Test Name:Pancreatic PolypeptideLab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate DescriptionFluid Type2.0 plasma
Minimum Volume0.6 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient PreparationFasting specimen preferred
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required4 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen StabilityFreeze
Specimen TransportFrozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pancreatic Elastase Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Elastase Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume 1 gram of stool
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 1 gram of stool in a sterile plastic container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
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) Freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Paraneo Autoantibody, Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Anti Hu, Ri, Yo Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 14 mL Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)  
Container Whole Blood Required 14 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red Tops
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Paraneoplastic Antibody w/ Reflex Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Anti Hu, Ri, Yo Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 mL serum
Test Includes Anti Hu, Ri, Yo
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)  
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information If IFA testing is positive, then specific Ab will be tested by Western Blot. If Western Blot specific testing is positive, then specific Ab titer will be tested.
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: Paraneoplastic Antibody, Spinal Fluid Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 2 ml CSF
Test Includes Anti Hu, Ri, Yo
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Spinal fluid in a CSF Fluid Container
Container (Microbiology) Spinal Fluid 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)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Parathyroid Hormone Related Peptides Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.25 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Patient should be fasting
Specimen/Tube Type Transport  
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Draw 3 ml of whole blood into a pre-chilled, lavender top (EDTA) tube.
Transport Time Deliver immediately to lab on ice.
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 as soon as possible. Transfer plasma into a plastic transport tube and freeze.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Not available as an outreach test. Must be drawn in UPC Lab.
Reference Value Accompanies report - Mayo # 81774
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Parathyroid Tissue Storage Lab Section Hematopoietic Cell Therapy Laboratory
Alternate Description Fluid Type  
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Tissue is collected by surgeon during parathyroidectomy
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Tissue should be cut into pieces by surgeon
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Blood for tissue processing - Include two 10 mL red top tubes
Specimen Stability 24 hours
Specimen Transport Room temperature
Test Results
Availability Call 7298 to schedule
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions        Call 7298 to obtain tissue collection media (RPMI-1640) and order requisition. .                                                 Tissue must remain sterile.

Test Name: Paroxetine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Paxil 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
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Partial Thromboplastin Mixing Study Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
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
Specimen Stability 4 hours at room temperature
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 R 4 hours S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Room temperature until courier pickup
Reference Value See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Partial Thromboplastin Time Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Blue top with Sodium Citrate
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 4 hours at room temperature
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 R 4 hours S 2 hours

Critical Value

Inpatients - For all ages and sex results >105.0 seconds

Outpatient - For all ages and sex results >70.0 seconds

Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Room temperature until courier pickup
Reference Value

Normal Range: Male/Female and all ages the same: 23-35 seconds

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Parvovirus B19 DNA by PCR Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description 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 10 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red Tops
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability ASK
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available: 7-9 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Not detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Parvovirus B19 Antibody IgG & IgM 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
Specimen Stability 7days 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: PCB's, Whole Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 10 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Monday thru Thursdays at reference lab
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available: 9 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: PCP, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Phencyclodine presumptive Screen, Urine 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 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Mon - Fri
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report Available: Same day specimen received at reference lab
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pea 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 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Daily
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: Peach 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 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: Peanut 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 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: Pear Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast 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 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pecan Nut 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 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: Pediatric Heart Surgery Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Baby Heart Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Blood type and antibody screen and compatibility
testing
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in (3) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information No gels, hemolysis. 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: Pemphigus Pemphigoid Antibodies Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 3.0 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) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate into plastic 12X75 our-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Penicillium Notatum 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 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: Penicilloyl G 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 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: Penicilloyl V 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 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: Pentobarbital Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Perennial Rye 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 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: Peripheral Smear, Whole blood Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Wright Stain Smear 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 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pathologist Review Smear Panel Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Peripheral Smear, Pathologist Review 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 2.7 ml whole blood in a 5 ml Lavender Top
Test Includes

CBC with WBC differential count, reticulocyte count, and pathologist smear review

Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required One 2.7 purple top tube or one microtainer (EDTA)
Transport Time

Send to the laboratory within 4 hours

Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 4 hours at RT and 48 refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Monday - Friday
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats

Results available same day if received before 10:00 AM, M-F.

Interpreted:  daily (5 days per week-routine or stat specimens), emergent (daily-requires Clinical Pathologist consult)

Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: PGL, Phosphatidyl, Amniotic Fluid Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Amniotic Fluid
Minimum Volume 3 ml Amniotic Fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 ml Amniotic Fluid in a Sterile Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Refrigerate until tested at 2-8oC
Specimen Transport Refrigerated
Test Results
Availability Daily, 7 days a week. Testing to be done between 8 am and 4 pm.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: pH, Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid
Minimum Volume 5.0 ml fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinized syringe or Gel / non-gel green top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 2 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 ASAP
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on ice until analyzed
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value 7.40 7.60
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: pH, Scalp Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Special Fetal Scalp heparinized capillary On Ice
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Capillary kit available from Labor and Delivery
Specimen Stability 2 hours if refrigerated
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 ASAP
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on ice until analyzed
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No normal range defined Units
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Phenobarbital 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 Trough: Collect immediately before administering the next dose.
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 1 hour
Critical Value Male/female and all ages the same: >80 ug/mL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Separate plasma from cells within 4 hours of
collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same therapeutic range: 15-40 ug/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Phenytoin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Dilantin 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

TROUGH:  Trough levels should be drawn immediately before administering the next dose.

PEAK:  Collect 2 hours after IV push or 8 hours after oral dose.

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 1 hour
Critical Value Males/Female and all ages the same: >25 ug/mL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Separate plasma within 4 hours of collection.  Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same therapeutic range: 10-20 ug/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Phenytoin, Unbound Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Dilantin, free 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
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Phosphatidyl Glycerol Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Amniotic Fluid
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml Amniotic Fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 6 ml Amniotic Fluid in a sterile container, protected from light.
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) Freeze the specimen, if it will not be shipped within 24 hours of collection.  If red cells are present, centrifuge at 140 g for 10 minutes before freezing specimen. Transfer the supernatant fluid to a sterile plastic leak-proof container. Wrap with foil to protect from light.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Phospatidyl Serine Antibodies Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml serum
Test Includes Phosphatidyl Serine IgG, IgA, and IgM
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3.0 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: Phosphorus Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Phosphate Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 1 hour
Critical Value For all ages and sex results <1.0 mg/dL or >8.0 mg/dL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value

For 16 years and older both Male/Female the same normal range: 2.5 - 4.5 mg/dL

For 0 - 9 days both Male/Female the same normal range: 4.5 - 9.0 mg/dL

For 10 days to 2 years both Male/Female the same normal range: 4.0 - 6.5 mg/dL

For 3 - 9 years both Male/Female the same normal range: 3.2 - 5.8 mg/dL

For 10 - 15 years both Male/Female the same normal range: 3.3 - 5.4 mg/dL

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Phosphorus, Random, Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Urine random phosphorous Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml urine
Test Includes
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
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 No normal range defined mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Phosphorus, 24 Hour, Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit the entire 24 hour urine to the lab
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 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability M-F, 0800-2300
Stat Availability Requires Pathology clearance
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 Male/Female and all ages the same: 0.4-1.3 g/24 hrs
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pineapple 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 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: Pinworm Examination Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Protein Induced by Vitamin K Absence  Type Specimen Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Pin Worm Paddle
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 Report available:1-3 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: PIVKA Lab Section Send outs
Alternate Description  Type Specimen Blood
Minimum Volume 4 mL
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time          Routines & Stats  
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4.5 ml whole blood in Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value None Detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Plasminogen Activity Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4.5 ml whole blood in Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Freeze
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability Setup: Monday - Friday
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: Platelet Function on Plavix Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description PLTFP Fluid Type Greiner Bio-One blue - Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes PLTFP - Platelet Function Base
Patient Preparation None
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Greiner Bio-One blue
Container (Microbiology)
Transport By hand
Transport Time Deliver to lab immediately after collection.
Additional Test Information Pickup collection tubes from clinical lab. Call 8150 to arrange for pickup of tubes. After blood collection, deliver immediately to lab.
Specimen Stability 4 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats  1 hour
Critical Value None
Specimen Preparation (In house) Test is run on whole blood, DO NOT SPIN.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions  

Test Name: Platelet Function on Aspirin Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description PLTFA Fluid Type Greiner Bio-One blue - Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes Platelet Function Aspirin
Patient Preparation None
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Greiner Bio-One blue
Container (Microbiology)
Transport By hand
Transport Time Deliver to lab immediately after collection.
Additional Test Information Pickup collection tubes from clinical lab. Call 8150 to arrange for pickup of tubes. After blood collection, deliver immediately to lab.
Specimen Stability 4 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats  1 hour
Critical Value None
Specimen Preparation (In house) Test is run on whole blood, DO NOT SPIN.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions  

Test Name: Platelet Aggregation Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Peripheral blood
Minimum Volume 27 ml whole blood
Test Includes Agonists: ADP, Collagen, Arachidonic Acid, Epinephrine, Ristocetin
Patient Preparation No 'Over the Counter Drugs' for 10 days prior to blood draw. No nicotine or caffeine the morning of the blood draw.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 6 blue top (NaCitrate) tubes
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Testing occurs immediately after blood is drawn (< 1 hour)
Additional Test Information Must be scheduled with Special Hematology
Specimen Stability Testing must be completed within 4 hours of collection.
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability Testing is done on Tuesdays, scheduled in advance, only.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                      Routines & Stats Results 10 days after collection of sample.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions Procedure must be scheduled with the Special Hematology Lab at (717)-531-8559

Test Name: Platelet Function Screen Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description Platelet Closure Time, PFS Fluid Type Citrated Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 2 4.5ml blue top tubes
Test Includes Closure Time COL/EPI
Patient Preparation Must be scheduled with Special Hematology at (717)-531-8559
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Sodium Citrate Blue Top 
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Testing must be completed within 4 hours of collection. Specimen(s) must be received in Special Hematology Monday thru Friday between the hours of 08:00-15:00
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM - 15:00 PM
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) DO NOT CENTRIFUGE. Call Special Hematology at 8559 to pickup specimen.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value  83-211 seconds
Special Handling Instructions Procedure must be scheduled with the Special Hematology Lab at (717)-531-8559

Test Name: Platelet Function Screen Confirmation Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Citrated Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 2 4.5ml blue top tubes
Test Includes Closure Time COL/ADP
Patient Preparation Must be scheduled with Special Hematology at (717)-531-8559
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 2 Sodium Citrate Blue Top tubes 
Transport Time
Additional Test Information This test is a confirmation of the platelet function screen. If the screen is prolonged then this confirmation test will differentiate between an aspirin defect and a true platelet function disorder. This test is only performed if the platelet function screen is > 211 seconds.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM - 15:00 PM
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) DO NOT CENTRIFUGE   Call Special Hematology to pick up tube.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value 67-130 seconds
Special Handling Instructions Procedure must be scheduled with the Special Hematology Lab at (717)-531-8559

Test Name: Platelet Antibody Direct Detection Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Platelet Antibody, Direct IgG Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 10 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in (3) Lavender Tops
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Draw specimen Sunday thru Friday only
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value None detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Platelet Antibody Indirect Detection Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Platelet Antibody, Indirect IgG Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 5 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 15 ml whole blood in (5) Lavender Top Tubes
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Frozen plasma stable for three weeks
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability Setup: Mon - Sat
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Platelet Count, Whole Blood Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume  2.5 ml whole blood in a 3 ml Lavender Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours if refrigerated or 12 hours at room temperature 
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 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 Initial report for male/females and all ages the same: <30,000/ul or >1,000,000/ul
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
           
age from age to age units gender low high
0 2 years M/F 158 470
2 10 years M/F 172 440
10 15 years M/F 171 340
15 and up years M/F 150 350
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Peritoneal Fluid - CEA Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Peritoneal Fluid
Minimum Volume 0.2 ml Peritoneal Fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 2 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 4 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Peritoneal Fluid - Cholesterol Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Peritoneal Fluid
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Peritoneal Fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 2 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) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Plum/Prune 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 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: PML/RARA Quantitative PCR Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description

 

Fluid Type Whole blood, Bone marrow
Minimum Volume .1 ml
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender or yellow
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: S. Pneumo 6 Serotypes Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Pneumococcal IgG 6 Antibodies, Vaccine Response Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes Pneumococcal IgG Antibodies: 4, 26 (6B), 14, 19, (19F), 23 (23F), and 56 (18C)
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 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available: 3-5 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: S. Pneumo 14 Serotypes Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Pneumococcal IgG 14 Antibodies, Vaccine Response Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes Pneumococcal IgG Antibodies: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14,19, 23, 26, 51, 56, 68
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 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available: 3-5 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pneumocystic Carnii Direct Detection by Fluorescent Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description PCP Fluid Type Sputum bronchial alveolar lavage and/or bronchial wash
Minimum Volume 1 ml specimen
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Trach Traps or sterile specimen container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability 07:00-14:00 hours, Weekends 08:00 -12:00
Stat Availability Yes
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 24 hours
Critical Value All positives phoned to floor or physician.
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pneumoniae antigens, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Streptococcus pneumoniae antigens, Urine Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 mL Random urine
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: Polio Virus  Vaccine Response Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Polymyositis Antibody Lab Section Send outs
Alternate Description Polymyositis-Dermatomyositis Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days 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: Poplar Cottonwood 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 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: Pork 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 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: Porphobilinogen, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Porphobilinogen, Random Urine, Quantitative Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 20 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 20 ml of random urine collected after first morning void and before early evening.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Protect from light.
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 Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Porphobilinogen, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Porphobilinogen, Urine, Quantitative Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 20 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hour urine preserved with 5 grams of Sodium Bicarbonate
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Protect from light.
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 Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Porphyrins, Fractionated, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Porphyrins, Fractionated Fluid Type urine
Minimum Volume 2 ml urine
Test Includes Uroporphyrin, Heptacarboxylporphyrin, Hexacarboxylporphyrin, Pentacarboxylporphyrin, and Coproporphyrin, Total Porphyrins and Interpretation
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Collection with no preservative is acceptable, if properly refrigerated and light protected.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Protect from light
Specimen Stability 7 days, if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Tuesday - Friday at reference lab
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: Porphyrins, Fractionated, Plasma Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Porphyrins, Fractionated Fluid Type Blood
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml Plasma
Test Includes Uroporphyrin, Heptacarboxyporphyrin, Hexacarboxyporphyrin, Pentacarboxyporphyrin, and Coproporphyrin, Protoporphyrin and Total Porphyrins and Interpretation
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Green Sodium Heparin tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Protect from light
Specimen Stability 7 days, if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Freeze
Test Results
Availability Setup: Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at reference lab
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: Porphyrins, Total, Plasma Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Porphyrins, Total Fluid Type Blood
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml Plasma
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Green Sodium Heparin tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Protect from light
Specimen Stability 7 days, if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Freeze
Test Results
Availability Setup: Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at reference lab
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: Porphyrins, Fractionated, Quantitated, Random Urine Lab Section Sendouts
Alternate Description Porphyrins, Fractionated Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml urine
Test Includes Uroporphyrin, Heptacarboxylporphyrin, Hexacarboxylporphyrin, Pentacarboxylprophyrin, and Coproporphyrin and interpretation.
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Specimen Container with 5 grams Na2CO3
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Protect from light
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup at facility - Tuesday through Friday, Sunday afternoon
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: Porphyrins, Urine Qualitative Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Porphyrins, Urine, Total Qualitative Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 20 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Specimen Container with no preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Protect from light Adjust pH to 8-9 with Na2C03
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Mon - Fri at the reference lab
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: Potassium Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description K Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value Male/Female and all ages the same: <2.5 mmol/L or >6.5 mmol/L
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 the same: 3.5 - 5.1 mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Potassium, 24 hour Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit the entire 24 hour urine to the lab
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 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability M-F, 0800-2300
Stat Availability Requires Pathology clearance
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 Male/Female and all ages the same: 25-125 mmol/24 hrs
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Potassium, Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Potassium 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 No normal range defined mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Potassium, Random, Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Random Urine Potassium Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 1 ml in urine container
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information 10 mLs of Urine
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 No normal range defined mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Potassium, Whole Blood Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Whole Blood Potassium Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 4 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Heparinized Syringe On Ice or (gel/non-gel) lithium heparin tube on ice.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1.0 ml whole blood in a heparinized syringe or (gel/non-gel) lithium heparin tube on ice.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 2 hour if refrigerated and on ice
Specimen Transport On Ice
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 1 hour
Critical Value Male/female and all ages the same: <2.5 mmol/L or >6.5 mmol/L
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on ice until analyzed
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Male/Female ranges the same
Age Normal
 >1month to adult 3.5-5.0 mmol/L
0- 1month 4.0-7.0 mmol/L
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Prader-Willi/Angelman Syndrome Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Complete Mayo Molecular Genetics Congenital Disorders Form
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. Do not spin.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Prealbumin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 Full Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fasting
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 6 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: 17 - 36 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pregnancy Screen, Serum Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
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 48 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) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pregnancy Screen, Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 1 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 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 Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pregnenolone 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
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Tuesday and Thursday at reference lab
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: Primidone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Mysoline Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes Primidone and Phenobarbital
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 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: Privet 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 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: Progesterone 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 Preferred Gel Green Top. Acceptable Red Top.
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top or red top tube.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 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/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) For red tops, spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. For green gel tubes, spin and refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value

Subject category

Units = ng/mL

Range

Ovulatory Cycle

Follicular

0.14 2.03

Periovulatory

0.40 4.47

Mid Luteal

5.22 22.7

Luteal

1.42 16.6

Other

Post Menopausal Females

0.15 1.08

Normal Males

0.21 1.54

 
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Proinsulin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 3 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Overnight fasting is required.
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 Freeze
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, and ship frozen.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Prolactin 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 Preferred sample is one full 7mL Gel Green Top Tube, serum (red-top tube) 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

Female (non pregnant):                 3.0 18.6 ng/ml

Male:                                           3.7 17.9 ng/ml

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pro Predictor Metabolites 6TG & 6MMP Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description TPMT Metabolites Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in (2) 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) Do not spin. Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Propylene Glycol Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top. Minimum of 4 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top
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 4-6 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value None detected
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Prostate Specific Antigen, Diagnostic Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description PSA Diagnostic Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel or Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel or Gel Red Top or        1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Monday - Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 0-4.0 ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Prostate Specific Antigen, Screen Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description PSA Screening Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel or Gel Red Top or        1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Monday - Friday
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 0-4.0 ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Prostatic Acid Phosphatase Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Acid Phos, Prostatic 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 Deliver to laboratory within 15 minutes of collection
Specimen Stability Freeze
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available: Same day
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Prostate Specific Antigen, Free & Total Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Prostrate Specific Antigen, Free & Total 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 Freeze
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability Setup: Thursdays at reference lab
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, and ship frozen.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Prostate Specific Antigen, Ultra Sensitive Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Prostrate Specific Antigen, Post Prostatectomy Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.3 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigeratre
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: Protein C Antigen Lab Section Send Outs
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Full Blue top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time  
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability 14 days if frozen
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability  
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and separate. Freeze until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Protein C Functional Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Blue top with Sodium Citrate
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
Transport Time  
Additional Test Information Do not draw from heparinized lines.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport
Test Results
Availability Wednesday if received by 08:00 hours.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 70-150%
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Protein S Functional Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Blue top with Sodium Citrate
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 Full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Do not draw from heparinized line.
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability Wednesday if received by 08:00 hours.
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation    (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Female: 50-120%

Male: 64-120%

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Protein S Total & Free Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4.5 ml whole blood in Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Freeze
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability Setup: Daily at reference lab
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: Protein, 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit the entire 24 hour urine specimen to the lab
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 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability M-F, 0800-2300
Stat Availability Requires Pathology clearance
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 Male/Female and all ages the same: 0.04 -.23 grams/24 hrs
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Protein, Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid
Minimum Volume 0.5 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 48 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 No normal range defined gram/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Protein, Random Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability
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 Male/Female and all ages the same: <12 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Protein, Spinal Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description CSF Protein Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml Fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Collected before fluorescein given or 24 hours after fluorescein given.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 3 ml fluid in sterile container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 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) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Male/Female Ranges the Same
12years 12-60 mg/dL
1month 15-40 mg/dL
5 days 20-80 mg/dL
0 40-120 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Prothrombin Gene Mutation (Not FDA - Approved) Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Factor II Mutation (Prothrombin) Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top or ACD A Yellow Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in (2) Lavender Tops or 1 ACD A Yellow Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Tues, Thurs at reference lab
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Ship whole blood refrigerated.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Protime Mixing Study Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
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
Specimen Stability 24 hours at room temperature
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 R 4 hours S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Room temperature until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Protime with INR, Plasma Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Blue top with Sodium Citrate
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 full Sodium Citrate Blue Top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 24 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room temperature
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 Male/Female and all ages the same: >50.0 seconds
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Room temperature until courier pickup
Reference Value Protime: 12.0-14.2 Sec  INR:  0.89 - 1.11
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pseudocholinesterase, Serum Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma or Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml plasma or serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Green, Lavender Top or Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Green Top or 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Pediatric Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Daily
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time       Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pyruvate Kinase Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 4.0 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport ACD B Yellow Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in Yellow ACD B 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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pyruvic Acid Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Pyruvate Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 2 ml whole blood in a 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 Test performed at bedside of patient in hospital or in University Physician Lab. After blood collection equal parts of ice cold 7% perchloric acid is mixed with the blood.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate whole blood until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pyruvic Acid, CSF (Spinal Fluid) Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml CSF
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 2.0 ml CSF in a sterile container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate CSF until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Pytest Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description H. Pylori Urea Breath Test Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Obtain special test kit from the lab. The requisition for the reference lab is included with the kit. After collection send to SPA
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Test performed in Pediatric Gastro-enterology, only
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