Test Name:5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid, 24 Hour Urine Lab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate Description5-HIAA 24 Hour UrineFluid Type24 hour urine
Minimum Volume100 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hour Urine Specimen Container with 30 mls 6 N HCL
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)100 ml urine aliquot of 24 hour urine preserved with 30 ml of 6N HCL
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference ValueReference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid, Random Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description 5-HIAA Random Urine Fluid Type Random 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
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Adjust urine pH to <3.0
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Reference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: 17 Hydroxy Corticosteroids Lab Section Specimen Processing Area

Sent to Quest Laboratories

Alternate Description 17 0H Corticosteroids Fluid Type 24 Hour Urine
Minimum Volume 10 ml of Urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hour Urine Specimen Container with 30 mls 6 N HCL
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Reference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: 17 Hydroxypregnenolone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area

Sent to Quest Laboratories

Alternate Description 17 OH Pregnenolone, Progesterone, 17-Alpha-Hydroxy Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin separate and freeze until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Freeze until courier pickup.
Reference Value Reference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: 17 Hydroxyprogesterone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description 17 OH Progesterone Fluid Type Serum or Heparinized Plasma
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top (Preferred), Non Gel Green Top also acceptable
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Up to 1 week refrigerated, longer if frozen
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow blood to clot for at least 30 minutes after collection. Spin separate and freeze until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Male Female
All ages: 0.3 - 2.1 ng/ml Follicular: 0.1 0.8 ng/ml
Luteal: 0.3 - 2.9 ng/ml
Pregnancy: 1.2 ng/ml
Postmenopausal: 0.1 - 0.5 ng/ml
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: 18 Hydroxycorticosterone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area

Sent to Quest Laboratories

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

Test Name: Helicobacter Pylori Presumptive ID Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Gastric biopsy for H. Pylori Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Gastric Biopsy collected in CLO test media (Rapid Urease Test)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Specimen submitted on media inoculated by gastroenterology
Specimen Stability 1 hour at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Negative or positive for H. PYLORI
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 or positive at 24 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Presumptively Negative for H. PYLORI
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Haddock Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 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: Haemophilus Influenzae IgG Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Haemophilus Influenzae IgG Antibody , Type b, Vaccine Response, Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information

 

Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport 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 Reference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

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

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

Test Name: Haptoglobin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume .7 ml whole blood in a Gel Green
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 30 - 200 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

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

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

Test Name: HCV Genotype Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum, preferred, but EDTA and ACD plasma also acceptable
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top, Lavender Top, ACD A Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 6 ml whole blood in a non Gel Red Top, 2 Lavender Tops, or ACD A Yellow Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information HCV viral load must be at least 500IU/ml for genotyping.Use test code "HCVG".  Special hematology will also accept specimens collected in lavender (EDTA) or yellow (ACD A) tubes. Heparinized blood is not acceptable
Specimen Stability 4 hours
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability May be drawn anytime as long as specimen is processed within 4 hours of collection.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats 10 days after reception of specimen in lab.
Critical Value N/A
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and freeze in snap cap tube until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 our-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Freeze. Ask Lab courier to bring dry ice to transport specimen.
Reference Value N/A
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Health Care Worker Screen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 30 ml urine
Test Includes Meperidine, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Hydromorphone
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Specimen Container with no preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information HMC Employee Health Screen only. Required for legal protocol.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature or refrigerated
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Reference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Heavy Metals, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 500 mL aliquot of a 24hr urine
Test Includes Arsenic, lead, mercury
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hr Urine. Collect in a plastic acid-washed, metal-free container.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Reference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Heavy Metals, Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Heavy Metals Group, Blood Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 20 ml whole blood
Test Includes Quantitative arsenic, lead, and mercury
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top or Dark Blue Top with EDTA
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 20 ml whole blood in (7) Lavender Tops or  20 ml whole blood in (3) Dark Blue Tops with EDTA
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin. Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Heavy Metals, Random Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 50 ml urine
Test Includes Arsenic, cadium, lead, mercury, cobalt, thallium, creatinine
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Random  Urine Container Provided by AML
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Reference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Heinz Body Stain Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Heinz Body Precipitation Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 1 ml whole blood in (2) Lavender 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 Tests must be performed within 24 hours of collection
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday thru Thursday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats Daily
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Helicobacter Pylori IgG Antibody Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red Top preferred Lavender top, green separator and SST tube are acceptable.
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  
Test Results Reactive/Nonreactive/ Indeterminate
Availability Run weekly Samples received by 0700 Tuesday will be run the same day.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Nonreactive
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Helicobacter Pylori IgM Antibody (HPMAB) Lab Section Sendout to AML
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 3.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red Top preferred
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results  
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) 1.0 ml serum preferred, refrigerated
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Helicobacter Pylori, EIA, Stool Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume .1 gm random stool
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Solid or formed, semisolid and liquid stool samples are acceptable. DO NOT use stool transport media or collect on swabs.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information The specimen should be collected and transported in an airtight container and stored at refrigerated temperatures until delivered to the lab.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Specimens tested Monday through Friday
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Hematocrit, Fluid Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml fluid in a Lavender Top Microtainer
Test Includes
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 48 hours if refrigerated or 12 hours at room temperature.
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: Hematocrit, Whole Blood Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description HCT Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume

0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer 1.0 ml whole blood in a Pediatric Lavender Top 2.5 ml whole blood in a 3 ml Lavender Top

Capillary tubes - Two heparinized, 0.5 to 0.75 % full

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 48 hours if refrigerated or 12 hours at room temperature
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 1 hour
Critical Value For all ages and sex greater than 18 years results <20% or >60%
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
           
age from age to age units gender low high
0 1 days M/F 42 62
1 3 days M/F 44 67
3 7 days M/F 42 67
1 2 weeks M/F 39 66
2 4 weeks M/F 31 63
1 2 months M/F 28 55
2 3 months M/F 28 42
3 6 months M/F 29 41
6 24 months M/F 33 39
2 6 years M/F 34 40
6 12 years M/F 35 45
12 18 years F 36 46
12 16 years M 37 49
16 18 years M 37 50
18 and up years F 35 44
18 and up years M 39 48
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemochromatosis DNA Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Yellow ACD A Tube or Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in a Yellow Top ACD A Tube or 6 ml whole blood in (2) Lavender Tops
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Lavender Top also acceptable. Do not collect or ship Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Reference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoccult Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Stool Occult Blood Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml stool
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Prepared Hemoccult Slide or random stool specimen collected in a clean container without preservatives
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 14 days at room temperature (Hemoccult Slides, only)
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability 07:30-23:30 hours, seven days a week
Stat Availability 07:30-23:30 hours, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 6 hours S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Keep at room temperature until courier pickup
Reference Value Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoglobin A2 Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood in (3) Lavender Tops
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 Not available STAT
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Samples received by 0700 Mondays and Thursdays should have results the same day.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female all age ranges 2.2%-3.2%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoglobin and O2 Saturation, Arterial Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description HGB and O2SAT, ART Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes HGBWB, O2SAT
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinzed Syringe On Ice
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Must be received 'On ice'
Specimen Stability 1 hour if refrigerated and on ice
Specimen Transport On Ice
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on ice until analyzed
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoglobin and O2 Saturation, Venous Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description HGB AND O2SAT, VEN Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 1.0 Whole Blood
Test Includes HGBWBVN, O2SATVN
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinzed Syringe On Ice
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe or Gel/Non Gel Green Top tube on ice.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Must be received 'On ice' or Gel/Non Gel Green Top tube on ice.
Specimen Stability 1 hour if refrigerated and on ice
Specimen Transport On Ice
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on ice until analyzed
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description HGB Electrophoresis Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Test Includes HEPG, HGBA2, HGBF, and SHGB
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 Based on pathologist interpretation
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoglobin F Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood in 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 over six months of age:  negative; O-6 months: 0-2%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoglobin S Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood in (3) Lavender
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 Run twice weekly Samples received by 0700 Mondays and Thursdays will be run the same day.
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 Not Present
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoglobin, Measured, Arterial Whole Blood Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinized Syringe On Ice
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe on ice or Gel / Non Gel Green Top tube on ice.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Must be on Ice
Specimen Stability 1 hour if refrigerated and on ice
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 1 hour
Critical Value <5.0 and >20.0 g/dL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on ice until analyzed
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 12.0 18.0 g/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoglobin, Measured, Venous Whole Blood Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinized Syringe On Ice
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe on ice
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Must be on Ice
Specimen Stability 1 hour if refrigerated and on ice
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 1 hour
Critical Value <5.0 and >20.0 g/dL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on ice until analyzed
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 12.0 18.0 g/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoglobin, Plasma Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood in a Green Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Green Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Separate Plasma from cells within 8 hours
Specimen Stability 24 hours after separation from cells refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Seven days a week, 24 hours per day
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: 0-22 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoglobin, Whole Blood Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description HGB Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer      1.0 ml whole blood in a Pediatric Lavender Top   2.5 ml whole blood in a 3 ml Lavender Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours if refrigerated or 12 hours at room temperature
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 1hour
Critical Value For all ages and sex greater than 18 years: <5 gm/dL or >20 gm/dL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
           
age from age to age units gender low high
0 1 days M/F 13.5 21.0
1 3 days M/F 14.0 22.5
3 7 days M/F 13.5 22.5
1 2 weeks M/F 12.5 21.5
2 4 weeks M/F 10.0 20.5
1 2 months M/F 9.0 18.0
2 3 months M/F 9.0 14.0
3 6 months M/F 9.5 13.5
6 24 months M/F 10.5 13.5
2 6 years M/F 11.5 13.5
6 12 years M/F 11.5 15.5
12 18 years F 12.0 16.0
12 16 years M 13.0 16.0
16 18 years M 13.0 18.0
18 and up years F 11.7 15.0
18 and up years M 13.0 17.0
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemoglobin, Hematocrit Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer    1.0 ml whole blood in a Pediatric Lavender Top  2.5 ml whole blood in a 3 ml Lavender Top
Test Includes Whole blood hematocrit and hemoglobin
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in Lavender top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours if refrigerated; 12 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hours
Critical Value See individual tests
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hemosiderin, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 12 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 13 mls of urine with no preservative
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) Send specimen frozen in a plastic 13 ml urine tube
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Send specimen frozen in a plastic 13 ml urine tube
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Heparin (anti Xa) Assay Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Heparin Assay Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
Transport Time Deliver to Specimen Processing Area within 30 minutes of collection
Additional Test Information Must be performed within 2 hours after collection or frozen. Must be collected ON ICE. Do not draw specimen from heparin line.
Specimen Stability 2 hours from collection time if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerated
Test Results
Availability 08:00 to 15:30 hours seven days a week
Stat Availability 08:00 to 15:30 hours seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                        Routines & Stats 24 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 Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Heparin Induced Platelet Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume Two aliquots, each with 0.5 ml
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 If indicated, additional testing by Serotonin Release will be performed
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze in two aliquots until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hepatic Function Panel Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 Full Gel Green Microtainers
Test Includes Albumin, AST, Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, Total Bilirubin, Direct Bilirubin, Total Protein
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hepatitis A Antibody IgM Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml Serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hepatitis A Antibody Total Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes Total Hepatitis A Antibody, IgG, and IgM
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: Hepatitis B Core Antibody Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Hepatitis B Core Total Antibody, (IgM and IgG antibodies) Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 mL whole Blood
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Preferred sample is one 7mL Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or                1.4 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days refrigerated 2-8C
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Non Reactive
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type 1.0 ml Serum
Minimum Volume 0.8ml 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: Hepatitis B DNA, Qualitative, by PCR Lab Section Sendouts
Alternate Description Fluid Type Blood
Minimum Volume 1 Full Lavender EDTA tube
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 1 Full Lavendar EDTA tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate within 6 hours of collection and freeze plasma until sent to Quest
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood
Test Includes Includes screen and HBsAb concentration.
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Preferred Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days if refrigerated 2-8C
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value None
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml whole blood
Test Includes HBsAg screen and Confirmation by second test if screen is positive.
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Preferred sample is one 7mL Red Top tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Red Top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours if refrigerated 2-8C
Specimen Transport Refrigerate within 8 hours of collection.
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Non Reactive
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hepatitis B DNA Qualitative Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Hepatitis B Virus DNA, PCR, Qualitative Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD A Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in a ACD A Yellow Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin within 1 hour of collection, separate plasma into a plastic screw-capped vial and freeze until shipped out.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 1 hour of collection, separate plasma into a plastic screw-capped vial and freeze until courier pickup. Must be transported on dry ice.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hepatitis B Viral Load Quantitative Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 2 ml Plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Lavender top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin within 1 hour of collection, separate plasma into a plastic screw-capped vial and freeze until shipped out.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 1 hour of collection, separate plasma into a plastic screw-capped vial and freeze until courier pickup. Must be transported on dry ice.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hepatitis Be Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in 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 Reference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Hepatitis C Antibody Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.7 ml whole blood
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
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Non Reactive
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hepatitis C Quantitative Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description

HCV Viral Load by Real Time PCR

Roche Ampliprep/TAQMan
Fluid Type

7 ml EDTA Whole Blood

Minimum Volume 14 ml EDTA ( two 7 ml tubes)
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 6ml lavender EDTA tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Two 7 ml whole blood in a lavender EDTA
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Must be spun and refrigerated within 4-6 hours of collection.
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability May be drawn anytime as long as specimen is processed within 4-6 hours of collection.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats 7 days after collection of specimen.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerated within 4-6 hours of collection.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4-6 hours of collection. Pour off into 12 X 75 pour-off tube and freeze. Ask Lab courier to bring dry ice to transport specimen.
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hepatitis C Riba Donor Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description HCV Riba Donor Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 1.2 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Reference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Her-2/neu by Elisa Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Oncoprotein HER-2/neu Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.3 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Freeze
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate and freeze before shipment
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Herpes Simplex 1, 2 Species Differentiation IgG Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description HSV IgG Antibody, Test code HSVGG Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes Herpes Simplex 1 IgG and  Herpes Simplex 2 IgG
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 This test is for species differentiation, only.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Positive / Negative
Availability Twice weekly
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Herpes Simplex Direct Detection by Fluorescent Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Lesion or scrapping
Minimum Volume 1 Slide
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lesion or scraping
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Culture required for backup if FA is NEG
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability 07:00-14:00 hours, Weekends 08:00 -12:00
Stat Availability Yes
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 1 day
Critical Value All positives phoned to floor or physician.
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Keep refrigerated until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Herpes Simplex (HSV) Molecular Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesions
Minimum Volume N/A
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Virus Transport Media (UTM)
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesions. NOT approved for CSF. CSF will be sent to reference lab for PCR. NOT to be used for screening. NOTE: All screening requests for HSV will result in a virus culture.
Specimen Stability Stored up to 5 days at 2-8 degree C
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Herpes simplex Type I or Type II Detected/No Herpes simplex virus detected/No Herpes simplex virus detected
Availability Run daily, 7 days a week (M-F specimens received in Virology by 2:00 and weekends specimens received by noon)
Stat Availability Yes, during day shift hours only.
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 24 hours
Critical Value  
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Keep refrigerated until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Herpes Type 6 Antibodies Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 2 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 Reference range accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Herpes Virus 6, DNA, by PCR Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days if refrigerated
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: Hickory Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: High Density Cholesterol Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description HDL Fluid Type Whole Blood
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 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: >35 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: High Molecular Weight Kininogen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fitzgerald Factor Fluid Type Citrated Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml citrated plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate blue top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in 4.5 ml Citrate Blue 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 immediately into 2 aliquot tubes. 1.0 ml plasma in each aliquot. Minimum 0.5 ml per aliquot. Freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Histamine, Plasma Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Avoid taking allergy causing drugs, antihistamines, oral corticosteroids
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 2 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate and freeze in a plastic 12X75 aliquot tube. Notify lab courier to bring dry ice for the pickup.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Histoplasma Antigen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type

Urine (Preferred specimen) -

2.0 mls

Minimum - 1.5 mls

Serum - 2.0 mls

Minimum - 1.5 ml

CSF - 2.0 ml

Minimum 1.5 ml

Bronchial Lavage/wash - 2.0 ml

Minimum - 1.5 ml

Minimum Volume see above
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top or sterile Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red
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: Histoplasma Antibody, ID Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type

Whole Blood

Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 14 days if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate serum, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: HIV 1&2 Western Blot Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 7 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information If the Western Blot is negative or indeterminate, a HIV-2 Elisa will be added. If the HIV-2 Elisa is repeatedly reactive a HIV-2 Western Blot will be added.
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:

HIV Genotyping

Lab Section

Special Hematology

Alternate Description  

Fluid Type

7ml EDTA Plasma

 

Minimum Volume

7ml EDTA (lavender)

Test Includes

Patient Preparation

Specimen/Tube Type Transport

Lavender Top (EDTA) Tubes

Container (Microbiology)

Container Whole Blood Required

One 7 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top Tube

Transport Time

Additional Test Information

Specimen Stability

4 hours if refrigerated, freeze at -20 to -70oC

Specimen Transport

Frozen

Test Results

Availability

May be drawn anytime as long as specimen is processed within 4 hours of collection.

Stat Availability

Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats

14 days after specimen reception

Critical Value

N/A

Specimen Preparation (In house)

Spin/separate and freeze.

Specimen Preparation (Outreach)

Spin within 4 hours of collection. Separate plasma into plastic 12 X 75 tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Freeze. Ask Lab courier to bring dry ice to transport specimen.

Reference Value

 Accompanies Report

Special Handling Instructions


Test Name: HIV Genotype Plus Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 2 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available: 10-14 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value DNA sequencing results
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HIV Phenosense Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Phenosense HIV Coprehensive Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 5 ml EDTA Plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in (3) Lavender Top Tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information This test is only for patients with an HIV Viral Load >500 copies/ml
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at room temperature within 6 hours of collection, separate plasma into plastic pour-off tubes and freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HIV Phenotype, Comprehensive Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 3 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 6 ml whole blood in (2) Lavender Top Tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 6 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at room temperature within 6 hours of collection, separate plasma into plastic pour-off tubes and freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report (AML 11319 to Virologic in San Francisco
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HIV Ab types 1 and 2 plus Grp O and p24 Ag Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum (Red-top) or Plasma (Green-top)
Minimum Volume 400ul of whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation HIV Screen - requires HIV Consent Form signed by Patient and Clinician obtaining consent.          
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top or Green-top tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 3 days room temp (15-25oC) 7 days at 2-8oC  For longer storage separate from cells or clot and Freeze at -20oC or colder.
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Available Monday thru Friday only, Samples received by 0700 will have results the same day.
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 Non Reactive
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HIV Viral Load by PCR Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description

HIV Viral Load by Real Time PCR

Roche Ampliprep/TaqMan
Fluid Type 7 ml EDTA Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 14 mL EDTA (Two 7 mL tubes)
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 7 mL Lavender EDTA Tubes
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Two 7 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top Tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Must be spun and refrigerated with 4-6 hours of collection
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability May be drawn anytime as long as specimen is processed within 4-6 hours of collection.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats 7 days after collection of specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate within 4-6 hours of collection.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4-6 hours of collection. Pour off into 12 X 75 pour off tube and freeze. Ask Lab courier to bring dry ice to transport specimen.
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HIV-2 ABS ELISA Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HIV-2 ABS Elisa Donor Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description HIV-2 Serology Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name:HLA ABC Low Resolution TypingLab SectionHLA
Alternate Description (ABCLR)Fluid TypeWhole Blood
Minimum Volume10 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required10 ml whole blood in an ACD A Yellow Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability72 hours
Specimen TransportRoom Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Routine 7 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation                  (In house) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Reference Value
Special Handling InstructionsTest must be scheduled in advance with HLA lab.

Test Name:

HLA ABC, DRDQ High Resolution Typing

Lab Section

HLA

Alternate Description

High Resolution Molecular ABC, DRDQ Typing, (HLAHR)

Fluid Type

Whole blood

Minimum Volume

10 ml whole blood

Test Includes

Patient Preparation

Specimen/Tube Type Transport

ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube

Container (Microbiology)

Container Whole Blood Required

20 ml whole blood in ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube

Transport Time

Additional Test Information

Specimen Stability

72 hours

Specimen Transport

Room Temperature

Test Results

Availability

Monday through Friday

Stat Availability

 

Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats

7 days

Critical Value

Specimen Preparation                  (In house)

Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.

Specimen Preparation (Outreach)

Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.

Reference Value

Special Handling Instructions

 

Test Name: HLA Donor CrossmatchLab SectionHLA
Alternate Description (DFXM)Fluid Type Whole blood and Serum
Minimum Volume

20 ml whole blood in

ACD-Solution A tube,

3 ml whole blood in

red top tube

Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD, Solution A,  Yellow Top and Non Gel Red Top Tubes
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 40 ml whole blood in (4) ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tubes and 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Test to be ordered on Living Donors only
Specimen Stability 48 hours
Specimen TransportRoom Temperature
Test Results
Availability 08:00-24:00 hours, Monday through Friday
Stat Availability24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Routine: 48 hours.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation                  (In house) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Reference Value
Special Handling InstructionsTest must be scheduled in advance with HLA lab.

Test Name: HLA Recipient CrossmatchLab SectionHLA
Alternate Description (FXM)Fluid Type Whole blood and Serum
Minimum Volume

10 ml whole blood in

ACD-A tube, 3 ml

whole blood in red top

tube

Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD, Solution A (Yellow Top) Tube and Non Gel Red Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in (1) ACD, Solution A Yellow Tops Tube and 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours
Specimen TransportRoom Temperature
Test Results
Availability 08:00-24:00 hours, Monday through Thursday
Stat Availability24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Routine: 48 hours.   Stat: 24 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Reference Value
Special Handling InstructionsTest must be scheduled in advance with HLA lab.

Test Name: HLA A,B, C, DR, DQ Low Resolution Typing Lab Section HLA
Alternate Description (ABDR) Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 10 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 20 ml whole blood in (2) ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours 
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 7 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions  Must be scheduled in advance with HLA Lab

Test Name: HLA B27 Typing Lab Section HLA
Alternate Description (HB27) Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 10 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in a adult ACD A Yellow Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 7 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HLA-B*57:01 Typing Lab Section HLA
Alternate Description (B5701H) Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport

ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube. Alternate specimen:   Lavendar top tube

Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

10 ml whole blood in a adult ACD A Yellow Top Tube.  Alternate specimen:  6 mL Lavendar top tube

Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 7 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) No specimen preparation, testing performed on whole blood
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) No specimen preparation, testing performed on whole blood
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HLA Class 1 Single Antigen Typing Lab Section HLA
Alternate Description (CLAS1) Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 10 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in an ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Must specify HLA antigen ordered
Specimen Stability 72 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 7 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HLA Class 2 Single Antigen Typing Lab Section HLA
Alternate Description (CLAS2) Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 10ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in an ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Must specify HLA antigen ordered
Specimen Stability 72 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 7 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HLA DRDQ Low Resolution Typing Lab Section HLA
Alternate Description (DRDQL) Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 10 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 7 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions Test must be scheduled in advance with HLA lab

Test Name: HLA Antibody Screen Lab Section HLA
Alternate Description (LABB) Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 4 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability

Routine results available within 7 business days. 

Testing ordered on cardiac transplant candidates available within 3 business days.

Testing ordered on platelet transfusion recipients available within 3 business days.

Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HLA Donor Specific Antibodies Lab Section HLA
Alternate Description (DSA) Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 4 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information

This test can be ordered in conjunction with post-transplant patient monitoring.

Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats  
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. Store at room temperature.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions  

Test Name: HLA Typing for Celiac Disease Lab Section HLA
Alternate Description (HCD); HLA typing for DQ2 and DQ8 Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 10 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport

ACD, Solution A, Yellow Top Tube. Alternate specimen:   Lavendar top tube

Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

10 ml whole blood in a adult ACD A Yellow Top Tube. Alternate specimen:  6 mL Lavendar top tube

Transport Time
Additional Test Information

 

Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 7 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) No specimen preparation, testing performed on whole blood
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) No specimen preparation, testing performed on whole blood
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions  

Test Name: Homocysteine, Plasma Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml Whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Green Top Tube / ON ICE
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a green-top tube PLACE ON ICE IMMEDIATELY!
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Full green-top tube ON ICE, centrifuge as soon as possible!
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Run weekly, Tuesdays Samples received by 0700, results available by 1600 the same day..
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) All samples must be placed in ice immediately after collection and kept on ice until centrifugation and separation of the plasma from the cells.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Sample must be processed as noted above if not available, send patient to UPC Lab for collection.  Plasma must be removed from clot within 6 hours of collection even if on ice.
Reference Value

Males             5.46 16.20 umol/L

Females         4.44 13.56 umol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Homovanillic Acid, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 5 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hour Urine Specimen Container with 30 mls 6 N HCL
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability  
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Save 100 ml aliquot, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Homovanillic Acid, Random Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description HVA, Random Urine Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 1 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
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

Test Name: HPV High Risk, Anal-Rectal Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Human Papillomavirus, High Risk Anal-Rectal Fluid Type Anal Swab
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Cytobrush in Digene Transport Media
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: H. Pylori Antigen, Stool Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Complement, C1 Esterase Inhibitor

Fluid Type

Stool

Minimum Volume

1 gram stool
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile container with no preservatives
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 gram stool in a sterile container with no preservatives
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) Freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HPV DNA High Risk Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Digene Cervical Sample
Minimum Volume .
Test Includes HPV types 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, and 68
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Digene HPV Cervical sample or Thin Prep Pap Collection Kit, if pap smear ordered
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Only submit Cytobrush in Digene Transport Media, if no thin prep pap smear is ordered.
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: HTLV-I, RIPA Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HTLV1/2 Western Blot Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: HTLV1/2 Western Blot Donor Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Human Herpes 6 Virus by PCR Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Bone Marrow
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube or ACD A Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top or 8.5 ml whole blood in a Yellow ACD A Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Also acceptable: 4-7 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top or 1.0 ml CSF with no preservative.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Quantitative Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description HCG, Beta, Quantitative Fluid Type Plasma or serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Gel Green Microtainers or Red Non Gel Microtainers
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top or Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top or a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 0-10 mIU/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Human Papilloma Virus Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description HPV DNA Fluid Type Cervical Sample or Biopsy
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Cervical Brushes: Collect specimens using the 'Digene HPV Cervical Sampler' provided by virology in the clinical labs.

Thin Prep Specimens: Collect specimens using a broom-type collection device and place in at least 4 ml of Cytyc PreservCyt Solution provided by Lab Outreach in Clin Labs. Store refrigerated. DO NOT freeze.

Cervical Biopsies: Collect specimens 2 to 5 mm in cross-section and place immediately in at least 1 ml of Cytyc PreservCyt Solution and freeze at minus 20 degrees.

Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability See Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Specimen Transport See Specimen/Tube Type Transport
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: Huntingtons Disease by PCR Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 10 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml 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) Store at room temperature - Ship same day
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Hydrocarbon & Oxygenated Volatiles Quantitation Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes Acetaldehyde, Acetone, Benzene, Diethyl Ether, Ethanol, Ethyl Acetate, Ethyl Benzene, Isopropanol, Methanol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Methyl Isobutyl Ketone, Methyl n-Butyl Ketone, Methylpentanes, Pentane, Styrene, Toluene, Xylenes (o, m, p), n-Butanol, n-Hepta, n-Hexane, n-Propanol
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
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Test Name: Hypersensitivity Pheumonitis Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, Standard Panel Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes Detection of antibodies against separate antigens of Faenia retivirgula, Acremonium (Cephalosporium) sp,Thermoactinomyces vulgaris (antigen 1), A. niger, Aureobasidium pullulans, A. flavus, A.fumigatus #1 and pigeon serum
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
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Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions