDTA Lavender Top Tube or Dark Blue Top Tube with or without EDTA Additive

Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Ferritin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 2 ml whole blood in (2) 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 Monday through Friday, in by 0700, results by 1600.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 10-200 ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fetal Fibronectin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Cervical
Minimum Volume Swab immersed in filled collection vial – do not remove fluid in vial!
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Use: Adeza Biomedical FFN Specimen Collection Kit  ONLY!
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Transport specimens at 2° to 25°C.  It is ideal to transport specimens at 2° to 8°C.  Exposure of the specimen to heat for even short periods of time can be detrimental.  It is best to keep the specimen cool whenever possible.
Test Results
Availability Available 24/7 – expect result 1 hour after receipt in Lab.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fetal Hemoglobin RBC Stain Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Kleihauer-Betke Stain Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 0.4 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday if received by 16:00 hours with 24 hours turnaround time
Stat Availability After hours stats must be cleared by pathologist
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: < 0.1 %
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fibrin Split Product Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fibrin Degradation Products Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
Transport Time Must be received in lab within 4 hours of collection
Additional Test Information Preferred test for the detection of intravascular coagulation is the D-Dimer test.
Specimen Stability

Plasma – 24 hours if refrigerated

Whole blood - 8 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
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 Male/Female and all ages the same: 0-10 ug/Ml
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fibrinogen Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
Transport Time
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 2 hours
Critical Value Male /Female and all ages: <60 mg/dL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 208-435 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: FISH Probe For BCR-ABL Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Philadelphia Chromosome Fluid Type Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume

2 ml whole blood or

1 ml Bone Marrow

Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 10 ml Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

2 ml Bone Marrow in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube 

or

7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube

Transport Time
Additional Test Information Complete Mayo Hem/Molecular Oncology Form
Specimen Stability 72 hours
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions
Test Name: FISH Probe For CLL Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH) for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Fluid Type Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume

2 ml whole blood or

1 ml Bone Marrow

Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 10 ml Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

2 ml Bone Marrow in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube 

or

5ml whole blood in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube

Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: FISH Probe For PML - RARA Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Translocation 15; 17 Fluid Type Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume

2 ml whole blood or

1 ml Bone Marrow

Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 10 ml Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

2 ml Bone Marrow in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube 

or

5 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube

Transport Time
Additional Test Information Complete Mayo Hem/Molecular Oncology Form
Specimen Stability 72 hours
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: FISH Probe For Prenatal Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Prenatal Aneuploidy Detection Fluid Type Amniotic Fluid
Minimum Volume 20 ml
Test Includes X, Y, 13, 18, & 21
Patient Preparation Obtain specimen during 14th - 16th week of gestation.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Refrigerate
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Place amniotic fluid into a (2) sterile screw-capped 15 ml centrifuge tubes. 
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Complete Mayo Cytogenetics/AFP Form
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: FISH Probe For TEL/AML1  Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume

2 ml whole blood or

1 ml Bone Marrow

Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 10 ml Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

2 ml Bone Marrow in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube 

or

5 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube

Transport Time
Additional Test Information Complete Mayo Hem/Molecular Oncology Form
Specimen Stability 72 hours
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: FISH Probe For Di George Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description 22 g 11.2 Detection Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 2 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Complete Mayo Cytogenetics/AFP Form
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: FISH Probe for T Cell Lymphoma Lab Section Sendout MAYO Labs
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Whole Blood, Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume

2 ml whole blood

1 ml bone marrow

Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Large Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7mL blood – 2mL bone marrow
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room temp
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: FISH Probe  Telomeres Lab Section Cytogenetics Lab
Alternate Description Telomeric Region Anomolies, FISH Probe Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume

5 ml whole blood - Adults

2 ml whole blood  - Pediatric

Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

5 ml whole blood in a Adult Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube or

2 ml whole blood in a Pediatric Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube

Transport Time
Additional Test Information NOTE: Amniotic fluid, Lymph Node, Skin Products, Products of Conception, or Stillbirth are also acceptable . Call Cytogenetics at (717) 531-8414. 
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: FISH Probe For William-Beuren Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Translation Fluid Type Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume 2 ml whole blood or                      
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Complete Mayo Cytogenetics/AFP Form
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: FISH Probe For X/Y Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description XY Fluid Type Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume 2 ml whole blood or                      1 ml Bone Marrow
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 10 ml Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 2 ml Bone Marrow in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube 

or

5 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Sodium Heparin Green Top tube

Transport Time
Additional Test Information Complete Mayo Hem/Molecular Oncology Form
Specimen Stability 72 hours
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: FK506 Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Tacrolimus, Prograf 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 7 days a week if received by 14:30 hours
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Flecainide Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Tambocor 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)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: FLOUNDER Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast 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 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: FLT3 Mutation Testing Lab Section Send Out - Mayo Labs
Alternate Description Fluid Type Blood or Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume 5.0 ml
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 10 ml Large Lavender Top
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 Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fluid Cell Count Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid
Minimum Volume 2 ml Fluid
Test Includes RBC and WBC Count
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 ml fluid in Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 2 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 No Normal Range defined
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fluid Cell Count and Differential Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid
Minimum Volume 2 ml Fluid
Test Includes Nucleated Cell Count, Red Blood Count, and Differential
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 ml fluid in Lavender Top or Specimen Collection Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Should be received in lab within two hours of collection
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 2 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 No Normal Range defined
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fluid Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume 1 ml fluid
Test Includes Culture and gram stain
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Body fluids (CSF, Amniotic Fluid, Bile Fluid, Pleural Fluid, Culdecentesis Fluid, Hydrocele Fluid, Joint Fluid) in a sterile tube or capped syringe
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 1 hour of collection. Do not refrigerate.
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Identification & sensitivity performed on potential pathogens regardless of quantity
Availability Gram smear available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 3 days; interims at 18 and 24 hours
Critical Value Growth indicating a positive culture
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fluoxetine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Prozac Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Fluoxetine and Norfluoxetine
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: Folic Acid Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Folate Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL Blood in Red top collection tube
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate Protect from exposure to light
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability Not Available STAT
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Monday thru Friday samples received by 0700 will have results the same day
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value 4.2 – 20.0 ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Follicle Stimulating Hormone Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description FSH Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.3 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 3 ml whole blood in Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 08:00-17:00 hours, Monday through Friday
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 and all ages the same <20 mIU/mL.  Female range based on calculation
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Formaldehyde/Formalin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast 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 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 and separate. Refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fragile X Lab Section Send outs
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml of whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Complete Mayo Molecular Genetics Congenital Disorders Form
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep at room temperature. Do not spin.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Free Fatty Acid Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Must be 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
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: Free Insulin Lab Section Sendouts
Alternate Description Fluid Type 1.0 ml 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 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: Free T3 Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.3 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in Gel Green Top Tube or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Gel Green Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 6 days, 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 analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Male/female and all ages the same: 1.71 - 3.71 pg/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Free T3 by Dialysis Lab Section Send outs
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 4 ml whole blood Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 30 days if frozen
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Free T4  Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 ml whole blood in (2) Green Gel Microtainers
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in Gel Green Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Gel Green Microtainers
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 should be available 4 hours after receipt in lab
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value

Normal Range :

20 Yr                0.7  -  1.48 ng/dL

5 day                0.8  -  2.00 ng/dL

0 day                2.2  -  5.30 ng/dL

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Free T4 Equilibrium Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Free T4 by equilibrium dialysis 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 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Free Testosterone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum
Test Includes % Free Testosterone and Mass Free Testosterone
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
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 analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin, separate, freeze until courier pickuup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions
  Percent Free Testosterone Mass Free Testosterone Total Testosterone
Males 20 - 65% 50 - 585 ng/dL 250 - 900 ng/dL
Females 5 - 25% 1 - 20 ng/dL 20 - 80 ng/dL

Test Name: Friedreichs Ataxia Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 mls whole blood in (3) Lavender 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)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fructosamine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum or plasma
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum or plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top, Non Gel Green Top, Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 3 ml whole blood in Non Gel Green Top or 3 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) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: FTA Antibody - This test is not FDA-cleared (approved) as a screening test for blood or plasma donors Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluorescent Treponemal Antibodies 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 Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information For BLOOD DONORS: This test is not FDA-cleared (approved) as a screening test for blood or plasma donors.
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
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)
Reference Value Nonreactive
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fungal Antibody Screen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, Histoplasma capsulatum (mycelial), Histoplasma capsulatum (whole yeast)
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: Fungitell Lab Section Send Outs
Alternate Description (1, 3) ß-D Glucan assay Fluid Type 1 mL Serum
Minimum Volume 0.1 mL
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 mL Red Top tube
Container (Microbiology)  
Container Whole Blood Required 3 mL blood in a red top tube
Transport Time  
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability Serum: 14 days frozen, 5 days refrigerated
Specimen Transport  
Test Results  
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability No
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Set-up Monday, Wednesday, and friday mornings in California. Report available 4 days after set-up.
Critical Value  
Specimen Preparation (In house) Pour off serum into cryogenic vial and freeze.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value < 60 pg/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fungus Culture - (Corneal Scrapings) Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Corneal Ulcer Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Corneal Scrapings in special media from microbiology lab at (717) 531-8353
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver immediately to lab after collection
Additional Test Information Media inoculated at bedside by physician.
Specimen Stability 30 minutes at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No Growth / Quantity & Identification of yeast or Mold / Fungal MIC performed on request.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 3 weeks; Preliminary reports issued weekly
Critical Value Growth indicating a positive culture
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fungus Culture - (Genital or Wound) Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume .5 ml specimen
Test Includes Fungal smear included with culture
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Wound (Abscess, Aspirate, Drainage, Exudate, Fistula, Incision, Lesion); Genital (Endocervix, Cervix, Vagina, Endometrium, Penile Discharge, IUD, Labia) in a swab culture collection/transport system or sterile container
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours of collection
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 1 hour at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No Growth / Identification of yeast or mold / fungal MIC performed on request.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 3 weeks; Preliminary reports issued weekly
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fungus Culture - (Nails and Hair) Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Fungal smear included with culture
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Hair / Nail in a sterile container
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours of collection
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 12 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No growth / Identification of yeast or mold
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 3 weeks; Preliminary reports issued at 18 - 24 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fungus Culture - (Respiratory) Lab Section Microbiology
Fluid Type
Alternate Description Minimum Volume Respiratory Aspirate: >2 ML
Test Includes Fungal smear included with culture
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Respiratory Bronchial Aspirate, Tracheal Aspirate, Sputum, Ear Drainage in a sterile container or swab culture collection/transport system
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours of collection
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 2 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No Growth / Identification of yeast or mold / fungal MIC performed on request.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 3 weeks; Preliminary reports issued weekly
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fungus Culture - (Skin) Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Skin biopsy for fungus Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Fungal smear included with culture
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Skin biopsy, skin scraping, or swab of skin collected in sterile container or swab culture collection/transport system
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours of collection
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 2 hours at room temperature.
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No growth at 3 weeks or identification of yeast or mold
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 3 weeks; Preliminary reports issued weekly
Critical Value Fungal elements seen on smear or yeast or mold growth from biopsy specimen
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fungus Culture - (Sterile Source) Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume >0.5 ml fluid
Test Includes Fungal smear included with culture
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Body Fluid (CSF, Bile Fluid, Pleural Fluid, Dialysis Fluid, Joint Fluid), Tissue, Bone, Eye (Discharge, Conjunctiva) in a sterile container or media directly inoculated at bedside.
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours of collection. Do not refrigerate.
Additional Test Information For Bone Marrow aspirate, media inoculated at bedside by physician
Specimen Stability 2 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No Growth / Identification of yeast or mold / fungal MIC performed on request.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 3 weeks; Preliminary reports issued weekly
Critical Value Growth indicating a positive culture
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fungus Culture - (Stool or Urine) Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume Urine: >5 ml,                 Stool: >5 grams, >5 ml
Test Includes Fungal smear included with culture
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Urine (Bladder Drainage, Bladder Washings) / Cystostomy Fluid / Stool (Rectal Swab, Ileostomy Drainage) in a sterile container
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Within 2 hours of Collection
Additional Test Information First morning specimen preferred
Specimen Stability 2 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No Growth / Quantity & Identification of yeast or Mold / Fungal MIC performed on request.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 5 days; Preliminary reports issued daily
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fungus Culture - (Whole Blood) Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Blood Culture For Isolation of Molds Fluid Type
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml per tube
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Always draw Isolator tube before other blood tests. 
Disinfect skin with Chlorhexidine prep, swabbing concentrically from the center outward.  
Allow Chlorhexidine prep to dry for 30 seconds before collecting blood specimens. 
Disinfect isolator tube stopper with alcohol swab. 
Using a sterile needle and syringe, fill the isolator tube. 
Do not change needle during procedure. 
Invert tube to mix.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Whole Blood in an Isolator Tube (Pediatric 1.5 ml tube) Tubes are available from microbiology lab. Call (717) 531-8353
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab immediately after collection. Do not refrigerate.
Additional Test Information Primarily for the isolation of molds; if a yeast is suspected a special request for fungus is added to routine blood culture (BLDC) / In newborns, if MALASSEZIA FURFUR is suspected, indicate as special request on requisition
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Identification of potential pathogens and fungal MIC done on request.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 3 weeks; Preliminary reports issued weekly
Critical Value Growth indicating a positive culture
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Fusarium Monilformes Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast 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 7
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