Test Name: T3 Quantitative Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Total T3 Fluid Type Plasma or Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport The preferred sample is one full 7mL Gel Green Top tube, serum (red-top) is also acceptable
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days 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 Male/Female and all ages the same: 97-169 ng/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: T3, Free Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type PLasma
Minimum Volume 0.3 ml plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top tube or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Gel Green Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 6 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 analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Male/females and all ages the same 1.71 - 3.71 pg/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: T3, Free, by Equilibrium Dialysis 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
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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: T3, Reverse Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description T3,Triiodothyronine, Reverse Fluid Type 1.0 ml Serum
Minimum Volume 0.4 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: T4, Free Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Gel Green Microtainers
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in Gel Green Top
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 and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Male/Female Ranges the Same
20 years 0.70-1.48 ng/dL
5 days 0.80-2.00 ng/dL
0 2.20-5.30 ng/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: T4, Free by Equlibrium Dialysis Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 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 and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection, separate serum into plastic 12 X 75 pour-off tube. Cap with red plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name:

T4, Total

Lab Section

Special Chemistry

Alternate Description:  Total Thyroxine

Fluid Type

Plasma
 

Minimum Volume

0.5 ml whole blood

Test Includes

Patient Preparation

Specimen/Tube Type Transport

Preferred sample is one 7mL Gel Green Top tube

Container (Microbiology)

Container Whole Blood Required

 

Transport Time

Additional Test Information

Specimen Stability

5 days 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

Male/Female Ranges the Same

15 years

5.5-11.0 ug/dL

10 years

5.6-11.7 ug/dL

5 years

6.4-13.3 ug/dL

1 year

7.3-15.0 ug/dL

4 months

7.8-16.5 ug/dL

1 month

7.2-14.4 ug/dL

7 days

9.8-16.6 ug/dL

0

11.8-22.6 ug/dL

Special Handling Instructions


Test Name: T Cell Gene Rearrangement Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description T Cell Receptor Gene Rearrangement Fluid Type Blood
Minimum Volume 4 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport EDTA lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top Tube, Minimum of 1 mL whole blood
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Do not spin. Keep at room temperature until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: T Cell Subset Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 3 ml whole blood
Test Includes CD3, CD4, and CD8
Patient Preparation  
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Sodium Heparin Green Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information For all other CD# requests not listed above, contact Ginny Hand (717) 51-5741 or the Special Hematology Department at (717) 531-8559
Specimen Stability 24 hours
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats 4 days after reception of specimen
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Do not spin. Keep at room temperature until courier pickup.
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Tay Sachs Screen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Hexosaminidase A Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 2 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation  Patient should be fasting over night
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 14 ml whole blood in a (2) Non Gel Red Tops
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Take to Specimen Processing Area ASAP after collection
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until clotted. Spin, separate, freeze immediately in a plastic aliquot tube until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Tegretol Epoxide Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Carbamazepine Epoxide Fluid Type Serum or Plasma
Minimum Volume 2.0 ml Serum or Plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top or Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or Lavender Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Testosterone, Total Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma or Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport The preferred sample is Lithium Heparin Plasma (green-top tube), Serum (red-top) is also acceptable
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Green-Top 
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days if refrigerated 2-8C
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability Daily routine turn around time
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin, separate, refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value

Female:                                 20 80 ng/dL

Male:                                     250 900 ng/dL

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Tetanus Antibody Titer Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Tetanus 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
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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thallium 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 Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 6 ml whole blood in (2) Lavender Tops
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Theophylline Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Aminophylline 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.

Peak:  Collect 2 hours after an oral dose, 4 hours after a sustained release tablet or 1/2 hour after an IV bolus.

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 For all ages and sex results >40 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: Thiazide Diuretic Screen Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 20 ml random urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Specimen Container with no preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Protect from light
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thiocyanate, Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Nitroprusside Metabolite in Blood Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 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 2.5 ml whole blood in (3) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thiocyanate, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Nitroprusside Metabolite in 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
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Throat Nasal Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Screen for Beta Strep Group A only, unless other organisms are suspected.
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Throat or nasal collected with swab culture collection/transport system
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time  
Additional Test Information If special pathogen is suspected, it must be noted on the requisition.  If C. Diptheria or B. Pertussis is suspected call microbiology at (717) 531-8353 for special collection materials.
Specimen Stability 24 hours at room temperature, 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No growth, quantity of Beta Strep Group A, or quantity of normal respiratory flora.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven 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 No growth or quantity of normal respiratory flora
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thrombin Time Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml
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 Transport immediately
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 at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thrombotic Panel Lab Section Hematology
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 4.1 ml whole blood in a 4.5 ml Sodium Citrate Blue Top or 2.4 ml whole blood in a 2.7 ml Sodium Citrate Blue Top or 1.6 ml whole blood in a 1.8 ml Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Test Includes Anti-thrombin III, Protein S Functional, Protein C Functional, APC1, APC2, Protein C Resistance, Thrombotic Interpretation
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sodium Citrate Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 13.5 ml whole blood in (3) Sodium Citrate Blue Tops
Transport Time Deliver to Specimen Processing Area within 30 minutes of collection
Additional Test Information Do not draw from heparinized lines.
Specimen Stability 4 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Tuesday and Friday if received by 08:00 hours
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Final results pending pathologists interpretation 
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin at 2500 g for 20 minutes. Remove plasma and split into two aliquots. If not performed immediately, dip in methanol located in freezer and freeze at - 70o C. until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thyroglobulin Quantitative Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml Blood
Test Includes Thyroid Antibodies and Quantitative Thyroglobulin
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Red Top or 2 ml whole blood in (3) Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Run Mon. Wed, Fri, and one day on weekend.  Samples received by 0700 on testing days will have results the same day.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Male and female and all ages the same:
Thyroid antibodies             <4.1 IU/mL
Quantitative thyroglobulin: < 55.0 ng/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thyroid Antibody Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Thyroglobulin Antibody and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml whole blood
Test Includes Thyroglobulin Antibody and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (3) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Run Mon, Wed, Fri. dayshift.   Samples received by 0700 will have results same day.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Male and females and all ages the same:
Thyroglobulin Antibody  <4.1 IU/mL
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody <5.6  IU/mL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thyroid Screen Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Green Top
Minimum Volume 3 ml plasma
Test Includes TSH, (Free T3, Free T4, Thyroid Antibody are reflexed if necessary)
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Green top only
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24/7 for all but Thyroid Antibody tests
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value See TSH (and component test)
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport 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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description TSH Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport The preferred sample is one full 7mL Gel Green Top tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days refrigerated 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

Male/Female Ranges the Same

20 years

0.47-4.68 uIU/mL

5 months

0.7-6.4 uIU/mL

5 days

1.7-9.1 uIU/mL

0

1.0-39.0 uIU/mL

Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thyrotropin Binding Inhibitory Immunoglobulin Lab Section Send out
Alternate Description (TBII) Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red Top tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Red Top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability Test setup at reference lab Tues and Fri mornings
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats Report available in 2 days.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Thyroxine Binding Globulin 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 Non Gel Red Top or 3 ml whole blood in (5) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Tick Identification for Lyme Disease Lab Section Send Outs
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Collect whole tick in 70% isopropanol and store at room temperature until sent to lab.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Room temperature
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Tissue Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes Gram smear included with culture
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Tissue in sterile container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 1 hour of collection
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 2 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results No growth at 3 days or quantity of bacteria. ID and sensitivity performed regardless of quantity of bacteria isolated.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 3 days, Preliminary reports issued at 18 - 24 hours.
Critical Value Organisms present on gram smear or any bacterial growth on culture
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Tissue Culture Additional Studies Lab Section Virology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Tissue Plasminogen Activator, EIA Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 4 ml Whole Blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Blue Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Blue Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 30 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: Tissue Transglutaminase IgA Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 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 and separate. refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Tissue Transglutaminase IgG Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 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 and separate. refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Tobramycin 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.

Peak:  Collect 1 hour after IM injection or 1 hour after the end of an IV infusion, unless otherwise designated.

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 >12 ug/mL
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Separate within 4 hours of collection.  Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same therapeutic range: Trough < 2 ug/mL;  Peak 5 - 12 ug/mL
Special Handling Instructions

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

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

Test Name: Total Complement CH50 Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description CH50 Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or 2.5 ml whole blood in (3) Non Gel Red microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, freeze within 1 hour of collection.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Total Fecal Fatty Acid 24 Hour Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 hour Plastic Bottle
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Freeze
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Total Protein Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Protein 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
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: 6.3 - 8.2 gm/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Toxicology Screen, Blood Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes Includes most commonly used prescription and/or over-the-counter drugs plus drugs of abuse (with the exception of marijuana).
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
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: Toxicology Screen, Urine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 1 ml urine
Test Includes Includes most commonly used prescription and/or over-the-counter drugs plus drugs of abuse with the exception of marijuana).
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Specimen Container with no preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Toxocara Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Toxoplasma Panel Palo Alto 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
Transport Time
Additional Test Information This test is available for adults, only. For pediatric requests, please consult lab send outs at 717-531-5741
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: Toxoplasma Gondii CSF,  by PCR Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Toxoplasma Gondii DNA by PCR Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml CSF
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile CSF Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 ml of CSF fluid in a sterile CSF Container
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: Toxoplasma IgM Antibody Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red Top only
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Full 3.0 mL Red Top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Run once per week. Samples received by 1400 Tuesdays will have results available by 2000 the same day.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Deliver to laboratory
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Centrifuge and separate serum from cells, refrigerate
Reference Value None
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Toxoplasma IgG Antibody Lab Section Special Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1.5 mL whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Red Top only
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required Full 3 mL Red Top tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability Run once per week. Samples received by 1400 Tuesdays will have results available by 2000 the same day.
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Deliver to laboratory
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Centrifuge and separate serum from cells, refrigerate
Reference Value None
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Transferrin Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 1 Full Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Fasting specimen preferred.
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: 206 - 381 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: TPMT Genotype (TPMTGN) Lab Section Send Out Area
Alternate Description Thiopurine Methyl Transferase, Genotype Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume .3 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 2 Lavender Top Tubes
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate. refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)  
Reference Value  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Tranferrin, Carbohydrate Deficient  Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and freeze 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. Freeze until courier pickup.
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Transfuse Cryoprecipitate Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Cryroprecipitate Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport 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 Within 1 hour of request
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Transfuse Cryoprecipitate Reduced Plasma Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Cryroreduced Plasma Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Requires advanced notification used for our exchange patients.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Requires ABO/Rh Type in file
Test Results
Availability When product is available
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Transfuse Factor (Outpatient) Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Factor Concentrate (VIII and IX of various assays/types) Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Requires hemophilia request slip and product availability
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Requires ABO/Rh Type in file
Test Results
Availability 08:00-17:00 hours, seven days a week
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions This can be mailed to patient or shipped Federal Express or picked up by patient

Test Name: Transfuse Factor (Inpatient) Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Factor Concentrate (VIII and IX of various assays/types) Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Requires specific assay needed direct questions to blood bank at 531-8232
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Requires ABO/Rh Type in file
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 Within 1 hour of request
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Transfuse Fibrin Glue (Topical) Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Cryoprecipitate for topical use Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Requires ABO/Rh Type in file
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 Within 1 hour of request
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Transfuse Fresh Frozen Plasma Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Fresh Frozen Plasma Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Requires an ABO/Rh type on file.
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 Within 1 hour of request
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Transfuse IV Rhogam Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Transfuse WINRHO Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Patient must be Rh Positive (ITP), or Rh Neg and transfused with Rh Positive Cells during child bearing years.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Given to (ITP) patients or patients with large exposure to Rh positive cells
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Requires ABO/Rh Type in file
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 of request
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions May require special consultation

Test Name: Transfuse Platelets Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Requires patient blood type on file and if patient also Rh negative and of child bearing age a consult is required
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Requires ABO/Rh Type in file
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 of request
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions May require special consultation

Test Name: Transfuse Rhogam Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Transfuse RHIG Fluid Type
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation Given subcutaneously
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Given antenatally and following amniocentesis and delivery. Needs to be given within 72 hours of any potential Rh Positive cell exposure
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Requires ABO/Rh Type in file
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 of request
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Transfusion Reaction Evaluation Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume  
Test Includes Perform data Post transfusion, includes clerical check on pre-transfusion information and checks for hemolysis on pre and post specimens. 
Patient Preparation Urine collection after reaction in sterile container and blood bag returned with patient transfusion reaction symptom form.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Pink EDTA Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Pink EDTA Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Room Temperature
Test Results Results are called to patient and blood bank physician
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 All positive transfusion workups for hemolytic reaction, whether immediate of delayed
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Trazodone Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Desyrel (Trazodone) 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
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 T
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Treponema Pallidum Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 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
Special Handling Instructions

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

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

Test Name:TriglycerideLab SectionChemistry
Alternate DescriptionFluid TypePlasma
Minimum Volume.4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient PreparationFasting 12-16 hours.
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen TransportRefrigerate
Test Results
Availability24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability
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 ValueMale/Female and all ages the same: <200 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Triglyceride, Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) 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: Troponin I Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma or Serum
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport The preferred sample is one 7mL Gel Green Top tube, serum (red-top) is also acceptable
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required  
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 7 days at refrigerated 2-8C
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Separate plasma within 4 hours of collection.  Refrigerate until courier pickup.
Reference Value

AMI diagnostic Cut-off            = <0.120ng/mL,

99%ile Upper reference Limit =    0.034ng/mL

Special Handling Instructions

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

Test Name: Trypsin Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Immunoreactive Trypsin 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
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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Trypsin, Stool Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Stool
Minimum Volume 1 gram stool
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Plain Stool Gray Cup Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Frozen
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Trypsinogen 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
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
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Tryptase Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume .5 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Tularemia Antibody Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Francisella Tularensis Antibody Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 7 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red Top or 1.5 ml whole blood in (2) Red Non Gel Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Comparison of acute and convalescent titers is of greatest diagnostic value.
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: Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha, High Sensitivity 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 3 ml whole blood in Non Gel Red 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, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

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

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

Test Name: Type and Crossmatch Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 lavender microtainer
Test Includes Compatibility Testing, ABO Rh Blood type, and Antibody Screen
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 1 Lavender microtainer
Transport Time
Additional Test Information R# IDENTIBAND is required
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)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Type and Screen Lab Section Blood Bank
Alternate Description Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 1 lavender microtainer
Test Includes ABO Rh Blood type and Antibody Screen
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 1 Lavender microtainer
Transport Time
Additional Test Information R# IDENTIBAND is required
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)
Reference Value
Special Handling Instructions