Test Name:Lactalbumin-ALab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate Description RastFluid TypeSerum
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml serum
Test Includes
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, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference ValueAccompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lactate Dehydrogenase, Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description LDH, Fluid Fluid Type Fluid
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
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) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value No normal range defined, U/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lactate Dehydrogenase, LDH Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description LD 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 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 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 Male/Female and all ages the same: 313-618 u/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lactic Acid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Lactate Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gray Top ON ICE
Transport Time
Additional Test Information

Venous specimens should be obtained without the use of a tourniquet or immediately after the tourniquet is applied. Alternatively, the tourniquet should be removed after the puncture has been performed, and the blood should be allowed to circulate for several minutes before the sample is withdrawn.

Test can be added on to a spun gray top tube up to 8 hours from collection, room temp or refrigerated.

Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated; 8 hours at room temperature (spun)
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 as soon as possible
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin and separate as soon as possible. Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 0.7 - 2.1 mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lactic Acid, Whole Blood Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Lactate Fluid Type Venous Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinized venous whole blood on ice.  Arterial specimens will be accepted, however, reference range does not apply to arterial samples.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Green gel/non-gel lithium heparin tube or heparinized syringe on ice. 
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Venous samples 0.6 1.8 mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lactic Acid, Spinal Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description CSF Lactate Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value

Male/Female the same

Age Results
0 - 3 Days 1.1 - 6.7 mmol/L
3 days - 10 days 1.1 - 4.4 mmol/L
10 days - 18 years 1.1 - 2.8 mmol/L
>18 years 1.1 - 2.4 mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lactoglobulin-B Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lactose Tolerance, 0.5 Hour (Glucose) Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Patient must obtain test dose for lactose tolerance test from the outpatient pharmacy in UPC Room 1200. This requires a physician prescription. Test must be scheduled with UPC lab at (717) 531-5204
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lactose Tolerance, 1.0 Hour (Glucose) Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Patient must obtain test dose for lactose tolerance test from the outpatient pharmacy in UPC Room 1200. This requires a physician prescription. Test must be scheduled with UPC lab at  (717) 531-5204
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lactose Tolerance, 1.5 Hour (Glucose) Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Patient must obtain test dose for lactose tolerance test from the outpatient pharmacy in UPC Room 1200. This requires a physician prescription. Test must be scheduled with UPC lab at (717) 531-5204
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lambs Quarters Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lamictal Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Lamotrigine 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: LDH, Spinal Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description CSF, LDH Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Spinal Fluid
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport CSF Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours, if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: LDH Isoenzymes Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Lactate Dehydrogenase, Isoenzyme Electrophoresis Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes LDH, LDH1, LDH2, LDH3, LDH4, LDH5
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature, only
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, maintain at room temperature
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: LDL Direct Cholesterol Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Direct LDL Fluid Type Serum or plasma
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum or plasma
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, Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top, or Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lead, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 100 ml Urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hour Urine Specimen Container with 25 ml 50% Acetic Acid or 30 ml 6N 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)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lead, Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 ml whole blood in lavender or non-gel green top (Sodium Heparin)
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top or Non Gel Green Top (Sodium Heparin)
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a lavender Top or Non Gel Green Top (Sodium Heparin) or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Lavender Top Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 14 days if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Daily
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: Legionella Antigen, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 3 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) Label specimen and refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Legionella Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume >2 ml Fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Sputum, transtracheal/tracheal/bronchial aspirate, pleural fluid, lung biopsy collected in sterile container
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability 2 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Presence or absence of Legionella Spp.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 7 days; Preliminary reports issued daily
Critical Value Presence of Legionella Spp.
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Legionella Species isolated
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Legionella Pneumophila Total Ab Lab Section Send out
Alternate Description Legionella Pneumophila IgG Antibody Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top - 0.5 mL serum preferred
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.5 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Legionella Pneumophila IgM Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Legionella Pneumophila IgM Antibody Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top 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: Leptospira Antibody 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: Lettuce Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Evaluation Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Green Top Sodium Heparin
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in Green Top, Sodium Heparin
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) Keep at room temperature until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Leukemia Panel Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description LSUK Fluid Type Plasma, bone marrow aspirate, nodes, CSF & other body fluids
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood, 2 ml bone marrow aspirate, 5 ml other body fluids
Test Includes CD2,CD3,CD5,CD10,CD13,CD14,CD19,CD22,CD33,CD34,CD45,CD117,GPA,HLA-DR,TdT
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top for peripheral blood, Sodium Heparin in a syringe for bone marrow aspirate,  RPMI for nodes/tissues, and                                    Sodium Heparin in a sterile container for other body fluids.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours
Specimen Transport Room temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday thru Friday. Call Special Hematology at (717)-531-8559 for any collections on Friday after 14:00 hours before drawing specimen. Specimens drawn on Sunday can be run on Monday, except when Monday is a holiday. Special Hematology lab closed on weekends and holidays.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats 4 days after receiving specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) See above
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) See above
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions Do Not Refrigerate

Test Name: Leukemia/Lymphoma Dual Panel Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description LSUK & LSYM Fluid Type Whole blood, bone marrow aspirate, nodes, CSF & other body fluids
Minimum Volume 3 ml blood, 2 ml bone marrow aspirate, 5 ml other body fluids
Test Includes

CD2,CD3,CD4,CD5,CD7,CD8,CD10,CD19,CD20,CD22,CD23,CD33,CD34,CD45,CD117,GPA,Kappa,

Lambda,HLA-DR,TdT,Myeloperoxidase
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top for peripheral blood, Sodium Heparin in a syringe for bone marrow aspirate,  RPMI for nodes/tissues, and                                    Sodium Heparin in a sterile container for other body fluids.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday thru Friday. Call Special Hematology at (717)-531-8559 for any collections on Friday after 14:00 hours before drawing specimen. Specimens drawn on Sunday can be run on Monday, except when Monday is a holiday. Special Hematology lab closed on weekends and holidays.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats 4 days after receiving specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) See above
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) See above
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions Do Not Refrigerate

Test Name: Lymphoma Panel Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description LSYM Fluid Type Plasma, bone marrow aspirate, nodes, CSF & other body fluids
Minimum Volume 3 ml plasma, 2 ml bone marrow aspirate, 5 ml other body fluids
Test Includes

 CD2,CD3,CD4,CD5,CD7,CD8,CD10,CD19,CD20,CD23,CD45,Kappa,Lambda

Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top for peripheral blood, Sodium Heparin in a syringe for bone marrow aspirate,  RPMI for nodes/tissues, and                                    Sodium Heparin in a sterile container for other body fluids.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday thru Friday. Call Special Hematology at (717)-531-8559 for any collections on Friday after 14:00 hours before drawing specimen. Specimens drawn on Sunday can be run on Monday, except when Monday is a holiday. Special Hematology lab closed on weekends and holidays.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats 4 days after receiving specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) See above
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) See above
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions Do Not Refrigerate

Test Name: Levetiracetam Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Keppra Fluid Type 1.0 ml Plasma or Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml or serum or plasma
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 Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Gel separator tubes are not acceptable.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and separate. Refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lidocaine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Xylocaine Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 1 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, and freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lipase 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 4 hours S 1 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: 23 - 300 u/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lipase, Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
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/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value U/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lipid Profile Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Lipoproteins Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 Full Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes Triglyceride, Cholesterol, High Density Lipid, Low Density Lipid (Calculated), Cholesterol/HDL ratio,(CHO/HDL) and Non HDL Cholesterol (CHO-HDL)
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: Lipoprotein A Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description LP (a) Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
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: Lipoprotein Electrophoresis Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum
Test Includes (Cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoprotein characterization with pheno typing, lipoprotein electrophoresis)
Patient Preparation Draw following a 12- 24 hour fast
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: Lithium Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 full RED Microtainer
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 collection:  Before last dose if given in divided doses or 12-24 hours after the last dose if given once a day.
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/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 Male/Female and all ages the same therapeutic range: 0.6 -1.2 mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Liver Profile Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 Full Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes Total Bilirubin, Akaline Phosphatase, ALT
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: Liver/Kidney Microsomal Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Liver/kidney Microsomal Type 1 Antibodies Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.3 ml serum -  1.0 ml Preferred
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 Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lobster Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Low Density Lipid (Calculated) Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description LDL (Calculated), included in the Lipid Panel (LIPO) Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
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 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 4 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: 50-130 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: LSD by RIA Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Lysergic Acid Diethyamide Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 10 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 Protect from light.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value None detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: LSD Confirmation Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 10 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 Protect from light. Need to send an AML chain of custody with specimen
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available: Next day
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lupus Anticoagulant Evaluation Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes

STA Clot and DRVVT Screen and if indicated a DRVV

Mixing Study and DRVV Confirmation.  A clinical pathologist will

provide an interpretation of results.

Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Blue top with Sodium Citrate
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 2 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Do not draw from heparinized line.
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability Friday if received by 08:00.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats  
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate and freeze until sent out.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin, separate and freeze until courier pickup
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Luteinizing Hormone Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description LH Fluid Type Lithium Heparin Plasma (green-top tube)
Minimum Volume 0.5 mL whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Preferred sample is one full 7mL green-top tube, serum (red-top) is also acceptable
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 5 days if refrigerated at 2-8C
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Daily routine turn around time.
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
Males  1.14 - 8.75 mIU/mL
Females (Reproductive Age):  
Follicular Phase 2.58 - 12.10 mIU/mL
Mid-Cycle Peak 27.3 - 96.9 mIU/mL
Luteal Phase 0.83 - 15.50 mIU/mL

Postmenopausal Females:

13.10 - 86.50 mIU/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lyme Antibody, Spinal Fluid and Blood Lab Section Send outs
Alternate Description Borrelia Burgdorferi Antibody Index Fluid Type CSF and Serum
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml CSF and 7.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container for Spinal Fluid and 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Sterile Container for CSF and Non Gel Red Top for blood
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: Lyme Disease DNA by PCR, Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Borrelia Burgdorferi DNA, Qualitative Fluid Type  Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Yellow ACD A Tube or Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  1 ml whole blood in a Yellow ACD A Tube or in a Lavender Top Tube
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 Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lyme Disease DNA by PCR, CSF/SYN Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Borrelia Burgdorferi DNA, PCR, CSF/SYN Fluid Type  CSF or Synovial Fluid
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml Spinal or Synovial Fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile CSF Container or fluid container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 ml Spinal Fluid in a Sterile Container or Synovial fluid in a sterile container
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) Do Not Spin
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lyme IgG/IgM Antibodies(1) 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 5-7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top 
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate. 
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability Once a week
Stat Availability NOT
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 glass 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin, separate into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with plastic red stopper.  Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lyme IgG/IgM Antibodies Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Borrelia Burgdorferi Serology, Progressive 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 5 - 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: Lyme Western Blot, IgG, IgM Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type 1.0 ml Serum
Minimum Volume 0.25 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 This test is used as a confirmation test for the screening assay only.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Run twice a week
Stat Availability Not available Stat
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: Lymph Single Clone Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes % and Absolute value of a single clone
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Order a CBC & DIFF within 24 hours of collection in order to calculate absolute count.
Specimen Stability 24 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday thru Friday Specimens drawn on Sunday can be run on Monday unless Monday is a holiday. Special Hematology is closed on weekends and holidays.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 4 days after collection
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lymph Subset T, B and Natural Killer Cells Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood in Na Heparin
Test Includes %CD3, %CD4, %CD8, %CD19, %CD16+56, Absolute CD3, Absolute CD4, Absolute CD8, Absolute CD19, Absolute CD16+56, and CD4/CD8 Ratio
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Please order a (CBC, DIFF, Platelet Count) When ordering this test. For all other CD# requests not listed above, contact Ginny Hand (717) 51-5741 or the Special Hematology Department at (717) 531-8559
Specimen Stability 24 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday thru Friday. Call Special Hematology for any collection on Fridays after 2:00 P.M. before drawing specimen. Specimens drawn on Sunday can be run on Monday except when Monday is a holiday. Special Hematology Lab is closed on weekends and holidays.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 4 days after reception of specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not spin. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value
CD3 
age from age to age units gender abs low abs high
0 3 months M/F 2.5 (2500) 5.5 (5500)
3 6 months M/F 2.5 (2500) 5.6 (5600)
6 12 months M/F 1.9 (1900) 5.9 (5900)
1 2 years M/F 2.1 (2100) 6.2 (6200)
2 6 years M/F 1.4 (1400) 3.7 (3700)
6 12 years M/F 1.2 (1200) 2.6 (2600)
12 18 years M/F 1.0 (1000) 2.2 (2200)
18 and up years M/F 0.69 (690) 2.3 (2300)
           
           
age from age to age units gender % low %high
0 3 months M/F 53 84
3 6 months M/F 51 57
6 12 months M/F 49 76
1 2 years M/F 53 75
2 6 years M/F 56 75
6 12 years M/F 60 76
12 18 years M/F 56 84
18 and up years M/F 60 85
           
CD4
age from age to age units gender abs low abs high
0 3 months M/F 1.6 (1600) 4.0 (4000)
3 6 months M/F 1.8 (1800) 4.0 (4000)
6 12 months M/F 1.4 (1400) 4.3 (4300)
1 2 years M/F 1.3 (1300) 3.4 (3400)
2 6 years M/F 0.7 (700) 2.2 (2200)
6 12 years M/F 0.65 (650) 1.5 (1500)
12 18 years M/F 0.53 (530) 1.3 (1300)
18 and up years M/F 0.45 (450) 1.5 (1500)
           
           
           
age from age to age units gender % low  % high
0 3 months M/F 35 65
3 6 months M/F 35 56
6 12 months M/F 31 56
1 2 years M/F 32 51
2 6 years M/F 28 47
6 12 years M/F 31 47
12 18 years M/F 31 52
18 and up years M/F 35 60
           
CD8
age from age to age units gender abs low abs high
0 3 months M/F 0.56 (560) 1.7 (1700)
3 6 months M/F 0.59 (590) 1.6 (1600)
6 12 months M/F 0.5 (500) 1.7 (1700)
1 2 years M/F 0.52 (520) 2.0 (2000)
2 6 years M/F 0.49 (490) 1.3 (1300)
6 12 years M/F 0.37 (370) 1.1 (1100)
12 18 years M/F 0.33 (330) 0.92 (920)
18 and up years M/F 0.12 (120) 0.895 (895)
           
           
age from age to age units gender % low  % high
0 3 months M/F 12 28
3 6 months M/F 12 23
6 12 months M/F 12 24
1 2 years M/F 14 30
2 6 years M/F 16 30
6 12 years M/F 18 35
12 18 years M/F 18 35
18 and up years M/F 10 40
           
CD19
age from age to age units gender abs low abs high
0 3 months M/F 0.3 (300) 2.0 (2000)
3 6 months M/F 0.43 (430) 3 (3000)
6 12 months M/F 0.61 (610) 2.6 (2600)
1 2 years M/F 0.72 (720) 2.6 (2600)
2 6 years M/F 0.39 (390) 1.4 (1400)
6 12 years M/F 0.27 (270) 0.86 (860)
12 18 years M/F 0.11 (110) 0.57 (570)
18 and up years M/F 0.015 (15) 0.495 (495)
           
           
age from age to age units gender % low  % high
0 3 months M/F 6 32
3 6 months M/F 11 41
6 12 months M/F 14 37
1 2 years M/F 16 35
2 6 years M/F 14 33
6 12 years M/F 13 27
12 18 years M/F 6 23
18 and up years M/F 5 20
           
CD16/56
age from age to age units gender abs low abs high
0 3 months M/F 0.17 (170) 1.0 (1000)
3 6 months M/F 0.17 (170) 0.83 (830)
6 12 months M/F 0.16 (160) 0.95 (950)
1 2 years M/F 0.18 (180) 0.92 (920)
2 6 years M/F 0.13 (130) 0.72 (720)
6 12 years M/F 0.1 (100) 0.48 (480)
12 18 years M/F 0.07 (70) 0.48 (480)
18 and up years M/F 0.01 (10) 0.60 (600)
           
           
age from age to age units gender % low  % high
0 3 months M/F 4 18
3 6 months M/F 3 14
6 12 months M/F 3 15
1 2 years M/F 3 15
2 6 years M/F 4 17
6 12 years M/F 4 17
12 18 years M/F 3 22
18 and up years M/F 5 25
           
 
Special Handling Instructions Do Not Refrigerate

Test Name: Lymphocyte Absolute Differential Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer 1.0 ml whole blood in a Pediatric Lavender Top 2.5 ml whole blood in a 5 ml Lavender Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 8 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation   (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup. Prepare (2) blood films if specimen will not be received back in lab within 12 hours of collection.
 Reference Value
           
age from age to age units gender low high
0 1 days M/F 2.0 11.5
1 7 days M/F 2.0 17.0
1 4 weeks M/F 2.0 17.0
1 6 months M/F 2.5 16.5
6 24 months M/F 3.0 13.5
2 4 years M/F 2.0 9.5
4 6 years M/F 1.5 8.0
6 8 years M/F 1.5 7.0
8 18 years M/F 1.2 6.8
18 and up years M/F 1.0 3.4
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lymphocyte Antigen Proliferation Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 15 ml whole blood
Test Includes Antigens: Candida, Tetanus, PPD
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 20 ml whole blood in (2) Sodium Heparin Non Gel Tops
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Collect specimens only between Monday and Thursday
Specimen Stability 24 hours at Room Temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Must be sent to reference lab on the same day of collection. Therefore specimen must be received by 'Lab Send-Out Area' no later than 14:30 hours Monday thru Thursday.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Must be sent to reference lab on the same day of collection. Therefore specimen must be received by 'Lab Send-Out Area' no later than 14:30 hours Monday thru Thursday.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lymphocyte Mitogen Proliferation Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 15 ml whole blood
Test Includes Mitogens: Pokeweed mitogen, Concanavalin A (Con A), Phytohemagglutinin
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 20 ml whole blood in (2) Sodium Heparin Non Gel Tops
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Collect specimens only between Monday and Thursday
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Must be sent to reference lab on the same day of collection. Therefore specimen must be received by 'Lab Send-Out Area' no later than 14:30 hours Monday thru Thursday. 
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Must be sent to reference lab on the same day of collection. Therefore specimen must be received by 'Lab Send-Out Area' no later than 14:30 hours Monday thru Thursday.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lymphocyte Subset T & B Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description LSTC CD3 CD4 CD8 & CD19 Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood in Na Heparin
Test Includes CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, T4/T8 Ratio
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Sodium heparin Non Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Please order a (CBC, DIFF, Platelet Count) When ordering this test. For all other CD# requests, contact Ginny Hand (717) - 531- 5711 or Special Hematology at (717) - 531-8559. 
Specimen Stability 24 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday thru Friday. Call Special Hematology for any collection on Fridays after 2:00 P.M. before drawing specimen. Specimens drawn on Sunday can be run on Monday except when Monday is a holiday. Special Hematology Lab is closed on weekends and holidays.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats 4 days after reception of specimen.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
CD3 
age from age to age units gender abs low abs high
0 3 months M/F 2.5 (2500) 5.5 (5500)
3 6 months M/F 2.5 (2500) 5.6 (5600)
6 12 months M/F 1.9 (1900) 5.9 (5900)
1 2 years M/F 2.1 (2100) 6.2 (6200)
2 6 years M/F 1.4 (1400) 3.7 (3700)
6 12 years M/F 1.2 (1200) 2.6 (2600)
12 18 years M/F 1.0 (1000) 2.2 (2200)
18 and up years M/F 0.69 (690) 2.3 (2300)
           
           
age from age to age units gender % low %high
0 3 months M/F 53 84
3 6 months M/F 51 57
6 12 months M/F 49 76
1 2 years M/F 53 75
2 6 years M/F 56 75
6 12 years M/F 60 76
12 18 years M/F 56 84
18 and up years M/F 60 85
           
CD4
age from age to age units gender abs low abs high
0 3 months M/F 1.6 (1600) 4.0 (4000)
3 6 months M/F 1.8 (1800) 4.0 (4000)
6 12 months M/F 1.4 (1400) 4.3 (4300)
1 2 years M/F 1.3 (1300) 3.4 (3400)
2 6 years M/F 0.7 (700) 2.2 (2200)
6 12 years M/F 0.65 (650) 1.5 (1500)
12 18 years M/F 0.53 (530) 1.3 (1300)
18 and up years M/F 0.45 (450) 1.5 (1500)
           
           
           
age from age to age units gender % low  % high
0 3 months M/F 35 65
3 6 months M/F 35 56
6 12 months M/F 31 56
1 2 years M/F 32 51
2 6 years M/F 28 47
6 12 years M/F 31 47
12 18 years M/F 31 52
18 and up years M/F 35 60
           
CD8
age from age to age units gender abs low abs high
0 3 months M/F 0.56 (560) 1.7 (1700)
3 6 months M/F 0.59 (590) 1.6 (1600)
6 12 months M/F 0.5 (500) 1.7 (1700)
1 2 years M/F 0.52 (520) 2.0 (2000)
2 6 years M/F 0.49 (490) 1.3 (1300)
6 12 years M/F 0.37 (370) 1.1 (1100)
12 18 years M/F 0.33 (330) 0.92 (920)
18 and up years M/F 0.12 (120) 0.895 (895)
           
           
age from age to age units gender % low  % high
0 3 months M/F 12 28
3 6 months M/F 12 23
6 12 months M/F 12 24
1 2 years M/F 14 30
2 6 years M/F 16 30
6 12 years M/F 18 35
12 18 years M/F 18 35
18 and up years M/F 10 40
           
CD19
age from age to age units gender abs low abs high
0 3 months M/F 0.3 (300) 2.0 (2000)
3 6 months M/F 0.43 (430) 3 (3000)
6 12 months M/F 0.61 (610) 2.6 (2600)
1 2 years M/F 0.72 (720) 2.6 (2600)
2 6 years M/F 0.39 (390) 1.4 (1400)
6 12 years M/F 0.27 (270) 0.86 (860)
12 18 years M/F 0.11 (110) 0.57 (570)
18 and up years M/F 0.015 (15) 0.495 (495)
           
           
age from age to age units gender % low  % high
0 3 months M/F 6 32
3 6 months M/F 11 41
6 12 months M/F 14 37
1 2 years M/F 16 35
2 6 years M/F 14 33
6 12 years M/F 13 27
12 18 years M/F 6 23
18 and up years M/F 5 20
           
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Lysosomal Enzymes Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 8-10 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Sodium heparin Non Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Collect specimens only between Monday and Thursday. Test screens for mucopolysaccharidases, Lipidoses, and Mucolipidoses. "Completed history form must accompany specimen.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Specimen must be sent out the same day of collection.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions