Test Name: M-Tetrahydrofolate Reductase Gene MutationLab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate DescriptionFluid TypeWhole Blood
Minimum Volume5.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required7 ml whole blood in (3) 3 ml  Lavender Top Tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen TransportRoom Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: MAG (Myelin Assoc. Glycoprotein) Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum
Test Includes SGPG and MAG Antibodies
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, and refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Magnesium Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description        MG 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 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: 1.6 - 2.3 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Magnesium, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 10.0 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hour Urine Specimen Container with 30 mls 6 N HCL
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Before shipping check pH. Should be around 2.0
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Magnesium, RBC Lab Section Sendouts
Alternate Description Intracellular Magnesium Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 0.5 mL lavender top tube
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport  
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 mL whole blood - Lavender (EDTA) tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Tuesday - Saturday afternoon
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Report available: 4 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 4.0-6.4 mg/dL, detection limit: 0.1 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

 


Test Name: Manganese, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 10.0 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Random urine collection in a plain urine container with no additives
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) Send specimen in a plastic 13 ml urine tube or a clean plastic aliquot container
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Random urine collection in a plain urine container with no additives. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report, Mayo #86154
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Malaria Smear 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

It is preferred that the smear is made within 1 hour of collection.

Note: This order can be used to detect Babesia.

Specimen Stability 1 hour if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Routine only, 08:00-17:00
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 2 hours (For negative and preliminary positive reports. Identification of species may take longer.)
Critical Value All positive reports are phoned to physician
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Manganese, Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 4.0 ml
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Dark Blue Top with EDTA
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Dark Blue Top with EDTA
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Draw 2 ml whole blood in vacutainer and discard. Draw second tube (Dark Blue Top). Do not spin.
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: Maple Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description  Rast Box Elder (Maple) 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: Maprotiline Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Ludiomil Fluid Type 3.0 ml 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 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: Marijuana, Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description DAU6, DAU6C 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

Cutoff Value:

> = to 50 ng/mL. Results > = to 50 ng/mL will generate a positive result.

Specimen Stability 72 hours, refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability

Test Turnaround Time Routines

& Stats

Routine 4 hours, Stat 2 hours

Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value None Detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Marijuana, Confirmation, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Marijuana Metabolite Verification and Quantitation on -11-nor-9-carboxy-DELTA-9-tetrahydrocannabinol 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
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: Marshelder, Rough 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: Mass MB (MMB) Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description CK-MB (Creatine Kinase, MB fraction) 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 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value All ages the same: Male: 0 - 7.2 ng/mL and Female: 0 - 3.4 ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Maternal AFP Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Maternal Alpha Fetoprotein Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .0.2 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 Required

Patient Date of Birth, Exam Type (US/PE/LMP); Date of LMP; Weeks Gestation;Lbs Weight; Number of Fetuses; Race; Diabetic (Yes/No); History of NTD; First/Second Specimen and Estimated Date of Delivery.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate and refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Maternal Quad Screen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Maternal Serum Screen 4 Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.2 ml serum
Test Includes Estriol, HCG, Alpha Fetoprotein, Inhibin A and Interpretation
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 Patient Date of Birth, Exam Type (US/PE/LMP); Date of LMP; Weeks gestation; lbs weight; Number of fetuses; Race; Diabetic (Yes/No); History of NTD; First/Second Specimen and Estimated Date of Delivery.
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: MDS, FISH Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description

Myelodisplastic Syndrome, FISH

Fluid Type

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Minimum Volume  
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)

Container Whole Blood Required

5 ml Whole Blood in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube

1.0 - 2.0 ml Bone Marrow in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube

Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability  
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats  
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate whole blood or Bone Marrow until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Meadow Fescue 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: Meconium Drug Screen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Infant 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: MECP2 Gene, Full gene analysis Lab Section Send Outs
Alternate Description Rett syndrome Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3.0 mL
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Whole blood
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3.0 mL Lavender top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Must arrive at Mayo laboratory within 96 hours of collection
Specimen Transport Room temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Room temperature
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions  

Test Name: Melaleuca Cajep 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: Mercury, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 50 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fish, shellfish, and kelp should not be consumed for at least one week before collection of urine
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hour Urine Specimen Container with 30 ml 6 N HCL
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Mercury, Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Patient should refrain from eating predatory fish, such as swordfish, tuna, and shark for at least 3 days before specimen collection.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Dark Blue Top with EDTA, preferred. Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top also acceptable.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in Dark Blue Top with EDTA, preferred. Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top also acceptable.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin. Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Mercury, Random, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 50 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fish, shellfish, and kelp should not be consumed for at least one week before collection of
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)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Metanephrine, Plasma Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 5.0 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation

A fasting specimen required. Patient can drink only water during the fasting period. Discontinue epinephrine and epinephrine like drugs for a least 1 week before specimen collection.

Refrain from smoking for at least 4 hours before specimen collectoin.

Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required (4)  3ml Lavender Top Tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and separate plasma within one hour of collection. Freeze until sent out.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Test not available
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Methadone, Quantitative Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 4 ml serum
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
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: Methadone, Urine Lab Section Send Outs
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 4 mL serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 30 mL Random Urine
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hr room temp, 14 days refrigerated
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: Methanol Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gray Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gray Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Methemoglobin, Arterial Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume .4 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe.
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinzed Syringe On Ice
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe or a Non Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Must be on Ice
Specimen Stability 4 hours 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 Male/Female and all ages the same: 0-3.0% Total Hemoglobin
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Methemoglobin, Venous Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 0.4 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinzed Syringe On Ice
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe on ice or Sodium Heparin Gel/Non Gel Green Top Tube On Ice
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Must be on Ice or Sodium Heparin Gel/Non Gel Green Top Tube On Ice
Specimen Stability 4 hours 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 Male/Female and all ages the same: 0-3.0% Total Hemoglobin
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Methotrexate Analysis Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum or plasma
Minimum Volume
Test Includes METHO
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top or Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or Green Gel Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Seven days a week if spcimen received by 14:00 hours
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats ASAP
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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Methotrexate, CSF Lab Section Sp Chemistry
Alternate Description   Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml serum
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Refrigerate
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: Methsuximide Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Celontin, Petinutin Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes Normethsuximide and methsuximide
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: Methylmalonic Acid, 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 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: Methylmalonic Acid, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 1.7 mL Urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container with No Preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerated
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: Methylmalonic Acid, Quantitative Serum Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.7 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fasting specimen
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
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, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Microalbumin, Random Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml urine
Test Includes Urine albumin, urine creatinine, and microalbumin
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
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)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Microsporidia Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Microsporidia Spore Detection Fluid Type Stool or Duodenal Aspirate
Minimum Volume 0.5 gram or 1.0 ml fixed in formalin
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Stool in A & P vial containing 10% formalin 'Red Capped' 
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 Not Detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Milk 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: Milk Precipitins (IgG) Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description 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 2 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Leukemia Testing: PCR (DNA): JAK2 V617F mutation Lab Section Molecular Diagnostics
Test Description

JAK2 Tyrosine Kinase Val617Phe; Janus kinase 2 gene; Tyrosine kinase mutation; 83872-JAK2B

Fluid/Tissue Type

Whole Blood

Bone Marrow

Minimum Volume

3 ml of Whole Blood

0.5 ml of Bone Marrow

Test Includes
Patient Preparation None
Specimen/Tube Type Transport

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow in EDTA Lavender Top Tube

Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required

3.0 mls of whole blood or 0.5 ml Bone Marrow in a EDTA Lavender Top Tube

 

Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours of specimen collection
Additional Test Information Requires Hematology / Oncology Consult
Specimen Stability Stable for two (2) days refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature, then Refrigerate
Test Results Negative or Positive for the JAK-2 V617F Mutation
Availability 24 hours day
Stat Availability No STAT Testing Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 48 hours
Critical Value

Not applicable

Specimen Preparation (In house)

Accession specimen into Sunquest under JAK2.

Store specimen in Molecular Diagnostics cup in SPA refrigerator.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not spin.  Keep at room temperature until courier pickup
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions Do not centrifuge

Test Name: Modified Ivy Bleeding Time Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
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
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Male/Female range the same  
Age Normal
5 days 1.8 - 6.8 minutes
3 months 2 - 8.5 minutes
1 year 2 - 9.75 minutes
3 - 6 years 4 - 9.1 minutes
6 - 15 years no reference range available
Adults 1.5 - 7.0 minutes
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Monocyte 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) Transport at room temperature
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 0 2
1 7 days M/F 0 2
1 4 weeks M/F 0 2
1 6 months M/F 0 1.8
6 24 months M/F 0 1.8
2 4 years M/F 0 1.6
4 6 years M/F 0 1.4
6 8 years M/F 0 1.4
8 18 years M/F 0 1.2
18 and up years M/F 0 1.0
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Multiple Myeloma FISH Probe Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Bone Marrow
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1-2 ml of bone marrow in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Multiple Sclerosis Profile Number 1 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Oligoclonal Bands/IgG Synthesis & MBP Fluid Type CSF and Serum
Minimum Volume 3.0 ml CSF and              1 ml Serum
Test Includes CSF/serum albumin index, IgG/albumin ratio, IgG index, IgG synthesis rate, Myelin basic protein (Not FDA-approved), Oligoclonal proteins, CSF
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 4.0 ml CSF in a sterile container and 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Freeze CSF and serum.
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: Mumps IgG Antibody, EIA 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 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Recommended for the determination of immune status in response to past infection or vaccination.
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: Mumps IgM Antibody, EIA 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: Muramidase Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Lysozyme Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 6 ml whole blood in (2) Lavender Top Tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
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: Musk Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Muscle Specific Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
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: Myasthenia Gravis Profile Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Acetylcholine Antibody Binding Blocking Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum
Test Includes Acetylcholine receptor binding antibodies and Acetylcholine receptor modulating antibody.
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 If the Acetylcholine receptor modulating antibody is 40-100%,  Mayo Reference Lab will add a Acethylcholine receptor blocking antibody test.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, CSF Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description AFB, CSF by TMA; Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex - Direct Detection Fluid Type Cerebral Spinal Fluid
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml CSF
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile, plastic CSF Tube
Container (Microbiology) 3.0 ml CSF in a sterile plastic CSF tube
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: Mycobacterium DNA, TMA Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description AFB Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Fluid Type Sputum, Bronchial Alveolar Lavage
Minimum Volume 5 ml respiratory specimen
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Sterile Container
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Respiratory specimens, only; sputum, Bronchial Alveolar Lavage
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: Mycoplasma Hominis Culture Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Genital swabs, exudate, fluid or tissue 
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Genital swabs, exudates, fluids, or tissue samples are submitted in Mycoplasma Transport Media
Container (Microbiology) Mycoplasma transport media (Ureaplasma)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Wooden shafted swabs can be toxic to Ureaplasma and will be rejected.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Centrifuge urine, amniotic, or CSF samples. Add 0.2 ml of the pellet to M4 transport medium. Refrigerate sample in M4 transport media until shipped out.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) No processinf. refrigerate specimen until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Mycoplasma pneumoniae, DNA PCR Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description M. pnuemoniae, PCR Fluid Type Throat or NP Swab in 3 ml of M$ or VCM transport medium
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)

Throat or NP Swab in 3 ml of M$ or VCM transport medium

Bronchial washings, aspirates or sputum in a sterile container

Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Mycoplasma IgG & IgM Antibodies Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Antibody Profile Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes M. pneumoniae IgG antibodies and M. pneumoniae IgM antibodies
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Mycoplasma IgG 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: Mycoplasma IgM Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Mycoplasma Pneumoniae 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 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: Myelin Basic Protein, CSF Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 1 ml CSF
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile spinal fluid 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) Do not spin
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Myoglobin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma or serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport The preferred sample is one full 7mL Gel Green Top, serum (red-top) is also acceptable
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days if refrigerated at 2-8C
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value

Demographic

Normal range

Male

<121 ng/mL

Female

<62 ng/mL

 
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Myoglobin, Urine Quantitative 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 Only random specimen
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Myotonic Dystrophy DNA  Type 1 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 6 ml whole blood in (2) Lavender 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 14:00 hours Monday thru Thursday.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions