Test Name:Rabbit EpitheliumLab SectionSpecimen Processing Area
Alternate Description RastFluid TypeSerum
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference ValueAccompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Rabies Titer 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
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available: 14-21 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value In humans a titer of 1:5or greater is considered acceptable.
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Rapamycin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description  Sirolimus/Rapamune Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 2 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Samples received by 12:00 noon Mon-Wed-Fri will have results same day.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
pecimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not process. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Rapid Parathyroid Hormone Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Parathyroid Hormone, Intact Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fasting specimen preferred
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  3 ml whole blood in Lavender Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability Must prearrange with laboratory call 5187 to schedule.
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Target Turn-around-time is 30min from time of receipt in lab.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation       (In house) Spin, separate, and give to special chemistry
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 9 - 73 pg/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Rast Antibodies Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.4 ml whole blood per Allergen
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 2.5 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top per 10 Allergens.
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: RBC Cholinesterase Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 4.0 ml whole blood + 0.5 mL plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Two Non Gel Green Top or Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 mL whole blood collected in a Sodium Heparin tube AND 1 mL plasma collected in a Sodium Heparin tube
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) Keep whole blood and plasma refrigerated until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: RBC Folic Acid Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 2 ml whole blood
Test Includes Hematocrit
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 2 ml whole blood in a lavender top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability Lavender top tube is kept at room temperature. Protect from light.
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability  
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)  
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value >280 ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: RBC Fragility Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Osmotic Fragility Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Non Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 10 ml whole blood in a Sodium heparin Non Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Specify Incubated under Special Instructions on request form. Available Monday through Thursday, only. Must be received in the lab by 14:00 hours
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Mon - Fri
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available: 2 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep whole blood refrigerated until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Red Blood Count, Whole Blood Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description RBC 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 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
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 1 days M/F 3.90 6.00
1 3 days M/F 3.95 6.60
3 7 days M/F 3.90 6.60
1 2 weeks M/F 3.60 6.30
2 4 weeks M/F 3.00 6.20
1 2 months M/F 2.70 5.40
2 3 months M/F 2.70 4.90
3 6 months M/F 3.10 4.50
6 24 months M/F 3.70 5.30
2 6 years M/F 3.90 5.30
6 12 years M/F 4.00 5.20
12 18 years F 4.10 5.10
12 16 years M 4.50 5.30
16 18 years M 4.50 6.20
18 and up years F 3.9 5.0
18 and up years M 4.4 5.6
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Renal Profile Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes Blood Urea Nitrogen, and Creatinine
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 BUN >120 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 See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Renin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Angiotensin I Fluid Type 1.1 ml plasma
Minimum Volume 0.6 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 on ice or                                                                         2.1 ml whole blood in (3) Lavender Microtainers on ice
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Test must be processed within 6 hours of collection.
Specimen Stability Freeze immediately after separation
Specimen Transport Frozen (Dry Ice)
Test Results
Availability Setup: Mon - Fri
Stat Availability  No
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats  2 weeks from receipt of specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and separate plasma into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube and freeze within 6 hours of collection. 
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin and separate plasma into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube within 6 hours of collection. Freeze specimen until courier pickup.  Transport frozen on dry ice.
Reference Value Normal Salt Intake 2.4 - 5.0 ng/ml/24 hours                                    Low Salt Intake     3.7 - 8.7 ng/ml/24 hours                                        High Salt Intake    0.1 - 1.7 ng/ml/24 hours
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name:

Respiratory Allergy Profile,             Region I w IgE

Lab Section Send Outs
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes  
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Container (Microbiology) Red tubes, collect 3 x 6 mL tubes
Container Whole Blood Required Non gel red top tube
Transport Time  
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 14 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: Respiratory Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Sputum Culture Fluid Type
Minimum Volume >2 ml Fluid
Test Includes Gram smear included with culture
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Container (Microbiology) Sputum or tracheal aspirate in sterile container, mucous specimen trap or ear drainage collected in sterile container or swab culture collection/transport system
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours of collection
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 2 hour at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No growth / Quantity of potential pathogens/quantity of normal respiratory flora; identification and sensitivity performed according to lab criteria.
Availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 2 days; Preliminary reports issued at 18 - 24 hours.
Critical Value  
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Normal Respiratory Flora
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Respiratory Culture (Cystic Fibrosis) Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume >2 ml Fluid
Test Includes Gram stain and culture
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Sputum, tracheal or Bronchial Aspirate in sterile container. Throat in swab culture collection/transport system
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours of collection
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 2 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No growth / Quantity of potential pathogens/quantity of normal respiratory flora; identification and sensitivity performed according to lab criteria.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 4 days; Preliminary reports issued at 18 - 24 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Normal Respiratory Flora
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Direct Detection by Fluorescent Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid Type NP  (Nasal Pharyngeal swab) and BAL
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport

NP Swab in UTM (Universal Transport Medium)

BRONCHIAL LAVAGE (BAL) in sterile container.

Container (Microbiology) nasal pharyngeal and throat swab.
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Culture required for backup if FA is NEG
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability 07:00-14:00 hours, Weekends 08:00-12:00
Stat Availability Yes
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 1 day
Critical Value All positives phoned to floor or physician.
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Keep refrigerated until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Respiratory Virus Panel by PCR Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description RVP Fluid Type NP (Nasal Pharyngeal) Swabs ONLY and BAL's
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes Detection for following respiratory viruses: Respiratory syncytial virus ( RSV), Influenza A/B, Parainfluenza 1/2/3, Human Metapneumovirus, Adenovirus, and Rhinovirus.
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport NP Swab in UTM (Universal Transport Medium)

BRONCHIAL LAVAGE ( BAL) in sterile container

Container (Microbiology) UTM
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability 72  hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg for individual viruses
Availability 6 Days a week
Stat Availability No
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 48 Hours
Critical Value All positives phoned to floor or physician.
Specimen Preparation (In house) Keep on wet ice until delivery to lab
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Keep refrigerated until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Retic Count 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 4 hours at room temperature, 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours, 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
Male/Female ranges the same   
Age Normal 
1 month to adult   0.4 - 1.5 %
0 month 2.0 - 6.0 %
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Retic Panel 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 % Retics, Absolute Retics, and Immature Reticulocyte Fraction
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 4 hours at room temperature, 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours, 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 See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Reticulin Antibody Screen with Reflex to Titer Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Reticulin IgG and IgA Antibodies Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 3.0 ml Whole blood
Test Includes Reticulin IgG and IgA Antibodies
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube and refrigerate until shipped. 
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin and separate serum into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube and refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Rh Phenotype Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Rh System Phenotyping Fluid Type Whole blood or serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 whole blood in a Non Gel microtainer
Test Includes Rh Antigens
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Pink EDTA Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Pink EDTA Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability 08:00-17:00 hours, seven days a week
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Daily, dayshift only
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: Rheumatoid Factor Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 Full Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fasting specimen preferred in order to minimize lipemia interference.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: <12 IU/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: RHIG Evaluation Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Rosette Fluid Type Whole blood
Minimum Volume 0.7 ml whole blood in Pink EDTA Tube
Test Includes Screen for Fetal/Maternal Bleeding
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Pink EDTA Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Pink EDTA Tube or .7 ml whole blood in Lavender top Microtainer
Transport Time
Additional Test Information This test only performed following amniocentesis or postpartum. If patient is having prenatal and antenatal workup, order ABRS (See Above)
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 If positive requires a Kleinhauer-Betke Test
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) No processing. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Rhizopus Nigricans 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: Ribosomal Protein Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Ribosomal P Protein Antibody 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 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability  
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats  
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Rice 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: Rickettsial IgG Antibody Lab Section Send outs
Alternate Description Rickettsial Agents Antibody Panel Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes IgG antibodies against spotted fever, typhus fever, and Coxiella Burnetii
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 6 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 5 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: Rifampin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rifadin Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 2 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport EDTA Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top.
Transport Time
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability Setup: Tues, Thurs
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Ship frozen.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Risperidone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Risperidal Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 4 ml serum
Test Includes Risperidone and metabolite
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: Ristocetin Cofactor Lab Section Special Hematology
Alternate Description RCF, von Willebrand Factor Activity Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 ml whole blood in a Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4.5 ml whole blood in a Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 1 Hour
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability May be drawn anytime as long as specimen is processed and frozen within 1 hour of collection.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin/separate and freeze within 1 hour of collection. Keep frozen until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin/separate and freeze. Have lab courier bring dry ice and transport frozen.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 0.5-2.0 U/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Ritalin Lab Section Send Outs
Alternate Description Methylphenidate Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red 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 Report available: 4-7 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, and ship frozen.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: RNP-Smooth Muscle Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Anti-DNA Antibodies to Ribonucleoprotein (RNP) Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or .7 ml whole blood in (2) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate. DO NOT FREEZE
Test Results Numerical Value
Availability Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Stat Availability NOT
Test Turnaround Time        Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin, separate into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with plastic red stopper.  Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions DO NOT FREEZE.

Test Name: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever IgG Antibodies, Typhus Fever IgG Antibodies
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Antibody reactivity to the r. rickettsii (RMSF) antigen should be considered spotted fever group reactive. Other organisms within the group include R. akari, R. conorii, R. australis, & R. sibirica. Infections with any of these species will induce
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Mon - Sat
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available next day
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: RPR Lab Section Special Chemistry
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 or 1.4 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 Not Available STAT
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Monday thru Friday samples received in the laboratory by 0700 should have results the same day.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Non Reactive Normal
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Rubella IgG Antibody Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum or Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top preferred, Lithium Heparin Plasma (green-top) is also acceptable
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 refrigerated
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) 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 No normal range defined
Special Handling Instructions Samples collected in tubes containing gel separators must be separated from the gel with 24 hours.

Test Name: Rubella IgM Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 7 ml whole blood
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 1 mL serum required for testing
Specimen Stability 7 days if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Setup: Mon - Fri
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Report available: Next day
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate serum, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Rubeola IgG Antibody Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Measles Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes IgG, only
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 .7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Microtainer
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results Pos/Neg
Availability Once a week
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Weekly
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 1,000 G and separate serum into glass 12X75 pour-off tube. Refrigerate until analysis.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Russian Thistle 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: Rye Grain 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