Test Name:Neisseria Gonorrhea CultureLab SectionMicrobiology
Alternate Description Screen for N. Gonorrhea, GC CultureFluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test IncludesGram smear included on male sources, only.
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)Cervix, Endocervix, Vagina, Penile Drainage, Urethra, Rectum, Throat collected with swab culture collection/transport system
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test InformationDo not refrigerate
Specimen Stability1 hour at room temperature
Specimen TransportRoom Temperature
Test ResultsNo Neisseria Gonorrhea isolated or quantity of Neisseria Gonorrhea
Availability24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 3 days, Preliminary reports issued daily.
Critical ValueIsolation of N. Gonorrhea
Specimen Preparation (In house)Deliver to lab immediately after collection
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)Keep at room temperature until courier pickup
Reference ValueNo N. Gonorrhea isolated
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Natural Killer Cells Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood
Test Includes CD16+56 Cells
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
Specimen Stability 24 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Monday through Friday. Call Special Hematology (extension 8559) 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. The 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 Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Neonatal Transfusion Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Type and Antibody Screen
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Microtainer
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required .7 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Requires R# IDENTIBAND System
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 1 hour after receipt of specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) No processing. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Neo-Gen Supplemental Screen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Supplemental Newborn Screen Fluid Type Whole Blood on filter paper
Minimum Volume

Test Includes

Test for Acylcarnitine Profile, Amino Acid Profile, Biotinidase Deficiency, Cystic Fibrosis, and

G6PD Deficiency

Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) No processing. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Neonatal State PKU Screen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description PKU Neonatal Screen Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood on filter paper
Test Includes Includes tests for: PKU, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), Hypothyroid Screen (TSH), if indicated by an abnormal T4, G. uridyltransferase, Galatose, total (Galactosemia), Hemoglobinopathy screen, Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSVD), Hypothyroid Screen (T4) 
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) No processing. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Nephrology Panel Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 Full Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes Sodium, potassium, chloride, CO2, albumin, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, calcium, glucose, phosphorous
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 and spun, 1 hour if refrigerated and unspun
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                   Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value See individual reports
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 1 hour of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Nettle 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: Neuron Specific Enolase, CSF Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml CSF
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container
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) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Neurontin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Gabapentin Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 ml plasma 
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Collect specimen two hours after last dose at steady state.
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: Neutrophil 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 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) 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 6.0 28.0
1 7 days M/F 1.5 21.0
1 4 weeks M/F 1.0 10.0
1 6 months M/F 1.0 9.0
6 24 months M/F 1.0 8.5
2 4 years M/F 1.5 8.5
4 6 years M/F 1.5 8.5
6 8 years M/F 1.5 8.0
8 18 years M/F 1.8 8.0
18 and up years M/F 2.0 7.7
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: N Methylhistmine, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 10 ml urine
Test Includes Test includes N Methylhistmine and Creatinine
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 Hour Urine Specimen Container with no preservative. Will accept urine preserved with 6 N HCL, 50% Acetic Acid, Boric Acid, or Na2C03
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Nicotine/Cotinine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 5 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Specimen Container with no preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Nicotine & Metabolite, Quantitative Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Blood
Minimum Volume 2.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml of whole blood in a Non Gel 7 ml Red Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate serum into plastic pour-off tube. Refrigerate until shipped out.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report (Mayo 82509)
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: NMR Liproprofile Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 2 Lavender Top EDTA tubes
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood total collected in two Lavender Top EDTA tube. 
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Fasting overnight (12-24 hour)
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Nocardia Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume 1 ml
Test Includes Direct stain included with culture
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Sterile sources/wounds/respiratory collected in sterile container
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 12 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Presence or absence of Norcardia Spp.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 5 days; Preliminary reports issued daily
Critical Value Presence of Nocardia Spp.
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Nocardia Isolated
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Nortriptyline Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Pamelor Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.2 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 3 ml whole blood in (3) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information If medication is taken at bed time, draw blood 10-12 hours later. For a more frequent dosage schedule, draw blood just before receiving medication.
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: NPM1 Mutation Testing Lab Section Send Out - Mayo Labs
Alternate Description Fluid Type Blood or Bone Marrow
Minimum Volume 3.0 ml
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Large Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temparature
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: 5' Nucleotidase Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description 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
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 2 weeks after reception of specimen in specialty lab
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin, separate into a plastic pour-off tube. Cap with red top and refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions