Test Name: IBD Serology 7Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate DescriptionFluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume.0.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability 
Stat Availability 
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats  
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate then refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) 
Reference Value Accompanies Report

Test Name:IgALab SectionChemistry
Alternate DescriptionFluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 Full Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4hours, S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Male/Female Ranges the Same
18 years 70-400 mg/dL
12 years 40-350 mg/dL
8 years 45-200 mg/dL
5 years 35-200 mg/dL
3 years 25-160 mg/dL
2 years 18-150 mg/dL
1 year 15-110 mg/dL
9 months 15-90 mg/dL
5 months  8-80 mg/dL
2 months  4-80 mg/dL
0  2-50 mg/dL

Test Name:Ig Free Light ChainsLab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Immunoglobulin Free Light ChainsFluid TypeSerum

Minimum Volume0.5 ml Serum
Test Includes Immunoglobulin Kappa Free Light Chains, Immunoglobulin Lambda Free Light Chains, and Kappa/Lambda FLC Ratio
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate, and refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach).
Reference Value

Test Name:IgA, UltrasensitiveLab Section Send outs
Alternate Description Immunoglobulin A, UltrasensitiveFluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Full Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate and refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)Spin within 4 hours of collection. Separate and refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference ValueAccompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: IgF1 Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 mL whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red Top only
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time Stable at room temperature for 24 hours, freeze at -10C for prolonged storage.
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability Run weekly, samples received by 0700 on Thursdays will have results the same day
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate send to lab freeze before testing
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Centrifuge and separate serum from clot, send to lab, refrigerated.
Reference Value
Age Range Male Female
2 months to 5 years 14 - 278 ng/ml 14 - 278 ng/ml
6 to 9 years 88 - 474 ng/ml 88 - 474 ng/ml
9 to 11 years 110 - 565 ng/ml 117 - 771 ng/ml
12 to 15 years 202 - 957 ng/ml 261 - 1096 ng/ml
16 to 24 years 181 - 780 ng/ml 181 - 780 ng/ml
25 to 39 years 114 - 449 ng/ml 114 - 449 ng/ml
40 to 54 years 90 - 360 ng/ml 90 - 360 ng/ml
55 + years 71 - 290 ng/ml 71 - 290 ng/ml
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: IgFBP1 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 1 Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 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
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: IgFBP3 (Not FDA-approved) Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein, 3IgF, Binding Protein 3 Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: IgG Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 Full Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
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 4hours, S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Male/Female Ranges the Same
18 years 700-1600 mg/dL
6 years 650-1600 mg/dL
3 years 460-1240 mg/dL
2 years 420-1200 mg/dL
1 year 340-1200 mg/dL 
9 months 290-1070 mg/dL
5 months 220-900 mg/dL
2 months 200-700 mg/dL
0 250-900 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: IgG Subclasses Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Immunoglobulin G Subclasses Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
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: IgM Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume .1 Full Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
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 4hours, S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Male/Female Ranges the Same
12 years 40-230 mg/dL
8 years 50-250 mg/dL
1 year 45-200 mg/dL
9 months 40-200 mg/dL
5 months 35-125 mg/dL
2 months 25-100 mg/dL
0 20-80 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Imatinib Mesylate Resp Genes, FISH Lab Section Sendout MAYO Labs
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Blood, Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume

2.0 ml  whole blood

1.0mL bone marrow
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Large Green Tube (sodium heparin)
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 mL blood 2 mL bone marrow
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Imipramine/Desipramine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Tofranil Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Imipramine/Desipram
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 3 ml whole blood in (3) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Immature Granulocytes, Absolute Differential Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer 1.0 ml whole blood in a Pediatric Lavender Top 2.5 ml whole blood in a 5 ml Lavender Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 12 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Transport at room temperature
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats R 4 hours  S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup. Prepare (2) blood films if specimen will not be received back in lab within 12 hours of collection.
Reference Value
           
age from age to age units gender low high
18 and up year M/F 0 0.4
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Immune Complex Detection Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Immune Complex Detection by C1q Binding Assay Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information For detection of circulating immune complexes which are capable of activating the classical complement pathway
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) 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: Immunofixation - Serum Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL blood in plain red-top or capillary tube
Test Includes Immunofixation and immunoglobulins
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability Run Mondays and Thursdays Interpretations are usually available the next day.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value See report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Immunofixation, Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 10 ml in urine container
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container. 
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Random urine collection is sufficient no quantitation. A random or 24 hour urine is acceptable
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Monday and Thursdays, only
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Immunoglobulin D Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description IgD Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Increased in IgD myeloma
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: Immunoglobulin E Lab Section Special chemistry
Alternate Description IgE Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml Serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red Top, only
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Performed weekly. If received by 0700 on Fridays, will be resulted by 1600 that same day
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 Age Stratified
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Immunoglobulins Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 Full Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes IgA, IgG, IgM
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 4hours, 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: Immunoglobulin Free Light Chains Lab Section Pathology Core Reference Laboratory
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 mL
Test Includes Free Kappa, Free lambda, Kappa/Lambda Ratio
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 mL Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 21 days at 2 - 8 C or up to 2 months at -20 C, avoid multiple (3 or more) freeze/thaw cycles
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value

Kappa 0.33 - 1.94 mg/dl

Lambda 0.57 - 2.63 mg/dl

Kappa Lambda Ratio 0.26 - 1.65 mg/dl

Special Handling Instructions Freeze in Pathology Core Lab Rack

Test Name: Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrangement, Blood Lab Section Send out test
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender or yellow
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value

 

Special Handling Instructions  

Test Name: Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrangement, Bone Marrow Lab Section Send out test
Alternate Description Fluid Type Bone marrow
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender or yellow
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value

 

Special Handling Instructions  

Test Name: Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrangement, Varies Lab Section Send out test
Alternate Description Fluid Type Parrafin block
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport  
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value

 

Special Handling Instructions  

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

Test Name: Indirect Platelet Antibody Lab Section Histocompatability
Alternate Description (IPLTB) Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 7 ml Non Gel Red Top
Test Includes Assay to detect circulating antibody to HLA Class 1 antigens and to epitopes on the platelet glycoproteins IIb/IIIa, Ib/IX, Ia/IIa, and IV.
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non gel red top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

7 ml whole blood in  Non Gel Red Top Tube or 5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top tube or 10 ml whole Blood in a ACD Yellow Top

Transport Time  
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday
Stat Availability Not available as a STAT
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 2 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin or refrigerate. Store at room temperature
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not spin or refrigerate. Store at room temperature
Reference Value Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Infant Botulism Stool Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type 10 gram of stool for children 1 year or less.
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions If patient is older than 1 year, collect 10 grams of stool and a non gel red top tube. Order an Infant Botulism, stool + serum.

Test Name: Infant Botulism,  Stool and Serum Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type 10 grams of stool and  2 ml of serum for children older than 1 year.
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container and non gel red top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions If patient is 1 year or less, only collect 10 grams of stool and order infant Botulism test.

Test Name: Infant Drug Screen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Meconium Drug Screen Fluid Type Meconium Tissue
Minimum Volume 3.5 grams Meconium

3/5 of a teaspoon or the size of a grape

Test Includes Amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines,      benzolecgonine, cannabinoids, opiates, phencyclidine
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions Do not scrape the diaper; line diaper with plastic wrap

Test Name: Infectious Mononucleosus Test Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Mono Test, Heterophile Screen Fluid Type Plasma or Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer   1.0 ml whole blood in a Pediatric Lavender Top 2.5 ml whole blood in a 5 ml Lavender Top or     1 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or        0.7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top or Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a lavender Top or 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Serum or plasma - 72 hours if refrigerated, >72 hours, if frozen.
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 08:00-17:00 hours, Monday through Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 24 hours
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 Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Influenza Group CF Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Influenza Virus, Types A and B, Antibodies Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Influenza Type A Direct Detection by Fluorescent Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid Type NP  (Nasal Pharyngeal swab) and BAL
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport NP Swab in UTM (Universal Transport Medium)

BRONCHIAL LAVAGE (BAL) in sterile container.

Container (Microbiology) nasal pharyngeal and throat swab
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 M-F 07:00-14:00,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: Influenza Type B Direct Detection by Fluorescent Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid Type NP  (Nasal Pharyngeal swab) and BAL
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport NP Swab in UTM (Universal Transport Medium)

BRONCHIAL LAVAGE (BAL) in sterile container

Container (Microbiology) nasal pharyngeal and throat swab
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 M-F 07:00-14:00,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: Parainfluenza DFA Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid Type NP  (Nasal Pharyngeal swab) and BAL
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport

NP Swab in UTM (Universal Transport Medium)

BRONCHIAL LAVAGE (BAL) in sterile container.

Container (Microbiology) nasal pharyngeal and throat swab
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: Inhibin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Insulin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days frozen at -10C
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Run once per week, Thursdays, samples received by 0700 will have results the same day.
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 stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 6-26 U/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Insulin Antibodies Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 2.5 ml whole blood in (3) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability .
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description IGF1 (SOMATOMEDIN C) Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Intact Parathyroid Hormone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Parathyroid Hormone, Intact Fluid Type Serum Red-top tube
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fasting specimen preferred
Specimen/Tube Type Transport The preferred sample is one 7mL Non Gel Red Top, LiHep plasma is also acceptable
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or

1.2 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers

Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability 2 days if refrigerated.
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability Stat available only for inter-operative samples must prearrange with laboratory call Ext 5187
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Daily routine turn Around time
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, and refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection and separate serum in plastic pour off tube. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/female and all ages the same: 7.5 - 53.5 pg/ml
Special Handling Instructions Samples collected in tubes containing gel separators must be separated from the gel with 24 hours.

Test Name: Interferon Beta IgG Level Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

4 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top

Transport Time
Additional Test Information Collect sample for antibodies before interferon injection; the specific interferon drug used to treat the patient must be provided.
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection and separate in plastic pour off tube. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Interleukin 6 EIA Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume  0.5 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 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, separate, and freeze
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
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Test Name: Interpretive Metabolic Evaluation Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Interpretive Metabolic Evaluation Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
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Test Name: Intracellular Cystine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation This test must be scheduled in advance with Ginny Hand. Notify the 'Send Out Desk' and (717) 531-5741
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in (2) Sodium heparin Non Gel Green Tops
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) Special processing required. Contact Virginia Hand.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
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Test Name: Intrinsic Factor Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Intrinsic Factor Blocking Antibodies Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Freeze
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Iodide Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, keep at room temperature until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
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Test Name: Ionized Calcium and Potassium Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 100 ul whole blood in a capillary tube
Test Includes Ionized Calcium and Potassium
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinized Syringe on Ice or (gel/non-gel) lithium heparin tube ON ICE.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe or (gel/non-gel) lithium heparin tube ON ICE.
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: Ionized Calcium, Potassium, Sodium Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Ionized Calcium, Sodium, and Potassium Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 100 ul whole blood in a capillary tube
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinized Syringe on Ice or (gel/non-gel) lithium heparin tube on ice.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe or (gel/non-gel) lithium heparin tube on ice.
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: Ipecac Use Markers Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Emetine & Cephaeline Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Protect from light
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Iron Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week (Emergency Room, only)
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 All ages the same: Male: 49 - 181 ug/dL    Female: 37 - 170 ug/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Iron 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Refrigerated 24 Hour Urine Container with No Preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Iron Liver Tissue Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Liver tissue
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Tissue in Para film block
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Requisition Notes: Suspected diagnosis: Clinical Information: Patient Age 
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
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Test Name: Iron Profile Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 full Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity, % Iron Saturation
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
Iron Profile 

Test

Normal Range - All ages

Iron

 Male: 149-181 ug/mL

Female: 37-170 ug/mL

% Iron Saturation

20-55 %

Total Iron Binding Capacity

Male: 261-462 ug/mL

Female: 265-497 ug/mL

Transferrin

185-345 mg/dL

Unbound Iron Binding Capacity

155-330 ug/dL

Note: Total Iron Binding Capacity = Fe + Unbound Iron Binding Capacity

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Islet Cell Antibody, Screen w/ Reflex to Titer Lab Section Send Outs
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Islet cell antibody screen with a reflex to the Titer if screen is positive
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red Top tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in red top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Hemolyzed and lipemic specimens will be rejected
Specimen Stability 14 days if refrigerated
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability Set up 4 mornings a week
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines Report sent the same day
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
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Test Name: Isopropanol Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in Gray Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

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