Test Name:Glutamic Acid Decarboxylalase AntibodiesLab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate Description
 GAD AntibodiesFluid TypeSerum
Minimum Volume1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required2 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 1 Week 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)
Reference ValueAccompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Ganglioside GQ1b Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.2 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation A fasting specimen is required.
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: Garlic 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: Gastric Occult Blood Lab Section Microscopy
Alternate Description Fluid Type Gastric Fluid
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml gastric fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 ml Gastric fluid in sterile container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Room temperature for 24 hours, 5 days if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 07:30-23:00 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) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Gastric pH Lab Section Microscopy
Alternate Description Fluid Type Gastric aspirate or vomitus
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml gastric fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 ml Gastric fluid or vomitus a in sterile container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Samples should be sent immediately to laboratory for testing.
Specimen Transport Room temperature
Test Results
Availability 07:30-23:00 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) room temperature until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Not available
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Gastrin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Collect specimen only at UPC or Cherry Drive lab. Do not draw at off-site clinics.
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 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: GC by MAP Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description N. gonorrhoeae 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: Genital Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description N. Gonorrhea Culture (GCSC), Group B Strep Culture (GBSS), Smear for G. Vaginalis Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Cervix / endocervix / vagina / penile drainage / endometrium / urethra / IUD / Labia collected with swab culture collection/transport system
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 1 hour of collection
Additional Test Information Screen for N. Gonorrheae, Group B Strep and other Beta Hemolytic Strep, G. Vaginalis / other bacteria must be specified via microbiology consult (717) 531-8353
Specimen Stability 2 hours at room temperature or 24 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Presence or absence of N. Gonorrhea and/or Group B Strep
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 Presence of N. Gonorrhea
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Negative for N. Gonorrhea and/or Group B Strep
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Gentamicin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Random, Peak, Trough 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.

Peak: Collect 1 hour after IM injection or 1 hour after the beginning of IV infusion, unless otherwise designated.
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value Males/female and all ages: >12 ug/mL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection and remove plasma from gel. Place plasma in a plastic tube with green stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Therapeutic Range:  Peak 5-12 ug/mL ; Trough 0-2 ug/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: GGTP Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description G-G-Transpeptidase Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.4 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
Age Male Female
21 years 12-58 U/L 12-58 U/L
16 years 9-29 U/L 9-23 U/L
14 years 10-28 U/L 12-22 U/L
12 years 14-37 U/L 12-21 U/L
10 years 14-25 U/L 14-23 U/L
7 years 11-21 U/L 11-21 U/L
1 year 5-16 U/L 5-16 U/L
7 months 10-42 U/L 10-42 U/L
1 month 17-126 U/L 17-126 U/L
0 25-168 U/L 25-168 U/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Giant 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: Giardia Antibodies Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Gairdia Lamblia Antibodies 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 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)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Giardia Specific Antigen-65 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Giardia Specific Antigen-65 Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Para Set With Pink Top containing Buffered Formalin
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) Stool must be added to preservative (Formalin) within 2 hours of collection.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Stool must be added to preservative (Formalin) within 2 hours of collection.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Gliadin/Gluten Antibodies Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Gliadin/Gluten 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)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) Estimate Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description GFR (Estimated), CREATG Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes CREAT, Estimated GFR, Black Race and Estimated GFR, non Black Race
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Refer to creatinine test information
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information This test is a calculation based on the serum creatinine. The GFR calculation is based on the IDMS traceable MDRD equation. The GFR is automatically ordered with all CREAT requests.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Refer to CREATININE test information.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value 18 years and above >60 mL/min/1.73 m2
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucagon, Plasma Lab Section Send Outs
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Draw following a 12 - 16 hour fast
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Collect 2 Lavender Top Tubes
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 28 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: Glucose Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Blood Sugar Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.4 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 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 Male/female and all ages the same: <50 mg/dL and >500 mg/dL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 1 hour of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 74 - 106 mg/dl
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose Correlation, Plasma Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 08:00-17:00 hours Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability 08:00-17:00 hours Monday thru Friday
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) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose Correlation, Whole Blood Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 08:00-17:00 hours Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability 08:00-17:00 hours Monday thru Friday
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 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose Random Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 5.0 ml in urine container
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours 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 2 hours

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

Test Name: Glucose, 0 hour Tolerance Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fasting
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, 0.5 Hour Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Post Challenge
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, 1.0 Hour Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Post Challenge
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, 1.5 Hour Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Post Challenge
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, 2 Hour Post Prandial Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fasting
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
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) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, 2.0 Hour Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Post Challenge
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit entire 24 hour urine collection to the 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) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 0-0.5 g/24 hours
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, 3.0 Hour Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Post Challenge
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, 4.0 Hour Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Post Challenge
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, 5.0 Hour Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Post Challenge
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green or Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours if refrigerated and spun, 4 hours if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Stat Availability 07:30 -12:00 Monday thru Friday
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile 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 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 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, Spinal Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description CSF Glucose Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 1 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 R 4 hours, S 1 hour
Critical Value Male/Female and all ages the same: <40 mg/dL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Male/Female Ranges the Same
12 years 40-70 mg/dL
0 60-80 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose, Whole Blood Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 0.4 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinzed Syringe On Ice or (gel/non-gel) lithium heparin tube on ice.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe on ice or (gel/non-gel) lithium heparin tube on ice.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 1 hour 'On ice'
Specimen Transport Refrigerate or "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 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on ice until analyzed
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description G-6-PD Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 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 or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Lavender 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: Glycohemoglobin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Hemoglobin A1C Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 0.7 ml whole blood in a 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 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 4.0%-6.0%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Glycomark Lab Section Send-outs
Alternate Description 1, 5 anhydroglucitol Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation None
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 mL Red Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Room temperature 7 days, Refrigerated 7 days, Frozen 28 days
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability No
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Set-up Monday through Friday mornings, Report available the next day
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Age related, Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions Avoid gross hemolysis

Test Name: Glycosaminoglycans Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Oligosaccharides Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 20 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Specimen Container with no preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Fast morning specimen is preferred 
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)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: GM1 Triad Auto Antibody 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 7 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, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Golden Rod 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: Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
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 whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Goose Feather 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:Granulocyte AntibodiesLab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate DescriptionAnti-neutrophil AntibodyFluid TypeSerum
Minimum Volume2 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Green Bean 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: Grey Alder Tree 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: Group A Streptococcus Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Throat Screen Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Throat collected with swab culture collection/transport system
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability 24 hours at room temperature or 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No Group A Beta Strep isolated or quantity of Group A Beta Strep
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 2 days; preliminary reports issued at 18-24 hours.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Keep at room temperature until courier pickup
Reference Value No Group A Strep isolated
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Group B Streptococcus Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Group B Strep Culture Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Cervix, endocervix, vagina, perineum collected with swab culture collection/transport system
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability 12 hours at room temperature, 24 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Presence or absence of Group B Strep
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 2 days; preliminary reports issued at 18-24 hours.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value No Group B Strep isolated
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Growth Hormone Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL Blood in Non-Gel Red Top or Capillarys
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 Tuesdays and Thursdays , Received by 0700 results available by 1600
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 Normal Range:  < 8ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description
Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 3 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Patient should not be on any medication that may affect pituitary function or secretion.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 6 ml whole blood in (2) lavender top tubes
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 in a refrigerated centrifuge within 1 hours of collection. Transfer plasma into a plastic transport tube and freeze.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Not available as an outreach test. Must be draw in UPC Lab.
Reference Value Accompanies report - MAYO #90161
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Guinea Pig Epithelium 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