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Specimen Collection Guide
Monday, March 09, 2015
SBMFNo: 45686
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SBMFNo: 45589
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Test Mnemonic: FUNGITELL
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
(1,3)-Beta-D-Glucan (Fungitell®)
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to a sterile ARUP Standard Transport Tube (ARUP supply # 43115). Available through Client Services. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Test Mnemonic: GLYCO MARK Test Name:
1,5 Anhydroglucitol Quantitative, Serum or Plasma
(GlycoMark®)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 42349
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BPG2
Test Name:
11 Beta-Prostaglandin F2 Alpha, 24 Hour, Urine
24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection.
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days
Transfer 10 mL aliquot from a well-mixed 24-hour collection to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection; No Preservative Added
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SBMFNo: 47108
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Test Mnemonic: 11DEOXY
Test Name:
11-Deoxycortisol, HPLC-MS/MS, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 45339
Collection
Test Name:
11-Deoxycorticosterone, Quantitative HPLC-MS/MS,
Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44208
Collection
Test Mnemonic: DCRN
Test Mnemonic: CJD 14-3-3
Test Name:
14-3-3 Protein Tau/Theta, CSF
CSF.
The first 2 mL of CSF that flows from the tap should be discarded. Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Indefinitely
Transfer 5 mL CSF to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. (Min: 2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44453
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Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 44450
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Processing
SBMFNo: 44203
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Test Mnemonic: 17-HYD24
Test Name:
17-Hydroxycorticosteroids, Urine, 24-Hour
24-hour urine. Refrigerated during collection. Room temperature: 4 hours (with preservative)
Refrigerated: 1 week (with preservative)
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 12 mL aliquot of urine from a well-mixed 24-hour collection to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. Also acceptable: Specimens refrigerated with preservatives are acceptable. Sample pH must be 5.0-7.0. Mix well, add 1 g boric acid per 100 mL urine, adjust pH (with boric acid) to 5.0-7.0 and freeze. Record total volume, collection time, and pH on transport tube and test request form. Random specimens without preservative are acceptable if frozen within 15 minutes of collection. Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection; No Preservative Added
Test Mnemonic: 17-OHPREG
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: 17-HYDROG
Test Name:
17-Hydroxypregnenolone, LC-MS/MS, Serum or
Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.25 mL)
17-Hydroxyprogesterone, HPLC-MS/MS, Serum or
Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 23215
Collection
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Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: 17-OHP
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U 17OHP
Test Name:
17-Hydroxyprogesterone, RIA, Serum or Plasma
(Adults Only)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) Sensitivity of 17-Hydroxyprogesterone by RIA method is appropriate for patients 17 years old and older
For children 16 years old and younger, order testing by LC-MS/MS (SBMF# 44203)
SBMFNo: 33242
17-Hydroxyprogesterone, Urine
Collection
10 ml of a 24 hour urine collection should be submitted for analysis. No special preservatives are required. Store specimen refrigerated during collection. Specimens should be frozen prior to shipping. Minimum specimen size is 5 ml.
Also see: Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection; No Preservative Added
Patient Prep
Patient should not be on any Corticosteroid, ACTH, Estrogen, or Gonadotropin medications, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to collection of specimen.
SBMFNo: 44454
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: 17 KETO
Test Name:
17-Ketosteroids, Urine
24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection.
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 4 mL aliquot from a well-mixed 24-hour urine collection to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube or ARUP supply #48098 (ARUP Standard Transport Tube with 20 mg Sulfamic Acid) (Min: 3 mL). Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form. Adequate refrigeration is the most important aspect of specimen preservation. Preservation can be enhanced by adjusting the pH to 2-4 by addition of 6 mol/L HCl or by using ARUP supply #48098, available through Client Services.
Note: use caution when adjusting with 6 mol/L HCl as a pH of less than 2 will decrease analyte stability.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection; No Preservative Added
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SBMFNo: 47071
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Patient Prep
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Test Mnemonic: 1P19Q FISH
Test Name:
1p/19q Deletion by FISH
Tumor tissue
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Transport tissue block or 6 unstained 5 microns slides. (Min: 3 slides) Protect paraffin block from excessive heat. Transport block(s) and/or slide(s) in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808) available through Client Services.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 45513
Collection
Test Name:
18-Hydroxycorticosterone, Tandem Mass
Spectrometry
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (sodium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 3 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 1 hour of draw. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 44973
Collection
Test Mnemonic: 18 HYDRO
Test Mnemonic: 21-OH AB
Test Name:
21-Hydroxylase Antibody
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 43517
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Test Mnemonic: 3AAG
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Test Mnemonic: 5-NUC
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Patient Prep
Test Name:
5’ Nucleotidase
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) Avoid hemolysis.
SBMFNo: 44879
Collection
3a-Androstanediol Glucuronide
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Gold top (SST) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer 0.5 mL to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL)
SBMFNo: 44137
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: DHT TMS
Test Name:
5-a-Dihydrotestosterone, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 6 months
Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.6 mL)
Collect between 6-10 a.m.
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SBMFNo: 47036
Collection
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Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 23236
Test Mnemonic: 5-FU PANEL
Test Name:
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) Toxicity and
Chemotherapeutic Response, 5 Mutations
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL) Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: U 5HIAA-24
Test Name:
Container
5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid, Quantitative, Urine, 24Hour
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) during and after collection to prevent bacterial
growth
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (no preservative)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well and measure total 24-hour volume
Pour off 10.0 mL of urine into separate plastic tube
Immediately transport refrigerated aliquot with notation of total 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and requisition
For 72 hours prior to and during collection, observe the following restrictions:
- Dietary: avoid avocados, bananas, eggplant, pineapple, plums, tomatoes, or walnuts
- Other: avoid medications, over-the-counter drugs, or herbal remedies
Collection
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 23238
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U 5HIAA R
Test Name:
5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid, Quantitative, Urine,
Random
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (no preservative)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Transport refrigerated urine immediately
Patient Prep
For 72 hours prior to and during collection, observe the following restrictions:
- Dietary: avoid avocados, bananas, eggplant, pineapple, plums, tomatoes, or walnuts
- Other: avoid medications, over-the-counter drugs, or herbal remedies
SBMFNo: 22000
Collection
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Test Mnemonic: ABORH
Stability
Processing
ABO Blood Group and Rh Type
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) tube.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 6 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 22047
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ABO
Test Name:
ABO Blood Group
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) tube.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 6 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 31041
Collection
Test Mnemonic: ACETA
Test Name:
Acetaminophen, Serum or Plasma
Container
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Overdose level collection: - First specimen: 4 hours after suspected ingestion - Second specimen: 8 hours after suspected ingestion (4 hours after initial specimen collection)
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 46077
Collection
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Test Mnemonic: ACZ SP
Container
Stability
Processing
Acetazolamide, Serum or Plasma
Serum or plasma. NMS Labs has no experimental or literature-based data regarding the choice of specific specimen collection containers for this test.
Room Temperature: 15 days
Refrigerated: 1 month
Frozen: 1 month
Promptly centrifuge and separate 1 mL serum or plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. (Min: 0.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 28053
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ACHR BIND
Test Name:
Acetylcholine Receptor Binding Antibody
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells within 30 minutes of collection time; transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 44509
Collection
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Test Mnemonic: ACHRBLO
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Test Mnemonic: ACHRMOD
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Processing
Test Name:
Acetylcholine Receptor Modulating Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44880
Collection
Acetylcholine Receptor Blocking Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 44510
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AF ACHE
Test Name:
Acetylcholinesterase and Fetal Hemoglobin, Amniotic
Fluid
Amniotic Fluid
Room Temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 months
Frozen: 3 years
Transfer 2 mL amniotic fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 42320
Collection
Stability
Test Mnemonic: GAABS
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Processing
Test Mnemonic: HAM
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Acid Hemolysin (Ham Test)
Red top (serum) tube AND Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
NOTE: Collect Monday through Thursday only and not the day before a holiday
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transport 3 mL serum AND 4 mL whole blood. (Min: 1.5 mL serum AND 1 mL whole blood).
SBMFNo: 44458
Collection
Acid Alpha-Glucosidase, Blood Spot
Collect 2 blood spots on Whatman Protein Saver 903 Paper or Ahlstrom 226 Filter Paper, Supplemental Newborn Screening Card (Mayo Supply T493). (Min: 1 blood spot)
1. Do not use device or capillary tube containing EDTA to collect specimen.
2. An alternative blood collection option for a patient >1 year of age is fingerstick.
3. Let blood dry on the filter paper at ambient temperature in a horizontal position for 3 hours.
4. Do not expose specimen to heat or direct sunlight.
5. Do not stack wet specimens.
6. Keep specimen dry.
Room temperature: 87 days
Refrigerated: 87 days
Frozen: 87 days
SBMFNo: 44336
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ACS
Test Name:
Acid Phosphatase, Total, Serum
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
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SBMFNo: 21082
Test Mnemonic: AFB SMEAR
Test Name:
Acid-Fast Smear
Collection
Sputum:
- Collect 5.0-10.0 mL early morning, prior to eating
- Suggested to obtain 3 successive early morning sputum samples for optimal recovery
- Patient should cough deeply and expectorate directly into sterile container
- Expectorated sample should consist of thick mucoid material, not saliva
Tissue: Place in sterile container
Cerebrospinal fluid: Collected by physician
Urine: Obtain 3 first morning samples collected on 3 successive days – preferred for optimal recovery
Also refer to SBMF Quick Reference Guide [P-1029]: "Bacterial Culture – Specimen Collection Instructions"
Container
Sterile plastic container with tightly fitting lid -or- smeared on glass slide
Patient Prep
Before collecting sputum, have patient brush teeth and rinse mouth with water to reduce contamination with food particles or oropharyngeal secretions
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SBMFNo: 30208
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: ACTH/CORT
Test Name:
ACTH/Cortisol Stimulation Panel
Collect at specified times:
– Baseline samples (pre-dose)
– 5- and 8-hour samples (post-dose)
Place lavender top (EDTA) collection tube in container of ice slush (ice and water mixture)
Routine venipuncture
Mix collected whole blood samples well by several gentle end-to-end inversions
Immediately return lavender top (EDTA) collection tube containing whole blood sample to ice slush container
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube, AND
Lavender top (EDTA) tube, pre-chilled
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Processing
Lavender top (EDTA) tube samples for ACTH:
• Promptly centrifuge in refrigerated unit
• Immediately transfer plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
• Clearly note "ACTH" and collection interval (baseline, 5hr, or 8hr) on tube labels
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube samples for Cortisol:
• Clot 30 minutes
• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
• Clearly note "Cortisol" and collection interval (baseline, 5hr, or 8hr) on tube labels
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SBMFNo: 25185
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: APC-R
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Activated Protein C Resistance
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
SBMFNo: 36183
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AML FISH
Test Name:
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Panel, FISH
Lavender top (EDTA) tube; whole blood or bone marrow. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Also acceptable: Unstained prepared smears of bone marrow or peripheral whole blood.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 4 mL whole blood or 3 mL bone marrow in the original collection tube. (Min: 1 mL)
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 44476
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ACYLCARN-
Stability
Processing
Acylcarnitine Profile, Quantitative, Plasma or Serum
Green top (heparin) tube. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 12 hours
Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.2 mL) Avoid hemolysis.
SBMFNo: 45487
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ACYLGLY
Test Name:
Acylglycines, Quantitative, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 2 weeks
Transfer 6 mL urine to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes and freeze immediately. (Min: 3 mL) Avoid dilute urine when possible. Patient Prep
Clinical information is needed for appropriate interpretation. Additional required information includes age, gender, diet (eg, TPN therapy), drug therapy, and family history. Biochemical Genetics Patient
History Form is available on the ARUP Web site at http://www.aruplab.com/patienthistory or by
contacting Client Services.
SBMFNo: 47226
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: ADA NAB
Test Name:
Adalimumab (ADA) Activity and Neutralizing
Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Collect specimens before adalimumab treatment.
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SBMFNo: 45551
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ADAMTS13
Stability
Processing
ADAMTS13 Activity
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light Blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube 3 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Platelet/Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
SBMFNo: 45917
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF ADA
Test Name:
Adenosine Deaminase, CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Collect specimens in leak-proof container.
Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month
Centrifuge specimen at room temperature. Transfer 0.3 mL fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 0.1 mL) Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 47125
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ADA PERCAR
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ADA PERIT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ADA PLEURA
Stability
Processing
Adenosine Deaminase, Peritoneal Fluid
Test Name:
Adenosine Deaminase, Pleural Fluid
Pleural Fluid. Collect specimens in leak-proof container.
Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month
Centrifuge specimen at room temperature. Transfer 0.3 mL fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 0.1 mL) SBMFNo: 45705
Collection
Test Name:
Peritoneal Fluid. Collect specimens in leak proof container.
Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month
Centrifuge specimen at room temperature. Transfer 0.3 mL fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 0.1 mL) SBMFNo: 45919
Collection
Adenosine Deaminase, Pericardial Fluid
Pericardial Fluid.
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month
Centrifuge specimen at room temperature. Transfer 0.3 mL fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 0.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 45918
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ADA
Test Name:
Adenosine Deaminase, RBC
Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room Temperature: 15 days
Refrigerated: 15 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not freeze. Transport 1 mL whole blood.
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SBMFNo: 44900
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: ADENO AG
Stability
Processing
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 week frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Test Mnemonic: ADENO PAN
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Adenovirus Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.05 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days of the acute samples. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Test Mnemonic: ADENO G
Test Name:
Adenovirus Antibody, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.05 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
SBMFNo: 44494
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
SBMFNo: 44493
Collection
Adenovirus 40-41 Antigens, EIA, Feces
Routine random feces collection
Clean (Unpreserved) Stool Transport Vial
SBMFNo: 44492
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ADENO M
Test Name:
Adenovirus Antibody, IgM
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.05 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
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SBMFNo: 47126
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ADENOPCR
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ADENO QNT
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Adenovirus, Quantitative PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 1 year
Do not freeze whole blood specimens. Transfer 1 mL whole blood, serum, or plasma to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 44996
Collection
Adenovirus, Qualitative PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), CSF, nasopharyngeal swab, or sputum.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 1 year
Do not freeze whole blood specimens. Transfer 1 mL whole blood, serum, plasma, BAL, CSF, or sputum to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Swabs: Transfer to viral transport media.
SBMFNo: 47127
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ADIP
Test Name:
Adiponectin
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
Patient should fast overnight prior to collection.
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SBMFNo: 45145
Collection
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ADMARK ALZ
Test Name:
ADmark® Alzheimers Evaluation
Two specimens required: CSF AND Whole blood.
CSF: Collect in Polypropylene Tube (glass and polystyrene are NOT acceptable)
Blood: Lavender top (EDTA) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Transport 2 mL CSF AND 10 mL whole blood
Patient Prep
Informed consent required
Athena Labs does not perform ApoE testing for individuals under the age of 18
Forms Required:
Medical Practitioner Warrant of Informed Consent
Patient Informed Consent for Genetic Testing
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to Athena Diagnostics. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from nonhospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by Athena Diagnostics. Submit specimens with an Athena Diagnostics requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
*** ATTENTION PATIENTS WITH ANTHEM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OR ANY OUT-OFMASSACHUSETTS BCBS PLAN ***
Athena Diagnostics requires full payment by BCBS patients in advance of testing. Patients must contact Athena at 800-394-4493 and pre-pay for testing before specimens are collected. See Athena's BCBS Letter for more information.
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SBMFNo: 33112
Collection
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ADMRK APOE
Test Name:
ADmark® ApoE Genotype Analysis and
Interpretation (Symptomatic)
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: Buccal swabs
Transport 10 mL whole blood or 2 Buccal swabs
Patient Prep
Informed consent required
Athena Labs does not perform ApoE testing for individuals under the age of 18
Forms Required:
Medical Practitioner Warrant of Informed Consent
Patient Informed Consent for Genetic Testing
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to Athena Diagnostics. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from nonhospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by Athena Diagnostics. Submit specimens with an Athena Diagnostics requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
*** ATTENTION PATIENTS WITH ANTHEM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OR ANY OUT-OFMASSACHUSETTS BCBS PLAN ***
Athena Diagnostics requires full payment by BCBS patients in advance of testing. Patients must contact Athena at 800-394-4493 and pre-pay for testing before specimens are collected. See Athena's BCBS Letter for more information.
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SBMFNo: 45949
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 30205
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: ADSTEROID
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CORT PANEL
Test Name:
Adrenal Steroid Quantitative Panel, HPLC-MS/MS,
Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1.2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.6 mL)
Adrenal Stimulation Test with Four Serum Cortisol
Levels (Standard Dose)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST), Green top (heparin), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Time of collection must be clearly noted on each specimen label.
Collect specimens at specified times: Baseline (pre-dose), 30-minutes (post-dose), 60-minutes (post-dose), and 90-minutes (post-dose).
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SBMFNo: 30211
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 30206
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ACTH STIM
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ADRENAL AB
Test Name:
Adrenal Stimulation Test with Three Serum Cortisol
Levels (Low Dose)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST), Green top (heparin), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Time of collection must be clearly noted on each specimen label.
Collect specimens at specified times: Baseline (pre-dose), 20-minutes (post-dose), and 30-minutes (postdose) Adrenal Stimulation Test with Three Serum Cortisol
Levels (Standard Dose)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST), Green top (heparin), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Time of collection must be clearly noted on each specimen label.
Collect specimens at specified times: Baseline (pre-dose), 30-minutes (post-dose), and 60-minutes (postdose)
SBMFNo: 43100
Collection
Test Mnemonic: ACTH STIM2
Adrenal Total Autoantibodies by IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells and transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 30025
Collection
Test Mnemonic: ACTH-
Test Name:
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
Container
Collect using pre-chilled EDTA tube
Place collection tube in container of ice slush (ice and water mixture)
Routine venipuncture
Mix collected whole blood sample well by several gentle end-to-end inversions
Immediately return tube containing whole blood sample to ice slush container
Lavender top (EDTA) tube, pre-chilled
Stability
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Processing
Promptly centrifuge in refrigerated unit
Immediately transfer plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered
SBMFNo: 23124
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BF ALB
Stability
Processing
Albumin, Body Fluid
Body fluid
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: 6 months
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to a separate plastic tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 23076
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF ALBUMN
Test Name:
Albumin, CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Room Temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL CSF to a separate plastic tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45588
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GLY ALB
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: ALBUMIN-
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Albumin, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
If possible, the patient should be recumbent for at least 1 hour preceding specimen collection
Erect posture causes a redistribution of body fluids, increasing albumin concentration
SBMFNo: 23006
Collection
Albumin, Glycated, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: 3 months
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 29123
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ETOH-
Test Name:
Alcohol, Ethyl, Blood
Gray top (fluoride/oxalate), Red top (serum), Green top (lithium heparin), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Fill collection tube to full vacuum capacity to minimize evaporation of volatiles. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 1 week (In tightly stoppered tube)
Transport whole blood in the original collection tube. Keep tube tightly stoppered – Do not open. (Min: 1 mL)
Do not prepare venipuncture site with alcohol; use aqueous Zephiran or 0.1% mercuric chloride.
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SBMFNo: 23023
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U ETOH
Test Name:
Alcohol, Ethyl, Urine
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
In tightly stoppered tube: 3 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
SBMFNo: 29002
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALDOLASE
Aldolase, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Light Green top (PST) tube. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) or Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 2 weeks
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 30066
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALDOSTER-
Test Name:
Aldosterone, Serum
Processing
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Patient Prep
If upright specimen is collected, patient should be seated or standing for at least 2 hours.
Stability
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SBMFNo: 30067
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U ALDOS24
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Aldosterone, Urine, 24-Hour
24-hour urine. Urine must be refrigerated during collection.
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated (with preservative): 5 days
Frozen: 1 month
Add 1 g boric acid per 100 mL urine. Transfer 4 mL aliquot of urine from a 24-hour collection to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form. Also acceptable: Preserved urine if the pH of the specimen is adjusted to 2-4 with 6M HCl or 50 percent acetic acid or unpreserved urine if frozen immediately after collection. Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection; No Preservative Added
SBMFNo: 30074
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALDO/RENIN
Test Name:
Aldosterone/Renin Activity Ratio
From either a supine or upright patient:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube AND Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tubes 8 times. Do not collect in refrigerated tubes.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate from cells ASAP. Transfer 1 mL serum AND 2 mL EDTA plasma to individual ARUP Standard Transport Tubes and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL serum AND 1.2 mL EDTA plasma)
Supine: 1. Both specimens should be obtained between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (after at least two hours in supine position); 2. Normal sodium diet (100-200 mEq/day) for at least three days; 3. Receiving no medications known to affect renin-aldosterone system.
Upright: 1. Both specimens should be obtained before noon (after at least two hours in upright position, seated or standing); 2. Normal sodium diet (100-200 mEq/day) for at least three days; 3. Receiving no medications known to affect renin-aldosterone system.
Contact Medical Director if more information is needed.
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SBMFNo: 36176
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: ALK_FISH
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALK PH ISO
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Alkaline Phosphatase Isoenzymes
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 44110
Collection
ALK Gene Rearrangement by FISH
Tumor tissue.
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable
Formalin fix and paraffin embedded tissue block containing viable tumor. Neutral buffered formalin is the preferred fixative and tissue should be sectioned and fixed as soon as possible after surgery for best tissue preservation. In selecting the paraffin blocks, submit the largest area of tumor available that shows the least degeneration or necrosis. Preservation of nuclear detail can help assess quality of fixation. Tissue block should show at least 20 percent nucleated tumor cells. Single small biopsy or cytology cell block may be acceptable depending on the amount of tumor tissue present.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 23066
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BSAP
Test Name:
Alkaline Phosphatase, Bone Specific
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or green top (heparin) tube
After separation from cells:
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
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SBMFNo: 29205
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALK PHOS-
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALKPHT/ISO
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Alkaline Phosphatase, Total and Isoenzymes
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28524
Collection
Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 2 days
Frozen: 2 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 23187
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL C6
Test Name:
Allergen, Drug, Amoxicilloyl IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28523
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL C5
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CEPHALOSP
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Drug, Cephalosporin IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 45982
Collection
Allergen, Drug, Ampicilloyl IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33232
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GEL BOVINE
Test Name:
Allergen, Drug, Gelatin (Bovine) IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43073
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C71
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C70
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL C1
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Drug, Insulin Porcine IgE
Test Name:
Allergen, Drug, Penicilloyl G IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33261
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 28520
Collection
Allergen, Drug, Insulin Bovine IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 43074
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C1 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Drug, Penicilloyl G IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28522
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL C2
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SMZ IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Drug, Sulfamethoxazol IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 43225
Collection
Allergen, Drug, Penicilloyl V IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33262
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: RC208 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Drug, Tetanus Toxoid IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 43236
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28595
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PARA DROP
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Bovine Serum
Albumin IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 44702
Collection
Test Mnemonic: E204 IGE
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Budgerigar
(Parakeet) Droppings IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: ALL E78
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Budgerigar
(Parakeet) Feathers IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43235
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL E1
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Cat Dander IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43371
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Canary Bird
Feathers IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 28450
Collection
Test Mnemonic: E201 IGE
Test Mnemonic: E1 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Cat Dander IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 43244
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28594
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43245
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: E218 IGE
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL E85
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: E219 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Chicken
Droppings IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Chicken
Feathers IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Chicken Serum
Proteins IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 33224
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28452
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43243
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: COCKTL FTH
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL E4
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: E216 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Cockatiel
Feathers IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Cow Dander
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Deer
Epithelium IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28453
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL E5
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28596
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Dog Dander IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43374
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: E5 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Dog Dander
IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Test Mnemonic: ALL E86
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Duck Feathers
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43134
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43239
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: E209 IGE
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GOAT EPI
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Ferret
Epithelium IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Gerbil
Epithelium IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 45962
Collection
Test Mnemonic: RE217
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Goat
Epithelium IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28391
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL E70
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: G PIG EPI
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Goose Feathers
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45963
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Guinea Pig
Epithelium IgE
Collection
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Stability
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Processing
SBMFNo: 44710
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HAMSTER
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Hamster
Epithelium IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28451
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28588
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43254
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL E3
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL E71
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: E88 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Horse Dander
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Mouse
Epithelium IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Mouse
Epithelium, Serum Proteins and Urine Proteins IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45979
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: MOUSE U
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43096
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Mouse Urine
Proteins IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45965
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PIGEON STL
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Pigeon
Droppings IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: RE215
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Pigeon Feathers
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28566
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL E82
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: RAT EPI
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Rabbit
Epithelium IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45966
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Rat Epithelium
IgE
Collection
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Stability
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Processing
SBMFNo: 45980
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: RAT URINE
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Rat Urine
Proteins IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45221
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SHEEP EPI
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43255
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Sheep
Epithelium IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45964
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PIG EPI
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Swine
Epithelium IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: E89 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Epidermal/Animal Protein, Turkey
Feathers IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45222
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALPHA-LACT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F76 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Alpha-Lactalbumin
IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 47043
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Alpha-Lactalbumin
IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43409
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ANCHOVY
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Anchovy IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28493
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F27
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BEEF IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Beef IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 45223
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Beef IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47233
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BETA-LACT
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Beta-Lactoglobulin
IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43410
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F77 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BLK BASS E
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Black Bass IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 45207
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Beta-Lactoglobulin
IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 33207
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: MUSSEL
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Blue Mussel IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28585
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F78
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CASEIN IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Casein IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 45538
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Casein IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47234
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CATFISH
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Catfish IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33275
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHEDDAR
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cheese, Cheddar
Type IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43412
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cheese, American
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44717
Collection
Test Mnemonic: AM CHEESE
Test Mnemonic: F81 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cheese, Cheddar
Type IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 33293
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CRM CHEESE
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 33276
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cheese, Cream IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: CHEESEMOLD Test Name:
SBMFNo: 44707
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cheese, Mold Type
IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: MOZZARELLA Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cheese, Mozzarella
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28497
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F83
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHICK IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Chicken IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28532
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Chicken IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47235
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F207
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Clam IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47055
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: RED DYE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F3
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cod IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43123
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cochineal Extract
(Carmine Red) IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28482
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F3G
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cod IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28481
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F2
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43261
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cow's Milk IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43030
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F2G
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cow's Milk IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Test Mnemonic: F231 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cow's Milk, Boiled
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28431
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F236
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: WHEY IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cow's Whey IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28533
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Cow's Whey IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47257
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F23
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Crab IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43388
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F23 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CRAYFISH
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Crayfish IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33206
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Crab IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 45541
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: DUCK MEAT
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Duck Meat IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28583
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F245
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F245 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Egg (Whole) IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 28480
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Egg (Whole) IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43391
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F1
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Egg White IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47239
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EGGWHT IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F75
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Egg Yolk IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: EGGYOLKIGG Test Name:
SBMFNo: 47240
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Egg White IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28534
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Egg Yolk IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
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SBMFNo: 47050
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GOAT MILK
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FLOUNDER
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Gulf Flounder IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45543
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Goat's Milk IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 44678
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HADDOCK
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Haddock IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28397
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F303
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F303 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Halibut IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 45983
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Halibut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43399
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HERRIN IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Herring IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43304
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43280
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: LAMB
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Jack Mackerel/Scad
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 45228
Collection
Test Mnemonic: F60 IGE
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Lamb IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: F304 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Langust (Spiny
Lobster) IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28535
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F80
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F80 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Lobster IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 44689
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Lobster IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43411
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: MACKEREL
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Mackerel IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45984
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: OCTOPUS
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: OVALBUMIN
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Ovalbumin IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45986
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Octopus IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45985
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: OVOMUCOID
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Ovomucoid IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28584
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F290
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F290 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Oyster IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 33264
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Oyster IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33291
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PERCH IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Perch Ocean IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47207
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PLAICE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: POLLOCK
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Pollock IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28492
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Plaice IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47211
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F26
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Pork IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47250
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PORK IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F213 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Rabbit Meat IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 47056
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Pork IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 43257
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: RED SNAP
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Red Snapper IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28496
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F41
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: SARDIN IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Salmon (Atlantic)
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45987
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Sardine (Pilchard)
IgE
Collection
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Stability
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Processing
SBMFNo: 28565
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F338
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Scallop IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43292
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F325 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F24
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Shrimp IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43390
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Sheep's Milk IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 28490
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F24 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Shrimp IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47058
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SOLE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SQUID IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Squid IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47059
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Sole IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45974
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: SWORD IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Swordfish IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47061
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28539
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28495
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: TILAPIA
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Tilapia IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: ALL F204
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F40
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Trout, Rainbow
Trout IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Tuna/Yellow Fin
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28419
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F284
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F284 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Turkey Meat IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 47062
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Turkey Meat IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43395
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PIKE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Walleye Pike IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47063
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: WFISH
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: RF339
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Allspice IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 28527
Collection
Allergen, Food of Animal Origin, Whitefish IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43044
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F20
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Almond IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47229
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALMOND IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ANNATTO
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Annatto Seed IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28528
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Almond IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 33298
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F49
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Apple IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43406
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F49 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: APRICOT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ARTICHOKE
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Apricot IgE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Artichoke IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 43045
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33297
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Apple IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 45205
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: RF261
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Asparagus IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28392
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F96
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F92
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Banana IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47231
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Avocado IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28554
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BANANA IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Banana IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
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SBMFNo: 28484
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F6
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BARLEY IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Barley IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 45967
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Barley IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47232
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BASIL
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Basil IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45968
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BAY LEAF
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BEET ROOT
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Beetroot IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33227
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Bay leaf IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45981
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BLK BEAN
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Black Bean IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28582
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F280
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BLK WALNUT
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Black Walnut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: BLACKBERRY Test Name:
SBMFNo: 47044
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Black Pepper IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33226
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Blackberry IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28394
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F288
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F18
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Brazil Nut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28580
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Blueberry IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28564
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F260
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Broccoli IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43394
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F260 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F217 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Brussel sprouts IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 45969
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Broccoli IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 43258
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BUCKWH IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Buckwheat IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 44703
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CABBAGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F216 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cabbage IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 28531
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cabbage IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43386
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F93
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cacao IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47236
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHOCO IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CARAWAY
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Caraway IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43267
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cacao IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 47202
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F267 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cardamon IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47045
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CAROB GUM
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F31
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Carrot IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43400
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Carob Bean Gum IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28556
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F31 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Carrot IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28530
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F202
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F202 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cashew Nut IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 47203
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cashew Nut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43380
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CAULIF IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cauliflower IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33279
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CAYENNE E
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F85
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Celery IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45540
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cayenne Pepper IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28579
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CHERRY
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cherry IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28587
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F299
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHICKPEA
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Chick Pea IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45224
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Chestnut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45209
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CHILI PEP
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Chili Pepper IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28589
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F220
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CLOVE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Clove IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28557
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cinnamon IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47046
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F36
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Coconut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33271
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F36 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F221
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Coffee IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47237
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Coconut IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28395
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: COFFEE IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Coffee IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
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SBMFNo: 47204
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: MILLET IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CILANTRO
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Coriander (Cilantro)
IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47048
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Common Millet IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47047
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CRANBERRY
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cranberry IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28592
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F244
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43132
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cucumber IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33252
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CUMIN IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Cumin Seed IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: RF281
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Curry (Santa Maria)
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 43272
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F289 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DILL
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Dill IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45225
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Date IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 45970
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: EGGPLANT
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Eggplant IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33225
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ENG WALNUT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F219 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F305 IGE
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Fennel seed IgE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Fenugreek IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 28581
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 43281
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, English Walnut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 43259
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F47
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Garlic IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47241
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GARLIC IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GINGER
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Ginger IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28572
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Garlic IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 45971
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F79
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Gluten IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47242
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GLUTEN IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F259
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Grape IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43393
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Gluten IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28558
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F259 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Grape IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44709
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GRAPEFRUIT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F315
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Green Bean IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47205
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Grapefruit IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28396
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GUM GUAR
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Guar Gum IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43276
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F297 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GUM KARAYA Test Name:
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Gum Karaya IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28559
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Gum Arabic IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 33292
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F17
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Hazelnut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47051
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HONEY IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F324
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Hops IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33310
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Honey IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28398
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: JALAPENO
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Jalapeno Pepper IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45227
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: KIDNEYBEAN
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: KIWI
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Kiwi IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28399
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Kidney Bean IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 44711
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F208
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Lemon IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45229
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: LENTIL
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F215
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Lettuce IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47243
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Lentil IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28501
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: LETT IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Lettuce IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
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SBMFNo: 45230
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: LIMA BEAN
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: LIME
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Lime IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45348
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Lima Bean IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 44712
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FLAX IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Linseed (Flaxseed)
IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45972
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: MACADA NUT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F266 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Mace IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 28486
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Macadamia Nut IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43266
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F8
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Maize/Corn IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47238
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CORN IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F90
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Malt IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47244
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Maize/Corn IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28499
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: MALT IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Malt IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
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SBMFNo: 47206
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: MANDARIN
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: MANGO
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Mango IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43137
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Mandarin IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45213
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: RF274
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Marjoram IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28560
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F87
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F87 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Melon IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 47052
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Melon IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43416
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: MINT
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Mint IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28414
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F212
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: MUSH IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Mushroom IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28415
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Mushroom IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47245
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F89
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Mustard IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33255
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: NECTARINE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: NUTMEG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Nutmeg IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28485
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Nectarine IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 47053
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F7
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Oat IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47246
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: OAT IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: OKRA IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: OLIVE IGE
Container
Processing
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Okra IgE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Olive (Black) IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45607
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 47201
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Oat IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 33256
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GR OLIVE E
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Olive (Green) IgE
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 28573
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F48
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ONION IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Onion IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28536
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Onion IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47247
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F33
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Orange IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47248
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ORANGE IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: OREGANO
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Oregano IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33215
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Orange IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 45973
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ORRIS ROOT
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Orris Root IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45232
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28393
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PAPAYA
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Papaya IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: ALL F218
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PARSLEY
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Paprika/Sweet Pepper
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45233
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Parsley IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33316
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PARSNIP
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F294 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F12
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Passion Fruit IgE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pea IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43377
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 28537
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Parsnip IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 43274
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F12 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pea IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28591
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F95
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F13
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Peanut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47249
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Peach IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28488
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PEANUT IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Peanut IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
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SBMFNo: 28416
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F94
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F201
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pecan Nut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43201
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pear IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28500
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: RF301 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Persimmon IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28417
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F253
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F210
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pineapple IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33210
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pine nut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28578
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PINTO IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pinto Bean IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28575
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F203
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F203 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pistachio IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 45217
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pistachio IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43381
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PLUM
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Plum IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33289
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: POM IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: POPPY SEED
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Poppy Seed IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28494
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pomegranate IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 45545
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F35
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Potato IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47251
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: POTATO IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PUMPKIN
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pumpkin IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47054
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Potato IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 47208
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PMPKN SEED
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Pumpkin Seed IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47209
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: QUINOA IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: RADISH IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Radish IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 47210
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Quinoa IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33258
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CANOLA IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Rape Seed (Canola)
IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45539
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: RASPBERRY
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F322 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Red Currant IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 33317
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Raspberry IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43291
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: RHUBARB
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Rhubarb IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28538
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F9
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: RICE IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Rice IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 33204
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Rice IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47252
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ROSEMARY E
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Rosemary IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28487
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F5
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: RYE IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Rye IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 33290
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Rye IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47253
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: SAFFLOWER
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Safflower IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47057
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SAGE IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F10
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Sesame Seed IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43376
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Sage IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28561
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F10 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Sesame Seed IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28489
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F14
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SOY IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Soybean IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28593
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Soybean IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47254
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F214
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Spinach IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43384
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F214 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F44
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F44 IGG
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Strawberry IgE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Strawberry IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 43260
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43403
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Spinach IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 28498
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F227 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Sugar Beet Seed IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45156
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SUGAR IGE
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SUGAR-IGG
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Sugar Cane IgG
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: SMR SQUASH
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Summer Squash IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 43066
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 33209
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Sugar Cane IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 45070
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F54
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Sweet Potato IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 43408
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F54 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: TAPIOCA
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F272 IGE
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Tapioca IgE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Tarragon IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 45204
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 43269
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Sweet Potato IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 33296
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: TEA
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Tea IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47060
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: THYME
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F25
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Tomato IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47255
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Thyme IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28491
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: TOMATO IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Tomato IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
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SBMFNo: 43277
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F298 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: TURMERIC
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: TURNIP IGE
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Turmeric IgE
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Turnip IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28430
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 33260
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Tragacanth gum IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 33254
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F234
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Vanilla IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28540
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F256
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F256 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Walnut IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 28562
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Walnut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43392
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F329
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Watermelon IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28483
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL F4
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: WHEAT IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Wheat IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 45231
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Wheat IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47256
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: NAVY BEAN
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, White Bean IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33208
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: WHT PEPPER
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: WINE VNGR
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Wine Vinegar IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28529
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, White Pepper IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 33307
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL F45
Test Name:
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Yeast IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47230
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: YEAST IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL G17
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Bahia Grass IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47215
Collection
Allergen, Food of Plant Origin, Yeast IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28552
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BARLEY POL
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Barley IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28543
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL G2
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL G11
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Brome Grass IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45235
Collection
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Bermuda Grass IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28386
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CANARY
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Canary Grass IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28381
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL G3
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: REED POL
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Common Reed IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45237
Collection
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Cocksfoot IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47214
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: OAT POL
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Cultivated Oat IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43306
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: G12 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL G15
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Cultivated Wheat IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28544
Collection
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Cultivated Rye IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 28389
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL G10
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Johnson Grass IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45236
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CORN POL
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28385
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Maize/Corn IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28382
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL G4
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Meadow Fescue IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: ALL G8
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Meadow Grass/Kentucky
Blue IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28387
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL G9
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL G5
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Rye Grass IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45544
Collection
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Redtop/Bentgrass IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28383
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: SALT GRASS
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Salt Grass IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28390
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL G1
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL G6
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Timothy IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28388
Collection
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Sweet Vernal Grass IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28384
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL G13
Test Name:
Allergen, Grass Pollen, Velvet Grass IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28459
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL H1
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL H2
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, House Dust, Hollister-Stier Labs IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43423
Collection
Allergen, House Dust, Greer Labs Inc IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28458
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: H2 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, House Dust, Hollister-Stier Labs IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28434
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL I206
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL I6
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Insect, Cockroach, German IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43315
Collection
Allergen, Insect, Cockroach, American IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28475
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: I207 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Insect, Cockroach, Oriental IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45238
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FIRE ANT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: I204 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Insect, Horse Fly IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 45976
Collection
Allergen, Insect, Fire Ant IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43313
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: MOSQUITO
Test Name:
Allergen, Insect, Mosquito IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43343
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: O1 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: YELLOW IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Miscellaneous, Quinoline Yellow IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 45991
Collection
Allergen, Miscellaneous, Cotton, Crude Fibers IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 33299
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: A SIRO
Test Name:
Allergen, Mite, Acarus siro IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45992
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BTROPIC
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL D2
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Mite, Dermatophagoides farinae IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45977
Collection
Allergen, Mite, Blomia tropicalis IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28461
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: D MICROCER
Test Name:
Allergen, Mite, Dermatophagoides microceras IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28460
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL D1
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: D74 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Mite, Euroglyphus maynei IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 45993
Collection
Allergen, Mite, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43234
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: G DOMESTIC
Test Name:
Allergen, Mite, Glycyphagus domesticus IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45240
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: LEPIDOGLY
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28432
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Mite, Lepidoglyphus destructor IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43232
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: D72 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Mite, Tyrophagus putrescentiae IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
Test Mnemonic: ALL M202
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Acremonium kiliense
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28444
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 47258
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28442
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL M6
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALTER IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Alternaria alternata
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Alternaria alternata
IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
Test Mnemonic: ALL M3
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Aspergillus
fumigatus IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43021
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: M3G
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28567
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Aspergillus
fumigatus IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 28590
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL M207
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Aspergillus niger IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: ALL M12
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Aureobasidium
pullulans IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47259
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AUREO IGG
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Aureobasidium
pullulans IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
Test Mnemonic: BARLEYSMUT Test Name:
SBMFNo: 33309
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 33286
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Barley Smut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
Test Mnemonic: BERMU SMUT
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Bermuda Grass Smut
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47212
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BSPICIFERA
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28547
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Bipolaris spicifera
(Curvularia) IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45975
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BOTRYTIS
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Botrytis cinerea IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: ALL M5
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Candida albicans
(yeast) IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47260
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43086
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 33305
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CANDIDAIGG
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: RM208
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: M208 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Candida albicans
(yeast) IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Chaetomium
globosum IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Chaetomium
globosum IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28441
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 47261
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43334
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL M2
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CLADO IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Cladosporium
herbarum IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Cladosporium
herbarum IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
Test Mnemonic: M201 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Corn Smut (Ustilago
maydis) IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28568
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 33270
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28433
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL M16
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: E NIGRUM
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Curvularia lunata
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Epicoccum nigrum
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: ALL M14
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Epicoccum
purpurascens IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33231
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 45031
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28569
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F OXY IGE
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F OXY IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Fusarium oxysporum
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Fusarium oxysporum
IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: ALL M9
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Fusarium
proliferatum/F.moniliforme IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47262
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 33217
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F SOL IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Fusarium
proliferatum/F.moniliforme IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 33308
Collection
Test Mnemonic: FUS M IGG
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Fusarium solani IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: G CANDIDA
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Geotrichum candida
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 33280
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 33267
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 33285
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: H INTERSEM
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: H SATIVUM
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: JOHNS SMUT
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Helminthosporium
interseminatum IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Helminthosporium
sativum/Drecshlera IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Johnson Grass Smut
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28443
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 47264
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: MUCOR IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Mucor racemosus
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Mucor racemosus
IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 33230
Collection
Test Mnemonic: ALL M4
Test Mnemonic: OAT SMUT
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Oat Smut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 33228
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28440
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 47265
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PAECILOMYC
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL M1
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PENI N IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Paecilomyces variotii
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Penicillium
chrysogenum/P.notatum IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Penicillium
chrysogenum/P.notatum IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
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SBMFNo: 43337
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: M209 IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Penicillium
glabrum/P.frequentans IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 28570
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Penicillium
glabrum/P.frequentans IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 43427
Collection
Test Mnemonic: M209 IGE
Test Mnemonic: ALL M13
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Phoma betae IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47266
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PHOMAB IGG
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28576
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Phoma betae IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 45988
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: MALASSEZIA
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Pityrosporum
orbiculare IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: ALL M11
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Rhizopus nigricans
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47267
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: RHIZO IGG
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Rhizopus nigricans
IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
Test Mnemonic: RHODOTORUL Test Name:
SBMFNo: 33222
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28548
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Rhodotorula IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: ALL M8
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Setomelanomma
rostrata/Helminthosporium halodes IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47263
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 45349
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 33236
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HELMINIGG
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: STACHY IGE
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: STACHY IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Setomelanomma
rostrata/Helminthosporium halodes IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Stachybotrys
chartarum/atra IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Stachybotrys
chartarum/atra IgG
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: > 4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45989
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: STAPHA IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: STAPHB IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Staphylococcal
enterotoxin B IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 44714
Collection
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Staphylococcal
enterotoxin A IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45990
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: STEMPHYLIU
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Stemphylium
herbarum/S.botryosum IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47268
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 33214
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: S SOLANI E
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: TRICHO VIR
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Stemphylium
herbarum/S.botryosum IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Stemphylium solani
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 47213
Collection
Test Mnemonic: STMPHB IGG
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Trichoderma viride
IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45220
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43087
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43335
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: TRICOPHYT
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Trichophyton
mentagrophytes IgE (variety interdigitale)
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: M205
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: M203 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Trichophyton
rubrum IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Trichosporon
pullulans IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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Test Mnemonic: WHEAT SMUT Test Name:
SBMFNo: 33229
Collection
Stability
Processing
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28511
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL K87
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: K83
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Occupational, Alpha-amylase IgE
Test Name:
Allergen, Occupational, Cotton Seed IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 43331
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43048
Collection
Allergen, Mold/Microorganism, Wheat Smut IgE
Test Mnemonic: K78 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Occupational, Ethylene Oxide IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47066
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FORMALD
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GUM CARAGN Test Name:
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Occupational, Gum Carageenan IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: GUM XANTHN Test Name:
SBMFNo: 33247
Collection
Allergen, Occupational, Formaldehyde/Formalin IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33246
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Occupational, Gum Xanthan IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45823
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ISO HDI
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ISO MDI
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Occupational, Isocyanate MDI IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45825
Collection
Allergen, Occupational, Isocyanate HDI IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45824
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ISO TDI
Test Name:
Allergen, Occupational, Isocyanate TDI IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28510
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL K82
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: K79
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Occupational, Phthalic Anhydride IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 28435
Collection
Allergen, Occupational, Latex IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43055
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL K84
Test Name:
Allergen, Occupational, Sunflower Seed IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45239
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: TOBACCO
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: P4 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Parasite, Anisakis IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 45206
Collection
Allergen, Occupational, Tobacco IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43348
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ASCARIS
Test Name:
Allergen, Parasite, Ascaris IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43347
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: P2 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ACACIA
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Acacia IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28586
Collection
Allergen, Parasite, Echinococcus IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 45241
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL T5
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, American Beech IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33287
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ASPEN IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL T73
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Australian Pine IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47067
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Aspen IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28553
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CYPRESS B
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Bald Cypress IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45994
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BAYBERRY
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BLK LOCUST
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Black Locust IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28400
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Bayberry IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33212
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL T1
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Box-elder IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28436
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL T212
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: T206 IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Chestnut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 28541
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Cedar IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43351
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL T3
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Common Silver Birch IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28403
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL T14
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CYPRESS
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Cypress IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47068
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Cottonwood IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47216
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: DOUGLAS
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Douglas Fir IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28402
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL T8
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EUCALYPTUS
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Eucalyptus/Gum-tree IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28405
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Elm IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45211
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL T2
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Grey Alder IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33221
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GROUNDSEL
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL T44
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Hackberry IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28411
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Groundsel Tree IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28410
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL T4
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Hazelnut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45995
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CYPRESS IT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: J CEDAR
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Japanese Cedar IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45547
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Italian/Mediterranean/Funeral
cypress IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45242
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: MELALEUCA
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Melaleuca, Cajeput-tree IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45243
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: MESQUITE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL T6
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Mountain Juniper IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28542
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Mesquite IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28413
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL T70
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Mulberry IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28401
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL T7
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: OLIVE TREE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Olive IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28404
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Oak IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45245
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL T22
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Pecan/Hickory IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43430
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: T22 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PEPPERTREE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Peppertree IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43355
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Pecan/Hickory IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 47217
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: T213 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Pine IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45246
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PRIVET
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: QUEEN PALM
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Queen Palm IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28409
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Privet IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45548
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL T57
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Red Cedar IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 33213
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: RED MAPLE
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: MULBERRY
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Red Mulberry Tree IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 33216
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Red Maple IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 45978
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: RED OAK E
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Red Oak IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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Test Mnemonic: SWEETGUMTR Test Name:
SBMFNo: 45203
Collection
Stability
Processing
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28408
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL T11
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Sycamore IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45247
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Sweet Gum IgE
Test Mnemonic: VOAK
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Virginia Live Oak IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28407
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL T10
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL T15
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, White Ash IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28551
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Walnut IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28406
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL T16
Test Name:
Allergen, Tree Pollen, White Pine IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28563
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL T12
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BUMBLEBEE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Venom, Bumble Bee IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28472
Collection
Allergen, Tree Pollen, Willow IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47065
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL I3
Test Name:
Allergen, Venom, Common Wasp (Yellow Jacket) IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47273
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: I75 IGE
Test Name:
Allergen, Venom, European hornet IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.34 mL)
SBMFNo: 28470
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Venom, Common Wasp (Yellow Jacket)
IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 43318
Collection
Test Mnemonic: YEL J IGG
Test Mnemonic: ALL I1
Test Name:
Allergen, Venom, Honey Bee IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47269
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HON B IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL I4
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Venom, Paper Wasp IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47270
Collection
Allergen, Venom, Honey Bee IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28473
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PAP-W IGG
Test Name:
Allergen, Venom, Paper Wasp IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
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SBMFNo: 28471
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL I2
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: WH F IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Venom, White-faced Hornet IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28474
Collection
Allergen, Venom, White-faced Hornet IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47271
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL I5
Test Name:
Allergen, Venom, Yellow Hornet IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 47272
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: YE F IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALFALFA
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Alfalfa IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47218
Collection
Allergen, Venom, Yellow Hornet IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 45546
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CARELESS
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Careless Weed IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28577
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL W13
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL W14
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Common Pigweed IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28420
Collection
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Cocklebur IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28546
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL W1
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Common Ragweed IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 43434
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: W1 IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DANDELION
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Dandelion IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 47219
Collection
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Common Ragweed IgG
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 45210
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: DOG FENNEL
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Dog Fennel IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28425
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL W4
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL W17
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Firebush (Kochia) IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28429
Collection
Allergen, Weed Pollen, False Ragweed IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28426
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL W3
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Giant Ragweed IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45212
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28423
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GOLDENROD
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Goldenrod IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: ALL W10
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL W6
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Goosefoot/Lamb's Quarters
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28421
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Mugwort IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28571
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28422
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL W20
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Nettle IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: ALL W9
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL W16
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Plantain (English)/Ribwort
IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28545
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Rough Marshelder IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28550
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28424
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL W5
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Sagebrush/Wormwood IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
Test Mnemonic: ALL W11
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL W15
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Saltwort (Prickly)/Russian
Thistle IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 28427
Collection
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Scale/Lenscale IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 28428
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL W18
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: RW210
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Sugar Beet IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 47069
Collection
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Sheep Sorrel IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 43139
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: SUNFL POL
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Sunflower IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
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SBMFNo: 45996
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: WALL PELL
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: WRAG
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Western Ragweed IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45622
Collection
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Wall pellitory (officinalis) IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 45248
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: WATERHEMP
Test Name:
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Western Waterhemp IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28574
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL W23
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 35439
Collection
Stability
Processing
Allergen, Weed Pollen, Yellow Dock IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.25 mL serum or plasma plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 35404
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ADHD/FOOD
Test Name:
Allergens, ADHD-Food Allergy Profile
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 3.1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.4 mL)
Test Mnemonic: CAP W/O E
Test Name:
Allergens, Childhood Allergy Profile (without Total
IgE)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1.8 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.9 mL)
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SBMFNo: 35181
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CAP W/ IGE
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL FX5
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergens, Common Foods Multiallergen Assay,
Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28359
Collection
Allergens, Childhood Allergy Profile with Total IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 2.7 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 28361
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL EX1
Test Name:
Allergens, Domestic Animals Multiallergen Assay,
Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 35173
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DUSTPRO 4
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FEATHER
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergens, Feathers Multiallergen Assay, Qualitative
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)
SBMFNo: 35460
Collection
Allergens, Dust/Mite Profile
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.7 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 44273
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FISH GROUP
Test Name:
Allergens, Fish Profile IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)
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SBMFNo: 35294
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FOOD W/O E
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FOOD W/IGE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergens, Food Allergy Profile with Total IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 2.4 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 45599
Collection
Allergens, Food Allergy Profile (without Total IgE)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1.5 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.8 mL)
SBMFNo: 35170
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IGG4 FOOD8
Test Name:
Allergens, Food Profile VIII, IgG4
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells and transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube.
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SBMFNo: 47274
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: G FOOD COM
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: G FOOD PAN
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergens, Food, Extended Panel IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 47276
Collection
Allergens, Food, Common Panel IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen) SBMFNo: 47275
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IGG FOOD
Test Name:
Allergens, Food, IgG Panel
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
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SBMFNo: 47277
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IGG MEATS
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL GX1
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergens, Grass Pollens Multiallergen Assay,
Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28360
Collection
Allergens, Food, Meat Panel IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL/allergen)
SBMFNo: 28355
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL HX2
Test Name:
Allergens, House Dust Multiallergen Assay,
Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 35172
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BEE PAN
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: INDOOR
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergens, Indoor Profile
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.9 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 44745
Collection
Allergens, Hymenoptera/Bee Venom Profile, IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.8 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 35195
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PHADIATOP
Test Name:
Allergens, Inhalant Multiallergen Assay, Qualitative
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 6 months
Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
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SBMFNo: 35456
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: WEST PANEL
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ISOCY
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergens, Isocyanate Profile, IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.45 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.32 mL)
SBMFNo: 45916
Collection
Allergens, Inhalants/Foods, Western Allergy Profile
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 2.6 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 44008
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: LATEX RIA
Test Name:
Allergens, Latex Specific IgE Panel, RIA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: >4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 35433
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL MGENTP
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL FX16
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergens, Mixed Fruits #1 Multiallergen Assay,
Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28367
Collection
Allergens, Marion General ENT Pediatric Profile
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 6 mL serum to a separate plastic tube. (Min: 2.5 mL)
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube specimen does not require transfer of serum to separate tube.
SBMFNo: 28366
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL RFX17
Test Name:
Allergens, Mixed Fruits #2 Multiallergen Assay,
Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28362
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL FX3
Container
Stability
Processing
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: ALL FX10
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergens, Mixed Meat and Egg Multiallergen Assay,
Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28363
Collection
Allergens, Mixed Grains Multiallergen Assay,
Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 28364
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL FX1
Test Name:
Allergens, Mixed Nuts Multiallergen Assay,
Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 35137
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: MOLD PAN
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL MX1
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergens, Molds Multiallergen Assay, Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 35194
Collection
Allergens, Mold Profile
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.8 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 28358
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: OUTDOOR
Test Name:
Allergens, Outdoor Profile
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47220
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 35440
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 35107
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PEANUT COM
Test Name:
Allergens, Peanut Components Panel IgE
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1.1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)
Test Mnemonic: REG5 W/O E
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: REG5 W/IGE
Test Name:
Allergens, Respiratory Allergy Profile, Region V (IN,
KY, OH, TN, WV) (without Total IgE)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 2.9 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.3 mL)
Allergens, Respiratory Allergy Profile, Region V (IN,
KY, OH, TN, WV) with Total IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 4 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.6 mL)
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SBMFNo: 35441
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 35262
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 35442
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: REG7 W/O E
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: REG7 W/IGE
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: REG8 W/O E
Test Name:
Allergens, Respiratory Allergy Profile, Region VII
(MI, MN, WI) (without Total IgE)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 2.6 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.2 mL)
Allergens, Respiratory Allergy Profile, Region VII
(MI, MN, WI) with Total IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 3.5 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)
Allergens, Respiratory Allergy Profile, Region VIII
(IA, IL, MO) (without Total IgE)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 2.8 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 35259
Collection
Stability
Processing
Container
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL FX2
Test Name:
Allergens, Seafoods Multiallergen Assay, Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 35175
Collection
Test Name:
Allergens, Respiratory Allergy Profile, Region VIII
(IA, IL, MO) with Total IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 3.7 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 28365
Collection
Test Mnemonic: REG8 W/IGE
Test Mnemonic: SHELLFISH
Test Name:
Allergens, Shellfish Profile
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28356
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ALL TX2
Container
Stability
Processing
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: ALL WX1
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Allergens, Weed Pollens Multiallergen Assay,
Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 45601
Collection
Allergens, Tree Pollens Multiallergen Assay,
Qualitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 28357
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALPHA SUB-
Test Name:
Alpha Subunit, Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45532
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 44737
Collection
Test Mnemonic: ALPHA THAL
Test Name:
Alpha Thalassemia (HBA1 and HBA2) 7 Deletions
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: A1A GENO
Test Name:
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin (SERPINA1) Enzyme
Concentration and 2 Mutations with Reflex to Alpha1-Antitrypsin Phenotype
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube AND Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Two specimens (Serum AND Whole Blood) are required.
Stability
Serum:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 2 weeks
Whole Blood:
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Processing
Patient Prep
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport 0.5 mL serum AND 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL serum AND 0.5 mL whole blood)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 44340
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: A1A FECES
Test Name:
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin, Random Feces
Feces, random
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 3 months
Transfer 5 g feces to a plastic transport vial with no media or preservatives. (Min: 1 g)
SBMFNo: 28142
Collection
Test Name:
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Phenotype (Includes Alpha-1Antitrypsin)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 3 months
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 45514
Collection
Test Mnemonic: A1 ANTI
Test Mnemonic: ALPHA 1
Test Name:
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin, Serum
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Stability
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 45519
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: ALPHA 2A
Stability
Processing
Alpha-2-Antiplasmin, Activity
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tubes
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
If possible, patient should not be on heparin therapy before the draw
SBMFNo: 45706
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: A2M
Test Name:
Alpha-2-Macroglobulin
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: 1 year (if frozen within 24 hours) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
Also acceptable: CSF or pleural fluid (centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material).
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SBMFNo: 44032
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AFP AMN FL
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Alpha-Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid, with Reflex to
Acetylcholinesterase and Fetal Hemoglobin
Amniocentesis.
Room Temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 months
Frozen: 3 years
Transport 2.5 mL amniotic fluid. (Min: 1.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 30098
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AFPM NTD
Test Name:
Alpha-Fetoprotein, Maternal, NTD
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Specimen must be collected between 14th and 22nd week of gestation for proper risk analysis (optimal time is 16-18 weeks).
Collect prior to amniocentesis.
Accurate clinical data is required for valid interpretation. Submit a Prenatal Risk Information Sheet with the following:
• Maternal date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
• Estimated due date
• Maternal weight in pounds
• Number of fetuses in current pregnancy
• Maternal race
• Insulin dependent (Y/N)?
• Repeat specimen for this pregnancy? (Y/N)
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SBMFNo: 44743
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AFP L3
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: CSF AFP
Stability
Processing
Container
Stability
Processing
Alpha-Fetoprotein, Tumor Marker, CSF
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Test Mnemonic: AFP PLEURA
Test Name:
Alpha-Fetoprotein, Tumor Marker, Pleural Fluid
Pleural fluid.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 4 weeks
Transport 3 mL pleural fluid in a sterile transport tube. (Min: 2 mL)
SBMFNo: 30191
Collection
Test Name:
Collected by physician
Plastic transport tube with threaded cap
SBMFNo: 43543
Collection
Alpha-Fetoprotein, Total and L3 Percent
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 30192
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AFP
Test Name:
Alpha-Fetoprotein, Tumor Marker, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 42330
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: AGA
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AGAS
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Alpha-Galactosidase, Serum
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 14 days
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate from cells and transfer 2 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 44485
Collection
Alpha-Galactosidase, Leukocytes
Yellow top (ACD-B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: Yellow top (ACD-A) tube.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 7 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 6 mL) Do not transfer blood to other containers.
Specimen must arrive at Mayo within 72 hours of draw to be stabilized. Specimen received after 72
hours could have falsely normal results. Draw specimen Monday through Thursday only and not the
day before a holiday. Specimen should be drawn and packaged as close to shipping time as possible.
SBMFNo: 42331
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALPR
Test Name:
Alprazolam, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
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SBMFNo: 29152
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SGPT-
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
ALT (SGPT)
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 45929
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AL S
Test Name:
Aluminum, Serum or Plasma
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Dark blue (royal) top tube (trace element-free - serum) provided in SBMF “Trace Metal Collection Kit” (order SBMF stock #7208), OR
Dark blue (royal) top (trace element-free - EDTA) tube
If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate trace element-free transport tube
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
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SBMFNo: 44733
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U ALUMINUM
Test Name:
Aluminum, Urine
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) during and after collection to prevent bacterial
growth
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic, metal-free container with tightly fitting lid (no preservative)
1 week room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well and measure 24-hour volume
Pour off 8.0 mL of urine into trace element-free transport tube(s) (Min: 1.0 mL)
Send urine aliquot with notation of 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician). High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Abstinence from iodine-containing medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to collecting specimens for elemental testing is recommended.
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SBMFNo: 29192
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: POST AMIKA
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Amikacin, Peak Level
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 4 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and freeze. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Kinetic Dosing: Optimized collection times are recommended and coordinated by the pharmacokinetic consultant for each patient.
Non-Kinetic Dosing:
‑ IV Peak: 30 minutes after end of 1-hour infusion.
‑ IM Peak: 60 minutes after injection.
NOTE: Variation of peak collection time by only 30 minutes with respect to infusion end time may cause 100% change in the observed peak concentration in young patient with good renal function, burn patients, and cystic fibrosis patients.
SBMFNo: 31012
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AMIKA
Test Name:
Amikacin, Random or Non-Specified
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 4 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and freeze. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Kinetic Dosing: Optimized collection times are recommended and coordinated by the pharmacokinetic consultant for each patient.
Non-Kinetic Dosing:
‑ IV Peak: 30 minutes after end of 1-hour infusion.
‑ IM Peak: 60 minutes after injection.
NOTE: Variation of peak collection time by only 30 minutes with respect to infusion end time may cause 100% change in the observed peak concentration in young patient with good renal function, burn patients, and cystic fibrosis patients.
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SBMFNo: 29182
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PRE AMIKA
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: AA QNT P
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Amino Acids, Quantitative LC-MS/MS, Plasma
Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 1 month
Separate plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Avoid transferring buffy coat material. Transfer 0.5 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.25 mL)
Adults: Fasting specimen preferred.
Infants and children: Draw specimen prior to feeding or 2‑3 hours after a meal.
SBMFNo: 47121
Collection
Amikacin, Trough Level
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 4 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and freeze. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 47120
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: URNAA QNT
Test Name:
Amino Acids, Quantitative LC-MS/MS, Urine
Random urine. Avoid dilute urine when possible.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 1 month
Mix urine well. Transfer 4 mL aliquot of urine to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes and freeze immediately. (Min: 3 mL)
First morning urine preferred.
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SBMFNo: 44536
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 42341
Collection
Stability
Test Mnemonic: CSF AA QNT
Test Name:
Amino Acids, Quantitative, CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 1 month
Centrifuge CSF to separate and remove cellular material. Freeze supernatant. Transport 0.5 mL CSF. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: ALADW
Test Name:
Aminolevulinic Acid Dehydratase (ALA-D), Washed
Erythrocytes
Green top (sodium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Immediately place specimen on wet ice. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube.
Frozen: 24 hours
Processing
Process entire specimen as follows:1. Transfer entire specimen to a 12-mL graduated centrifuge tube.2. Centrifuge specimen for 10 minutes at 2,000 rpm.3. Record volume of packed cells and the total volume of the specimen.4. Discard supernatant plasma.5. Wash packed erythrocytes 2 times by resuspension of at least an equal amount of cold 0.9% saline, mix, and centrifuge for 5 minutes at 2,000 rpm, discarding supernatant after each washing.6. Resuspend packed cells to the original total volume with 0.9% saline. Invert specimen gently to mix.
Submit entire washed erythrocyte suspension. (Min: 1 mL of washed and resuspended erythrocytes)
Patient Prep
Patient should abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to specimen collection.
SBMFNo: 44169
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U ALA24
Test Name:
Aminolevulinic Acid, Urine
24-hour or random urine. Refrigerate 24-hour specimens during collection.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection; No Preservative Added
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen: 1 month
Protect from light. Transfer 4 mL aliquot from a well-mixed 24-hour or random collection to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube. (Min: 1.2 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.
Refrain from alcohol consumption 24 hours prior to collection.
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SBMFNo: 23008
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AMIOD
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
3 months refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: AMIT/NORT
Test Name:
Amitriptyline and Nortriptyline, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 29038
Collection
Amiodarone and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 45501
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AMMONIA-
Test Name:
Ammonia, Plasma
Container
Routine venipuncture
Tube must fill to three-quarters, or greater, of vacuum capacity
Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix then place tube in ice slush (ice and water mixture)
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
24 hours frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Processing
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
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SBMFNo: 44909
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: AMBIL
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U AMPHET
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Amphetamines Screen, Urine
Collect and transport 1 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 0.3 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
Test Mnemonic: AMPS SP
Test Name:
Amphetamines, Quantitative, Serum or Plasma
Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin), Lavender top (EDTA) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 3 years
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 47156
Collection
Test Name:
Random urine.
Refrigerated: 1 week
SBMFNo: 47155
Collection
Amniotic Bilirubin Scan
Amniotic fluid.
If specimen is protected from light:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 year
Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Transfer 3 mL amniotic fluid to an ARUP LightProtected (Amber) Transport Tube. (Min: 2 mL)
Amniocentesis.
SBMFNo: 29080
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AMPS UR
Test Name:
Amphetamines, Quantitative, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 month
Frozen: 3 years
Transfer 0.5 mL urine with no additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 29149
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AMY ISO
Container
Stability
Processing
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: P-AMYLASE
Test Name:
Amylase, Pancreatic, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Light green top (PST), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 29119
Collection
Amylase Isoenzymes, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Light green top (PST), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
SBMFNo: 29120
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U P-AMYR
Test Name:
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Adjust pH to alkaline range (about pH 7)
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SBMFNo: 23011
Collection
Test Mnemonic: BF AMY
Test Name:
Amylase, Total, Body Fluid
Container
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Document source of fluid on label and requisition
Red top (serum), Lavender top (EDTA), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
If fluid is bloody, centrifuge 15 minutes and transfer supernatant to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 29109
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AMY-
Test Name:
Amylase, Total, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Light green top (PST), Green top (lithium heparin), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 23901
Test Mnemonic: U AMYT
Test Name:
Amylase, Total, Urine, 24-Hour
Collection
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) during and after collection to prevent bacterial
growth
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Container
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (no preservative)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen very well, and measure 24-hour volume
Pour off 20.0 mL of urine into separate plastic tube(s)
Refrigerate urine aliquot and transport refrigerated
Send urine aliquot with notation of entire 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
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SBMFNo: 23010
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U AMYR
Test Name:
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Adjust pH to alkaline range (approximately pH 7)
SBMFNo: 45580
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HGE G/M
Container
Stability
Processing
Anaplasma phagocytophilum Antibodies, IgG and
IgM by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 45581
Collection
Test Name:
Amylase, Total, Urine, Random
Test Mnemonic: HGE IGG
Test Name:
Anaplasma phagocytophilum Antibody, IgG by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 45582
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HGE IGM
Anaplasma phagocytophilum Antibody, IgM by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 44751
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ANDRO TMS
Test Name:
Androstenedione, Serum or Plasma
Processing
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Patient Prep
Collect between 6-10 a.m.
Stability
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SBMFNo: 45097
Test Mnemonic: ANEUVYSION
Test Name:
AneuVysion® FISH, Amniotic Fluid
Collection
Amniocentesis: 10‑25 mL of amniotic fluid are collected at 14 weeks of gestation or greater (or alternatively 1 mL/week of gestation for amniocentesis between 12 and 14 weeks) in a sterile syringe. The first 2‑3 mL of aspirated fluid is discarded or placed in a tube labeled “0” to avoid maternal cell contamination. The remaining specimen is transferred to sterile centrifuge tubes in 3‑4 sterile aliquots, labeled 1st, 2nd, etc. If the fluid sample is bloody, sterile centrifuge tubes containing sodium heparin should be used (these tubes are also available upon request). Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Processing
Transport 10‑25 mL amniotic fluid in sterile centrifuge tubes. Do not centrifuge.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
SBMFNo: 45793
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: AS PWS
Test Name:
Angelman Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome,
Methylation
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1.5 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 45122
Test Mnemonic: ANGELMAN
Test Name:
Angelman Syndrome, FISH
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tube; peripheral blood. Use sterile technique; close all containers tightly. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Processing
Transport 2‑4 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. Do not centrifuge.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
SBMFNo: 44121
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: CSF ACE
Container
Stability
Processing
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
SBMFNo: 29055
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ACE
Test Name:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 22007
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ELUTION
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ABID
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ABSC
Container
Stability
Processing
Antibody Identification
Test Name:
Antibody Screen
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
SBMFNo: 22049
Collection
Test Name:
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) tube.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 6 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 3 mL)
SBMFNo: 22306
Collection
Antibody Elution
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) tube.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 6 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 3 mL)
SBMFNo: 22008
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AGP INT
Test Name:
Antigen Typing, RBC
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
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SBMFNo: 22051
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: RH PHENO
Stability
Processing
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Test Mnemonic: ANTI IGA
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Anti-IgA Antibody by ELISA
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: >2 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells and transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 28150
Collection
Antigen Typing, Rh Phenotype
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
SBMFNo: 45852
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AMA
Test Name:
Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 5 days, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 44719
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U ANT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AMH-
Processing
Test Name:
Anti-Mullerian Hormone
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 3 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 42915
Collection
Antimony, Urine
24-hour or random urine collection. Specimen must be collected in a plastic container. ARUP studies
indicate that refrigeration of urine alone, during and after collection, preserves specimens adequately,
if tested within 14 days of collection.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Transfer an 8 mL aliquot from a well-mixed collection to ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tubes (ARUP supply #43116). (Min: 1 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and on test request form.
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician). High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Abstinence from iodine-containing medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to collecting specimens for elemental testing is recommended.
SBMFNo: 44928
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FANBF
Test Name:
Antinuclear Antibody by IFA, Body Fluid
Body fluid
Transport 1 mL body fluid in a plastic screw top tube. Indicate fluid source on specimen label and test requisition.
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SBMFNo: 43215
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: CSF ANA
Container
Stability
Processing
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Test Mnemonic: ANA/AI BAS
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Antinuclear Antibody Screen, IgG by MFI with
Reflex to Basic Autoimmune Disease Panel
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28370
Collection
Antinuclear Antibody by IFA, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
SBMFNo: 28353
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ANA/LU BAS
Test Name:
Antinuclear Antibody Screen, IgG by MFI with
Reflex to Basic Lupus Panel
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28354
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ANA/AICOMP
Container
Stability
Processing
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: ANA/LUPCOM
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Antinuclear Antibody Screen, IgG by MFI with
Reflex to Complete Lupus Panel
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28371
Collection
Antinuclear Antibody Screen, IgG by MFI with
Reflex to Complete Autoimmune Disease Panel
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 28369
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ANA/MCTD
Test Name:
Antinuclear Antibody Screen, IgG by MFI with
Reflex to Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Panel
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28372
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ANA/MYOSIT
Container
Stability
Processing
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: ANA/SCLERO
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Antinuclear Antibody Screen, IgG by MFI with
Reflex to Scleroderma Panel
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28374
Collection
Antinuclear Antibody Screen, IgG by MFI with
Reflex to Myositis Panel
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 28373
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ANA/SJOGRN
Test Name:
Antinuclear Antibody Screen, IgG by MFI with
Reflex to Sjogren's Syndrome Panel
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28312
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ANA SCREEN
Container
Stability
Processing
Antinuclear Antibody Screen, IgG by MFI
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28412
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ANA IFA
Test Name:
Antinuclear Antibody, IgG Titer and Pattern by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 25727
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: FUNC ANTIT
Test Name:
Antithrombin III, Functional
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 44240
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AT3AG
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Antithrombin, Antigen
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 1 month
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
SBMFNo: 44607
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: APO A-1
Test Name:
Apolipoprotein A-1
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Fasting recommended
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SBMFNo: 44979
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: APO B/A
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 44421
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Apolipoprotein B/A Ratio
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, allow blood to clot completely at room temperature
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Fasting specimen is recommended
SBMFNo: 28066
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: APO B
Test Name:
Apolipoprotein B
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Patient should be fasting for 12 hours prior to collection.
Test Mnemonic: APO E
Test Name:
Apolipoprotein E (APOE) 2 Mutations,
Cardiovascular Risk
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 25002
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: APT
Stability
Processing
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
72 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Test Mnemonic: AVH
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Arginine Vasopressin Hormone
Lavender top (EDTA) tube(s). Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Separate plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 6 mL plasma to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes and freeze immediately. (Min: 2.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 47112
Collection
APT Test for Fetal Hemoglobin
Notify laboratory that sample will be collected
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
SBMFNo: 44010
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: APZ/MTB SP
Test Name:
Aripiprazole and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 weeks
Centrifuge to separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.
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SBMFNo: 45453
Test Mnemonic: U ARS FRAC
Test Name:
Arsenic, Fractionated, Urine
Collection
24-hour or random urine collection. Specimen must be collected in a plastic container and should be refrigerated during collection. ARUP studies indicate that refrigeration of urine alone, during and after
collection, preserves specimens adequately if tested within 14 days of collection.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection (No Preservative)
Stability
Processing
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Transfer an 8 mL aliquot of urine from a well-mixed collection to ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tubes (ARUP supply #43116). Available through Client Services. (Min: 2 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and on test request form.
SBMFNo: 42263
Test Mnemonic: ASHN
Test Name:
Arsenic, Hair or Nails
Collection
Hair
Gather a lock of hair the width of the pencil from the back of head.
Cut hair near scalp, cutting at least 3 inches. Do not cut scalp or pull hair from scalp.
Place hair in hair container provided.
Indicate patient name and source of hair on outside of container.NOTE: Head hair is the preferred specimen. If head hair is not available, pubic, beard, mustache or chest hair is acceptable if enough quantity can be obtained.
Beard trimmings or razor clippings are not acceptable.Place container in bag provided.
Indicate testing needed, and send appropriate paperwork.
Nails
Cut all 10 nails, either fingernails or toenails.
Place nails in nail container provided.
Indicate patient name and source of nails on outside of container.
Place container in bag provided.
Indicate testing needed, and send appropriate paperwork.
Container
Hair and Nails Collection Kit
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SBMFNo: 23260
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U ARS24-
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Arsenic, Urine, 24-Hour
Do not collect urine in metal urinals, pans, or metal-based container
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic, metal-free container with tightly fitting lid
IMPORTANT: Prior to collection, add 20.0 mL 6N Hydrochloric Acid as preservative
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Refrigerate entire specimen throughout collection
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well and measure 24-hour volume—avoid contact with metal surfaces
Pour off 20.0 mL urine into separate plastic tube
Refrigerate urine aliquot and transport refrigerated
Send urine aliquot with notation of entire 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and requisition
Avoid ingestion of seafood for 48 hours before specimen collected
Instruct patient to avoid contact with preservative in the container
Patient must not void directly into container
Instruct patient to store container securely away from children
SBMFNo: 23360
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U ARSR-
Test Name:
Arsenic, Urine, Random
Urine, random.
Specimen must be collected in a plastic, metal-free container.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Transfer a 10 mL urine aliquot from a well-mixed collection to a metal-free plastic transport tube. (Min: 5 mL)
Avoid ingestion of seafood for 48 hours before specimen collected.
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SBMFNo: 23383
Collection
Test Mnemonic: ARSENIC
Test Name:
Arsenic, Whole Blood
Stability
Royal Blue top (Trace-element free EDTA) tube
Refrigerated: 1 week
Processing
Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Patient Prep
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician), and avoid shellfish and seafood for 48 to 72 hours.
SBMFNo: 42093
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ARSAW
Container
Stability
Arylsulfatase A, Leukocytes
Routine venipuncture
Specimen must arrive at Mayo within 48 hours of draw to be stabilized
Draw specimen Monday through Thursday only and not the day before a holiday
Specimen should be drawn and packaged as close to shipping time as possible
Pale Yellow top (ACD) tube
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
Gently invert tube to mix blood with the anticoagulant
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Do not transfer blood to other containers
Forward entire tube of unprocessed whole blood to the laboratory
SBMFNo: 43537
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U ARSA
Test Name:
Arylsulfatase A, Urine
Routine voided urine
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (No preservative)
Room temperature: Unacceptable
10 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
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SBMFNo: 47300
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 44805
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: AJ BRCA
Stability
Processing
Ashkenazi Jewish (BRCA1 and BRCA2) 3 Mutations
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: AJP
Test Name:
Ashkenazi Jewish Diseases (BLM, ASPA, IKBKAP,
FANCC, GBA, MCOLN1, SMPD1, HEXA), Common
Mutation Panel
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. SBMFNo: 44184
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ASPER-
Test Name:
Aspergillus Antibody by CF, Serum
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)
Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
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SBMFNo: 28260
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CSF ASP ID
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ASPER ID
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 44993
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Name:
Aspergillus Antibody by ID, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 45813
Collection
Aspergillus Antibody by ID, CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 0.5 mL supernatant to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 28255
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ASPFUM IGG
Test Name:
Aspergillus fumigatus Antibody, IgG by ELISA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.05 mL)
Test Mnemonic: ASPERAGB
Test Name:
Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen, EIA,
Bronchoscopy
Collect lower respiratory material by bronchoscopy (brushings, BAL secretions and washings)
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
Room temperature: Unacceptable
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 week frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
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SBMFNo: 47021
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CSF ASP AG
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ASPER AG
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen, EIA, Serum
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 week frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to sterile plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 45181
Collection
Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen, EIA, CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
CSF specimens may be stored at 2-8°C for up to 5 days prior to testing, or for only 48 hours after they have been opened. Longer storage requires freezing.
Collect and transport 2 mL CSF in a sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap. (Min: 0.8 mL)
SBMFNo: 44589
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ASPER PNL
Test Name:
Aspergillus Precipitins by ID
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) tube
7 days room temperature (20-30°C)
14 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
30 days frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 45684
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ASA WORKS
Container
Stability
Processing
7 days room temperature (20-30°C)
14 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Immediately transfer well-mixed urine from bottom of sterile plastic container to gray top tube in “Urine C&S Transport Kit”
Follow directions printed on kit package exactly
CAUTION: Use care to avoid touching sharp tip contained within urine transfer device of "Urine C&S Transport Kit"
Test Mnemonic: SGOT-
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
AST (SGOT)
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 22045
Collection
Aspirin Resistance (11-Dehydrothromboxane B2)
Routine random urine collection
Urine C&S Transport Kit
SBMFNo: 29255
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ABSORP
Test Name:
Autoantibody Adsorption
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
2 tubes: Lavender top (EDTA) tube -plus- red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma or serum from cells
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SBMFNo: 28343
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AUTOIM BAS
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AUTOIMCOMP Test Name:
Stability
Processing
Autoimmune Disease Panel, Complete
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 45879
Collection
Autoimmune Disease Panel, Basic
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen (-20C): 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes. Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes. Immediately transfer 1 mL serum to aseparate plastic tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to a separate tube.
SBMFNo: 28344
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ML AZTREO
Test Name:
Aztreonam, Serum
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 1 week
Aseptically remove 2 mL serum to a sterile plastic tube and freeze. (Min: 1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44644
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BAB MIC AB
Container
Stability
Processing
Babesia microti Antibodies, IgG and IgM by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 44642
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BAB IGG
Test Name:
Babesia microti Antibody, IgG by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 44643
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BAB IGM
Stability
Processing
Babesia microti Antibody, IgM by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 46069
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BAC SP
Test Name:
Baclofen, Serum or Plasma
Serum or plasma. NMS Labs has no experimental or literature-based data regarding the choice of specific specimen collection containers for this test.
Room Temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 14 days
Promptly centrifuge and separate 1 mL serum or plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. (Min: 0.4 mL)
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SBMFNo: 33061
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BAD-
Stability
Processing
Room temperature: Unacceptable
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
12 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
CSF:
• Do not centrifuge
• Freeze and transport frozen
Serum:
• Clot 30 minutes
• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Immediately transfer serum to a sterile plastic tube and freeze
Test Mnemonic: U BARB
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Barbiturates Screen, Urine
Random urine.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Collect and transport 1 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 0.3 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
SBMFNo: 44961
Collection
Bacterial Antigen Detection Panel, LA
CSF: Collected by physician
Serum: Routine venipuncture
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
SBMFNo: 29081
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BARB SP
Test Name:
Barbiturates, Quantitative, Serum or Plasma
Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin), Lavender top (EDTA) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 3 years (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 4 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47141
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 44882
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U BARB QNT
Stability
Processing
Barbiturates, Quantitative, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 month
Frozen: 3 years
Transfer 4 mL urine with no additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2 mL)
Test Mnemonic: BARTONELLA Test Name:
Bartonella henselae and B. quintana Antibodies, IgG
and IgM by IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
SBMFNo: 44434
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CAT SCRT
Test Name:
Bartonella henselae Antibodies, IgG and IgM by IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
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SBMFNo: 45358
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HENS G
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HENS M
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Bartonella henselae Antibody, IgM by IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
SBMFNo: 44583
Collection
Bartonella henselae Antibody, IgG by IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
SBMFNo: 45359
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BART PAN
Test Name:
Bartonella quintana Antibodies, IgG and IgM by IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
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SBMFNo: 45555
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: QUINT G
Stability
Processing
Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgG by IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
SBMFNo: 45556
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: QUINT M
Test Name:
Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgM by IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
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SBMFNo: 44918
Collection
Test Mnemonic: BARTPCR
Test Name:
Bartonella Species by PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: CSF or tissue.
Stability
Tissue:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
All Others:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 1 month
Processing
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).
OR Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately. SBMFNo: 44919
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BARTPCR WB
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Bartonella Species by PCR, Whole Blood
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not freeze specimen. Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL).
SBMFNo: 45632
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT APAP
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Acetaminophen
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
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SBMFNo: 45660
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT RED2
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Amaranth (Red #2)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45648
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT AMX
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Amoxicillin
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45649
Test Mnemonic: HRT AMP
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Ampicillin
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45641
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT ATR
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Atracurium
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45661
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT BLACK1
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Brilliant Black B (Black #1)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45650
Test Mnemonic: HRT FAM
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Cefamandole
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45651
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT CFZ
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Cefazolin (Ancef, Kefzol)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45652
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT CXM
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Cefuroxime
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45653
Test Mnemonic: HRT LEX
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Cephalosporin C
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45662
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT RED176
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Chromotrope B (Red #176)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45654
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT CIP
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Ciprofloxacin
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45633
Test Mnemonic: HRT DCF
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Diclofenac
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45634
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT DIP
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Dipyrone/Metamizole
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45663
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT RED3
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Erythrosine (Red #3)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45635
Test Mnemonic: HRT IB
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Ibuprofen
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45664
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT BLU2
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Indigo Carmine (Blue #2)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45636
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT INM
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Indomethacin
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45629
Test Mnemonic: HRT LIDO
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Lidocaine
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45637
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT MEF
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Lys-Aspirin (Lysine Aspirin
conjugate)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45638
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HRT LASA
BasoFunction HRT Mefanamic Acid
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45642
Test Mnemonic: HRT MIV
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Mivacurium
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
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SBMFNo: 45665
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT MSG
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45666
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT RED18
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT New Coccine (Red #18)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45643
Test Mnemonic: HRT PANCUR
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Pancuronium
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
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SBMFNo: 45667
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 45655
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT BLU5
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Patent Blue V (Blue #5)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Test Mnemonic: HRT PCNBPP
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Penicillin (Benzylpenicilloylpolylysine)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Test Mnemonic: HRT PCNMDM Test Name:
SBMFNo: 45656
BasoFunction HRT Penicillin (minor det. mix)
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45639
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT PHENYL
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Phenylbutazone Acid
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45668
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT PMBS
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Potassium Metabisulphite
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45644
Test Mnemonic: HRT PROPOF
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Propofol
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45640
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT PROPYP
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Propyphenazone
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45669
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT YEL13
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Quinoline Yellow (Yellow #13)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45645
Test Mnemonic: HRT ROCURO
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Rocuronium
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45670
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT NABEN
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Sodium Benzoate
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45671
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT NANIT
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Sodium Nitrite
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45672
Test Mnemonic: HRT NASAL
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Sodium Salicylate
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45657
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT SULFA
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Sulfamethoxazole
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45673
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT YEL6
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Sunset Yellow (Yellow #6)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45646
Test Mnemonic: HRT SUXAME
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Suxamethonium
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45674
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT YEL5
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
BasoFunction HRT Tartrazine (Yellow #5)
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45658
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HRT TET
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Tetracycline
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 45659
Test Mnemonic: HRT TMP
Test Name:
BasoFunction HRT Trimethoprim
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 45647
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HRT VEC
Stability
Processing
BasoFunction HRT Vecuronium
Green top (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 8-10 mL whole blood (for 5 antigens) in the original collection tube(s). Keep blood at room temperature at all times.
Collect Monday through Thursday ONLY.
Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw
Patients taking prednisone should stop medication for 2 weeks prior to draw
SBMFNo: 46067
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U BATHSALT
Test Name:
Bath Salts Panel, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 1 day
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days
Collect and transport 1 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min:0.4 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
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SBMFNo: 36168
Collection
Container
Test Mnemonic: B/TCGR PCR
Test Name:
B-Cell and T-Cell Gene Rearrangement, PCR
Blood: Routine venipuncture
Bone marrow or tissue: Collected by physician
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
Blood or bone marrow:
• 24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
• 5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
• Frozen (-20°): Unacceptable
Tissue (in formalin): Indefinitely
Processing
Blood or bone marrow:
• Gently invert tube to mix specimen with anticoagulant
• Do not centrifuge
• Do not remove plasma from cells
• Forward entire tube of unprocessed whole blood or bone marrow to the laboratory
Tissue:
• Immediately fix all tissue specimens in formalin
• Use an amount of formalin approximating 10-20 times size of tissue
• Document exact source of tissue on requisition and container label
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 36169
Collection
Container
Test Mnemonic: BCGR PCR
Test Name:
B-Cell Gene Rearrangement, PCR
Blood: Routine venipuncture
Bone marrow or tissue: Collected by physician
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
Blood or bone marrow:
• 24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
• 5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
• Frozen (-20°): Unacceptable
Tissue (in formalin): Indefinitely
Processing
Blood or bone marrow:
• Gently invert tube to mix specimen with anticoagulant
• Do not centrifuge
• Do not remove plasma from cells
• Forward entire tube of unprocessed whole blood or bone marrow to the laboratory
Tissue:
• Immediately fix all tissue specimens in formalin
• Use an amount of formalin approximating 10-20 times size of tissue
• Document exact source of tissue on requisition and container label
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 25252
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AD PANEL20
Test Name:
B-Cells, CD20 Expression, Flow Cytometry
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 36149
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 36145
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 36146
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: BCR PCR QL
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BCR PCR MJ
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BCR PCR MN
Test Name:
BCR/ABL Gene Detection, Qualitative PCR,
Diagnostic Assay
Lavender top (EDTA) tube; whole blood or bone marrow. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood or 3 mL bone marrow. (Min: 1 mL) Specimens must be received within 48
hours of collection due to lability of RNA.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
BCR/ABL Gene Major Breakpoint (p210),
Quantitative PCR, Monitoring Assay
Lavender top (EDTA) tube; whole blood or bone marrow. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood or 3 mL bone marrow. (Min: 1 mL) Specimens must be received within 48
hours of collection due to lability of RNA.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
BCR/ABL Gene Minor Breakpoint (p190),
Quantitative PCR, Monitoring Assay
Lavender top (EDTA) tube; whole blood or bone marrow. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood or 3 mL bone marrow. (Min: 1 mL) Specimens must be received within 48
hours of collection due to lability of RNA.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 36134
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 47105
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BCR/ABL
Test Name:
BCR/ABL t(9;22) Translocation, D-FISH
Bone marrow: Collected by physician
Blood: Routine venipunctureIMPORTANT NOTE: Submit two separate samples if order also includes request for chromosome study
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Bone marrow or peripheral whole blood:– 3 days (72 hours) room temperature (20-30°C)
– 1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)Unstained bone marrow smears or peripheral blood smears:– 3 months room temperature (20-30°C)
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Test Mnemonic: BCRABL NGS
Test Name:
BCR-ABL1 Mutation Analysis, Next Generation
Sequencing
Lavender top (EDTA) tube; whole blood or bone marrow. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL) OR Transport 3 mL bone marrow. (Min: 1 mL)
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
TIME SENSITIVE: DO NOT COLLECT SPECIMENS ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS
SBMFNo: 29082
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U BENZ
Test Name:
Benzodiazepines Screen, Urine
Random urine.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Collect and transport 1 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 0.3 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
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SBMFNo: 47157
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BENZO SP
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U CDCOBENZ
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Benzodiazepines, Quantitative, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 month
Frozen: 3 years
Transfer 0.5 mL urine with no additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44989
Collection
Benzodiazepines, Quantitative, Serum or Plasma
Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin), Lavender top (EDTA) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 3 years (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 47087
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HB SCE
Test Name:
Beta Globin (HBB) HbS, HbC, and HbE Mutations
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization and/or precertification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization and/or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 44978
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: BGSEQ
Container
Stability
Processing
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization and/or precertification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization and/or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Test Mnemonic: B2GP1 G/M
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Beta-2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 44408
Collection
Beta Globin (HBB) Sequencing
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 28246
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: B2GPI A
Test Name:
Beta-2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibody, IgA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 28248
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: B2GPI IGG
Container
Stability
Processing
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: B2GPI IGM
Stability
Processing
Container
Stability
Processing
Beta-2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibody, IgM
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: B2TRNSF
Test Name:
Beta-2 Transferrin
Aural or nasal fluid in sterile container.
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not freeze. Transport 2 mL aural or nasal fluid in a tube without preservative. (Min: 1 mL aural or nasal fluid)
SBMFNo: 30006
Collection
Test Name:
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44622
Collection
Beta-2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibody, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 28251
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF B2-M
Test Name:
Beta-2-Microglobulin, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer supernatant to a separate plastic tube and refrigerate
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SBMFNo: 30008
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: B2-M
Container
Stability
Processing
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: U B2-M
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Beta-2-Microglobulin, Urine
Have patient void (completely empty bladder)
Next, have patient drink a large glass of water and collect a urine sample within 1 hour
Once collected, adjust the pH of the urine to between 6 and 8 with 1.0 M NaOH
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Refrigerate or freeze pH-adjusted urine specimen
SBMFNo: 23340
Collection
Beta-2-Microglobulin, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 30007
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BETA CTX
Test Name:
Beta-C-Terminal Telopeptide, Serum or Plasma
Due to bone marker diurnal variation, consistent collection conditions recommended for long-term monitoring
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Serum:– 8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
– 8 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
– 3 months frozen (-20°C)
EDTA plasma:– 24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
– 8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
– 3 months frozen (-20°C)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to 13 x 100 plastic transfer tube and freeze
Fasting morning sample recommended since CTx is influenced by food intake and circadian rhythm
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SBMFNo: 42256
Collection
Container
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BGA
Stability
Processing
Gently invert tube to mix blood with the anticoagulant
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Do not transfer blood to other containers
Forward entire tube of unprocessed whole blood to the laboratory
Test Mnemonic: B-OH ACID
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST), Lavender top (EDTA), Green top (heparin), Gray top (fluoride/oxalate), or Orange top (thrombin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 45285
Collection
Beta-Galactosidase, Leukocytes
Collect samples Monday through Thursday only and not the day before a holiday
Routine venipuncture
Pale Yellow top (ACD) tube(s)
SBMFNo: 29184
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U BICARB
Test Name:
Bicarbonate (HCO3), Urine
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) (unstable if thawed and refrozen) Immediately upon collection, mix and transfer 4 mL to a plastic transport tube (Min: 0.3 mL)
Do not expose to air
Freeze immediately
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SBMFNo: 45550
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: BILE ACIDS
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: BILE AC
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Bile Acids, Total
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 3 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature before centrifugation. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Patient should fast for 8 hours prior to collection.
SBMFNo: 25833
Collection
Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total, LC-MS/MS
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 6 months
After clot formation, centrifuge specimen and pour off serum into a transport tube. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Patient should fast for a minimum of eight hours prior to specimen collection.
SBMFNo: 44462
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BF BILI
Test Name:
Bilirubin, Body Fluid
Body fluid.
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an amber plastic tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47084
Collection
Test Mnemonic: CSF BILI
Test Name:
Bilirubin, CSF
CSF. Collect at least 12 hours after suspected hemorrhage. Use the last (ideally the fourth) specimen post lumbar puncture. AND Gold top (SST) tube. Stability
CSF:
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Serum:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Processing
CSF: Transport to local lab quickly and avoid pneumatic tube transport if possible. Protect from light during collection, storage and shipment. Centrifuge for 5 minutes ASAP or within 1 hour of collection. Transfer 2 mL CSF to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL) Do not freeze. Serum: Protect from light during collection, storage and shipment. Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 23203
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BILI-DIR
Test Name:
Bilirubin, Direct
Routine venipuncture
Protect specimen from light during collection, storage, and shipment Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Light green top (PST), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
After separation from cells and protected from light:
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to light-protected (amber) plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube (wrap in foil to protect specimen from light)
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SBMFNo: 23204
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BILI-TOT
Stability
Processing
Bilirubin, Total
Routine venipuncture
Protect specimen from light during collection, storage, and shipment Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Light green top (PST), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
After separation from cells and protected from light:
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to light-protected (amber) plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube (wrap in foil to protect specimen from light)
SBMFNo: 45525
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BTD ENZ
Test Name:
Biotinidase, Serum (with paired normal control)
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube (patient) AND Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube (control). Mix by inverting tubes 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 1 hour
Frozen: 1 month
Separate serum from cells and freeze ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum (patient) AND 2 mL serum (control) to individual ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. (Min: 0.2 mL (patient) AND 0.2 mL (control)). Label control tube as "Control for [patient name]".
Patient Prep
A control specimen needs to be sent with the patient specimen. The control specimen needs to be drawn from a normal, healthy individual who is not biologically related to the patient. Collect control specimen within 30 minutes of patient specimen.
Forms:
Patient History for Biotinidase Deficiency Testing
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SBMFNo: 45893
Collection
Test Mnemonic: API2-MLT1
Test Name:
BIRC2-MALT1 (API2-MALT1) Translocation,
t(11;18), PCR
Tissue.
Stability
Fresh tissue:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen (-70°C): 1 year
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue:
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable
Processing
Patient Prep
Freeze fresh tissue immediately. Transport 100 mg or 0.5 cm3 tissue.
OR Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Transport tissue block or 4 tissue scrolls (tissue shavings), 10 microns thick. Protect paraffin block from excessive heat. Tissue block will be returned after testing. Transport tissue (frozen or paraffin block) in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808) available through Client Services.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 44545
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: BS B
Test Name:
Bismuth, Blood
Royal Blue top (EDTA; Trace metal-free) tube
If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
Transport 7 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
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SBMFNo: 44735
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U BISMUTH
Stability
Processing
Bismuth, Urine
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) during and after collection to prevent bacterial
growth
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic, metal-free container with tightly fitting lid (no preservative)
1 week room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well and measure 24-hour volume
Pour off 8.0 mL of urine into trace element-free transport tube(s) (Min: 1.0 mL)
Send urine aliquot with notation of 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician). High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Abstinence from iodine-containing medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to collecting specimens for elemental testing is recommended.
SBMFNo: 36156
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BKV QPCR
Test Name:
BK Virus, Quantitative PCR, Blood
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room Temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: 1 month
CRITICAL STERILE. Do not freeze whole blood specimens. Transport 1 mL whole blood, serum or plasma in a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).
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SBMFNo: 36158
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U BKV QPCR
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CY BTAG
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Bladder Tumor Associated Antigen, Urine
Voided urine or urine from a catheterized patient.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Transfer 2 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.
SBMFNo: 44141
Collection
BK Virus, Quantitative PCR, Urine
Urine
Room Temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: 1 month
CRITICAL STERILE. Transfer 1 mL urine to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).
SBMFNo: 44403
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BLASTO-
Test Name:
Blastomyces Antibody by CF, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 28261
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CSF BLA ID
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BLASTO ID
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BLASTO AG
Patient Prep
Blastomyces Antibody by ID, Serum
Test Name:
Blastomyces dermatitidis Antigen, Quantitative EIA
Blood: Routine venipuncture
Urine sample: Clean catch or catheterization
CSF or BAL: Collected by physician
Sterile, leak-proof container
Up to 2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Blood:
Serum tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 25013
Collection
Test Name:
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 45095
Collection
Blastomyces Antibody by ID, CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 0.5 mL supernatant to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 28256
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IVY
Test Name:
Bleeding Time, Ivy
Laboratory personnel will follow a prescribed procedure for collecting and performing the test
Verify that patient platelet count is be least 75,000/mm3 before proceeding with test
Before testing begins, inform patient, that as with any bleeding time procedure, the possibility of faint scarring exists (keloid formation, though rare, may occur with certain patients)
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SBMFNo: 22531
Collection
Test Mnemonic: BB REF
Test Name:
Blood Bank Extended Testing, Referred
Container
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
24 to 48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Gently invert tube to mix blood with the anticoagulant
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Forward entire tube of unprocessed whole blood to the laboratory
Complete "Blood Bank Extended Testing Information Form"
Fax completed form to SBMF Blood Bank Services at (574) 232-9137
Send original form to SBMF with the specimen(s)
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 23223
Collection
Container
Stability
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: ABG TEMP
Blood Gases, Arterial, Temperature Adjusted
Follow approved collection procedure for arterial puncture or obtain sample from arterial line
Immediately expel any air bubbles from syringe
Mix well by rolling syringe between palms
Heparinized syringe
Preferred specimen is an un-iced sample that can be tested within 30 minutes of collection
Blood gases are stable up to 1 hour in ice slush (ice and water mixture) Document whether patient is:
– On room air (no oxygen therapy at time of test)
– Receiving oxygen therapy (note mode and amount)
SBMFNo: 23213
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ABG O2SAT
Test Name:
Blood Gases, Arterial, with Oxygen Saturation
Container
Follow approved collection procedure for arterial puncture or obtain sample from arterial line
Immediately expel any air bubbles from syringe
Mix well by rolling syringe between palms
Heparinized syringe
Stability
1 hour in ice slush (ice and water mixture)
Patient Prep
Document whether patient is:
– On room air (no oxygen therapy at time of test)
– Receiving oxygen therapy (note mode and amount)
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SBMFNo: 23100
Collection
Container
Stability
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: ABG
Blood Gases, Arterial
Follow approved collection procedure for arterial puncture or obtain sample from arterial line
Immediately expel any air bubbles from syringe
Mix well by rolling syringe between palms
Heparinized syringe
Preferred specimen is un-iced sample that can be tested within 30 minutes of collection
Blood gases are stable up to 1 hour in ice slush (ice and water mixture)
Document whether patient is:
- On room air (no oxygen therapy at time of test)
- Receiving oxygen therapy (note mode and amount)
SBMFNo: 23657
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ABG CAP
Test Name:
Blood Gases, Capillary
Container
Follow approved procedure for collection of arterialized capillary sample by heelstick puncture (or finger stick on patient one year or older)
Heparinized capillary tubes
Stability
1 hour on bed of ice slush (ice and water mixture)
Processing
Immediately mix contents of capillary tubes
Transport specimen on bed of ice slush (ice and water mixture)
Warm site of puncture for at least 3 minutes
Document amount/mode of O2 therapy on requisition
If not receiving oxygen, document therapy “room air”
Allow at least 20 minutes to elapse after any change in O2 therapy before obtaining specimen
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 23095
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CORD BL GS
Test Name:
Blood Gases, Cord Blood, with Base Excess
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Heparinized syringe
Preferred specimen is un-iced sample that can be tested within 30 minutes of collection
Blood gases are stable up to 1 hour in ice slush Immediately expel any air bubbles from syringe
Mix well by rolling syringe between palms
Promptly cap syringe and place in container of ice slush (ice and water mixture)
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SBMFNo: 23097
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ABG MV
Blood Gases, Mixed Arterial/Venous
Usually obtained from catheter site by physician or nursing personnel
Heparinized syringe
Preferred specimen is an un-iced sample that can be tested within 30 minutes of collection
Blood gases are stable up to 1 hour in ice slush Immediately expel any air bubbles from syringe
Mix well by rolling syringe between palms
Promptly cap syringe and place in container of ice slush (ice and water mixture)
SBMFNo: 23676
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: VBG
Test Name:
Blood Gases, Venous
Container
Routine venipuncture
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Stability
4 hours in ice slush
Processing
Mix sample well by gently inverting end-to-end
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Do not remove tube stopper
Promptly place in a container of ice slush (ice and water mixture)
SBMFNo: 47026
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: BLM
Test Name:
Bloom Syndrome (BLM) 1 Mutation
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 36129
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 45564
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: B PERT PCR
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BORD PAN2
Test Name:
Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis,
Qualitative PCR
Respiratory specimen: Nasopharyngeal aspirate, nasopharyngeal swab, nasal wash, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), tracheal aspirate, sputum.
Refer to the following collection guides:
• Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructions
• Pediatric Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructions
• Laboratory Non-blood Specimen Collection User’s Guide
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 2 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Fluid: Transfer 2 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.3 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swabs: Place in viral transport media.
Bordetella pertussis Antibodies, IgA and IgG by
ELISA with Reflex to Immunoblot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Parallel testing is preferred, and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or
"convalescent."
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SBMFNo: 44271
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 45767
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 44426
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PERT AB
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BORD BLOTS
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BORD PAN
Test Name:
Bordetella pertussis Antibodies, IgA, IgG, and IgM by
ELISA with Reflex to Immunoblot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Parallel testing is preferred, and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or
"convalescent."
Bordetella pertussis Antibodies, IgA, IgG, and IgM by
Immunoblot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Bordetella pertussis Antibodies, IgG and IgM by
ELISA with Reflex to Immunoblot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Parallel testing is preferred, and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or
"convalescent."
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SBMFNo: 45768
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BORDA BLOT
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 44752
Collection
Stability
Processing
Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgA by Immunoblot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)
SBMFNo: 45816
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BORDIGG
Test Name:
Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgG by ELISA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or
"convalescent."
Test Mnemonic: BORDG
Test Name:
Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgG by ELISA with
Reflex to Immunoblot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or
"convalescent."
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SBMFNo: 45769
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 44758
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BORDG BLOT
Stability
Processing
Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgG by Immunoblot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)
Test Mnemonic: BORDM
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BORDM BLOT
Test Name:
Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgM by ELISA with
Reflex to Immunoblot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or
"convalescent."
SBMFNo: 45770
Collection
Test Name:
Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgM by Immunoblot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)
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SBMFNo: 43515
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: B HERMSII
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Borrelia hermsii Antibodies, IgG and IgM by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
5 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 36273
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BRAF ARRAY
Test Name:
BRAF Mutation Analysis
Tumor tissue.
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable
Formalin fix and paraffin embedded tissue block containing viable tumor. Neutral buffered formalin is the preferred fixative and tissue should be sectioned and fixed as soon as possible after surgery for best tissue preservation. In selecting the paraffin blocks, submit the largest area of tumor available that shows the least degeneration or necrosis. Preservation of nuclear detail can help assess quality of fixation. Tissue block should show at least 20 percent nucleated tumor cells. Single small biopsy or cytology cell block may be acceptable depending on the amount of tumor tissue present.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 47299
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 47297
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: BRCA DD
Test Name:
Breast and Ovarian Hereditary Cancer Syndrome
(BRCA1 and BRCA2) Deletion/Duplication
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: BRCA FGA
Test Name:
Breast and Ovarian Hereditary Cancer Syndrome
(BRCA1 and BRCA2) Sequencing and
Deletion/Duplication
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 47298
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: BRCA FGS
Breast and Ovarian Hereditary Cancer Syndrome
(BRCA1 and BRCA2) Sequencing
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. SBMFNo: 44921
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 33060
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BROMIDE SP
Test Name:
Bromide, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Indefinitely
Centrifuge to separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Test Mnemonic: BRUC GM
Test Name:
Brucella Antibodies, IgG and IgM by EIA with Reflex
to Agglutination
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room Temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days
Clot 30 minutes. Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes. Immediately transfer 1 mL serum to a separate plastic tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 33319
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BRUC AB
Container
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 44740
Collection
Stability
Processing
Brucella Antibody by Agglutination
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room Temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days
Clot 30 minutes. Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes. Immediately transfer 0.5 mL serum to a separate plastic tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 23176
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BNP-TRIAGE
Test Name:
B-Type Natriuretic Peptide
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
After separation from cells:
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
4 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Test Mnemonic: BP180 230G
Test Name:
Bullous Pemphigoid Antigens (180 kDa and 230 kDa),
IgG
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Indefinitely
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44910
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: BUPR UR
Test Name:
Buprenorphine and Metabolites, Quantitative, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 month
Frozen: 3 years (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer 2 mL urine with no additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 44135
Collection
Test Name:
Buprenorphine and Metabolites, Quantitative, Serum
or Plasma
Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin), Lavender top (EDTA) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 3 years
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 47158
Collection
Test Mnemonic: BUP/MTB SP
Test Mnemonic: BUP
Test Name:
Bupropion, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Centrifuge to separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
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SBMFNo: 36165
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: T8;14 BBM
Burkitt Lymphoma Panel by FISH, Blood or Bone
Marrow
Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (sodium heparin) tube; whole blood or bone marrow. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood (Min: 2 mL). OR 2 mL bone marrow (Min: 1 mL).
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 36365
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: T8;14 TIS
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Burkitt Lymphoma Panel by FISH, Tissue
Tumor or lymph node tissue.
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Acceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Protect from excessive heat. Transport 1 tissue block or 1 H&E stained and 6 unstained 4-micron slides. (Min: 1 H&E stained and 2 unstained slides)
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 44538
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BUTAL
Test Name:
Butalbital, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 3 months
Refrigerated: 3 months
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
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SBMFNo: 44285
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C1EST INH
Container
Stability
Processing
After separation from cells:
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
Test Mnemonic: C1EST FNC
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
C-1-Esterase Inhibitor, Functional
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 44042
Collection
C-1-Esterase Inhibitor
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44223
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C1Q-
Test Name:
C1Q Binding Assay
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 2 weeks
Let stand on clot for two hours. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) If ordered in conjunction with a Raji Cell Assay, transfer two 1 mL aliquots of serum to individual ARUP Standard Transport Tubes.
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SBMFNo: 33050
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C4D
Container
Stability
Processing
Room temperature (20-20°C): Unacceptable
4 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Test Mnemonic: CA 125 II
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
CA 125, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 33314
Collection
C4d Fragment, EIA
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
SBMFNo: 30225
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CA125/HAMA
Test Name:
CA 125, with HAMA Treatment
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) tube
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube specimen does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 30253
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CA 15-3
Processing
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 5 days, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, allow blood to clot completely at room temperature
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum or plasma to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: BF CA 19-9
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
CA 19-9, Body Fluid
Body fluid.
Transport 1 mL body fluid in a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 30199
Collection
CA 15-3, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 30299
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CA 19-9
Test Name:
CA 19-9, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 48 hours, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
If sample not sent to SBMF on day collected:
– Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
– Freeze and transport frozen
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SBMFNo: 30150
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CA 27.29-
CA 27.29, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
72 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 72 hours, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
If sample not sent to SBMF on day collected:
– Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
– Freeze and transport frozen
SBMFNo: 23365
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U CAD OSHA
Test Name:
Cadmium, Industrial, Urine
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic, metal-free container with tightly fitting lid (no preservative)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
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SBMFNo: 23259
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U CAD24-
Stability
Processing
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well, and measure 24-hour volume—avoid contact with metal surfaces
Pour off 20.0 mL urine into separate plastic tube(s)
Refrigerate urine aliquot and transport refrigerated
Send urine aliquot with notation of entire 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
Instruct patient to avoid contact with preservative in container
Patient must not void directly into container
Instruct patient to store container securely away from children
Test Mnemonic: U CADR_
Test Name:
Cadmium, Urine, Random
Urine, random.
Specimen must be collected in a plastic, metal-free container.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Transfer a 10 mL urine aliquot from a well-mixed collection to a metal-free plastic transport tube. (Min: 5 mL)
SBMFNo: 23382
Collection
Cadmium, Urine, 24-Hour
Do not collect urine in metal urinals, pans, or metal-based container
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
Refrigerate entire specimen throughout collection
Document date and time of final voiding on sample label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic, metal-free container with tightly fitting lid
IMPORTANT: Prior to collection, add 20.0 mL 6N Hydrochloric Acid as preservative
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
SBMFNo: 23363
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CADMIUM-
Test Name:
Cadmium, Whole Blood
Stability
Royal Blue top (Trace-element free EDTA) tube
Refrigerated: 1 week
Processing
Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Patient Prep
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician), and avoid shellfish and seafood for 48 to 72 hours.
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SBMFNo: 31052
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CAFF
Stability
Processing
Separate serum from cells and transfer 1 mL to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Pediatric specimens in microcollection tubes and specimens transported on the day collected may be submitted unprocessed in the original collection tube.
Test Mnemonic: U CAF
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Caffeine, Urine
Random urine.
Room Temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 4 months
Collect and transport 1 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 0.25 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
SBMFNo: 44128
Collection
Caffeine, Serum
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 1 week
SBMFNo: 46070
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CAL-
Test Name:
Calcitonin
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), or Green top (heparin) tube
After separation from cells:
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 23026
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: CAI
Test Name:
Calcium, Ionized
Routine venipuncture
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Preferred heparinized whole blood tube sample: 4 hours in ice slush
Alternate SST or PST tube sample: 4 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Do not open the tube or split the specimen
Do not freeze
Do not expose specimen to air at any time during collection or transport process
Preferred specimen – tube of heparinized whole blood:
- Mix specimen well by gently inverting end-to-end
- Immediately place in container of ice slush (ice and water mixture)
Alternate specimen – SST or PST tube:
- For SST tube, allow blood to clot 30 minutes
- Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
- Refrigerate entire tube of centrifuged blood
SBMFNo: 29513
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BONE TG
Test Name:
Calcium, Phosphorus, and Alkaline Phosphatase,
Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen: 2 months
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
NOTE: Minimum volume does not allow for repeat testing.
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SBMFNo: 29039
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CA-
Container
Stability
Processing
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) Test Mnemonic: U CA24
Container
Stability
Test Name:
Calcium, Urine, 24-Hour
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) during and after collection to prevent bacterial
growth
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (no preservative)
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
4 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen very well, and measure 24-hour volume
Pour off 20.0 mL of urine into separate plastic tube(s)
Refrigerate urine aliquot and transport refrigerated
Send urine aliquot with notation of entire 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
SBMFNo: 23127
Collection
Calcium, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Light Green top (PST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) or Green top (heparin) tube.
Refrigerated: 1 week
SBMFNo: 23427
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U CAR
Test Name:
Calcium, Urine, Random
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
4 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
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SBMFNo: 45155
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 47185
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CALPRO
Test Name:
Calprotectin, Feces
Feces
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 1 year
Transfer 5 g of feces to a clean plastic transport vial with no media or preservatives. (Min: 1 g)
Test Mnemonic: CALR
Test Name:
Calreticulin (CALR) Exon 9 Mutation Analysis by
PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) tube; whole blood OR bone marrow. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not freeze. Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL) OR Transport 3 mL bone marrow. (Min: 1 mL) Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 21901
Collection
Test Mnemonic: CAMPY AG
Test Name:
Campylobacter Antigen, EIA, Feces
Container
Random Feces Specimen:– Collect in sterile bedpan (not contaminated with urine, residual soap, or disinfectants)
– Transfer portions of feces, particularly those containing pus, blood, or mucus, to "Feces Culture Transport Media" container
– Do not fill container beyond designated "fill line"Rectal Swab Specimen:– Swabs of rectal wall or sigmoid colon lesions collected during proctoscopy or sigmoidoscopy
- or – Pass swab beyond anal sphincter, carefully rotate, and withdraw
– Place swab in container of "Feces Culture Transport Media" and break off a sufficient portion of the swab shaft to allow tightening of the container lidDuodenal Sigmoid Aspirate Specimens: Collected by physician and placed in "Feces Culture Transport Media"Refer to: P-1003 Feces (Stool) Collection and Transport
Feces Culture Transport Media
Stability
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Gently mix specimen and solution several times
Patient Prep
Caution the patient against the use of antacids, barium, bismuth, etc. prior to collection of specimen
Fecal specimens should be collected early in the course of the diagnosis process or in the acute phase of diarrheal illness, before antimicrobial therapy has been initiated
SBMFNo: 45585
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CAMP JEJ
Test Name:
Campylobacter jejuni Antibody, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 47025
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 45895
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ASPA
Container
Stability
Processing
Canavan Disease (ASPA) 4 Mutations
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Test Mnemonic: CA ABS GAM
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CANDIDA AB
Test Name:
Candida albicans Antibodies IgA, IgG, and IgM by
ELISA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 6 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)
SBMFNo: 44249
Collection
Test Name:
Candida Antibody by ID
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 43504
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 44339
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CANDIDA AG
Stability
Processing
7 days room temperature (20-30°C)
14 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CB MTB SP
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U CB MTB
Test Name:
Cannabinoid Metabolite, Quantitative, Serum or
Plasma
Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin), Lavender top (EDTA) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 3 years (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 4 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2 mL)
Cannabinoid Metabolite, Quantitative, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 month
Frozen: 3 years
Transfer 4 mL urine with no additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 29085
Collection
Candida Antigen Detection
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 47144
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U THC
Test Name:
Cannabinoids Screen, Urine
Random urine
Refrigerated: 1 week
Transport 5 mL urine with no additives or preservatives in a plastic container. (Min: 0.2 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
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SBMFNo: 46055
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CARB EPOXT
Test Name:
Carbamazepine Epoxide and Total
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: 1 month
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Obtain trough specimen after steady-state is achieved (3-5 days). Draw within one hour prior to next dose. The epoxide half-life is 6-10 hours.
SBMFNo: 45790
Collection
Test Name:
Canrenone (Spironolactone metabolite), Serum or
Plasma
Red top (serum) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room Temperature: 2 days
Refrigerated: 1 month
Frozen: 1 year
Promptly centrifuge and separate 1 mL Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. (Min: 0.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 45488
Collection
Test Mnemonic: SPL/MTB SP
Test Mnemonic: FCARB
Test Name:
Carbamazepine, Free and Total
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable (avoid if possible): Gold top (SST) tube (follow preparation instructions below). Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 4 months
Centrifuge to separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
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SBMFNo: 31080
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 45905
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CARB
Container
Processing
Patient Prep
Carbamazepine, Total
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
For trough level, collect immediately before next dose
Red top (serum) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
4 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Refrigerate tube of blood and transport refrigerated on day collected
If specimen not sent to SBMF on day collected:
- Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
- Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
- Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: CDT
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CDT/CDG
Test Name:
Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin for Alcohol Use,
Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 10 days
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 42274
Collection
Test Name:
Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin for Congenital
Disorders of Glycosylation, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
This test is for congenital disorders of glycosylation. If the ordering physician is looking for evaluation of alcohol abuse, please order #42276 Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin, Adult, Serum.
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SBMFNo: 29224
Collection
Test Mnemonic: CO2-
Test Name:
Carbon Dioxide, Serum or Plasma
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Light green top (PST), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Stability
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of specimen to separate tube
SBMFNo: 23031
Collection
Test Mnemonic: CO
Container
Routine venipuncture
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Stability
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
SBMFNo: 30281
Collection
Container
Test Mnemonic: BF CEA-
Container
Stability
Processing
Carbon Monoxide
Test Name:
Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Body Fluid
Test Name:
Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Serum or Plasma
Collected by physician
Plastic container (no preservative)
SBMFNo: 30181
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CEA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 33315
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CEA/HAMA
Container
Stability
Processing
7 days room temperature (20-30°C)
30 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
30 days frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube specimen does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: CARDA
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Cardiolipin Antibody, IgA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28102
Collection
Carcinoembryonic Antigen, with HAMA Treatment
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 28104
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CARDG
Test Name:
Cardiolipin Antibody, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28103
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CARDM
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month, frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: CR/MTB SP
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Carisoprodol and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 month
Frozen: 3 months
Centrifuge to separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 44907
Collection
Cardiolipin Antibody, IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44608
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CARNPAN
Test Name:
Carnitine Panel
Green top (heparin) tube. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 12 hours
Frozen: 1 month
Separate plasma or serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.2 mL) Avoid hemolysis.
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SBMFNo: 45849
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CARN FREE
Container
Stability
Processing
Carnitine, Free
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) or Green top (heparin) tube
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
12 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 44376
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CARN F/T
Test Name:
Carnitine, Free and Total (Includes Carnitine,
Esterified)
Routine venipuncture
Green top (heparin) tube
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
12 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Patient Prep
Clinical information is needed for appropriate interpretation. Additional required information includes age, gender, diet (eg, TPN therapy), drug therapy, and family history.
Forms:
Patient History for Biochemical Genetics
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SBMFNo: 47113
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U CARN F/T
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U CARN FR
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CARN TOTAL
Stability
Processing
Carnitine, Free, Urine
Test Name:
Carnitine, Total
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) or Green top (heparin) tube
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
12 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 47114
Collection
Test Name:
Random urine.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 5 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 2 mL)
SBMFNo: 45850
Collection
Carnitine, Free and Total, Urine (Includes Carnitine,
Esterified)
Random urine.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 5 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 2 mL)
SBMFNo: 47115
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U CARN TOT
Test Name:
Carnitine, Total, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 5 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47119
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CARO
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 44837
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Carotene, Total, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 4 hours
Frozen: 1 month
Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Separate serum from cells within 1 hour of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum to ARUP Amber Transport Tube. (Min: 1.1 mL)
Fasting specimens preferred.
SBMFNo: 44920
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CARO FRAC
Test Name:
Carotenes, Fractionated, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 year
Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 1 hour of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Patient should fast overnight for 12 hours and should not consume alcohol for 24 hours prior to blood draw.
Test Mnemonic: CATE PF EN
Test Name:
Catecholamines, Fractionated (Epinephrine and
Norepinephrine), Plasma
Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Collect on ice.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen at -20°C: 1 month
Frozen at -70°C: 1 year
Specimen should be centrifuged and frozen within one hour (refrigerated centrifuge is preferred but not required). Transfer 4 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2.1 mL)
Patient should be calm and supine for 30 minutes prior to collection.
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SBMFNo: 44012
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CATECH
Catecholamines, Fractionated, Plasma
Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Collect on ice.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen at -20°C: 1 month
Frozen at -70°C: 1 year
Specimen should be centrifuged and frozen within one hour (refrigerated centrifuge is preferred but not required). Transfer 4 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2.1 mL)
Patient should be calm and supine for 30 minutes prior to collection.
SBMFNo: 29130
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U CAT
Test Name:
Catecholamines, Fractionated, Urine, 24-Hour
Container
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) during and after collection to prevent bacterial
growth
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well and note 24-hour volume
Acidify urine sample with 6N Hydrochloric Acid to pH between 1.0 and 3.0 when received in lab
Pour 10.0 mL of urine into separate plastic container
Refrigerate urine aliquot and transport refrigerated
Send urine aliquot with notation of 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
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SBMFNo: 29230
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U CATR-
Test Name:
Catecholamines, Fractionated, Urine, Random
Container
Routine random urine collection
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate after collection and through transportation to prevent bacterial growth
Plastic urine container
Stability
Urines with pH 1-3: 1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Acidify urine sample with 6N Hydrochloric Acid to pH between 1.0 and 3.0 when received in lab when received in lab (Approx. 1.0 mL of 6 N HCl for every 100.0 mL of urine)
SBMFNo: 25517
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ZCBCH
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CBCHMD
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
CBC with Manual Differential
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 4 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.25 mL. All tubes must be filled to at
least one-half of draw volume.)
SBMFNo: 25014
Collection
CBC with Automated Differential
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 4 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.25 mL. All tubes must be filled to at
least one-half of draw volume.)
SBMFNo: 25016
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CBCH
Test Name:
CBC without Differential
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 4 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.25 mL. All tubes must be filled to at
least one-half of draw volume.)
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SBMFNo: 36138
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: T11;14 BBM
CCND1/IGH t(11;14) Translocation by FISH, Blood
or Bone Marrow
Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (sodium heparin) tube; whole blood or bone marrow. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood (Min: 2 mL). OR 2 mL bone marrow (Min: 1 mL).
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 36338
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 47193
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: T11;14 TIS
Test Name:
CCND1/IGH t(11;14) Translocation by FISH, Tissue
Tumor tissue.
Room temperature: 1 year
Refrigerated: 1 year
Frozen: Unacceptable
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Protect from excessive heat. Transport 1 tissue block or 1 H&E staind and 2-3 unstained 4-micron slides..
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Test Mnemonic: CD57
Test Name:
CD57+ NK Cells, Peripheral Blood by Flow
Cytometry
Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 4 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL) Specimens must be analyzed within 72 hours of collection. Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 47101
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CEBPA MUT
Stability
Processing
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Test Mnemonic: ML CEFTAZ
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Ceftazidime, Serum
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 1 week
Aseptically remove 2 mL serum to a sterile plastic tube and freeze. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 35198
Collection
CEBPA Mutation Detection
Lavender top (EDTA) tube; whole blood OR bone marrow. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood (Min: 1 mL) OR 3 mL bone marrow (Min: 1 mL).
SBMFNo: 45880
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CELIACSERO
Test Name:
Celiac Serology Profile
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 7 days, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 36320
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HLA CD
Container
Stability
Processing
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Test Mnemonic: BF CELL
Container
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Cell Count, Body Fluid
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Do not centrifuge
Test Mnemonic: CSF CELL
Test Name:
Cell Count, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Do not centrifuge
Use Tube #3 for cell count unless otherwise instructed by physician
SBMFNo: 25005
Collection
Test Name:
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Immediately after collection, gently invert lavender top tube several times to mix contents
Document source of fluid on label and requisition
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
SBMFNo: 25003
Collection
Celiac-Associated HLA-DQ Typing
Yellow top (ACD-A or B) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 25116
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U CELL CT
Test Name:
Cell Count, Urine
Random urine. (First morning urine is preferred)
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 12 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 10 mL urine in a plastic container with tightly fitting lid. (Min: 1 mL) Do not centrifuge.
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Test Mnemonic: CENTROMERE Test Name:
SBMFNo: 28342
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28165
Collection
Centromere B Antibody, IgG
Test Mnemonic: CERULO
Test Name:
Ceruloplasmin
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
Stability
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Allow blood to clot completely at room temperature
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 42291
Collection
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FCHIC2
Test Name:
CHIC2, 4q12 Deletion (FIP1L1 and PRGFRa Fusion),
FISH
Green top (sodium heparin) tube; bone marrow aspirate or peripheral blood. Use sterile technique; close all containers tightly. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Transport 7‑10 mL whole blood for adults, 2‑4 mL whole blood for infants, or 1‑2 mL bone marrow in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.5 mL bone marrow) Do not centrifuge.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
SBMFNo: 47283
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHIKPAN
Test Name:
Chikungunya Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
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SBMFNo: 47284
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHIKG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHIKM
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Chikungunya Antibody, IgM
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
SBMFNo: 43016
Collection
Chikungunya Antibody, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
SBMFNo: 47285
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CHLAM IGA
Test Name:
Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 45847
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHLAM G
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHL AB
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgG and IgM
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
SBMFNo: 45848
Collection
Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgG
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
SBMFNo: 44002
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CHLAM M
Test Name:
Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgM
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
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Test Mnemonic: CPNEUM GAM Test Name:
SBMFNo: 43532
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: CPNEUMOPCR Test Name:
SBMFNo: 45602
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Container
Stability
Processing
Chlamydia pneumoniae, Qualitative PCR
Collect in sterile container or in viral transport media
Sterile, leak-proof container
Viral Transport Media (Microtest M4 or UTM)
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Note specimen source on container label and test requisition
Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag
Freeze and transport frozen
SBMFNo: 43533
Collection
Chlamydia pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG, IgM, and
IgA
Test Mnemonic: CPSITT GAM
Test Name:
Chlamydia psittaci Antibodies, IgG, IgM, and IgA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 36380
Test Mnemonic: GCCH NA SP
Test Name:
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by
NAA, SurePath®
Collection
Cervical / Endocervical specimen in BD SurePath™ pap test collection vial
Refer to: Guide for Collection of BD SurePath™ Pap test
Stability
Processing
After transfer to APTIMA® transport media:
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 12 months
Vortex SurePath® collection vial and transfer a 1.5 mL aliquot to APTIMA® transport media within 5 days of pap collection. NOTE: Aliquot for STD testing must be removed before vial is processed for pap testing. STD testing cannot be added on after the pap is processed.
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SBMFNo: 36350
Test Mnemonic: GCCHNAATS
Test Name:
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by
NAA, Swab
Collection
Endocervical swab specimen collected with an APTIMA® Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit (SBMF stock #: 7299):
1. Remove excess mucus from the cervical os and surrounding mucosa using the cleaning swab (white shaft swab in the package with red printing). Discard this swab.
Note: To remove excess mucus from the cervical os, a large-tipped swab (not provided) may be used.
2. Insert the specimen collection swab (blue shaft swab in the package with the green printing) into the endocervical canal.
3. Gently rotate the swab clockwise for 10 to 30 seconds in the endocervical canal to ensure adequate sampling.
4. Withdraw the swab carefully; avoid any contact with the vaginal mucosa.
5. Remove the cap from the swab specimen transport tube and immediately place the specimen collection swab into the transport tube.
6. Carefully break the swab shaft against the side of the tube at the scoreline and discard the top portion of the swab shaft; use care to avoid splashing of contents.
7. Re-cap the swab specimen transport tube tightly.
8. Label the specimen transport tube with patient identification and collection date.
Vaginal swab specimen collected with an APTIMA® Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection Kit:
1. Partially peel open the swab package. Remove the swab. Do not touch the soft tip or lay the swab down. If the soft tip is touched, the swab is laid down, or the swab is dropped, use a new APTIMA Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection Kit.
2. Hold the swab, placing your thumb and forefinger in the middle of the swab shaft covering the score line. Do not hold the swab shaft below the score line.
3. Carefully insert the swab into the vagina about 2 inches (5 cm) past the introitus and gently rotate the swab for 10 to 30 seconds. Make sure the swab touches the walls of the vagina so that moisture is absorbed by the swab and then withdraw the swab without touching the skin.
4. While holding the swab in the same hand, unscrew the cap from the tube. Do not spill the contents of the tube. If the contents of the tube are spilled, use a new APTIMA Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection Kit.
5. Immediately place the swab into the transport tube so that the score line is at the top of the tube.
6. Carefully break the swab shaft at the score line against the side of the tube.
7. Immediately discard the top portion of the swab shaft.
8. Tightly screw the cap onto the tube.
9. Label the specimen transport tube with patient identification and collection date.
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Male Urethral swab specimen collected with an APTIMA® Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit (SBMF stock #: 7299):
1. The patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to sample collection.
2. Insert the specimen collection swab (blue shaft swab in the package with the green printing) 2 to 4 cm into the urethra.
3. Gently rotate the swab clockwise for 2 to 3 seconds in the urethra to ensure adequate sampling.
4. Withdraw the swab carefully.
5. Remove the cap from the swab specimen transport tube and immediately place the specimen collection swab into the transport tube.
6. Carefully break the swab shaft against the side of the tube at the scoreline and discard the top portion of the swab shaft; use care to avoid splashing of contents.
7. Re-cap the swab specimen transport tube tightly.
8. Label the specimen transport tube with patient identification and collection date.
Stability
Room Temperature: 2 months
Refrigerated: 2 months
Frozen: 12 months
SBMFNo: 36370
Test Mnemonic: GCCHNAATT
Test Name:
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by
NAA, ThinPrep®
Collection
Cervical / Endocervical specimen in ThinPrep® pap test collection vial
Refer to: Guide for Collection of ThinPrep® Pap test
Stability
Specimen in ThinPrep® vial:
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
After transfer to APTIMA® transport media:
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 12 months
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SBMFNo: 36360
Collection
Test Mnemonic: GCCHNAATU
Test Name:
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by
NAA, Urine
First-catch male or female urine specimen:
1. Direct patient to provide a first-catch urine (approximately 20 mL to 30 mL of the initial urine stream) into a urine collection cup free of any preservatives. Collection of larger volumes of urine may result in rRNA target dilution that may reduce test sensitivity. Female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing the specimen.
2. Remove the cap and transfer 2 mL of urine into an APTIMA® Urine Specimen Transport Tube using a disposable pipette. The correct volume of urine has been added when the fluid level is between the black fill lines on the urine specimen transport tube label.
3. Label the specimen transport tube with patient identification and collection date.
Stability
Unprocessed urine:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
After transfer to APTIMA® transport media:
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 12 months
Patient Prep
The patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection.
Test Mnemonic: CTRACH GAM Test Name:
SBMFNo: 43534
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Chlamydia trachomatis Antibodies, IgG, IgM, and
IgA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 36381
Test Mnemonic: CHLNAAT SP
Test Name:
Chlamydia trachomatis by NAA, SurePath®
Collection
Cervical / Endocervical specimen in BD SurePath™ pap test collection vial
Refer to: Guide for Collection of BD SurePath™ Pap test
Stability
Processing
After transfer to APTIMA® transport media:
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 12 months
Vortex SurePath® collection vial and transfer a 1.5 mL aliquot to APTIMA® transport media within 5 days of pap collection. NOTE: Aliquot for STD testing must be removed before vial is processed for pap testing. STD testing cannot be added on after the pap is processed.
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SBMFNo: 36351
Test Mnemonic: CHL NAAT S
Test Name:
Chlamydia trachomatis by NAA, Swab
Collection
Endocervical swab specimen collected with an APTIMA® Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit (SBMF stock #: 7299):
1. Remove excess mucus from the cervical os and surrounding mucosa using the cleaning swab (white shaft swab in the package with red printing). Discard this swab.
Note: To remove excess mucus from the cervical os, a large-tipped swab (not provided) may be used.
2. Insert the specimen collection swab (blue shaft swab in the package with the green printing) into the endocervical canal.
3. Gently rotate the swab clockwise for 10 to 30 seconds in the endocervical canal to ensure adequate sampling.
4. Withdraw the swab carefully; avoid any contact with the vaginal mucosa.
5. Remove the cap from the swab specimen transport tube and immediately place the specimen collection swab into the transport tube.
6. Carefully break the swab shaft against the side of the tube at the scoreline and discard the top portion of the swab shaft; use care to avoid splashing of contents.
7. Re-cap the swab specimen transport tube tightly.
8. Label the specimen transport tube with patient identification and collection date.
Vaginal swab specimen collected with an APTIMA® Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection Kit:
1. Partially peel open the swab package. Remove the swab. Do not touch the soft tip or lay the swab down. If the soft tip is touched, the swab is laid down, or the swab is dropped, use a new APTIMA Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection Kit.
2. Hold the swab, placing your thumb and forefinger in the middle of the swab shaft covering the score line. Do not hold the swab shaft below the score line.
3. Carefully insert the swab into the vagina about 2 inches (5 cm) past the introitus and gently rotate the swab for 10 to 30 seconds. Make sure the swab touches the walls of the vagina so that moisture is absorbed by the swab and then withdraw the swab without touching the skin.
4. While holding the swab in the same hand, unscrew the cap from the tube. Do not spill the contents of the tube. If the contents of the tube are spilled, use a new APTIMA Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection Kit.
5. Immediately place the swab into the transport tube so that the score line is at the top of the tube.
6. Carefully break the swab shaft at the score line against the side of the tube.
7. Immediately discard the top portion of the swab shaft.
8. Tightly screw the cap onto the tube.
9. Label the specimen transport tube with patient identification and collection date.
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Male Urethral swab specimen collected with an APTIMA® Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit (SBMF stock #: 7299):
1. The patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to sample collection.
2. Insert the specimen collection swab (blue shaft swab in the package with the green printing) 2 to 4 cm into the urethra.
3. Gently rotate the swab clockwise for 2 to 3 seconds in the urethra to ensure adequate sampling.
4. Withdraw the swab carefully.
5. Remove the cap from the swab specimen transport tube and immediately place the specimen collection swab into the transport tube.
6. Carefully break the swab shaft against the side of the tube at the scoreline and discard the top portion of the swab shaft; use care to avoid splashing of contents.
7. Re-cap the swab specimen transport tube tightly.
8. Label the specimen transport tube with patient identification and collection date.
Stability
Room Temperature: 2 months
Refrigerated: 2 months
Frozen: 12 months
SBMFNo: 36371
Test Mnemonic: CHL NAAT T
Test Name:
Chlamydia trachomatis by NAA, ThinPrep®
Collection
Cervical / Endocervical specimen in ThinPrep® pap test collection vial
Refer to: Guide for Collection of ThinPrep® Pap test
Stability
Specimen in ThinPrep® vial:
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
After transfer to APTIMA® transport media:
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 12 months
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SBMFNo: 36362
Collection
Test Mnemonic: CHL NAAT U
Test Name:
Chlamydia trachomatis by NAA, Urine
First-catch male or female urine specimen:
1. Direct patient to provide a first-catch urine (approximately 20 mL to 30 mL of the initial urine stream) into a urine collection cup free of any preservatives. Collection of larger volumes of urine may result in rRNA target dilution that may reduce test sensitivity. Female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing the specimen.
2. Remove the cap and transfer 2 mL of urine into an APTIMA® Urine Specimen Transport Tube using a disposable pipette. The correct volume of urine has been added when the fluid level is between the black fill lines on the urine specimen transport tube label.
3. Label the specimen transport tube with patient identification and collection date.
Stability
Unprocessed urine:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
After transfer to APTIMA® transport media:
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 12 months
Patient Prep
The patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection.
SBMFNo: 23037
Collection
Test Mnemonic: BF CL
Test Name:
Chloride, Body Fluid
Container
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Document source of fluid on label and requisition
Red top (serum) tube
Stability
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
If fluid is bloody, centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer supernatant to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 23038
Collection
Test Mnemonic: CSF CL
Test Name:
Chloride, CSF
Container
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
Stability
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer supernatant to separate plastic container
SBMFNo: 44491
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CL F
Chloride, Feces
Random liquid feces.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month
Mix well and transfer a 5 g aliquot of feces to a clean plastic transport vial with no media or preservatives. (Min: 1 g) Do not add saline or water to liquefy specimen.
SBMFNo: 29026
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CL
Test Name:
Chloride, Serum or Plasma
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Light green top (PST), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of specimen to separate tube
SBMFNo: 23149
Collection
Test Mnemonic: CL SWEAT
Test Name:
Chloride, Sweat
Container
Collected by laboratory personnel using the Macroduct Sweat Collection System
Macroduct coil
Patient Prep
Testing performed on neonates requires that the patient be full-term and greater than 48 hours old
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SBMFNo: 23240
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U CL24
Test Name:
Chloride, Urine, 24-Hour
Container
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) during and after collection to prevent bacterial
growth
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (no preservative)
Stability
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well and note 24-hour volume
Pour 20.0 mL of urine into separate plastic container
Refrigerate urine aliquot and transport refrigerated
Send urine aliquot with notation of 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
SBMFNo: 23041
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U CLR
Test Name:
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
SBMFNo: 44089
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CHLOPR
Test Name:
Chloride, Urine, Random
Chlorpromazine, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 12 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 5 days
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
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SBMFNo: 29245
Collection
Test Mnemonic: BF CHOL
Test Name:
Cholesterol, Total, Body Fluid
Container
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Document source of fluid on label and requisition
Red top (serum) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
If fluid is bloody, centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer supernatant to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 29241
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CHOL-
Container
Stability
Processing
Cholesterol, Total, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Fasting at least 12 hours
SBMFNo: 44078
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CHOLIN RBC
Test Name:
Cholinesterase, RBC/Hgb Ratio
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Refrigerate whole blood
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SBMFNo: 28338
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHROMATIN
Container
Stability
Patient Prep
Chromatin Antibody, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 45937
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CR F
Test Name:
Chromium, Joint Fluid
Collected by physician
The use of betadine-like topical antiseptics should be avoided during specimen collection
Transfer 1 mL joint fluid to a Trace Element-Free Transport Tube
Trace Element-Free Transport Tube
1 week room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Patients should abstain from iodinecontaining medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to specimen collection for elemental testing.
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SBMFNo: 44079
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CHROM-
Test Name:
Chromium, Serum
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Use SBMF "Trace Metal Collection Kit"
Routine venipuncture
Dark blue (royal) top tube (trace element-free - serum) provided in SBMF “Trace Metal Collection Kit” (order SBMF stock #7208)
IMPORTANT: Do not use dark blue (royal) top (EDTA) tube
If collected and stored in appropriate container, trace element values do not change with time
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
"Pour off" serum into metal-free plastic vial provided in SBMF "Trace Metal Collection Kit"
Do not use pipettes or wooden sticks to aid in specimen transfer
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
SBMFNo: 45499
Test Mnemonic: U CR
Test Name:
Chromium, Urine
Collection
24-hour or random urine collection. Specimen must be collected in a plastic container. ARUP studies
indicate that refrigeration of urine alone, during and after collection, preserves specimens adequately,
if tested within 14 days of collection.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection; No Preservative Added
Stability
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Transfer an 8 mL aliquot from a well-mixed collection to ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tubes (ARUP supply #43116). Available through Client Services. (Min: 1 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and on test request form.
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician). High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Abstinence from iodine-containing medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to collecting specimens for elemental testing is recommended.
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 44218
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CGA SERUM
Test Name:
Chromogranin A
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 45685
Test Mnemonic: CMA-HR
Test Name:
Chromosomal Microarray Analysis, SNP
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) AND Lavender top (EDTA) tubes; peripheral blood. Use sterile technique; close all containers tightly. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times. Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Processing
Transport 3‑5 mL whole blood (Na heparin) AND 3‑5 mL whole blood (EDTA) in the original collection tubes. Do not centrifuge.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
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Test Mnemonic: CHROMO AMN Test Name:
SBMFNo: 45001
Chromosome Analysis, Amniotic Fluid
Collection
Amniocentesis: 10‑25 mL of amniotic fluid are collected at 14 weeks of gestation or greater (or alternatively 1 mL/week of gestation for amniocentesis between 12 and 14 weeks) in a sterile syringe. The first 2‑3 mL of aspirated fluid is discarded or placed in a tube labeled “0” to avoid maternal cell contamination. The remaining specimen is transferred to sterile centrifuge tubes in 3‑4 sterile aliquots, labeled 1st, 2nd, etc. If the fluid sample is bloody, sterile centrifuge tubes containing sodium heparin should be used (these tubes are also available upon request). Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Processing
Transport 10‑25 mL amniotic fluid in sterile centrifuge tubes. Do not centrifuge.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
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Test Mnemonic: CHROMO BLD Test Name:
SBMFNo: 45002
Chromosome Analysis, Blood
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tube; peripheral blood. Use sterile technique; close all containers tightly. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name. If post-mortem, obtain by cardiac puncture within 1 hour.
Processing
Transport 7‑10 mL whole blood for adults or 2‑4 mL whole blood for infants in the original collection tube. Do not centrifuge.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
SBMFNo: 45781
Test Mnemonic: BREAKAGE
Test Name:
Chromosome Analysis, Breakage, Fanconi Anemia
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tube; peripheral blood. Use sterile technique; close all containers tightly. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Processing
Transport 10‑15 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. Do not centrifuge.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
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SBMFNo: 45731
Test Mnemonic: CHR CVS
Test Name:
Chromosome Analysis, Chorionic Villus
Collection
Chorionic villus (CVS): 20‑30 mg (50 mg if FISH is requested) of chorionic villi are collected either transabdominally or transcervically and placed in a sterile container with CVS transport media (provided by the laboratory). Use sterile technique; close all containers tightly. Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Processing
Transport 20‑30 mg CVS in sterile container with transport media. Do not place specimens in formalin or
any other fixative.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
SBMFNo: 45003
Collection
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHROMO ONC Test Name:
Chromosome Analysis, Oncology, Bone Marrow or
Blood
Green top (sodium heparin) tube; bone marrow aspirate or peripheral blood. Use sterile technique; close all containers tightly. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Transport 7‑10 mL whole blood for adults, 2‑4 mL whole blood for infants, or 1‑2 mL bone marrow in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.5 mL bone marrow) Do not centrifuge.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
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SBMFNo: 45733
Collection
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CHR ST
Test Name:
Chromosome Analysis, Oncology, Solid Tumor
Solid tumor specimen must be collected aseptically and placed in a sterile container with medium supplied by the laboratory. Close all containers tightly. Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Transport solid tumor in a sterile container with transport media. Do not place specimens in formalin or
any other fixative.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
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SBMFNo: 45004
Test Mnemonic: CHROMO TIS
Test Name:
Chromosome Analysis, Tissue (Non-neoplastic)
Collection
Tissue from Spontaneous Abortions, Stillborns, Terminations or Autopsy specimens: 3‑10 mm3 of tissue is collected aseptically and placed in tissue transport media supplied by the laboratory. If tissue transport media is unavailable, use any type of sterile media in a sterile container. Villi is preferred, although either fetal cartilage, membrane or tendon is acceptable. Tissue from fetal organs (lung, liver, etc.) and skin typically is not viable. Do not send the entire fetus. Each tissue type should be placed in a separate collection media. Do not clean fetal skin with betadine or any antiseptics with metal ions. Seventy percent alcohol is preferred. Close all containers tightly. Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Skin Biopsies or Surgical specimens: The skin should be cleaned with 70 percent alcohol. Do not use betadine or any antiseptics with metal ions. A skin punch or surgery skin specimen is collected aseptically and placed in tissue transport media supplied by the laboratory. If tissue transport media is unavailable, use any type of sterile media in a sterile container. Close all containers tightly. Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Processing
Transport tissue in a sterile container with transport media. Do not place specimens in formalin or any
other fixative.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
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SBMFNo: 36135
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CLL-FISH
Stability
Processing
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Test Mnemonic: BF CHYLO
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Chylomicron Screen, Body Fluid
Body fluid.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not freeze. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 33080
Collection
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Panel, FISH
Blood: Routine venipuncture
Bone marrow: Collected by physician
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
SBMFNo: 45496
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ST CHY
Test Name:
Chymotrypsin, Feces
Feces
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 1 g feces to a plastic container with no media, preservative, or fixative. (Min: 0.5 g)
Patients receiving pancreatic enzymes should discontinue taking the enzymes at least 5 days before the collection of the feces sample.
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SBMFNo: 45590
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CTC COUNT
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U CIT24
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Citric Acid, Urine, 24-Hour
24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection. Also acceptable: Random urine.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Indefinitely
Adjust pH to less than or equal to 2 by adding 6M HCl. Transfer a 4 mL aliquot of urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Record total volume, collection time interval, and pH on transport tube and test request form. Also acceptable: Specimens previously preserved with boric acid.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection; No Preservative Added
SBMFNo: 46087
Collection
Circulating Tumor Cell Count
CellSave®Preservative tube (ARUP supply # 44867). Available through Client Services.
Due to stability, collect Monday-Thursday only.
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 20 mL whole blood. (Min: 10 mL) The minimum collection amount will not allow for repeat testing.
If the patient is on doxorubicin therapy, allow at least 7 days following administration of a dose of doxorubicin before blood draw.
SBMFNo: 44517
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CLB SP
Test Name:
Clobazam, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room Temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 2 months
Promptly centrifuge and separate 1 mL Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. (Min: 0.4 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44152
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CMI/MTB SP
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CLONOP
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Clonazepam, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 6 weeks
Refrigerated: 6 weeks
Frozen: 2 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 46071
Collection
Clomipramine and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 44018
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CLO SP
Test Name:
Clonidine, Serum or Plasma
Serum or plasma.
Room Temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days
Promptly centrifuge and separate 2 mL serum or plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. (Min: 0.7 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44963
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 21265
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CLORAZ SP
Clorazepate (Assayed as Nordiazepam), Serum or
Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Test Mnemonic: C DIFF TOX/W Test Name:
Clostridium difficile Antigen (GDH) and Toxins A
and B by EIA with Reflex to C. difficile Toxin Gene
by NAA
Liquid or unformed (semi-solid) feces indicative of CDAD. Specimen must take the shape of the container.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 7 days
Transfer 1 mL liquid or 2 g unformed feces to a sterile plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 0.25 mL liquid feces) Immediately place specimen in container of ice slush (ice and water mixture) until it can be refrigerated or frozen.
SBMFNo: 45189
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: SERUM CDAB
Test Name:
Clostridium difficile Cytotoxin Antibody,
Neutralization, Serum
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Separate serum from cells. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44902
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CDIFTX
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C DIF NAAT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CLZ/MTB SP
Stability
Processing
Clostridium difficile Toxin Gene by NAA
Test Name:
Clozapine and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room Temperature: 8 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days
Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer 1 mL to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 44420
Collection
Test Name:
Liquid or unformed (semi-solid) feces indicative of CDAD. Specimen must take the shape of the container.
Room temperature: 24hours
Refrigerated: 5days
Frozen: 7 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer 1 mL liquid or 2 g unformed feces to a sterile plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 0.25 mL liquid feces)
SBMFNo: 46010
Collection
Clostridium difficile Cytotoxin Cell Assay, Feces
Random feces.
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 72 hours
Frozen (-70°C): 1 week
Transfer 1 g feces to a sterile plastic transport vial with no media or preservatives. (Min: 0.5 g)
SBMFNo: 36265
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CLOZ
Test Name:
Clozapine, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 5 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 months
Frozen: 2 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 25202
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: F2
Test Name:
Coagulation Factor II Activity
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 45345
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F9 W/INHIB
Test Name:
Coagulation Factor IX Activity with Reflex to Factor
IX Inhibitor
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tubes
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 4 hours
Frozen: 2 weeks
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
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SBMFNo: 25209
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: F9
Test Name:
Coagulation Factor IX Activity
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 25205
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: F5
Test Name:
Coagulation Factor V Activity
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 42350
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: F5IS
Test Name:
Coagulation Factor V Inhibitor Screen, Plasma
Light Blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube(s)• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tubes to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, mix by gently inverting tube 3-4 times
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 14 days
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Platelet/Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer top portion of plasma leaving approximately 250 mcL discard in bottom of tube
• Aliquot PPP sample into three clearly labeled plastic tubes (≥1 mL per aliquot) (Min: Two 1 mL aliquots)
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
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SBMFNo: 25207
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: F7
Test Name:
Coagulation Factor VII Activity
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 25308
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: F8 W/INHIB
Test Name:
Coagulation Factor VIII Activity with Reflex to
Factor VIII Inhibitor
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 25208
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: F8
Test Name:
Coagulation Factor VIII Activity
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 25210
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: F10
Test Name:
Coagulation Factor X Activity
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 25211
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: F11
Test Name:
Coagulation Factor XI Activity
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 25212
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: F12
Test Name:
Coagulation Factor XII Activity
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 25213
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: F13
Container
Stability
Patient Prep
Coagulation Factor XIII, Qualitative
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
SBMFNo: 45938
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CO F
Test Name:
Cobalt, Joint Fluid
Collected by physician
The use of betadine-like topical antiseptics should be avoided during specimen collection
Transfer 1 mL joint fluid to a Trace Element-Free Transport Tube
Trace Element-Free Transport Tube
1 week room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Patients should abstain from iodinecontaining medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to specimen collection for elemental testing.
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SBMFNo: 44623
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: COBALT S
Test Name:
Cobalt, Serum or Plasma
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Use SBMF "Trace Metal Collection Kit"
Routine venipuncture
Dark blue (royal) top (trace element-free - serum) tube provided in SBMF "Trace Metal Collection Kit" (order SBMF stock #7208)
If collected and stored in appropriate container, trace element values do not change with time
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
"Pour off" serum or plasma into metal-free plastic vial provided in SBMF "Trace Metal Collection Kit"
Do not use pipettes or wooden sticks to aid in specimen transfer
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
SBMFNo: 44734
Test Mnemonic: U COBALT
Test Name:
Cobalt, Urine
Collection
24-hour or random urine collection. Specimen must be collected in a plastic container. ARUP studies
indicate that refrigeration of urine alone, during and after collection, preserves specimens adequately,
if tested within 14 days of collection.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection; No Preservative Added
Stability
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Transfer an 8 mL aliquot from a well-mixed collection to ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tubes (ARUP supply #43116). Available through Client Services. (Min: 1 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and on test request form.
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician). High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Abstinence from iodine-containing medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to collecting specimens for elemental testing is recommended.
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 29083
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U COC M
Stability
Processing
Collect and transport 1 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 0.3 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
Test Mnemonic: COC MTB SP
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U COC MTB
Stability
Processing
Cocaine Metabolite, Quantitative, Serum or Plasma
Test Name:
Cocaine Metabolite, Quantitative, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 month
Frozen: 3 years
Transfer 4 mL urine with no additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2 mL)
SBMFNo: 44301
Collection
Test Name:
Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin), Lavender top (EDTA) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 3 years
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 4 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2 mL)
SBMFNo: 47142
Collection
Cocaine and Metabolites Screen, Urine
Random urine.
Refrigerated: 1 week
SBMFNo: 47040
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: COCC AB
Test Name:
Coccidioides Antibodies, IgG and IgM by ELISA
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Also acceptable: CSF
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum OR CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or
convalescent. Also note the specimen type (SERUM or CSF) on the order form and the specimen label.
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SBMFNo: 44199
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: COCCI-
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CSF COC ID
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Coccidioides Antibody by ID, CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 0.5 mL supernatant to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 28258
Collection
Coccidioides Antibody by CF
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Also acceptable: CSF
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum OR CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or
convalescent. Also note the specimen type (SERUM or CSF) on the order form and the specimen label.
SBMFNo: 28262
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: COCCI ID
Test Name:
Coccidioides Antibody by ID, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45565
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: COCCI IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: COCCI IGM
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Coccidioides Antibody, IgM by ELISA
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Also acceptable: CSF
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum OR CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or
convalescent. Also note the specimen type (SERUM or CSF) on the order form and the specimen label.
SBMFNo: 45830
Collection
Coccidioides Antibody, IgG by ELISA
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Also acceptable: CSF
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum OR CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or
convalescent. Also note the specimen type (SERUM or CSF) on the order form and the specimen label.
SBMFNo: 44958
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: COCCID AG
Test Name:
Coccidioides Antigen by EIA
Urine, serum, plasma (EDTA, heparin, or sodium citrate), CSF, BALF or other normally sterile body fluid.
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Greater than 2 weeks.
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 2 mL to a sterile plastic transport tube. (Urine Min: 0.5 mL; Other fluids Min: 1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 42344
Test Mnemonic: CIMRP
Test Name:
Coccidioides immitis/posadasii, Molecular Detection,
PCR
Collection
Preferred Specimens: Body fluid, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), respiratory (eg, bronchoalveolar lavage: BAL, bronchial washing, sputum), tissue (fresh or paraffin block), or bone.
Acceptable Specimens: If no fresh specimen is available, digested respiratory specimens treated with Nacetyl-L-cysteine (NALC)/NaOH are acceptable (eg, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, bronchial washing, respiratory fluid, sputum, or tracheal secretion), as are NALC/NaOH-treated gastric washings.
Stability
Processing
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 7 days
Transport 1 mL fluid or 5-10 mm tissue or bone specimen in a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL ). NALCNaOH-digested Specimen: 2 mL (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 45179
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: COENZ Q10
Stability
Processing
Coenzyme Q10, Total, Plasma or Serum
Light Green top (PST), Green top (heparin), Gold top (SST), or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 3 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Protect from light within one hour of collection and during storage and shipment. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Patient should fast overnight prior to specimen collection. Patient may have water. It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this test.
SBMFNo: 28003
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: COLD
Test Name:
Cold Agglutinins
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: Greater than 24 hours (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 43553
Collection
Stability
Test Mnemonic: CO II AB
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: COLON PANEL Test Name:
Container
Stability
Processing
Colorectal Carcinoma Mutation Analysis Panel
(BRAF, KRAS, and NRAS) with Microsatellite
Instability Assessment
Tumor tissue.
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable
Formalin fix and paraffin embedded tissue block containing viable tumor. Neutral buffered formalin is the preferred fixative and tissue should be sectioned and fixed as soon as possible after surgery for best tissue preservation. In selecting the paraffin blocks, submit the largest area of tumor available that shows the least degeneration or necrosis. Preservation of nuclear detail can help assess quality of fixation. Tissue block should show at least 20 percent nucleated tumor cells. Single small biopsy or cytology cell block may be acceptable depending on the amount of tumor tissue present.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 45900
Collection
Collagen Type II Antibody
Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) or a serum-gel tube(s). Spin down and send 3 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial. (Min: 1 mL)
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 year
SBMFNo: 36268
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AH50-
Test Name:
Complement Activity, Alternative Pathway (AH50)
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot for one hour at room temperature
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
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SBMFNo: 45338
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C1F
Container
Stability
Processing
Allow blood to clot at room temp or 37°C for 20 to 60 minutes. Centrifuge to thoroughly remove cells and immediately transfer 1 mL cell-free serum to a fresh tube and freeze the cell-free serum on dry ice or at 70°C. (Min: 0.25 mL)
Test Mnemonic: COMP 1Q
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Complement Component 1Q
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Room temperature: Unacceptable
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 44086
Collection
Complement Component 1, Functional
Serum from a plain red top is the only acceptable sample type.
Gel barrier tubes are not acceptable.
Frozen at -70°C: 1 year
SBMFNo: 45907
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C2
Test Name:
Complement Component 2
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot for one hour at room temperature
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
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SBMFNo: 28050
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C3
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C3A DESARG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C4
Stability
Processing
Complement Component 3A
Test Name:
Complement Component 4
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 33272
Collection
Test Name:
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen at -70°C: 1 year
Centrifuge at room temp within one half hour of collection; preferably immediately after venipuncture. Transfer the cell-free plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. Freeze at -70°C or on dry ice immediately. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 28052
Collection
Complement Component 3
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 33269
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C4AL
Test Name:
Complement Component 4A
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen at -70°C: 1 year
Centrifuge at room temp within one half hour of collection; preferably immediately after venipuncture. Transfer the cell-free plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. Freeze at -70°C or on dry ice immediately. (Min: 1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44487
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C5
Container
Complement Component 5
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot for one hour at room temperature
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 33092
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C6
Test Name:
Complement Component 6
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) or gold top (SST) tube
Stability
Serum:
• 1 week room temperature (20-30°C)
• 2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
• 3 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Plasma:
• 2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
• 2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
• 1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Processing
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 33093
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C7
Container
Stability
Processing
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: C8
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Complement Component 8
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) or gold top (SST) tube
1 week room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 33096
Collection
Complement Component 7
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) or gold top (SST) tube
SBMFNo: 33095
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C9
Test Name:
Complement Component 9
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) or gold top (SST) tube
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 44838
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: COMP FAC B
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 45948
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Complement Factor B
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
2 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30-60 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 29058
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: COMP TOTAL
Test Name:
Complement, Total (CH50)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Frozen: 2 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes at room temperature, preferably with tube upright. Separate from cells and transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: CAH 21 HYD
Test Name:
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Panel, 21Hydroxylase Deficiency
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1.8 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.9 mL)
Collect between 6-10 a.m.
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SBMFNo: 36125
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CBAVD
Congenital Bilateral Absence of the Vas Deferens,
Cystic Fibrosis (CFTR) 5T Variant Analysis
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 45726
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CX26SEQ
Test Name:
Connexin 26 (GJB2), Sequencing
Stability
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
Processing
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
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SBMFNo: 44976
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: COPPER F
Copper, Free (Direct), Serum
Use SBMF "Trace Metal Collection Kit"
Routine venipuncture
Dark blue (royal) top tube (trace element-free - serum) provided in SBMF "Trace Metal Collection Kit"
NOTE: Do not use dark blue (royal) top tube containing K2 EDTA
After separation from cells:
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Within 60 minutes of collection time, “pour off” serum into the metal-free plastic vial provided in the SBMF “Trace Metal Collection Kit”
Do not use pipettes or wooden sticks to aid in specimen transfer
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
SBMFNo: 45904
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CU-LIVER
Test Name:
Copper, Liver
Liver tissue obtained with an 18 gauge needle.
Stability
Paraffin block, preserved (formalin), or dried:
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Indefinitely
Fresh tissue:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated : 1 week
Frozen: Indefinitely
Processing
Transport at least a 1 cm long specimen. Tissue can be fresh, paraffin-embedded, or dried. Also acceptable: Formalin-fixed. Specimens other than paraffin-embedded should be stored and transported in a metal-free container such as a royal blue top (no additive) tube.
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SBMFNo: 43195
Collection
Test Mnemonic: COPPER RBC
Test Name:
Copper, RBC
Processing
Royal Blue top (EDTA; Trace metal-free) or Royal Blue top (Sodium Heparin; Trace metal-free) tube
Room temperature: 10 days
Refrigerated: 10 days
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Patient Prep
Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture. Avoid worksite collection.
Stability
SBMFNo: 23021
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: COPPER
Test Name:
Copper, Serum
Use SBMF "Trace Metal Collection Kit"
Routine venipuncture
Dark blue (royal) top tube (trace element-free - serum) provided in SBMF “Trace Metal Collection Kit” (order SBMF stock #7208)
IMPORTANT: Do not use dark blue (royal) top (EDTA) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Within 60 minutes of collection time, “pour off” serum into the metal-free plastic vial provided in the SBMF “Trace Metal Collection Kit”
Do not use pipettes or wooden sticks to aid in specimen transfer
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SBMFNo: 23322
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U COPPER24
Copper, Urine, 24-Hour
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) during and after collection to prevent bacterial
growth
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Prior to collection, add 20.0 mL 6N Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) as preservative*
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well and note 24-hour volume
Pour 20.0 mL of urine into separate plastic, trace element-free container
Refrigerate urine aliquot and transport refrigerated
Send urine aliquot with notation of 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
Instruct patient to avoid contact with preservative in container
Patient must not void directly into container
Instruct patient to store container securely away from children
SBMFNo: 23198
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U COPPER
Container
Routine random urine collection
Metal-free plastic container
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
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Test Name:
Copper, Urine, Random
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SBMFNo: 23197
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: COPPERFREE
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 47280
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Copper-Ceruloplasmin Index
Use SBMF "Trace Metal Collection Kit"
Routine venipuncture
Dark blue (royal) top tube (trace element-free - serum) provided in SBMF “Trace Metal Collection Kit” (order SBMF stock #7208)
IMPORTANT: Do not use dark blue (royal) top (EDTA) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Allow blood to clot completely at room temperature
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Within 60 minutes of collection time, “pour off” serum into the metal-free plastic vial provided in the SBMF “Trace Metal Collection Kit”
Do not use pipettes or wooden sticks to aid in specimen transfer
SBMFNo: 43514
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CBG
Test Name:
Corticosteroid Binding Globulin
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 10 months
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 1 hour of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Test Mnemonic: CORTC
Test Name:
Corticosterone Quantitative by HPLC-MS/MS,
Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (sodium heparin) tube.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Centrifuge to separate from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
A morning specimen is preferred.
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SBMFNo: 43549
Test Mnemonic: CRH
Test Name:
Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF, CRH)
Collection
3 ml EDTA plasma should be collected and separated as soon as possible. Plasma should be frozen immediately after separation. Minimum specimen size is 1 ml.
Patient Prep
Patient should be fasting 10‑12 hours and should not be on any corticosteroid, ACTH, or estrogen medications, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to collection of specimen. An am specimen is preferred.
SBMFNo: 45320
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FCORTS
Stability
Processing
After separation from cells:
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Test Mnemonic: U CORT24
Container
Stability
Test Name:
Cortisol, Free, Urine, 24-Hour
24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection.
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube label and test request form. Transfer 20 mL aliquot of urine from a well-mixed 24-hour collection to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 10 mL)
SBMFNo: 23220
Collection
Cortisol, Free, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Please label plainly as a.m. or p.m. collection
Red top (serum), Gold top (SST), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
SBMFNo: 23218
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U CORTR
Test Name:
Cortisol, Free, Urine, Random
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
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SBMFNo: 44645
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CORT SAL
Container
Stability
Processing
Cortisol, Saliva
Recommended collection time is between 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
DO NOT use Salivettes® containing Citric Acid Preparation
The Salivette® swab should be placed under the tongue for 2 minutes or until swab is completely saturated
Swab must be completely saturated to ensure sufficient volume for testing
Salivette® (Plain Cotton) Collection Device
1 week room temperature (20-30°C)
3 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Place swab in Salivette® transport container
Record the time of collection on the test request form and specimen container
Do not collect specimen within 60 minutes after eating a meal, within 12 hours after consuming alcohol, immediately after brushing teeeth or after any activity that may cause gums to bleed.
Rinse mouth thoroughly with water 10 minutes before specimen collection.
SBMFNo: 30202
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CORTISOL
Test Name:
Cortisol, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Lavender top (EDTA), or Green top (heparin) tube
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C) 3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 45906
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CONE TMS
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: COT BLD
Test Name:
Cotinine Screen, Blood
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Greater than 72 hours (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Red top tube: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 31101
Collection
Cortisone, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport 1 mL serum or plasma. (Min: 0.5 mL)
It is recommended that the specimen be collected between 6‑11 a.m.
SBMFNo: 31171
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U COT
Test Name:
Cotinine Screen, Urine
Stability
Random urine.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Processing
Transfer 10 mL urine with no additives to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44459
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: Q FEVER
Container
Stability
Processing
Coxiella burnetii Antibody, Phase I and II, IgG by
IFA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 43516
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: QFEVER IGM
Test Name:
Coxiella burnetii Antibody, Phase I and II, IgM by
IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 44464
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: Q-FEVER I
Container
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 45691
Collection
Stability
Processing
Coxiella burnetii Antibody, Phase I, IgG by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 44465
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: Q-FEVER II
Test Name:
Coxiella burnetii Antibody, Phase II, IgG by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: COX A AB
Test Name:
Coxsackie A Virus Antibodies (Serotypes A2, A4, A7,
A9, A10 and A16), Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP standard transport tube. (Min: 1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44149
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: COXS A AB
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: COXS B AB
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Coxsackie B Virus Antibodies
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Also acceptable: CSF
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent." SBMFNo: 30117
Collection
Coxsackie A9 Virus Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
SBMFNo: 44166
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C-PEPTIDE
Test Name:
C-Peptide, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
If sample not sent to SBMF on day collected:
– Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
– Freeze and transport frozen
Fasting at least 12 hours is preferred
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SBMFNo: 29227
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CRP-HS
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CRP QUANT
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
C-Reactive Protein, Quantitative
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST), Green top (lithium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 11 days
Refrigerated: 2 months
Frozen: 3 years (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44885
Collection
C-Reactive Protein, High Sensitivity
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST), Green top (lithium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 11 days
Refrigerated: 2 months
Frozen: 3 years (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28228
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CRTNDIS SP
Test Name:
Creatine Disorders Panel, Plasma or Serum
Green top (heparin), Lavender top (EDTA), Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 weeks
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44886
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U CRTNDIS
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CK ISO-
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Creatine Kinase Isoenzymes (Includes Total CK)
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
24 hours refrigerated (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 23044
Collection
Creatine Disorders Panel, Urine
Random or timed urine.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated:Unacceptable
Frozen: 2 weeks
Transfer 2 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 44048
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CKMB-
Test Name:
Creatine Kinase MB
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST), Green top (lithium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
NOTE: If specimen transport time will exceed 8 hours, transfer serum or plasma to a plastic tube,
freeze, and transport frozen.
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SBMFNo: 23072
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CK-
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CK ONLY-
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Creatine Kinase, Total
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST), Green top (lithium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 4 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 44883
Collection
Creatine Kinase, Total, with Reflex to CK-MB
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST), Green top (lithium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 4 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
NOTE: If specimen transport time will exceed 8 hours, transfer serum or plasma to a plastic tube,
freeze, and transport frozen.
SBMFNo: 23171
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CRTN SP
Test Name:
Creatine, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 weeks
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44884
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U CRTN
Test Mnemonic: U PRO/CRCL
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Creatinine Clearance and Total Protein, Urine, 24Hour
Refer to individual component assays.
SBMFNo: 29335
Collection
Creatine, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated:Unacceptable
Frozen: 2 weeks
Transfer 2 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 35253
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U CR CLEAR
Test Name:
Creatinine Clearance
24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection. Collect without preservative.
AND
Gold top (SST) or Light Green top (PST) tube. Also acceptable: Red top (serum), Green top (heparin), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Blood specimen must be drawn within 24 hours of the urine collection.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer 3 mL urine aliquot from a well-mixed 24-hour collection to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
On day of test, patient permitted to eat moderate breakfast without coffee or tea. Since patient should be well hydrated before the test start, other non-caffeine fluids are to be encouraged. Patient should avoid any vigorous exercise.
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SBMFNo: 29331
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BF CREAT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CREAT-
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Creatinine, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Light Green top (PST) tube. Also acceptable: Red top (serum), Green top (heparin), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 29132
Collection
Creatinine, Body Fluid
Body fluid.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Indicate source on container label and test request form.
SBMFNo: 29131
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U CR24
Test Name:
Creatinine, Urine, 24-Hour
24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection. Collect without preservative.
Room temperature: 2 days
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: 6 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer one 3 mL aliquot from a well-mixed 24-hour collection to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form. Also acceptable: Specimens previously preserved with hydrochloric acid (HCl) or boric acid.
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SBMFNo: 29034
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U CRR
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CROHN PAN
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Crohn Disease Prognostic Panel
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 23054
Collection
Creatinine, Urine, Random
Random urine.
Room temperature: 2 days
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: 6 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer one 3 mL aliquot from a well-mixed random urine collection to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 44897
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CRYOF
Test Name:
Cryofibrinogen (includes Cryoglobulin)
Collect samples in 37°C pre-warmed tubes
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
37°C Pre-warmed green top (lithium heparin) tube – plus – 37°C Pre-warmed red top (serum) tube
Whole blood (uncentrifuged): 24 hours at body temperature (37°C)
Plasma or serum: 1 week room temperature (20-30°C)
Maintain samples at 37°C until processed
Serum sample must clot for 1 hour at 37°C
Centrifuge samples in warmed centrifuge
Immediately transfer plasma and serum to separate plastic tubes
Do not refrigerate or freeze sample at any time
Proper collection and processing is critical for performance of this assay
Fasting at least 12 hours
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SBMFNo: 23053
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CRYOG
Stability
Processing
Whole blood (uncentrifuged): 24 hours at body temperature (37°C)
Serum: 1 week room temperature (25-30°C)
Maintain sample at 37°C until processed
Sample must clot for 1 hour at 37°C
Centrifuge sample in warmed centrifuge
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Do not refrigerate or freeze sample at any time
Proper collection and processing is critical for performance of this assay
Fasting at least 12 hours
Test Mnemonic: CRYPTO AB
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Cryptococcal Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Separate serum from cells and transfer 1 mL to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 28163
Collection
Cryoglobulin
Collect sample in 37°C pre-warmed tube(s)
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
37°C Pre-warmed red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44153
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF CRYPTO
Test Name:
Cryptococcal Antigen, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer supernatant to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 28153
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CRYPTO
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: CRYPAG EIA
Test Name:
Cryptosporidium Antigen, EIA
Feces, random
Specimens in Total-Fix™: Indefinitely at room temperature
Specimens in SAF fixative or 10% formalin: 2 months room temperature or refrigerated.
Specimens in Cary-Blair transport medium: 1 week refrigerated or frozen.
Preserve each fecal collection in a Black-capped (Total-Fix™) transport vial or Cary Blair transport medium. Also acceptable, but not preferred: Yellow-capped (SAF fixative) or Pink-capped (10% formalin) transport vial. Add quantity of specimen to transport vial(s) sufficient to cause solution level to rise even with "fill line" on container label. Do not over-fill. Mix thoroughly.
Whenever possible collect specimen before diagnostic x-ray procedures are performed. Wait at least one week after barium procedures or laxatives before collecting O&P specimens. When collecting multiple specimens, collect preferrably on alternate days, or at least 24 hours apart.
SBMFNo: 25161
Collection
Cryptococcal Antigen, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 27003
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: BF CRYS
Test Name:
Crystals, Body Fluid
Container
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Immediately after collection, gently invert lavender top tube several times to mix contents
Document source of fluid on label and requisition
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Do not centrifuge
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SBMFNo: 21049
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: C AFB
Test Name:
Culture, Acid-Fast Bacilli (Includes AFB Smear)
Sputum, tissue, CSF, bronchial, body fluids, urine, or gastric aspirate.
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C) – except CSF (do not refrigerate)
Sputum: Transfer (for each collection) 5-10 mL to a sterile container. (Min: 1 mL)
Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container. Moisten with sterile preservative-free saline. (Min: 1 g or greater)
CSF: Transfer to a sterile container. (Min: 2 mL or greater)
Body fluids: Transfer 5 mL to a sterile container. (Min: 1 mL)
Urine: Transfer to a sterile container with no additive or preservative. (Min: 5 mL)
Gastric Aspirates: pH neutralization with sodium bicarbonate is required if transport time will exceed 4 hours. Transfer 5-10 mL to a sterile container. (Min: 1 mL)
Note specimen source on container label and test requisition. Place each specimen in an individual, sealed bag.
Sputum: For optimal recovery collect early morning sputum specimens, prior to eating, on three successive days. Patient should cough deeply and expectorate directly into sterile container. Specimens should consist of thick mucoid material, not saliva.
Urine: For optimal recovery collect first-morning uring specimens on three successive days.
An individual order must be submitted for each specimen.
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SBMFNo: 21039
Collection
Test Mnemonic: C AFB BLD
Test Name:
Culture, Acid-Fast Bacilli, Blood or Bone Marrow
Container
The following guidelines can be used when the test order has not specified collection requirements:
Two (2) sets of cultures are recommended for optimum organism recovery
Timing of cultures depends on the clinical situation:
- "Fever of Undetermined Origin" (FUO):
~ Collect 2 samples within 24 hours but no closer than 1-hour intervals
~ Collect at onset of the febrile episode if possible
- "Clinical Situation Undefined" or "Physician Does Not Specify":
~ Collect 2 sets of cultures from 2 different sites.
This will require 2 separate venipunctures, even if only one arm is available due to IV placement or other reasons
~ Collect both sets without waiting any length of time between the 2 venipunctures
Cleanse skin over site of venipuncture with 70% alcohol and tincture of iodine
Allow iodine to dry 1 minute prior to venipuncture
Do not palpate site after prep
If more than one (1) culture is ordered, collect specimens from separately prepared sites
Note: Specimens collected from separate venipuncture sites are processed as separate culture orders
Strict aseptic technique is essential
Preferred collection procedure is as follows:
- Collect sufficient blood in green top (sodium heparin) tube - or - Yellow top (SPS) tube
- Ensure contents of collection tube(s) are mixed gently, but well
- Transport tube(s) of blood immediately to SBMF Microbiology department
If a "MB/BacT" blood culture bottle is available, the following technique can be used:
- Remove center plastic disk of caps of "MB/BacT" blood culture bottle
- Disinfect rubber diaphragm of culture bottles with 70% alcohol
- Do not use tincture of iodine to disinfect diaphragm
- Collect sufficient blood in sterile plastic syringe
- Inoculate media with appropriate amount of specimen (not to exceed 5.0 mL)
- Ensure bottle contents are mixed gently, but well
Time of each sample collected for culture must be documented on labels and on requisitions
Green top (sodium heparin) tube or pale yellow top (SPS) tube
Stability
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
If blood in syringe is added directly to "MB/BacT" blood culture bottle, ensure gentle mixing of blood and solution within bottle
If "MB/BacT" blood culture bottle is not available, ensure blood collected in green top (sodium heparin) tube or pale yellow top (SPS) tube is mixed gently, but well
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SBMFNo: 44785
Collection
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C AFB FEC
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Culture, Acid-Fast Bacilli, Feces
Feces
Place 5 mL feces in Feces Culture Transport Media immediately after collection. (Min: 1 mL) Do not fill container beyond designated "fill line". Gently mix specimen and solution several times. Also acceptable: Sterile plastic container with tightly fitting lid.
SBMFNo: 21003
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C ANA
Test Name:
Culture, Anaerobic (Includes Smear)
Specimens from sites where anaerobic infections are likely to occur – without contamination by normal flora. Includes: abscess material, deep wounds/incisions, aspirations of normally sterile sites, suprapubic or kidney urine, surgical specimens.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Place specimen immediately into anaerobe transport media.
Abscess Material, Aspirates, Deep Wounds, Wound Incisions, and Fluids: To minimize air exposure, immediately expel air from samples obtained with syringe and insert needle through sealed top of vial of anaerobic transport media.
Tissue Samples - less than 5 mm in size: Insert tissue sample "deep" into tube of anaerobic transport media.
Tissue Samples - greater than 5 mm in size: Insert tissue sample "deep" into jar of anaerobic transport media.
Note specimen source on container label and test requisition. Place each specimen in an individual, sealed bag. Contact the laboratory prior to collection of the specimen if consultation on collection containers or transport is needed.
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SBMFNo: 21191
Test Mnemonic: C AUTOCL
Test Name:
Culture, Autoclave Sterilization Check
Collection
For first run of week, place biological indicator vial in material to be sterilized
Indicator vial should be placed in spot least likely to be penetrated by steam, e.g., center of large package or on outermost edge of load.
If these difficult areas are effectively sterilized, entire load is satisfactory
Process load as usual
Remove from sterilizer and allow pack to cool for sufficient time to cool indicator – at least 10 minutes
Retrieve indicator vial from load
Chemical indicator on vial label changes from green to black when exposed to steam.
This indicates that biological indicator vial has been exposed to steam but does not indicate acceptable sterilization
Label indicator vial with following information:
- Autoclave number and date of test
Complete autoclave check order form and send with vial to SBMF Specimen Processing
Container
BT Sure Biological Indicator vial
Processing
After sterilization, contents of indicator vial are hot and under pressure
Always allow vial to cool at least 10 minutes
CAUTION: Failure to cool vial at least 10 minutes may cause glass vial to burst and may result in injury from hot liquid or flying debris
SBMFNo: 21029
Collection
Test Mnemonic: C HS
Test Name:
Culture, Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus, Throat
Container
Do not obtain throat samples if epiglottis is inflamed, since touching inflamed epiglottis may precipitate complete obstruction of the airway. Use tongue depressor to gently depress tongue. Collect sample with a sterile flocked swab from the tonsils and/or back of the throat taking care to avoid the teeth, gums, tongue or cheek surfaces. Sample posterior pharynx in addition to posterior nares. Any exudate should be touched. After sampling, aseptically unscrew and remove the cap from the ESwab specimen transport tube. Insert the swab into the tube and break the swab shaft at the breakpoint indicated by the colored line marked on the swab shaft. Discard the broken handle part of the swab shaft into an approved medical waste disposal container. Replace cap on the tube and secure tightly. Label the tube with patient identification, specimen source, and collection date. ESwab Collection and Transport System
Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours
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SBMFNo: 21015
Test Mnemonic: C BLOOD HV
Test Name:
Culture, Blood
Collection
The following guidelines might be used when the test order has not specified collection requirements:
2 sets of cultures are recommended for optimum organism recovery
Timing of cultures depends on the clinical situation:
– "Life Threatening Clinical Septicemia":
~ Collect 2 samples by separate venipuncture for separate culture, i.e., 2 sets of blood cultures
– "Fever of Undetermined Origin" (FUO):
~ Collect 2 samples within 24 hours but no closer than 1-hour intervals
~ Collect at onset of the febrile episode if possible
– "Clinical Situation Undefined" or "Physician Does Not Specify":
~ Collect 2 sets of cultures from 2 different sites.
This will require 2 separate venipunctures, even if only one arm is available due to IV placement or other reasons
~ Collect both sets without waiting any length of time between the 2 venipunctures
Cleanse skin over site of venipuncture with 70% alcohol and tincture of iodine
Allow iodine to dry 1 minute prior to venipuncture
Do not palpate site after prep
If more than one (1) culture is ordered, collect specimens from separately prepared sites
Note: Specimens collected from separate venipuncture sites are processed as separate culture orders
Strict aseptic technique is essential
Remove center plastic disk of caps of culture bottles
Disinfect rubber diaphragm of culture bottles with 70% alcohol
Do not use tincture of iodine to disinfect diaphragm
Collect sufficient blood in sterile plastic syringe
Inoculate media with appropriate amount of specimen and mix
Time of each culture must be documented on labels and requisitions
Container
Routine culture requires two (2)-bottle media set (aerobic and anaerobic)
Stability
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Gently mix blood and solution
Patient Prep
Avoid use of antibiotics prior to collection
Document all other current therapy
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SBMFNo: 21296
Test Mnemonic: C BAL QNT
Test Name:
Container
Culture, Bronchoalveolar Lavage, Quantitative
(Includes Smear)
Surgically collected by pulmonologist or other trained physician
Sterile container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Collection
SBMFNo: 44927
Test Mnemonic: C BRUCELLA
Test Name:
Culture, Brucella
Collection
Cleanse skin over site of venipuncture with 70% alcohol and tincture of iodine
Allow tincture of iodine to dry 1 minute prior to venipuncture
Do not palpate site after prep
Strict aseptic technique is essential
Remove center plastic disk of caps of culture bottle(s)
Disinfect rubber diaphragm of culture bottle(s) with 70% alcohol
Do not use tincture of iodine to disinfect diaphragm
Collect sufficient volume of blood in sterile plastic syringe
Inoculate media with appropriate amount of specimen and mix
Time of each culture must be documented on labels and requisitions
Container
Sterile 8 mL SPS Vacutainer® tube for microbiology (ARUP Supply #24964) or Bactec® Blood Culture bottles
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Gently mix blood and solution
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 21032
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C CRE
Test Name:
Culture, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
(CRE) Screen
Rectal swab specimen collected with ESwab (Liquid Amies Elution Swab) Collection and Transport System. Also acceptable: Dual swab Culture Collection/Transport System.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Place swab in bacterial transport medium. Break off the applicator shaft at the colored breakpoint indication line. Replace the transport tube's screw cap and secure tightly. Label with the patient's name and specimen source.
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SBMFNo: 21300
Collection
Test Mnemonic: C CSF
Test Name:
Container
Collected by physician
Second tube collected is preferred for culture
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
Stability
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Do not centrifuge
SBMFNo: 45605
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 44901
Collection
Test Mnemonic: C CT
Test Name:
Culture, Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) (Includes Smear)
Culture, Chlamydia trachomatis
Cervical, eye, rectal, urethral swab, or peritoneal fluid. Also acceptable for newborns: Nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab or washing.
Room temperature: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Deep-frozen at -70°C: 1 month
Transfer specimen immediately to Chlamydia transport media (UTM) (ARUP supply #12884). Available through Client Services. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag. Also acceptable: Any transport media validated for Chlamydia transport. Test Mnemonic: MC CDIF
Test Name:
Culture, Clostridium difficile with Reflex to
Cytotoxin Cell Assay
Feces: Transfer 5 mL to a Clean (Unpreserved) Stool Transport Vial. OR place 5 mL in enteric transport media (Cary-Blair). (Min: 1 mL)
Tissue: Transfer specimen immediately into anaerobe transport media
Stability
Unpreserved or preserved feces:
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 week
Tissue:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
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SBMFNo: 21231
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C DIPH
Stability
Processing
Place swab in bacterial transport medium. Break off the applicator shaft at the colored breakpoint indication line. Replace the transport tube's screw cap and secure tightly. Label with the patient's name and specimen source.
Test Mnemonic: C CMV
Test Name:
Culture, Cytomegalovirus, Rapid
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. OR bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), throat swab, tissue, or urine.
Room temperature: 2 hour
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Blood: Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Fluid specimen: Transfer specimen to a sterile container. Transfer 2 mL fluid to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL). Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swab or tissue: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
SBMFNo: 21140
Collection
Culture, Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Throat or Nasopharyngeal (NP) specimen collected with ESwab (Liquid Amies Elution Swab) Collection and Transport System. Also acceptable: Dual swab Culture Collection/Transport System.
Throat Swab: Do not obtain throat specimen if epiglottis is inflamed since touching inflamed epiglottis may precipitate complete obstruction of airway. Use tongue depressor to gently depress tongue. Extend regular size flocked swab applicator between tonsillar pillars and behind uvula; avoid touching cheeks, tongue, uvula, or lips. Sample posterior pharynx in addition to posterior nares.
Nasopharyngeal (NP) Swab: Insert minitip size flocked swab applicator through nose into posterior nasopharynx. If obstruction is encountered, do not force swab to overcome it; collect specimen from other nostril. If cough is induced by swab, leave in place as this increases chances for a more productive specimen. Rotate swab gently and leave in nasopharynx for 15 to 30 seconds to absorb mucus. Repeat procedure through other nostril using same swab.
Room temperature: 24 hours
SBMFNo: 44136
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C DF
Test Name:
Culture, Dialysis Fluid
Container
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Document specimen site, patient age, and current antibiotic therapy on requisition
Sterile container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
Room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Aseptically transfer between 20.0 to 30.0 mL of fluid to sterile container from dialysis bag
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SBMFNo: 21192
Collection
Container
Stability
SBMFNo: 21002
Test Mnemonic: C ENVIR
Test Name:
Culture, Environmental
Submit fluid samples in sterile container
For samples such as inanimate objects or surfaces, submit entire specimen in sterile container or sterile wrap
For sampling of surfaces, moisten swab with media within "Culture Collection/Transport System", use on surface or item, and return swab to transport tube
Follow manufacturers directions for release of media within transport tube
Sterile container
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Test Mnemonic: C FECES/W
Test Name:
Container
Culture, Feces, with Campylobacter and Shiga Toxin
Antigens, EIA
Random Feces Specimen:– Collect in sterile bedpan (not contaminated with urine, residual soap, or disinfectants)
– Transfer portions of feces, particularly those containing pus, blood, or mucus, to "Feces Culture Transport Media" container
– Do not fill container beyond designated "fill line"Rectal Swab Specimen:– Swabs of rectal wall or sigmoid colon lesions collected during proctoscopy or sigmoidoscopy
- or – Pass swab beyond anal sphincter, carefully rotate, and withdraw
– Place swab in container of "Feces Culture Transport Media" and break off a sufficient portion of the swab shaft to allow tightening of the container lidDuodenal Sigmoid Aspirate Specimens: Collected by physician and placed in "Feces Culture Transport Media"Refer to: P-1003 Feces (Stool) Collection and Transport
Feces Culture Transport Media
Stability
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Gently mix specimen and solution several times
Patient Prep
Caution the patient against the use of antacids, barium, bismuth, etc. prior to collection of specimen
Fecal specimens should be collected early in the course of the diagnosis process or in the acute phase of diarrheal illness, before antimicrobial therapy has been initiated
Collection
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SBMFNo: 21024
Test Mnemonic: C FUNG BLD
Test Name:
Culture, Fungus, Blood
Collection
Cleanse skin over site of venipuncture with 70% alcohol and tincture of iodine
Allow tincture of iodine to dry 1 minute prior to venipuncture
Do not palpate site after prep
For routine and fungal blood cultures collected at same time:
– First, inoculate both media bottles for routine blood culture
– Then, inoculate media bottle for fungal blood culture
Strict aseptic technique is essential
Remove center plastic disk of caps of culture bottle(s)
Disinfect rubber diaphragm of culture bottle(s) with 70% alcohol
Do not use tincture of iodine to disinfect diaphragm
Collect sufficient volume of blood in sterile plastic syringe
Inoculate media with appropriate amount of specimen and mix
Time of each culture must be documented on labels and requisitions
Container
Bactec® Myco F lytic
Stability
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Gently mix blood and solution
Patient Prep
Avoid use of antibiotics prior to collection
Otherwise, document current therapy
Note: It is recommended that a “Routine Blood Culture” (#21015) be collected or in progress, before the Fungal Blood Culture is collected
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SBMFNo: 21124
Test Mnemonic: C FUNG HSN
Test Name:
Culture, Fungus, Hair, Skin, or Nails
Collection
Hair:
• Clean site with 70% ethanol
• Remove hair and base of shaft (hair root) with sterile forceps
• UV lamp (Woods) may be used in selecting hair
• If hair is too fragile, or patient cannot cooperate, scrape scales and hair root
Skin:
• Clean site with 70% ethanol
• Sample by scraping edge of lesion using microscope slide edge, plastic spatula or plastic disposable knife
• If exudate present, sample center gently scraping lesion from center to periphery
• In suspected ringworm cases, collect skin scrapings at outer periphery or border of lesion
Nails:
• Clean site with 70% ethanol
• Collect clippings, shavings, and scrape material under nail plate
• NOTE: As fungi are found only in deepest layers of nail, viable dermatophytes are most likely to be recovered by vigorously scraping underside of distal end of nail and nail bed
• Close clippings of nail end are useful
Container
Plastic container with screw-top cap
Stability
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Place sample of hair or nails in screw-cap plastic container
Place skin scrapings between two glass microscope slides taped together to secure the scrapings. Transport in either a slide container or screw cap plastic container.
SBMFNo: 21023
Collection
Test Mnemonic: C FUNGUS
Test Name:
Culture, Fungus, Other Source (excludes Blood, Hair,
Skin, Nails)
Container
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Also refer to SBMF Quick Reference Guide [P-1029]: "Bacterial Culture – Specimen Collection Instructions"
Sterile plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Maintain in closed container at room temperature
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SBMFNo: 44579
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 44601
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: V HSVC
Container
Stability
Processing
Culture, Herpes Simplex Virus
Buccal mucosa, eye, genital, rectal, throat or vesicle swab, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), tissue, or vesicle fluid.
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Fluid: Transfer to sterile container. Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swab or Tissue: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Test Mnemonic: V HSVCT
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C LEGION-
Test Name:
Culture, Herpes Simplex Virus with Reflex to HSV
Typing
Buccal mucosa, eye, genital, rectal, throat or vesicle swab, or bronchoalveolar lavage, tissue or vesicle fluid. Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Fluid: Transfer to sterile container. Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swab or Tissue: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
SBMFNo: 44310
Collection
Test Name:
Culture, Legionella Species
Fluid or tissue specimen collected by physician or nursing personnel
To prevent drying, submit specimen in sterile, nonbacteriostatic water
Do not use saline in specimen collection
BAL fluids containing saline are acceptable
Blood specimen collected by venipuncture following strict aseptic technique
Sterile container with tightly fitting lid
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 week frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
All samples (except blood), freeze and transport frozen
Maintain blood samples at refrigerated temperature (2-8°C)
Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag
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SBMFNo: 43541
Collection
SBMFNo: 21030
Test Mnemonic: C LEPTO
Test Name:
Culture, Leptospira (Includes Smear)
10 mL heparinized (or oxalate or citrate) blood or CSF first week of illness; after first week, 10 mL urine (neutralized, pH 7.0, by adding either a sterile weak acid or base solution).
Test Mnemonic: C MRSA
Test Name:
Container
Culture, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA)
Insert dual swab approximately one inch into one of the nares and rotate 3 to 5 times against nasal mucosa
Repeat process in the other naris using same dual swab
Remove dual swab
Insert dual swab into transport tube ensuring contact with media
Follow manufacturers directions for release of media within transport tube
*Note: Collect urine samples as for urine culture (#21054)
Sterile swabs from 2-swab "Culture Collection/Transport System"
Stability
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Collection
SBMFNo: 45249
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: V MUMPS
Culture, Mumps Virus
Collect samples during first three days of illness
Note source of specimen on container label and test requisition
Do not freeze
M4 viral transport media
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
72 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
SBMFNo: 21027
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C GC SC
Test Name:
Culture, Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC)
Container
Bring Jembec plate to room temperature
Swab urethral, endocervical, rectal, or throat sites
Immediately inoculate surface of Jembec media
>Click here for illustration placed in sealed plastic bag (contact laboratory)
Stability
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Place CO2 generating tablet in plate well
Close plate; place in plastic bag; and seal
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SBMFNo: 44779
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 21135
Test Mnemonic: V RESPC
Test Name:
Culture, Respiratory Viruses, Rapid
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab, or washing, or tracheal aspirate.
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Fluid: Transfer specimen to a sterile container. Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swab: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.
Test Mnemonic: C CF RESP
Test Name:
Container
Culture, Respiratory, Cystic Fibrosis (Includes
Smear)
Patient should cough deeply and expectorate into sterile container
Patient's mouth, lips, tongue, or fingers should not touch the inside of the container
If needed, deep coughing can be induced by inhalation of nebulized warm aerosol containing saline
Specimen should consist of thick mucoid material, not saliva
Sterile container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Patient Prep
Specimen best collected early in morning upon arising
Have patient brush teeth and rinse mouth thoroughly with water
Collection
SBMFNo: 21295
Test Mnemonic: C RESP
Test Name:
Culture, Respiratory
Collection
Respiratory specimen: Bronchial aspirate or washings, gastric aspirate, sputum, tracheal or transtracheal aspirate in a sterile container or collection trap. Also acceptable: swab specimens from nasopharynx, nose, sinus, larynx, or epiglottis in E-Swab collection and transport container.
Sputum collection:
• Patient should cough deeply and expectorate into sterile container
• Patient's mouth, lips, tongue, or fingers should not touch the inside of container
• If needed, deep coughing can be induced by inhalation of nebulized warm aerosol containing saline
• Specimen should consist of thick mucoid material, not saliva
Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours
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SBMFNo: 21120
Collection
Container
Stability
SBMFNo: 21119
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: C ROUT CS
Test Name:
Culture, Routine (Includes Smear)
Aspirate specimen (body fluid, material obtained from wound site or abscess) from most active lesion area and the advancing margin of abscesses
Avoid contamination with normal flora from surrounding body surfaces
If swab used for collection, insert swab into transport tube and ensure contact with transport media
Follow manufacturers directions for release of media within transport tube
Do not submit syringes with needles attached
NOTE: Needles must be removed and replaced with screw-type stopper or plug to prevent plunger from sliding during transport
Document source of body fluid on label and requisition
Also refer to SBMF Quick Reference Guide [P-1029]: "Bacterial Culture – Specimen Collection Instructions"
Sterile plastic container with tightly fitting lid, OR
Swab(s) from Culture Collection/Transport System
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Test Mnemonic: C ROUT
Test Name:
Culture, Routine, without Susceptibility (Includes
Smear)
Aspirate specimen (body fluid, material obtained from wound site or abscess) from most active lesion area and the advancing margin of abscesses
Avoid contamination with normal flora from surrounding body surfaces
If swab used for collection, insert swab into transport tube and ensure contact with transport media
Follow manufacturers directions for release of media within transport tube
Do not submit syringes with needles attached
• NOTE: Needles must be removed and replaced with screw-type stopper or plug to prevent plunger from sliding during transport
Document source of body fluid on label and requisition
Sterile plastic container with tightly fitting lid, OR
Swab(s) from Culture Collection/Transport System
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
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SBMFNo: 21017
Collection
Test Mnemonic: C SURGICAL
Test Name:
Culture, Surgically Obtained Wound (Includes
Smear)
Stability
Sample collection must be surgically obtained
Submit fluid, deep aspirate or tissue sample
Avoid contamination with normal flora from surrounding body surfaces
Follow manufacturers directions for transferring fluid and aspirates to a transport vial
Do not submit syringes with needles attached
• NOTE: Needles must be removed and replaced with screw-type stopper or plug to prevent plunger from sliding during transport
Document source description on label and requisition
Port-A-Cul vial, tube or jar
Swab transport system
Sterile plastic container with tightly fitting lid
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Maintain and transport at room temperature
Container
SBMFNo: 21042
Test Mnemonic: C UREA/MYC
Test Name:
Culture, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma
hominis
Collection
Swabs of vagina, cervix, or urethra:
– For female urogenital specimens: Use first of 2 rigid shafted swabs to cleanse away mucus and discard this swab; Use second rigid shafted swab to collect specimen
– For male urogenital specimens: Use single swab with flexible shaft to collect specimen
– Immediately after collection, insert swab tip into M4 media
– Break or cut swab shaft off at least one-half inch from top of vial
– With lower portion of swab remaining in media, recap vial
Fluids: place up to 3.0 mL of fluid in M4 media vial
Tissues: place small portion of tissue (2-5 mm) in M4 media vial
Urine: place in sterile screw-cap specimen container
Container
M4 viral transport media
IMPORTANT: Do not use M4 RT media
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Stability
Processing
Promptly mix material into container of M4 viral transport media No processing required for urine
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SBMFNo: 21054
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: C URINE CS
Test Name:
Culture, Urine, Routine (includes Colony Count)
Early morning specimen, yielding highest bacterial counts from overnight incubation in bladder, is preferred for culture
Urine specimen volume at least 3.0 ml: Urine C&S Transport Kit
Urine specimen volume less than 3.0 ml: Sterile plastic container
Specimen in gray top tube in “Urine C&S Transport Kit”:
- 24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C) preferred -OR- room temperature (20-30°C)
Specimen in sterile plastic container:
- 20 minutes room temperature (20-30°C)
- 24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Urine specimen volume at least 3.0 mL:
- Immediately transfer well-mixed urine from bottom of sterile plastic container to gray top tube in “Urine C&S Transport Kit”
- Follow directions printed on kit package exactly
- CAUTION: Use care to avoid touching sharp tip contained within urine transfer device of "Urine C&S Transport Kit"
- Specimen transferred to a gray-top urine transport tube can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours (preferred) or can remain room temperature
Urine specimen volume less than 3.0 mL:
- Specimen less than 3.0 mL must be refrigerated in sterile plastic containers within 20 minutes of collection time
- Specimen can remain refrigerated for up to 24 hours
Patient Prep
Give patient instructions in proper collection of clean-catch, midstream urine
SBMFNo: 21031
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C VRE
Test Name:
Culture, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci
Contact Laboratory
Sterile swab from "Culture Collection/Transport System"
Rectal swab or feces: 24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Urine: 24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Rectal swab or feces: Maintain and transport at room temperature
Urine: Refrigerate and transport refrigerated
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SBMFNo: 47005
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: V VIC R
Test Name:
Culture, Viral with Rapid CMV Culture, Respiratory
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab, or washing, or tracheal aspirate, sputum, throat, tissue (lung, etc.).
Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Fluid: Transfer to sterile, leak-proof container.
Swabs or Tissue: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.
SBMFNo: 47003
Collection
Test Name:
Culture, Viral with Rapid CMV Culture, NonRespiratory
Eye swab, lesion, tissue (brain, colon, kidney, liver, etc.), or urine.
Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Fluid: Transfer to sterile, leak-proof container.
Swabs or Tissue: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.
SBMFNo: 47006
Collection
Test Mnemonic: V VIC N
Test Mnemonic: V VIRAL N
Test Name:
Culture, Viral, Non-Respiratory
Eye swab, lesion, stool, tissue (brain, colon, kidney, liver, etc.), or urine.
Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Fluid or Stool: Transfer to sterile, leak-proof container.
Swabs or Tissue: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.
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SBMFNo: 47004
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: V VIRAL R
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: C YEAST
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Culture, Yeast
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Sterile swab from "Culture Collection/Transport System"
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
Document specimen source on container label and test requisition
Maintain in closed container at room temperature
SBMFNo: 44296
Collection
Culture, Viral, Respiratory
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab, or washing, or tracheal aspirate, sputum, throat, tissue (lung, etc.).
Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Fluid: Transfer to sterile, leak-proof container.
Swabs or Tissue: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.
SBMFNo: 21022
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CYANIDE-
Test Name:
Cyanide
Green top (heparin) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours (if tightly capped)
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not freeze. Transport 4 mL whole blood in original collection container. (Min: 3 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer specimen to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.
Timing of specimen collection: Dependent on time of exposure – test upon presentation to hospital.
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SBMFNo: 44482
Collection
Test Mnemonic: CAMP-NEPH
Test Name:
Cyclic AMP, Nephrogenous
Lavender top (EDTA) tube AND urine, timed or random.
Stability
Plasma:
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 hour
Frozen: 3 months
Urine:
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 3 months
Processing
Separate plasma from cells and freeze ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.1 mL) AND transfer 4 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 44483
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CAMP
Test Name:
Cyclic AMP, Plasma
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 hour
Frozen: 3 months
Separate plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44484
Test Mnemonic: U CAMP
Test Name:
Cyclic AMP, Urine
Collection
Random urine (unpreserved). Also acceptable: 24-hour urine. Refrigerate 24-hour specimen during collection.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection (No Preservative)
Stability
Processing
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 3 months
Add 1 g boric acid/100 mL urine. Transfer 4 mL aliquot of urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.
SBMFNo: 28115
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CCP
Stability
Processing
Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Lavender top (EDTA), Green top (lithium heparin), or Light Blue top (sodium citrate) tube
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of specimen to separate tube
SBMFNo: 33266
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CYCLOSERIN
Test Name:
Cycloserine, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room Temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within one hour of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 23015
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CYCLO
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CYFRA
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
CYFRA 21-1 (Cytokeratin 19 Fragment), Serum
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 44836
Collection
Cyclosporine, Whole Blood
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 45750
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CYSTAT C
Test Name:
Cystatin C
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, allow blood to clot completely at room temperature
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 36050
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CYS FIB PN
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Test Mnemonic: CF-CFTR
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Cystic Fibrosis (CFTR) Sequencing
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. SBMFNo: 47225
Collection
Cystic Fibrosis (CFTR) Mutation Panel
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
SBMFNo: 44804
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CYST CSF
Test Name:
Cysticercosis Antibody, IgG by ELISA (CSF)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 44414
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CYST SER
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U CYST
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Cystine, Quantitative, Urine
24-hour or other timed urine collection. Avoid dilute urine when possible. Refrigerate 24-hour/timed specimens during collection.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Mix urine well. Transfer 8 mL aliquot urine to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes and freeze immediately. (Min: 3 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.
SBMFNo: 45576
Collection
Cysticercosis Antibody, IgG by ELISA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark
specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
SBMFNo: 44455
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U CYS PAN
Test Name:
Cystinuria Panel
Random urine. Avoid dilute urine when possible.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Mix urine well. Transfer 8 mL urine to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes and freeze immediately. (Min: 3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45287
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CYP2C19
Cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19), 9 Variants
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. SBMFNo: 45286
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CYP2C9
Test Name:
Cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9), 2 Variants
Stability
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
Processing
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. SBMFNo: 45288
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: CYP 2D6
Test Name:
Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6), 14 Variants and
Gene Duplication
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 44825
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CYT 12 SE
Stability
Processing
After separation from cells:
30 minutes room temperature (20-30°C)
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Test Mnemonic: CYT MON SE
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Cytokine Panel, Monokines
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44827
Collection
Cytokine Panel 12, MAFD
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44826
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CYT TH1 SE
Test Name:
Cytokine Panel, TH1
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44828
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CYT TH2 SE
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CMV AB
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Cytomegalovirus Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28928
Collection
Cytokine Panel, TH2
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28128
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CMV IGG-
Test Name:
Cytomegalovirus Antibody, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28126
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CMV IGM
Stability
Processing
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: CMVPCR QL
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Cytomegalovirus DNA, Qualitative PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: CSF or urine.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL plasma, CSF, or urine to a sterile plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.8 mL)
SBMFNo: 36137
Collection
Cytomegalovirus Antibody, IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 36136
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CMVPCR QNT
Test Name:
Cytomegalovirus DNA, Quantitative PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: CSF or urine.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL plasma, CSF, or urine to a sterile plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.8 mL)
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SBMFNo: 38560
Test Mnemonic: NG GLOBAL
Test Name:
Cytopathology Examination, Non-gynecologic
Collection
Cytologic Studies, Body FluidPreferred Specimen:
• Body fluid in plastic containers, at least one containing cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
Requested Volume:
• 25.0 mL fixed fluid AND 25.0 mL unfixed fluid
Minimum Volume:
• 5.0 mL fixed fluid
Patient Preparation:
• Before aspirating specimen, have patient assume various body positions (prone, side-to-side, sitting) to promote cell suspension
Collection:
• Agitate first container during fluid collection
• Split off approximately 25.0 mL fluid into 2nd container
• Add equal amount of cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
• Label this container: “Cytology Fixative added”
• Document source of fluid on label and requisition
Storage/Transport:
• If not transported on day collected, refrigerate unfixed portion of specimen
Rejection Criteria:
• Improper fixation
Cytologic Studies, BrushingsPreferred Specimen:
• Prepared smear and/or collection brush in plastic container with Cytology Fixative (CytoLyt®)
Requested Volume:
• Collection brush placed in container of Cytology Fixative (CytoLyt®)
Minimum Volume:
• 1-2 smears fixed with Cytology Spray Fixative plus collection brush placed in container of Cytology Fixative (CytoLyt®)
Collection:
• Preferred Collection - Brush only:
- Place collection brush in a container of cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
- Label container: “Cytology Fixative added”
• Alternative Collection - Glass Slides:
- Label frosted-end of slides with patient name
- Spray or drop a small amount of Cytology Spray Fixative on slides to help spread specimen and prevent drying
- Roll collection brush across the slides
- Immediately fix slides as follows:
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~ Spray slides with Cytology Spray Fixative
~ Allow slides to dry
~ Place fixed, dried slides face-up in a slide mailer
- or • Place slides in a container of reagent alcohol (95% ETOH)
• Label container: “Reagent Alcohol added”
- Place collection brush in a container of cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
- Label container: “Cytology Fixative added”
• Document specimen source on container, slides, slide mailer, and Cytology requisition
Storage/Transport:
• Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:
• Improper fixation - slides or brush not fixed
Cytologic Studies, Cerebrospinal FluidPreferred Specimen:
• Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) in sterile plastic tube
Requested Volume:
• 3.0-5.0 mL
Minimum Volume:
• 1.0 mL
Collection:
• Collected by physician
• Tube numbers should correspond to collection order
• Collect CSF in tube specified for Cytologic studies
• Do not add “Cytology Fixative”
• Document specimen as “CSF” on label and requisition
Processing:
• Immediately place CSF specimen tube in container of ice slush (ice and water mixture) for rapid, continuous chilling, without freezing
• If specimen not transported immediately, refrigerate
• Do not freeze
Storage/Transport:
• Preferred to transport immediately in container of ice slush (ice and water mixture) for rapid, continuous chilling, without freezing
• If overnight storage is required, immediately refrigerate specimen; then transport in container of ice slush (ice and water mixture)
Rejection Criteria:
• Improper fixation
Cytologic Studies, Cyst FluidPreferred Specimen:
• Cyst fluid in plastic container with cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
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Requested Volume:
• Entire specimen
Collection:
• Add equal amount of cytology fixative (CytoLyt®) to fluid
• Label container: “Cytology Fixative added”
• Document specimen source on labels and Cytology requisition
Storage/Transport:
• Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:
• Improper fixation
Cytologic Studies, Cytomegalic Inclusion Bodies, UrinePreferred Specimen:
• Urine in plastic container with cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
Requested Volume:
• Entire specimen
Minimum Volume:
• 5.0 mL
Collection:
• Add equal amount of cytology fixative (CytoLyt®) to random urine
• Label container: “Cytology Fixative added”
• Document specimen as “urine” on label and requisition
Storage/Transport:
• Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:
• Improper fixation
• 24-hour collections
Cytologic Studies, DischargePreferred Specimen:
• Nipple discharge or wound secretion on glass slide
Requested Volume:
• Two (2) spray-fixed smears
Minimum Volume:
• One (1) spray-fixed smear
Collection:
• Label frosted end of slides with patient’s name
- Nipple Discharge:
~ Soak nipple with warm, sterile saline-saturated cotton or gauze for 10-15 minutes, then strip subareolar area and nipple with thumb and forefinger
~ When secretion occurs, allow “pea”-sized drop to accumulate on apex of nipple
~ Place slide end upon nipple and bring across quickly
~ Immediately spray slide with Cytology Spray Fixative
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~ Make as many smears as amount of specimen allows (later smears usually contain more abnormal cells)
~ For smears from both breasts, identify as “left” or “right” on slides and requisitions
- Wound: Collect secretion on slide
- Immediately spray with Cytology Spray Fixative
• Document specimen source on slide and Cytology requisition
• Place fixed, dried slides face up in a slide mailer
Storage/Transport:
• Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:
• Unfixed or broken slide
Cytologic Studies, Fine Needle AspiratePreferred Specimen:
• Aspiration biopsy with or without radiological guidance for most body sites, to include: breast, thyroid, liver, lung, pancreas, salivary gland, lymph node, and neck in 2 plastic containers:
- One container with reagent alcohol (95% ETOH)
- Other container with cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
Requested Volume:
• For aspirate specimen (except thyroid):
- 2 smears fixed in reagent alcohol (95% ETOH)
-plus - Cytology fixative (CytoLyt®) rinse of collection needle and syringe
• For thyroid aspirate:
- 2 smears fixed in reagent alcohol (95% ETOH: 1 each from first and second pass
-plus - 2 air-dried smears: 1 each from first and second pass
Collection:
• Contact laboratory for instructions on obtaining needle aspiration material
For fixed smear specimen:
- Place slide(s) in a container of reagent alcohol (95% ETOH)
- Label container: “Reagent Alcohol added”
For aspirate rinse specimen:
- Rinse needle and syringe with (CytoLyt®)
- Place rinse solution from needle and syringe in a plastic container
• Label container: “Cytology Fixative added”
• Document source of “fine needle aspirate” on container and Cytology requisition
Storage/Transport:
• Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:
• Improper fixation
Cytologic Studies, Herpes Simplex SmearPreferred Specimen:
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• Skin or mucosal vesicle or lesion on glass slide(s)
Minimum Volume:
• One (1) spray-fixed smear
Collection:
• Label frosted end of slide(s) with patient’s name
• Puncture vesicle with sterile needle
• Firmly scrape lesion area with saline moistened tongue depressor or cotton swab
• Spread cellular material evenly on glass slide(s)
• Immediately spray slide(s) with Cytology Spray Fixative
• Place fixed, dried slide(s) face up in a slide mailer
• For dry surfaces, such as lesions of skin or vulva, lesion area can be saline-moistened before scraping
• Document specimen source on slide(s) and Cytology requisition
Storage/Transport:
• Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:
• Unfixed or broken slide(s)
Cytologic Studies, Pneumocystis carinii PreparationPreferred Specimen:
• Sputum, bronchial washings, and bronchial brushings in sterile container with cytology fixative (Cytolyt®)
Requested Volume:
• Variable amount of sputum or tracheal aspirate
Minimum Volume:
• Variable amount of sputum or tracheal aspirate
Collection:
• Instruct patient to expectorate first morning deep-cough sputum into sterile container or place tracheal aspirate in sterile container
• Add an equal volume of cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
• Label container: “Cytology Fixative added”
• Document specimen source on container and Cytology requisition
Storage/Transport:
• Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:
• Improper fixation
Cytologic Studies, Scrapings and SmearsPreferred Specimen:
• Lesion or ulceration scraped and rinsed in plastic container with cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
Requested Volume:
• Scraping device rinsed in 30.0 mL of cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
Collection:
• Firmly scrape lesion area with saline moistened tongue depressor or cotton swab
• For dry surfaces, such as lesions of skin or vulva, moisten the lesion area with saline before scraping
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• Thoroughly rinse scraping device in cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
• Document specimen source on container and Cytology requisition
Storage/Transport:
• Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:
• Improper fixation
• Scraped material not fixed immediately in cytology fixative
Cytologic Studies, SputumPreferred Specimen:
• Sputum in plastic container with cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
Minimum Volume:
• 3.0 mL
Patient Preparation:
• Collect before patient has eaten
• Patient should thoroughly cleanse mouth before collection
• Instruct patient to avoid contact with preservative in the container
• Instruct patient to store container securely away from children
Collection:
• When possible, delay adding cytology fixative until after patient has expectorated into specimen container
• Instruct patient to expectorate first morning deep-cough sputum into container of fixative
• If container does not already contain fixative, immediately add amount equal to the volume of the expectorated specimen
• Label container: “Cytology Fixative added”
• Document specimen as “sputum” on label and Cytology requisition
Storage/Transport:
• Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:
• Saliva or nasal aspirates are not acceptable
Cytologic Studies, Urine, RandomPreferred Specimen:
• Urine in plastic container with cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
Requested Volume:
• Entire specimen
Minimum Volume:
• 50.0 mL
Patient Preparation:
• Give patient several glasses of water ½ to 1 hour prior to collection
Collection:
• Urine, intraoperative washings of urinary bladder, urethra, ureters, or renal pelvis are acceptable. Ideally, specimen should be as fresh as possible. Urine retained in bladder for prolonged periods shows extensive cellular degeneration
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• For detection of upper urinary tract lesions, catheterize ureters to pelvis for suspected renal or pelvic lesions. Repeat procedure using either ureter for control
• For ureteral lesion, catheterize ureter to point just below level of suspected lesion. Catheterize other ureter for control. Collect urine for 30 minutes. Label appropriately as “right” and “left ureter” or “right” and “left pelvic” and document source on requisition
• Immediately add equal amounts of cytology fixative (CytoLyt®) to each specimen
• Label container: “Cytology Fixative added”
• Document specimen as “urine” on label and Cytology requisition, note: voided or catheterized
Storage/Transport:
• Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:
• Improper fixation
Cytologic Studies, WashingsPreferred Specimen:
• Bronchial, colonic, duodenal, esophageal, gastric, pelvic, peritoneal, tracheal, and miscellaneous washings in plastic container with cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
Minimum Volume:
• 2.0 mL
Collection:
• Place washings or aspirates collected during endoscopic exam into a container and add equal volumes of cytology fixative (CytoLyt®)
• Label container: “Cytology Fixative added”
• After bronchial washings, collect postbrochoscopy sputum for cytologic studies as it may yield more diagnostic cells than are obtained during bronchoscopy
• Document specimen source on labels and Cytology requisition
Storage/Transport:
• Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:
• Improper fixation
SBMFNo: 46100
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U DL AMPH
Test Name:
D/L Amphetamines, Urine
Urine, random
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 5 months
Frozen: 30 days
Transfer 3 mL urine to a plastic transport tube (preservative-free). (Min: 1.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 23017
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28193
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: D-DIMER QN
Test Name:
D-Dimer, Quantitative, Plasma
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Test Mnemonic: GLIAD ABS
Test Name:
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) Antibodies, IgA
and IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28218
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GLIAD IGA
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GLIAD IGG
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) Antibody, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL)
SBMFNo: 44980
Collection
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) Antibody, IgA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.25 mL)
SBMFNo: 28219
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: DHEA TMS
Test Name:
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Collect between 6-10 a.m.
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SBMFNo: 30123
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DHEA-S
Container
Stability
Processing
Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-S)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen: 2 months
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 44626
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: DENGUE AB
Test Name:
Dengue Fever Virus Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 44624
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DEN G
Container
Stability
Processing
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: DEN M
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Dengue Fever Virus Antibody, IgM
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 45336
Collection
Dengue Fever Virus Antibody, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44625
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U DPD
Test Name:
Deoxypyridinoline Crosslinks, Urine
Urine. First-morning void.
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 3 months
Transfer 3.5 mL aliquot from a well-mixed, first-morning urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44742
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DCP
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 44803
Collection
Stability
Processing
Des-gamma-carboxy Prothrombin
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 45505
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: DESIP HPLC
Test Name:
Desipramine, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 6 months
Centrifuge to separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
Test Mnemonic: IGG DESMOG
Test Name:
Desmoglein 1 and Desmoglein 3 Antibodies in
Pemphigus, IgG
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Indefinitely
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 30203
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: DEXA SUP
Dexamethasone Suppression Test, AM and PM
Serum Cortisol Levels
Collect both a.m. and p.m. samples following administration of dexamethasone
Specific collection times per physician order
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Dexamethasone administration, dose and time per physician order
SBMFNo: 30204
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CORT SUPR
Test Name:
Dexamethasone Suppression Test, Low Dose, AM
Serum Cortisol Level
Collect at 08:00
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
1 mg dexamethasone administered between 23:00 and midnight
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SBMFNo: 45909
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: DEXA TMS
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DIAZ SP
Test Name:
Diazepam and Nordiazepam, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 22033
Collection
Dexamethasone, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
It is recommended that the specimen be collected between 6‑11 a.m.
SBMFNo: 44964
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: DAT DIFF
Test Name:
Differential Antiglobulin Test
Stability
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Processing
Transport 6 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 25023
Collection
Test Mnemonic: DIFF ONLY
Test Name:
Differential, Blood
Container
Routine venipuncture
Tube must fill to one-half, or greater, of vacuum capacity
Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
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SBMFNo: 25162
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BF DIFF
Container
Stability
Processing
Differential, Body Fluid
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Immediately after collection, gently invert lavender top tube several times to mix contents
Document source of fluid on label and requisition
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Do not centrifuge
SBMFNo: 25110
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF DIFF
Test Name:
Differential, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
4 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Do not centrifuge
SBMFNo: 45119
Test Mnemonic: DIGEORGE
Test Name:
DiGeorge Syndrome (VCFS), FISH
Collection
Green top (sodium heparin) tube; peripheral blood. Use sterile technique; close all containers tightly. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Label all containers and requisition forms with patient name, MRN, date of collection, and physician name.
Processing
Transport 2‑4 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. Do not centrifuge.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
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SBMFNo: 44539
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DIGT
Container
Stability
Processing
Digitoxin, Serum or Plasma
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
After separation from cells:
5 days room temperature (20-30°C)
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 31042
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: DIG
Test Name:
Digoxin, Serum or Plasma
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Draw specimens 8-12 hours after administration of the last dose
In patients on twice daily dosing, collect just prior to the next dose
Red top (serum) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1-2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
If specimen will not be transported on day collected, freeze and transport frozen
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SBMFNo: 25050
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: DRVVT
Container
Stability
Processing
Dilute Russell Viper Venom Time
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light Blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
SBMFNo: 45552
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: D/T
Test Name:
Diphtheria and Tetanus Antibodies, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
2 days room temperture
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Mark specimens clearly as "Pre-Vaccine" or "Post-Vaccine"
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SBMFNo: 44118
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 45553
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DIPHTH AB
Diphtheria Antibody, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. "Pre" and "post" vaccination specimens should be submitted together for testing. "Post" specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Mark specimens clearly as "Pre-Vaccine" or "Post-Vaccine". If shipped separately, "Post" specimen must be received within 60 days of "Pre" specimen.
Test Mnemonic: DTH
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: DAT POLY
Test Name:
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and H. Influenzae b Antibodies,
IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. "Pre" and 30-day "post" vaccination specimens should be submitted together for testing. "Post" specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization and must be received within 60 days of "pre" specimen.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.45 mL) Mark specimens clearly as "Pre-Vaccine" or "Post-Vaccine".
SBMFNo: 22057
Collection
Test Name:
Direct Antiglobulin Test
Stability
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Processing
Transport 7 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45808
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DISAC
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: DISO-
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U DIU SCRN
Container
Processing
Disopyramide, Serum or Plasma
Test Name:
Diuretics Screen with Reflex to Confirmation, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 2 days
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: 4 weeks
Transfer 2 mL urine to a plastic transport tube (preservative-free). (Min: 0.8 mL)
SBMFNo: 42105
Collection
Test Name:
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 2 months
Frozen: 2 months
Centrifuge to separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 46097
Collection
Disaccharidase, Tissue
Biopsies of small bowel by endoscopy
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Place two 5 mg biopsies of tissue on the wall of a small, tightly-capped plastic tube without any supporting media
A 1 mL flat-bottom microtube is recommended
Freeze within 2 hours of collection
SBMFNo: 44575
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: D-LACTATE
Test Name:
D-Lactate, Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
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SBMFNo: 42288
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U DLACTATE
Test Name:
Container
Routine random or timed urine collection
Plastic transport tube with threaded cap
Processing
Aliquot 2.5 mL and immediately freeze
SBMFNo: 43523
Collection
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DSDNA FARR
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DSDNA TITER
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
DNA Double-Stranded Antibody, IgG Titer by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28314
Collection
DNA Double-Stranded Antibody, FARR Assay
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Separate serum from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic screw top tube.
SBMFNo: 28157
Collection
Test Name:
D-Lactate, Urine
Test Mnemonic: DSDNA IGG-
Test Name:
DNA Double-Stranded Antibody, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 44127
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SSDNA IGG
Stability
Processing
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: DNASE B AB
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
DNase-B Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 44723
Collection
DNA Single-Stranded Antibody, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44183
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IRL-DL
Test Name:
Donath Landsteiner
Routine venipuncture
Maintain sample at 37°C until separation from cells
Red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
3 days room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
Clot 30 minutes in a heat block or incubator at 37°C
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 42687
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: HTLV ABD2-
Test Name:
Donor, ABBOTT PRISM® HTLV I/II Antibody
Serum or plasma specimen. The following anticoagulants are acceptable: EDTA, potassium oxalate, sodium citrate, ACD-A, ACD-B, CP2D, CPD and CPDA-1. Plasma collected from segmented blood bag tubing may be used.
After separation from cells:
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Greater than 2 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer 1 mL to a plastic transport tube.
SBMFNo: 22962
Collection
Test Name:
Donor, ABBOTT PRISM® Hepatitis C Virus
Antibody
Serum or plasma specimen. The following anticoagulants are acceptable: EDTA, potassium oxalate, sodium citrate, ACD-A, ACD-B, CP2D, CPD and CPDA-1. Plasma collected from segmented blood bag tubing may be used.
After separation from cells:
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Greater than 2 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer 1 mL to a plastic transport tube.
SBMFNo: 42688
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HCV ABD2-
Test Mnemonic: CHAGD-
Test Name:
Donor, Chagas Disease (T cruzi) Antibody Screen,
ELISA
Routine blood donor collection
Red top (serum) tube
7 days room temperature (20-30°C)
10 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 10 days frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
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SBMFNo: 1011
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: CMVD-
Stability
Processing
Serum may be tested up to 1 week at 1-10°C or may be frozen at -20°C
Plasma from EDTA, CPD or ACD samples stored as whole blood may be tested up to 1 week at 1-10°C or may be frozen at -20°C
Plasma from CP2D or CPDA-1 samples stored as whole blood (donor unit segments) may be tested up to 42 days at 1-10°C.
CPDA-1 or ACD anticoagulated samples (segments from platelet units) may be tested up to 5 days at 1825°C.
Test Mnemonic: PROT ELECD
Container
Stability
SBMFNo: 42686
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Donor, Electrophoresis, Protein, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Red top: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 22956
Collection
Donor, Cytomegalovirus Antibodies
Routine blood donor collection
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 23357
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HBCABD-
Test Name:
Donor, Hepatitis B Virus Core Antibody
Routine blood donor collection
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 7 days, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Test Mnemonic: HBSAGD CON
Test Name:
Donor, Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen
Neutralization
Serum, plasma, or cadaveric serum specimen. The following anticoagulants are acceptable: EDTA, sodium or lithium heparin, sodium citrate, CPDA-1 and ACD.
After separation from cells:
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer 2 mL to a plastic transport tube.
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SBMFNo: 22960
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: HBSAGD-
Container
Stability
SBMFNo: 22080
Collection
Donor, Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen
Routine blood donor collection
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
7 days room temperature (20-30°C) or refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 7 days frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
SBMFNo: 22959
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HCV ABD-
Test Name:
Donor, Hepatitis C Virus Antibody
Routine blood donor collection
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 7 days, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Test Mnemonic: NAT HIVHCV
Test Name:
Donor, HIV-1 RNA, HCV RNA, and HBV DNA
Screen, Multiplex PCR
10 mL Pink top (K2 EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Other anticoagulants (CPD, CPDA1, CP2D, ACDA, and 4% Sodium Citrate) may be used at the discretion of the Department Manager.
Stability
Blood collected in EDTA anticoagulant may be stored at 2 - 30°C for up to 72 hours from time of draw, followed by ab additional two days at 2 – 8°C. For storage longer than five days, remove the plasma from the red blood cells by centrifugation at 800 – 1,600 x g for 20 minutes, Following removal, plasma may be stored at 2 – 8°C for an additional seven days. Alternatively, plasma may be stored at ≤ -18°C for up to 30 days. EDTA plasma may be frozen and thawed a maximum of three (3) times.
Blood collected in CPD, CPDA1, or CP2D may be stored for up to 72 hours at 2 - 30°prior to plasma separation. Following centrifugation of the CPD, CPDA1 or CP2D specimens at 800 – 1,600 x g for 20 minutes, plasma may be stored at 2 - 8°C for an additional seven days. Alternatively, plasma separated from the red blood cells may be stored at ≤ -18°C for up to 30 days. CPD, CPDA1, or CP2D plasma can be frozen and thawed a maximum of three (3) times.
Apheresis plasma in ACDA or 4% Sodium Citrate anticoagulants may be stored for up to 72 hours from time of drawn at 2 - 30°C. Apheresis plasma may be stored for up to 30 days at ≤ -18°C.
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SBMFNo: 46121
Collection
Stability
Test Mnemonic: HIV2 ABREFLEX
Stability
Test Mnemonic: HIV2 Ab
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HTLV CONFD
Stability
Processing
Donor, HIV-2 Antibody by EIA
Test Name:
Donor, HTLV I/II Antibody Confirmation, LIA
Serum or plasma specimen. The following anticoagulants are acceptable: EDTA, citrate, or heparin.
After separation from cells:
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer 1 mL to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 22963
Collection
Test Name:
0.6 mL Serum or Plasma
2-8°C for 7 days
-15°C or colder after 7 days
Samples should not be used if they have incurred more than 5 freeze-thaw cycles.
SBMFNo: 42685
Collection
Donor, HIV-2 Antibody by EIA with Reflex to
Immunoblot
0.6 mL Serum or Plasma
2-8°C for 7 days
-15°C or colder after 7 days
Samples should not be used if they have incurred more than 5 freeze-thaw cycles.
SBMFNo: 46120
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HTLV ABD-
Test Name:
Donor, HTLV I/II Antibody Screen
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), Green top (heparin), Lt. Blue top (sodium citrate) or Yellow top (ACD) tube and samples from segmented blood bag tubing. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: Greater than 14 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer 1 mL to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 22961
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: STSD-
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FTAD-
Test Name:
Donor, Treponema pallidum Total Antibodies, IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells and transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 22090
Collection
Donor, Serologic Test for Syphilis
Serum or plasma specimen. The following anticoagulants are acceptable: EDTA, heparin, sodium citrate, CPD, and CPDA-1.
After separation from cells:
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Greater than 5 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer 1 mL to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 43546
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: NAT WN
Test Name:
Donor, West Nile Virus RNA Screen, PCR
10 mL Pink top (K2 EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Other anticoagulants (CPD, CPDA1, CP2D, ACDA, and 4% Sodium Citrate) may be used at the discretion of the Department Manager.
Stability
For Condition 1, blood may be stored for up to 24 hours at 2-25°C followed by 72 hours at 2-25°C, prior to plasma separation. Following removal of K3 EDTA (and K2 EDTA) by centrifugation at 800–1600 xg for 20 minutes, plasma may be stored at 2–8°C for 7 days. Alternatively plasma may be stored at -20°C for up to 30 days.
For condition 2, blood may be stored for up to 72 hours at 2-25°C followed by 48 hours at 2-8°C, prior to plasma separtion. Following removal of K3 EDTA (and K2 EDTA) by centrifugation at 800–1600 xg for 20 minutes, plasma may be stored at 2–8°C for 7 days. Alternatively plasma may be stored at -20°C for up to 30 days.
K3 EDTA (and K2 EDTA) can be frozen and thawed a maximum of three (3) times.
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SBMFNo: 45507
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 47182
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: DOXEPIN-
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: TOF SCR CD
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U DAS10
Test Name:
Drug Detection Panel by High-Resolution Time-ofFlight Mass Spectrometry, Umbilical Cord Tissue
At least 6 inches of umbilical cord (approximately the length of an adult hand).
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 3 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Drain and discard any blood. Rinse the exterior of the cord segment with normal saline or sterile water. Pat the cord dry and place in container for transport.
Drug Screen 10, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 1 week
Collect and transport 20 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 10 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
SBMFNo: 31231
Collection
Doxepin and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 31232
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U DAS10/R
Test Name:
Drug Screen 10, with Creatinine Ratio, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 1 week
Collect and transport 20 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 10 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
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SBMFNo: 31230
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U DAS10/C
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: S DS
Test Name:
Note anatomic site of draw on specimen label and test request form.
Do not remove tube stopper (tube must remain tightly stoppered)
Prep venipuncture site with non-alcohol containing prepping agent.
Test Mnemonic: U DAS9-
Test Name:
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Keep container tightly sealed
Refrigerate and transport refrigerated
SBMFNo: 29072
Collection
Drug Screen 6, Serum
Red top (serum) tube. Fill collection tube to vacuum capacity to minimize evaporation of volatiles. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 1 week
SBMFNo: 29074
Collection
Drug Screen 10, with Reflex to
Confirmation/Quantitation, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 1 week
Collect and transport 20 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 10 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
SBMFNo: 29062
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U DAS8-
Test Name:
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Keep container tightly sealed
Refrigerate and transport refrigerated
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Drug Screen 8 plus Alcohol, Urine
Drug Screen 8, Urine
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SBMFNo: 29076
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U DAS820X
Test Name:
Drug Screen 8, with Creatinine Ratio, Urine (Includes
Expanded Opiates/Opioids)
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (No preservative)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Keep container tightly sealed
Refrigerate promptly after collection
SBMFNo: 29068
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U DAS8 20
Test Name:
Drug Screen 8, with Creatinine Ratio, Urine
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (No preservative)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Keep container tightly sealed
Refrigerate promptly after collection
SBMFNo: 31233
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U DAS8/C
Drug Screen 8, with Reflex to
Confirmation/Quantitation, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 1 week
Collect and transport 20 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 10 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
SBMFNo: 29077
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U DAS920X
Test Name:
Drug Screen 9, with Creatinine Ratio, Urine (Includes
Expanded Opiates/Opioids)
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (No preservative)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Keep container tightly sealed
Refrigerate promptly after collection
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SBMFNo: 29069
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U DAS9 20
Test Name:
Drug Screen 9, with Creatinine Ratio, Urine
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (No preservative)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Keep container tightly sealed
Refrigerate promptly after collection
SBMFNo: 45448
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 44646
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: MEC 9
Test Name:
Drug Screen 9, with Reflex to
Confirmation/Quantitation, Meconium
Meconium. Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 3 months
Frozen: 1 year
Collect all meconium (blackish material) excreted until milk/formula based stool (yellow-green) appears. Transport in a pastic container with no additives or preservatives. 4 g is preferred. (Min: 2 g or 3/4 inch cube on each side)
Test Mnemonic: DRUG SCRSP
Test Name:
Drug Screen 9, with Reflex to
Confirmation/Quantitation, Serum or Plasma
Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin), Lavender top (EDTA) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 3 years (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 4 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 31163
Collection
Test Mnemonic: SDSVO-
Test Name:
Drug Screen with Volatiles, Blood
Container
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Prep venipuncture site with non-alcohol containing prepping agent
Routine venipuncture
Fill collection tube to vacuum capacity to minimize evaporation of volatiles
Note anatomical draw site on specimen label and test request form
Red top (serum) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove tube stopper (tube must remain tightly stoppered)
Do not remove serum or plasma from cells
SBMFNo: 31165
Collection
Test Mnemonic: BF-DS-COMP
Test Name:
Drug Screen, Comprehensive, Body Fluid
Container
Collected by physician
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (No preservative)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
SBMFNo: 31161
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U DS-COMP-
Test Name:
Drug Screen, Comprehensive, Urine
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (No preservative)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Keep container tightly sealed
Refrigerate promptly after collection
SBMFNo: 31007
Collection
Test Mnemonic: GDS
Test Name:
Drug Screen, Gastric Aspirate
Container
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Methods of collection vary and several different transport containers may be used
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
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SBMFNo: 31166
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: SUBAL-
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Solids: indefinitely room temperature (20-30°C)
Liquids: 1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Test Mnemonic: PLTAB-DRUG
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Drug-Dependent Platelet Antibody
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 5 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1 mL)
Please provide a list of drugs to be tested.
SBMFNo: 47029
Collection
Drug Screen, Substance Analysis
As submitted
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
SBMFNo: 45269
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IKBKAP
Test Name:
Dysautonomia, Familial (IKBKAP) 2 Mutations
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization and/or precertification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization and/or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 44407
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ECHINO
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ECHO AB
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Echovirus Antibodies
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Also acceptable: CSF
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transport 1 mL serum or CSF. (Min: 0.3 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples. Mark samples plainly as "acute" or "convalescent." SBMFNo: 36275
Collection
Echinococcus Antibody, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
SBMFNo: 44167
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: EGFR ARRAY
Test Name:
EGFR Mutation Analysis
Tumor tissue.
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable
Formalin fix and paraffin embedded tissue block containing viable tumor. Neutral buffered formalin is the preferred fixative and tissue should be sectioned and fixed as soon as possible after surgery for best tissue preservation. In selecting the paraffin blocks, submit the largest area of tumor available that shows the least degeneration or necrosis. Preservation of nuclear detail can help assess quality of fixation. Tissue block should show at least 20 percent nucleated tumor cells. Single small biopsy or cytology cell block may be acceptable depending on the amount of tumor tissue present.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 45872
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: EDS6
Stability
Processing
Room temperature: Unacceptable
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Test Mnemonic: EHR ANAPCR
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Ehrlichia and Anaplasma Species, Qualitative PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 week
Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.6 mL)
SBMFNo: 44332
Collection
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type VI Screen, Urine
Routine voided urine
First-morning void is preferred
Random specimens are also acceptable
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (No preservative)
SBMFNo: 47088
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: E CHAF ABS
Test Name:
Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibodies, IgG and IgM by
IFA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 44328
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: E CH G
Container
Stability
Processing
Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibody, IgG by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 44329
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: E CH M
Test Name:
Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibody, IgM by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 43205
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EJ AUTOAB
Stability
Processing
7 days room temperature (20-30°C)
14 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: FEC PRO
Test Name:
Electrolyte and Osmolality Profile, Feces
24-hour or random liquid feces.
24-hour Collection: Freeze partially filled containers during the collection period. Continue to add stool to the container until it reaches the fill line or the defined collection duration is completed. Collect using the Kit, Fecal Fat, Stool (ARUP Supply #28077) available through Client Services. Multiple collection containers may be required.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
24-hour Collection: Transport the entire collection in the original collection kit. (Min: 5 g) Do not add saline or water to liquefy specimen. Indicate time and volume.
Random Collection: Mix specimen well and transfer 10 g aliquot of liquid feces to a clean plastic transport vial with no media or preservatives. (Min: 5 g) Do not add saline or water to liquefy specimen. Indicate time and volume.
SBMFNo: 29507
Collection
Ej Autoantibodies
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44526
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: LYTE/B/C
Test Name:
Electrolyte Panel, Creatinine, and Urea Nitrogen
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Light green top (PST), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of specimen to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 23058
Collection
Test Mnemonic: LYTES
Test Name:
Electrolyte Panel
Container
Routine venipuncture
Tube must fill to one-half, or greater, of vacuum capacity
Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Light green top (PST), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Stability
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 44172
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FEC LYTES
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CSF PRO EL
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Electrophoresis, Protein, CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 1 month
Centrifuge 15 minutes. Transfer 5 mL supernatant to separate plastic tube. (Min: 3 mL)
SBMFNo: 23057
Collection
Electrolytes, Feces
24-hour or random liquid feces.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month
Mix well and transfer a 5 g aliquot of feces to a clean plastic transport vial with no media or preservatives. (Min: 1 g) Do not add saline or water to liquefy specimen.
SBMFNo: 23156
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PROT ELEC
Test Name:
Electrophoresis, Protein, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 10 days
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Red top: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 23273
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U PRO EL24
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 23051
Collection
Stability
Processing
Electrophoresis, Protein, Urine, 24-Hour
24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection. Collect without preservative.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection (No Preservative)
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 1 month
Mix urine well. Transfer 10 mL of urine to a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 5 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on specimen container label and test request form.
SBMFNo: 23276
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U PRO ELR
Test Name:
Electrophoresis, Protein, Urine, Random
Random urine. First morning specimen preferred.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 1 month
Mix urine well. Transfer 10 mL of urine to a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 5 mL)
Test Mnemonic: PR EL/IFE
Test Name:
Electrophoresis, Protein, with Immunofixation,
Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Red top: Transfer 3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 23055
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 23296
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U IFER
Test Name:
Electrophoresis, Protein, with Immunofixation, Urine,
24-Hour
24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection. Collect without preservative.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection (No Preservative)
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 1 month
Mix urine well. Transfer 10 mL of urine to a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 5 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on specimen container label and test request form. SBMFNo: 23255
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U IFE24
Electrophoresis, Protein, with Immunofixation, Urine,
Random
Random urine. First morning specimen preferred.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 1 month
Mix urine well. Transfer 10 mL of urine to a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 5 mL)
Test Mnemonic: IFE-
Test Name:
Electrophoresis, Protein, with Reflex to
Immunofixation, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 1 month
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Red top: Transfer 3 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28221
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EMA IFA
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EMA IGG-
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Endomysial Antibody, IgG by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 44303
Collection
Endomysial Antibody, IgA by IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 45842
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: AMEB AB
Test Name:
Entamoeba histolytica Antibody, IgG by ELISA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
- 2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
- 2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
- 1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 45497
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AMOEBA
Container
Stability
Entamoeba histolytica Antigen, EIA
Random feces.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 week
Transfer 5 g feces to a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 1 g)
SBMFNo: 45878
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: EVPEHV
Test Name:
Enterovirus and Parechovirus, Qualitative PCR
Blood: Routine venipuncture
Cerebrospinal fluid: Collected by physician
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Processing
Blood:
- Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
- Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
- Immediately transfer serum or plasma to sterile plastic tube and freeze
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF):
- Freeze and transport frozen
Note specimen source on container label and test request form
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SBMFNo: 43544
Test Mnemonic: ENT PCR
Test Name:
Enterovirus, Qualitative Real-time RT-PCR, Feces,
Swab, or Tissue
Collection
fecal
Collect small amount of fecal material (size of pea, or 2 mL liquid stool) and place into screw top tube for shipment.
nasal swab
Sterile swab placed in 2 mL sterile saline, M4, or viral transport media in a sterile, screw top tube. Do not use calcium alginate swab or wood shafted swab.
NP swab
Sterile swab placed in 2 mL sterile saline, M4, or viral transport media in a sterile, screw top tube. Do not use calcium alginate swab or wood shafted swab.
tissue
Place fresh tissue in a sterile, screw top container. The preferred handling is to not add water, saline or other fluid media to the tissue container; however, fluid media filled containers will be accepted for qualitative results. Formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue will not be accepted.
SBMFNo: 36180
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EV PCR
Test Name:
Enterovirus, Qualitative RT-PCR, Serum, Plasma, or
CSF
Lavender top (EDTA) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. OR CSF.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 3 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47023
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ECP
Test Mnemonic: EO COUNT
Container
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
SBMFNo: 25030
Collection
Eosinophil Cationic Protein (ECP)
Gold top (SST) tube. Tube should be completely filled. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room Temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 weeks
Stable for 3 freeze/thaw cycles
Allow specimen to clot at room temperature for one hour (+/- 5 minutes). Centrifuge to separate from cells and transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 25031
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ST EO SM
Test Name:
Eosinophil Count, Blood
Test Name:
Eosinophil Smear, Feces
Container
Routine random feces collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Patient Prep
Collect prior to any barium procedures
If after barium procedure, wait 2-7 days or until feces clears fo white, chalky material
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SBMFNo: 25029
Collection
Test Mnemonic: EO SM
Test Name:
Eosinophil Smear, Nasal Secretions
Container
Obtain specimens from each side of nose
Shape flexible wire handle of a mini-tip swab into contour of nares and nasopharynx
Insert mini-tip swab through nose to posterior nasopharynx
Leave swab in place near septum and floor of nose for 15-30 seconds, or until patient coughs
Remove swab, prepare smears from collected material, and allow to air-dry
If nasal linings are dry, moisten swab in sterile saline, collect specimen, then roll swab over surface of 2 slides
Alternatively, have patient blow nose on waxed paper or cellophane and prepare smears from collected material
Glass slides
Stability
12 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
SBMFNo: 25034
Collection
Test Mnemonic: EO SPUTUM
Test Name:
Eosinophil Smear, Sputum
Container
Sputum collected by deep cough or induced cough
Nasotracheal, pharyngotracheal, or transtracheal specimens collected by either suction or aspiration
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid or collection trap
Stability
12 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
SBMFNo: 25032
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: U EO SM
Stability
Processing
Eosinophil Smear, Urine
Routine random urine collection or urine collected during cystoscopy
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
SBMFNo: 46072
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U EPH
Test Name:
Ephedrine, Urine
Random urine.
Room Temperature: 16 days
Refrigerated: 16 days
Frozen: 16 days
Collect and transport 1 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 0.25 mL) Keep container tightly sealed. Refrigerate promptly after collection.
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SBMFNo: 45737
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EBMZ IGA
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EBMZ IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IGG EPI AB
Stability
Processing
Epithelial Basement Membrane Zone Antibody IgG
Test Name:
Epithelial Cell Surface Antibody IgG
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Indefinitely
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) SBMFNo: 44520
Collection
Test Name:
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Indefinitely
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 47095
Collection
Epithelial Basement Membrane Zone Antibody IgA
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Indefinitely
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 45738
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: EPITHELIAL
Test Name:
Epithelial Skin Antibody
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Indefinitely
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 28621
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EBV PANEL
Container
Stability
Processing
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: EBV EAD AB
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Early D Antigen, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28624
Collection
Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Panel, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 28623
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: EBV NUC AB
Test Name:
Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Nuclear Antigen, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 45388
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EBV VCA A
Container
Stability
Processing
Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Viral Capsid
Antigen, IgA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 28625
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: EBV VCA G
Test Name:
Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Viral Capsid
Antigen, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28626
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EBV VCA M
Container
Stability
Processing
Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Viral Capsid
Antigen, IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 36032
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: EBV QL WB
Test Name:
Epstein-Barr Virus, Qualitative PCR, Whole Blood
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
72 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
Gently invert tube to mix blood with the anticoagulant
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Do not transfer blood to other containers
Forward entire tube of unprocessed whole blood to the laboratory
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SBMFNo: 36030
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: EBV PCR QL
Test Name:
Epstein-Barr Virus, Qualitative PCR
Blood: Routine venipuncture
CSF: Collected by physician
Red top (serum) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Processing
Serum or Plasma:
• Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Cerebrospinal Fluid:
• Refrigerate and transport refrigerated
• If transport is delayed, freeze and transport frozen
SBMFNo: 36033
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EBV QN WB
Test Name:
Epstein-Barr Virus, Quantitative PCR, Whole Blood
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
72 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
Gently invert tube to mix blood with the anticoagulant
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Do not transfer blood to other containers
Forward entire tube of unprocessed whole blood to the laboratory
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SBMFNo: 36031
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: EBV PCR QT
Test Name:
Epstein-Barr Virus, Quantitative PCR
Blood: Routine venipuncture
CSF: Collected by physician
Red top (serum) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Processing
Serum or Plasma:
• Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Cerebrospinal Fluid:
• Refrigerate and transport refrigerated
• If transport is delayed, freeze and transport frozen
SBMFNo: 44262
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FEP
Test Name:
Erythrocyte Porphyrin, Whole Blood
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Room temperature: Unacceptable
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Gently invert tube to mix blood with the anticoagulant
Transfer well-mixed whole blood to separate amber plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 30026
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: EPO
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ESDIOL FR
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Estradiol, Free, ED/LC-MS/MS
Gold top (SST) or Light Green top (PST) tube. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) or Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Centrifuge to separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 30085
Collection
Erythropoietin
Gold top (SST) or Light Green top (PST) tube. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) or Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 45920
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ESTRAD
Test Name:
Estradiol, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 44729
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ESDIOL TMS
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 38551
Collection
Estradiol, Ultrasensitive, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Lavender top (EDTA), or Green top (heparin) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Indicate age and sex of patient on test request form AND specimen tube
SBMFNo: 30095
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ESTRIOL
Test Name:
Estriol, Unconjugated, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Acceptable but not preferred.
Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to a separate tube.
The specimen needs to be collected between the 14th and 22nd week of gestation for proper risk analysis.
Test Mnemonic: PRFN ERPR
Test Name:
Estrogen/Progesterone Receptor (ER/PR) Assay,
IHC, Paraffin Block
The appropriate specimen for testing is a properly fixed and processed tissue specimen embedded in a paraffin block
Neutral buffered formalin is the preferred fixative and tissues should be sectioned and fixed in neutral buffered formalin as soon as possible after surgery for best immunohistochemical staining properties
In selecting the paraffin block, submit the largest area of tumor available that show the least degeneration or necrosis and the least fibrous stroma
Preservation of nuclear detail can help assess quality of fixation
Container
Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue
Stability
Room temperature (20-30°C), indefinitely
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SBMFNo: 30127
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ESTROGENS
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SLI ESTRO
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Estrogens, Total
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer 3 mL to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 30094
Collection
Estrogens, Fractionated, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1.5 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.8 mL)
SBMFNo: 43116
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ESTRONE
Test Name:
Estrone, Serum or Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 44044
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: ETHOSUX
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CDCO ETG/S
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Ethyl Glucuronide and Ethyl Sulfate Confirmation,
Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 20 days
Refrigerated: 20 days
Frozen: 20 days
Collect and transport 4 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 47179
Collection
Ethosuximide, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 months
Centrifuge to separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 47178
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ETG SCR
Test Name:
Ethyl Glucuronide Screen with Reflex to
Confirmation, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 20 days
Refrigerated: 20 days
Frozen: 20 days
Collect and transport 4 mL urine in a plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 31038
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: ETHYL GLYC
Ethylene Glycol
Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Keep tube tightly stoppered; DO NOT OPEN. Transport 6 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.3 mL plasma)
Collect as soon as possible after suspected poisoning.
SBMFNo: 45704
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: EVEROLIMUS
Test Name:
Everolimus, Whole Blood
Processing
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 weeks
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.25 mL)
Patient Prep
Pre-dose (trough) levels should be drawn.
Stability
SBMFNo: 45572
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ACTIN IGA
Test Name:
F-Actin (Smooth Muscle) Antibody, IgA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45528
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: ACTIN IGG
F-Actin (Smooth Muscle) Antibody, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 36001
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: F5-LEIDEN
Test Name:
Factor V Leiden (F5) R506Q Mutation Analysis
Processing
Lavender top (EDTA), Yellow top (ACD-A or B), or Light Blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing
Stability
SBMFNo: 45739
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: F5 R2
Test Name:
Factor V R2 DNA Analysis
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1.5 mL)
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 45714
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: FMF FGS
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: SEQ FSM
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Familial Mutation, Targeted Sequencing
Contact ARUP's genetic counselor at (800) 242-2787 extension 2141 prior to test submission. Diseasespecific patient history forms are available at www.aruplab.com/Testing-Information/consentformspatienthistory.jsp Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 45780
Collection
Familial Mediterranean Fever (MEFV) Sequencing
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 45867
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FANCC
Test Name:
Fanconi Anemia, Group C (FANCC) 2 Mutations
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 45380
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FECFAT
Test Name:
Fat, Qualitative, Feces
Random feces.
Room temperature: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 weeks
Transfer 5 g of feces to a clean plastic transport vial with no media or preservatives. (Min: 1 g)
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SBMFNo: 23059
Collection
Container
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FECAL FAT
Test Name:
Fat, Quantitative, Feces
Document collection time period per physician specifications on container label and requisition (usually 72 hours)
Collections of 24, 48, or 96 hours are also acceptable
Throughout the designated time period, collect all feces from each bowel movement and place in the 1gallon container supplied by the laboratory
Refrigerate container until collection is completed
A single 1-gallon container is usually adequate to hold the entire collected specimen; contact the laboratory for additional containers if required
Large (1-gallon) container with tightly fitting lid (contact lab)
– NOTE: Only collection containers supplied by the laboratory are acceptable
Indicate if the entire collection is contained in one container or in multiple containers
If multiple containers, indicate the number of each container (i.e. 1 of 2)
Place all 1-gallon containers in a large plastic bag for transport to the laboratory
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Patient Prep
Do not schedule barium contrast studies during collection period (barium interferes with fat quantitation)
Adult patients should be on a standard diet containing 100 g of fat per day for at least three days before the test is started and during the test.
In children, the amount of fat in the diet should be constant for one day before the test and during the test. The fat content is to be listed on the requisition.
Suggested mean plan for 100 g fat diet:
ADULT DIET
BREAKFAST
FAT (g)
DINNER
Fruit Juice
Same as for lunch
Cereal
Total for Dinner 35
Toast
2 eggs
10 8 oz. whole milk
10 * * For milk intolerance, substitute 2 tsp.
2 tsp. oleomargarine
10 oleomargarine for 8 oz. whole milk.
Total for Breakfast 30 LUNCH
3 oz. broiled meat
15 Vegetable
Salad
4 oz. whole milk
5 ** ** For milk intolerance, substitute 1 tsp.
Bread (or potato)
oleomargarine for 4 oz. whole milk.
2 tsp. oleomargarine
10 1 tsp. salad dressing
5 Fresh or canned fruit
Total for Lunch 35 Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 25083
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: U FAT
Container
Processing
Patient Prep
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
12 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Test Mnemonic: FAPCP
Container
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Fatty Acid Profile, Comprehensive (C8-C26), Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
Draw blood following an overnight (12-14 hours) fast
Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn
CAUTION: For nutritional assessment, a 12 to 14 hour fast is required; however, patients suspected of having a FAO disorder should not fast before testing owing to the possibility of acute metabolic decompensation. Instead, draw the specimen after the longest fast possible, just before feeding.
SBMFNo: 42283
Collection
Fat, Urine, Random
Collect in clear, fat-free containers (glass, Pyrex, or polyethylene)
– Note: Unclean containers, oiled catheters, and soaps may contaminate urine, thus mimicking stainable fats or lipids
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
SBMFNo: 42282
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FAPEP
Test Name:
Fatty Acid Profile, Essential (C12-C22), Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
Draw blood following an overnight (12-14 hours) fast
Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn
CAUTION: For nutritional assessment, a 12 to 14 hour fast is required; however, patients suspected of having a FAO disorder should not fast before testing owing to the possibility of acute metabolic decompensation. Instead, draw the specimen after the longest fast possible, just before feeding.
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SBMFNo: 42284
Collection
Container
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: FAPM
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
Draw blood following an overnight (12-14 hours) fast
Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn
CAUTION: For nutritional assessment, a 12 to 14 hour fast is required; however, patients suspected of having a FAO disorder should not fast before testing owing to the possibility of acute metabolic decompensation. Instead, draw the specimen after the longest fast possible, just before feeding.
Test Mnemonic: FFA
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Fatty Acids, Free
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. b>Collect on ice. Mix by inverting tube 3 to 4 times. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), Gray top (fluoride/oxalate), or Light Blue top (sodium citrate) tube.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 month
Allow serum specimen to clot completely on ice. Serum must be separated from cells and frozen immediately, otherwise lipase continues to break down triglycerides, giving rise to elevated levels of nonesterified (free) fatty acids. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Overnight fasting specimen is preferred.
SBMFNo: 47159
Collection
Fatty Acid Profile, Mitochondrial (C8-C18), Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44390
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FBRL AB
Test Name:
Febrile Antibodies Identification Panel
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Remove serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.5 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or
convalescent.
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SBMFNo: 44543
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 45853
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FELB
Stability
Processing
Felbamate, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), Green top (sodium heparin), or Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Avoid use of separator tubes and gels.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 1 month
Frozen: 6 months
Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Test Mnemonic: FEN/MTB SP
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U FEN/MTB
Test Name:
Fentanyl and Metabolite, Quantitative, Serum or
Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Gray top (fluoride/oxalate), Green top (sodium heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 3 years (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge to separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 4 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2 mL)
SBMFNo: 47143
Collection
Test Name:
Fentanyl and Metabolite, Quantitative, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 month
Frozen: 9 months
Transfer 4 mL urine with no additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 30055
Collection
Test Mnemonic: FERR
Test Name:
Ferritin
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28095
Test Mnemonic: FFN
Test Name:
Fetal Fibronectin, Cervicovaginal Secretions
Collection
Samples must be collected with the Hologic Fetal Fibronectin Specimen Collection Kit. This includes
both the swab and the additive. This Specimen Collection Kit is the only acceptable specimen
collection system that can be used to collect specimens for the fFN test.
During a speculum examination, prior to any examination or manipulation of the cervix or the vaginal tract, lightly rotate the sterile swab across the posterior fornix of the vagina for approximately 10 seconds to absorb cervicovaginal secretions. Subsequent attempts to saturate the swab may invalidate the test.
Care must be taken not to contaminate the swab or cervicovaginal secretions with lubricants, soaps, disinfectants or creams (e.g., K-Y® Jelly lubricant, Betadine® disinfectant, Monistat® cream, hexachlorophene).
Stability
Processing
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: 3 months
Remove swab and immerse tip in buffer. Break the shaft (at the score) even with the top of the tube.
Align the shaft with the hole inside the tube cap and push down tightly over the shaft, sealing the tube. Warning: The shaft must be aligned to avoid leakage.
Write the patient’s name and other identifying information required on the specimen transport tube label.
Send the tube to the laboratory for testing.
Patient Prep
Specimens for fetal fibronectin testing should be collected prior to collection of culture specimens. Specimens should be obtained prior to digital cervical examination or vaginal probe ultrasound examination as manipulation of the cervix may cause the release of fetal fibronectin.
Specimens should not be tested if the patient has had sexual intercourse within 24 hours prior to the sampling time because semen and/or sperm present in the sample may increase the possibility of a false positive result.
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SBMFNo: 22311
Test Mnemonic: RHIG PP
Test Name:
Container
Fetal-Maternal Bleed, Qualitative, with Reflex to
Quantitation and RhoGAM
Sample should be collected after delivery of all the products of conception and preferably as close to 1 hour after delivery as possible
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Collection
SBMFNo: 22041
Test Mnemonic: FETAL SCRN
Test Name:
Stability
Fetal-Maternal Bleed, Qualitative, with Reflex to
Quantitation
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Processing
Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Patient Prep
Maternal postpartum whole blood specimen from Rh-negative (weak D negative) mother required. Note: This test is not indicated for Rh-positive mothers.
It is best to wait 1 hour after delivery to allow adequate mixing of fetal and maternal cells, but collect as soon as possible after that time.
Collection
SBMFNo: 36039
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: FMH QUAN
Test Name:
Fetal-Maternal Bleed, Quantitative Flow Cytometry
(Includes Rh Type)
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Tube must fill to one-half, or greater, of vacuum capacity.
Room temperature: 6 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
Collect antepartum specimen after suspected fetal-maternal bleed. Collect postpartum specimen at least 1 hour after delivery or abortion, but as soon as possible after that time.
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SBMFNo: 33063
Collection
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U3 RNP
Container
Stability
Processing
Fibrillarin (U3 RNP)
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Separate serum from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic screw top tube.
SBMFNo: 25231
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FSP
Test Name:
Fibrin Degradation Products, Plasma
Routine venipuncture
Avoid traumatic puncture
Obtain full Light Blue top tube (fill to vacuum capacity)
Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Carefully transfer plasma portion of specimen to separate plastic tube using a plastic pipette
Note: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
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SBMFNo: 44944
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: FIBAG
Test Name:
Fibrinogen Antigen
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Platelet/Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 47292
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FIB PAN
Test Name:
Fibrinogen Panel
Light Blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube(s)• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tubes to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, mix by gently inverting tube 3-4 times
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Platelet/Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer top portion of plasma leaving approximately 250 mcL discard in bottom of tube
• Aliquot PPP sample into two clearly labeled plastic tubes (1.5 mL per aliquot) (Min: One 1.5 mL aliquot)
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
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SBMFNo: 25223
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: FIB
Fibrinogen
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
SBMFNo: 42326
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FGF23
Test Name:
Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 (FGF23), Plasma
Processing
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 3 months
Centrifuge to separate from cells and transfer 1.5 mL plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Patient Prep
Fasting specimens are preferred.
Stability
SBMFNo: 45612
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FILARIASIS
Test Name:
Filaria IgG4 Antibody
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Transport 1 mL serum. (Min: 0.15 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44024
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: FLECAIN
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: FLT3 MUTAT
Test Name:
FLT3 Mutation Detection, PCR
Lavender top (EDTA), Yellow top (ACD-A or B), or Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood (Min: 4 mL) OR 3 mL bone marrow. (Min: 1 mL) Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 45826
Collection
Flecainide, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), Green top (heparin), or Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 6 weeks
Refrigerated: 6 weeks
Frozen: 6 weeks
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 6 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 47094
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FLUCON
Test Name:
Fluconazole, Serum or Plasma
Processing
Red top (serum), Lavender top (EDTA), or Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 6 months
Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)
Patient Prep
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
Stability
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SBMFNo: 46103
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U FNZ SCR
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: FLX/MTB SP
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Fluoxetine and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 12 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 1 month
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 44090
Collection
Flunitrazepam and Metabolites Screen with Reflex to
Confirmation, Urine
Urine, random
Room temperature: 2 days
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 3 months
Transfer 3 mL urine to a plastic transport tube (preservative-free). (Min: 1.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 44092
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PROLIX-
Test Name:
Fluphenazine, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
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SBMFNo: 46073
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FLV SP
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FOL RBC
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Folate, RBC
Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube.
Mix tube by inverting 8 to 10 times.
Label tube and wrap in aluminum foil to protect from light.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Perform hematocrit and record value on the tube label and test requisition.
Transport 1 mL whole blood in foil-wrapped collection tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 30037
Collection
Fluvoxamine, Serum or Plasma
Serum or plasma. NMS Labs has no experimental or literature-based data regarding the choice of specific specimen collection containers for this test.
Room Temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 6 months
Promptly centrifuge and separate 3 mL serum or plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. (Min: 1.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 30036
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FOL
Test Name:
Folate, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Room temperature: Unacceptable
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Preferred sample is serum, protected from light and refrigerated (2-8°C)
Fasting 12 hours recommended
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SBMFNo: 30093
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FSH
Container
Stability
Processing
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Lavender top (EDTA), or Green top (heparin) tube
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C )
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 25086
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FONDAPAR
Test Name:
Fondaparinux Sodium Assay
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
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SBMFNo: 46074
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 36003
Test Mnemonic: FA SP
Test Name:
Formic Acid, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room Temperature: 2 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 6 months
Promptly centrifuge and separate 1 mL serum or plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: FRAGILE-X
Test Name:
Stability
Fragile X Syndrome (FMR1) DNA Analysis, PCR and
Southern Blot
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Processing
Transport 14 mL whole blood. (Min: Adult: 7 mL; Child: 3 mL)
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Collection
SBMFNo: 45801
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FTULARPAN
Test Name:
Francisella tularensis Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 45799
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FTULARG
Container
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 42324
Collection
Stability
Processing
Francisella tularensis Antibody, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 45800
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FTULARM
Test Name:
Francisella tularensis Antibody, IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: FFRWB
Test Name:
Friedreich Ataxia, Frataxin, Quantitative, Whole
Blood
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) tube.
Room temperature: 70 days
Refrigerated: 70 days
Frozen: 70 days
Transfer 2 mL whole blood to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.25 mL)
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SBMFNo: 23480
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FRUCTO
Container
Stability
Fructosamine, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Light Green top (PST) tube. Also acceptable: Red top (serum), Green top (heparin), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 45794
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF FUNGCF
Test Name:
Fungal Antibodies by CF, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
SBMFNo: 44206
Test Mnemonic: FUNG PKG
Test Name:
Fungal Antibodies by CF, Serum
Collection
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Container
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Stability
After separation from cells:
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Processing
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SBMFNo: 28322
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CSF FID
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FID
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: KOH
Test Name:
Container
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Sterile container with tightly fitting lid
Stability
Room temperature: no stability statement available
Processing
Maintain at room temperature
SBMFNo: 45169
Collection
Stability
Processing
Fungal Antibodies by ID, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 21144
Collection
Fungal Antibodies by ID, CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 0.5 mL supernatant to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 28022
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALL FOV G
Test Name:
Fungal Smear, KOH with Calcofluor White
Fusarium oxysporum/vasinfectum Antibody by ID
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube.
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: 4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube.
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SBMFNo: 44567
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: GBP SP
Container
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: GD S
Test Name:
Gadolinium, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Dark blue (royal) top tube (trace element-free - serum) provided in SBMF “Trace Metal Collection Kit” (order SBMF stock #7208)
IMPORTANT: Do not use dark blue (royal) top (EDTA) tube
Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Within 60 minutes of collection time, "pour off" serum into the metal-free plastic vial provided in the SBMF "Trace Metal Collection Kit"
Do not use pipettes or wooden sticks to aid in specimen transfer
Do not collect sample within 48 hours after administration of a gadolinium (Gd) containing contrast media (may occur with MRI studies)
SBMFNo: 42332
Collection
Gabapentin, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 5 weeks
Refrigerated: 6 weeks
Frozen: 2 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 42290
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GALK
Test Name:
Galactokinase, Blood
Stability
Green top (sodium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Processing
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Patient Prep
Specimen must arrive at Mayo within 48 hours of draw. Draw specimen Monday through Thursday
only and not the day before a holiday. Specimen should be drawn and packaged as close to shipping time as possible.
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SBMFNo: 42335
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GALP
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GAL1P RBC
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: G1PUT
Processing
Galactose-1-Phosphate in Red Blood Cells
Test Name:
Galactose-1-Phosphate Uridyltransferase
Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Collect on ice.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
DO NOT FREEZE. Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
Forms:
Patient History for Galactosemia Testing
SBMFNo: 43569
Collection
Test Name:
Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
DO NOT FREEZE. Place tube on wet ice immediately after collection. Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
SBMFNo: 45529
Collection
Galactose, Quantitative, Plasma
Green top (sodium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 20 days
Refrigerated: 20 days
Frozen: 365 days
Centrifuge to separate from cells and transfer 0.5 mL plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 44738
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: ALPHAGAL E
Test Name:
Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (Alpha-Gal) IgE
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate from cells and transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube.
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SBMFNo: 44922
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 44923
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: GALTDNA
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Galactosemia (GALT) 9 Mutations
Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (sodium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: GALTPAN
Test Name:
Galactosemia (GALT) Enzyme Activity and 9
Mutations
Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (sodium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not freeze. Transport 10 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. SBMFNo: 47279
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GALT FGS
Test Name:
Galactosemia (GALT), Sequencing
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 47034
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GAL3
Processing
Galectin-3, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 4 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport 1 mL serum. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 45153
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GALOP AB
Test Name:
GALOP™ Autoantibody Test
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells and transfer 2 mL serum to a plastic transport tube.
Patient Prep
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to Athena Diagnostics. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from nonhospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by Athena Diagnostics. Submit specimens with an Athena Diagnostics requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
*** ATTENTION PATIENTS WITH ANTHEM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OR ANY OUT-OFMASSACHUSETTS BCBS PLAN ***
Athena Diagnostics requires full payment by BCBS patients in advance of testing. Patients must contact Athena at 800-394-4493 and pre-pay for testing before specimens are collected. See Athena's BCBS Letter for more information.
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SBMFNo: 29242
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GGTP-
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U GHB SCR
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid Screen with Reflex to
Confirmation, Urine
Urine, random
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 week
Transfer 5 mL urine to a plastic transport tube (preservative-free). (Min: 2.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 44468
Collection
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 year
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 46104
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GM1 COMBI
Test Name:
Ganglioside (Asialo-GM1, GM1, GM2, GD1a, GD1b,
and GQ1b) Antibodies
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 44188
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GM1
Container
Stability
Processing
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: GM1 LIGHT
Container
Stability
Test Name:
Ganglioside (GM1, GD1b, and GQ1b) Antibodies,
IgG and IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 45819
Collection
Ganglioside (GM1) Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 45817
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GASTRIC
Test Name:
Gastric Analysis
Collected by physician
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (No preservative)
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
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SBMFNo: 44097
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: PCAB-
Test Name:
Gastric Parietal Cell Antibody, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL)
SBMFNo: 30209
Test Mnemonic: SST7
Test Name:
Gastrin Stimulation, 7 Specimens
Collection
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 5 times.
Collect at specified times:
‑ Fasting specimen #1 (10 minutes pre-dose)
‑ Fasting specimen #2 (1 minute pre-dose)
‑ 1-, 2-, 5-, 10-, and 30-minute specimens (post-dose)
Stability
Refrigerated: 4 hours
Frozen: 30 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP. Transfer 2 mL serum to a plastic transport tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL) Each timed specimen must be clearly labeled with the patient's name, ID, and time of draw. Submit all 7 specimens together with one test request form.
Patient must be fasting overnight, preferably 12 hours or more.
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 30210
Test Mnemonic: SST8
Test Name:
Gastrin Stimulation, 8 Specimens
Collection
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 5 times.
Collect at specified times:
‑ Fasting specimen #1 (10 minutes pre-dose)
‑ Fasting specimen #2 (1 minute pre-dose)
‑ 2-, 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, and 30-minute specimens (post-dose)
Stability
Refrigerated: 4 hours
Frozen: 30 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP. Transfer 2 mL serum to a plastic transport tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL) Each timed specimen must be clearly labeled with the patient's name, ID, and time of draw. Submit all 8 specimens together with one test request form.
Patient must be fasting overnight, preferably 12 hours or more.
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 30028
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: GASTRIN
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: GBA
Processing
Processing
Gaucher Disease (GBA) 8 Mutations
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Test Mnemonic: GHP FT4RFX
Test Name:
General Health Panel with Reflex to Free T4
One (1) Gold top (SST) tube
One (1) Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Refer to individual component assays.
SBMFNo: 35205
Collection
Test Name:
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 35462
Collection
Gastrin
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 4 hours
Frozen: 30 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP. Transfer 2 mL serum to a plastic transport tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL)
For basal serum gastrin levels, the patient must be fasting overnight, preferably 12 hours or more.
SBMFNo: 47027
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GHP
Test Name:
General Health Panel
One (1) Gold top (SST) tube
One (1) Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Refer to individual component assays.
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SBMFNo: 29189
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: POST GENT
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Gentamicin, Peak Level
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Suggest that drug be dosed using pharmacokinetic procedures
Recommended "peak" level collection times:
– IV Infusion: 30 minutes after end of 1 hour infusion
– IM Injection: 60 minutes after time of injection
Note: Collect "trough" level immediately prior to start of infusion or just prior to injection Red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) Within 60 minutes of collection, complete the following:
- Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
- All samples, immediately centrifuge 15 minutes
- Promptly transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
- Ensure that transfer tube label identifies specimen as "peak" and freeze
Administer IV infusions over 60 minute period
Document exact start and end times of infusions, or exact times of injections, on requisition
SBMFNo: 31009
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GENT
Test Name:
Gentamicin, Random or Non-Specified
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Suggest that drug be dosed using pharmacokinetic procedures
Recommended "peak" level collection times:
– IV Infusion: 30 minutes after end of 1 hour infusion
– IM Injection: 60 minutes after time of injection
Note: Collect "trough" level immediately prior to start of infusion or just prior to injection Red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) Within 60 minutes of collection, complete the following:
- Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
- All tubes, promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
- Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Administer IV infusions over 60 minute period
Document exact start and end times of infusions, or exact times of injections, on requisition
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SBMFNo: 29179
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: PRE GENT
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Gentamicin, Trough Level
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Suggest that drug be dosed using pharmacokinetic procedures
Recommended collection times:
– IV Peak: 30 minutes after end of 1 hour infusion
– IM Peak: 60 minutes after time of injection
– Trough: Immediately prior to start of infusion or just prior to injection
Red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) Within 60 minutes of collection, complete the following:
- Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
- All samples, immediately centrifuge 15 minutes
- Promptly transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
- Ensure that transfer tube label identifies specimen as "peak" and freeze
Administer IV infusions over 60 minute period
Document exact start and end times of infusions, or exact times of injections, on requisition
SBMFNo: 27004
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GIA AG EIA
Test Name:
Giardia Antigen, EIA
Feces, random
Specimens in Total-Fix™: Indefinitely at room temperature
Specimens in SAF fixative or 10% formalin: 2 months room temperature or refrigerated.
Specimens in Cary-Blair transport medium: 1 week refrigerated or frozen.
Preserve each fecal collection in a Black-capped (Total-Fix™) transport vial or Cary Blair transport medium. Also acceptable, but not preferred: Yellow-capped (SAF fixative) or Pink-capped (10% formalin) transport vial. Add quantity of specimen to transport vial(s) sufficient to cause solution level to rise even with "fill line" on container label. Do not over-fill. Mix thoroughly.
Whenever possible collect specimen before diagnostic x-ray procedures are performed. Wait at least one week after barium procedures or laxatives before collecting O&P specimens. When collecting multiple specimens, collect preferrably on alternate days, or at least 24 hours apart.
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SBMFNo: 47122
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GIA PAN
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 44793
Collection
Stability
Processing
Giardia lamblia Antibodies Panel by ELISA
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 5 weeks
Remove serum from cells within one hour. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 47123
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GIA IGG
Test Name:
Giardia lamblia Antibody, IgG
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 5 weeks
Remove serum from cells within one hour. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Test Mnemonic: GBM-G IFA
Test Name:
Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody, IgG by
IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.05 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44225
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GLUCAGON-
Test Name:
Glucagon, Plasma
Protease Inhibitor tube.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 3 months
Protease Inhibitor tube (ARUP supply #49662), available through Client Services. A winged collection set must be used. NOT RECOMMENDED: Filling collection tubes directly through a needle/tube-holder assembly increases the risk of chemical reflux back into the vein of the patient. WARNING: Collection tubes are NOT STERILE. Mix Collection tube thoroughly. Separate the plasma from cells within 1 hour of collection by centrifugation. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 0.5 mL) Do not submit the collection tube for testing.
SBMFNo: 29004
Collection
Test Name:
Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody, IgG by
Multiplex Bead Assay
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)
SBMFNo: 44326
Collection
Test Mnemonic: AGBM AB G
Test Mnemonic: GLU T MEAL
Test Name:
Glucose Challenge, 50 g, Gestational
Container
Routine venipuncture
Collect specimen 1 hour after ingestion of 50 g challenge dose
Light Green top (PST) or Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Within 60 minutes of collection, transfer serum to separate plastic tube and refrigerate
Gray top and properly centrifuged PST tube specimens do not require transfer of plasma to separate tube
The care provider may instruct the patient to eat something 2-3 hours before the test to avoid nausea.
Fasting is not required unless specified by the care provider.
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 29073
Collection
Test Mnemonic: GTT2+INSUL
Test Name:
Glucose Tolerance with Insulin Levels (Fasting and 2Hour Post-Glucose [75 g] dose)
Container
Routine venipuncture
Collect pre-glucose dose samples:
- Fasting sample for glucose and insulin
Administer 75 g glucose dose to patient
Collect 2-hour post-glucose dose samples
- 2--hour sample for glucose and insulin
Light green top (PST) tube
Stability
1 week frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Processing
PST tubes:
- Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
- Transfer plasma to a separate plastic tube and freeze
Gold top or red top tubes:
- Clot 30 minutes
- Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
- Within 60 minutes of collection, transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
Fasting at least 12 hours; fasting should not exceed 14 hours
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 29054
Collection
Test Mnemonic: GTT2 75G
Test Name:
Glucose Tolerance, 2-Hour, Gestational (24-28
weeks), with 75g Glucose Load
Container
Routine venipuncture
Collect at specified times:• Fasting sample (pre-glucose dose)
• 1- and 2-hour samples (post-glucose dose)
Light green top (PST) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
PST or gray top tubes:– Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes and refrigerateGold top or red top tubes:– Clot 30 minutes
– Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
– Within 60 minutes of collection, transfer serum to separate plastic tube and refrigerate
Fasting at least 8 hours; 12-hour fast is preferred; fasting should not exceed 14 hours
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 29057
Collection
Test Mnemonic: GTTP DIAG
Test Name:
Glucose Tolerance, 3-Hour, Gestational, with 100g
Glucose Load
Container
Routine venipuncture
Collect at specified times:
• Fasting specimen (pre-glucose dose)
• 1-, 2-, and 3-hour specimens (post-glucose dose)
Light Green top (PST) or Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Within 60 minutes of collection, transfer serum to separate plastic tube and refrigerate
Gray top and properly centrifuged PST tube specimens do not require transfer of plasma to separate tube
Fasting at least 8 hours; 12-hour fast is preferred; fasting should not exceed 14 hours
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 29056
Test Mnemonic: GTT
Test Name:
Glucose Tolerance, Modified (ADA), Non-Gestational
Collection
Routine venipuncture
Collect at specified times:
• Fasting specimen (pre-glucose dose)
• 2-hour specimen (post-glucose dose)
Container
Light Green top (PST) or Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Within 60 minutes of collection, transfer serum to separate plastic tube and refrigerate
Gray top and properly centrifuged PST tube specimens do not require transfer of plasma to separate tube
Fasting at least 8 hours; 12-hour fast is preferred; fasting should not exceed 14 hours
At least 3 days prior to specimen collection, patient should consume an unrestricted diet containing at least 150 grams of carbohydrates, unless physician advises against it
The patient may drink only water during test
Dozing, smoking, gum chewing and exercise are not permitted during the test
Refer to patient instruction sheet and suggested diet
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 29107
Collection
Test Mnemonic: BF GLU
Test Name:
Glucose, Body Fluid
Container
Collected by physician or nursing personnel
Document source of fluid on label and requisition
Red top (serum) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
If fluid is bloody, centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer supernatant to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 29006
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CSF GLU
Glucose, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C) if free of cells
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C) if free of cells
Frozen (-20°C) indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer supernatant to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 29129
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GLUR-
Test Name:
Glucose, Plasma
Container
Routine venipuncture
Light green top (PST) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
PST or gray top tubes:– Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes and refrigerateGold top or red top tubes:– Clot 30 minutes
– Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
– Within 60 minutes of collection, transfer serum to separate plastic tube and refrigerate
Fasting at least eight (8) hours; 12-hour fast is preferred; fasting should not to exceed 14 hours
Non-fasting sample acceptable per physician order
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 25097
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U GLUC
Glucose, Qualitative, Urine, Random
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
12 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Refrigerate if not tested within 2 hours of collection
SBMFNo: 29207
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U GLU24
Test Name:
Glucose, Quantitative, Urine, 24-Hour
Container
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) during and after collection to prevent bacterial
growth
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
24-hour urine container (no preservative added)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well and note 24-hour volume
Pour 20.0 mL of urine into separate plastic tubes(s)
Refrigerate urine aliquot and transport refrigerated
Send urine aliquot with notation of 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
SBMFNo: 29097
Collection
Container
Test Mnemonic: U GLUR
Test Name:
Glucose, Quantitative, Urine, Random
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
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SBMFNo: 47183
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 47184
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: G6PD AFRIC
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) 2
Mutations
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: G6PD FGS
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
(G6PD) Sequencing
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. SBMFNo: 29104
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: G6PD
Test Name:
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase, Blood
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not freeze. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28276
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GAD
Container
Stability
Processing
Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes. Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes. Immediately transfer 0.25 mL serum to separate plastic tube and freeze. (Min: 0.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 44777
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C5DC
Test Name:
Glutarylcarnitine, Quantitative, Urine
Routine random urine collection
Avoid dilute urine when possible
Plastic container with screw-top cap
Room temperature: Unacceptable
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer 2.5 mL urine to a separate plastic tube and freeze immediately
Patient Prep
Clinical information is needed for appropriate interpretation. Additional required information includes age, gender, diet (eg, TPN therapy), drug therapy, and family history.
Forms:
Patient History for Biochemical Genetics
SBMFNo: 47018
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GLUT TOT
Test Name:
Glutathione, Total, Blood
Yellow top (ACD, Solution B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 21 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 10 mL blood in original collection container. (Min: 1 mL).
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SBMFNo: 46081
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: AU SP
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U AU
Test Name:
Gold, Urine
Random urine.
Room Temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 14 days
Collect and transport 1 mL urine in an acid-washed, metal-free plastic container with no additives or preservatives. (Min: 0.4 mL)
Avoid exposure to gadolinium-based contrast media for 48 hours prior to sample collection.
SBMFNo: 21081
Collection
Gold, Serum or Plasma
Royal Blue top (Trace metal-free; EDTA) or Royal Blue top (Trace metal-free; No additive) tube
Room Temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 14 days
Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an acid washed plastic screw capped vial. (Min: 0.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 46082
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GRAM
Test Name:
Gram Stain
Container
Varies; dependent on source
Sterile leak-proof container or sterile swabs from "Culture Collection/Transport System"
Processing
Varies; dependent on source
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SBMFNo: 30069
Test Mnemonic: GH STIM
Test Name:
Growth Hormone Stimulation Panel
Collection
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 5 times.
Collect at specified times:
– Baseline (pre-stimulus)
– 30 Minutes (1/2 Hour) post-stimulus
– 60 Minutes (1 Hour) post-stimulus
– 90 Minutes (1 1/2 Hours) post-stimulus
– 120 Minutes (2 Hours) post-stimulus
Stability
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 2 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Patient must be fasting and at complete rest for 30 minutes before blood collection.
Processing
Patient Prep
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SBMFNo: 30070
Test Mnemonic: GH SUPP
Test Name:
Growth Hormone Suppression Panel
Collection
Routine venipuncture
Collect at specified times:
– Baseline/Fasting (pre-glucose dose): Serum - plus - plasma
– 60 Minute (1 Hour) post-glucose dose: Serum - plus - plasma
– 120 Minute (2 Hour) post-glucose dose: Serum - plus - plasma
– 180 Minute (3 Hour) post-glucose dose: Serum only
Container
Two (2) tubes: Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube –plus– light green top (PST) tube
Stability
Growth Hormone samples:
8 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Glucose samples:
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Serum tubes:
– Allow specimen to clot thoroughly prior to centrifugation
– Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
– Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
Plasma tubes: Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes and refrigerate
Patient must be fasting and at complete rest for 30 minutes before blood collection.
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 30059
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GH 120
Test Name:
Growth Hormone, Timed, 120 Minutes
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Collect at specified time interval.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 2 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 30065
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GH 150
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GH 180
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Growth Hormone, Timed, 180 Minutes
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Collect at specified time interval.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 2 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 30049
Collection
Growth Hormone, Timed, 150 Minutes
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Collect at specified time interval.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 2 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 30068
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GH 30
Test Name:
Growth Hormone, Timed, 30 Minutes
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Collect at specified time interval.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 2 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 30057
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GH 60
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: GH 90
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Growth Hormone, Timed, 90 Minutes
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Collect at specified time interval.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 2 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 30063
Collection
Growth Hormone, Timed, 60 Minutes
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. Collect at specified time interval.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 2 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 30058
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: GH BASE
Test Name:
Growth Hormone, Timed, Baseline
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 2 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Patient must be fasting and at complete rest for 30 minutes before blood collection.
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SBMFNo: 30029
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: GH-
Test Name:
Growth Hormone
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 8 hours
Frozen: 2 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Patient must be fasting and at complete rest for 30 minutes before blood collection.
SBMFNo: 24353
Test Mnemonic: IPAPDAL
Test Name:
Gynecologic Pap Test (Image-guided), Liquid-based
Preparation, Diagnostic, with High Risk HPV DNA if
ASC-US or LSIL
Collection
Cervical and endocervical sampling in ThinPrep® or BD SurePath™ pap test collection vial
Refer to:
Guide for Collection of ThinPrep® Pap test, OR
Guide for Collection of BD SurePath™ Pap test
Stability
Patient Prep
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: Unacceptable
No douches 48-72 hours prior to examination.
Avoid collection of specimens during menstruation, periods of active bleeding, or inflammatory episodes.
DO NOT USE LUBRICANT ON THE SPECULUM.
Speculum may be run under water to ease insertion.
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SBMFNo: 24351
Test Mnemonic: IPAPDA
Test Name:
Gynecologic Pap Test (Image-guided), Liquid-based
Preparation, Diagnostic, with High Risk HPV DNA if
ASC-US
Collection
Cervical and endocervical sampling in ThinPrep® or BD SurePath™ pap test collection vial
Refer to:
Guide for Collection of ThinPrep® Pap test, OR
Guide for Collection of BD SurePath™ Pap test
Stability
Patient Prep
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: Unacceptable
No douches 48-72 hours prior to examination.
Avoid collection of specimens during menstruation, periods of active bleeding, or inflammatory episodes.
DO NOT USE LUBRICANT ON THE SPECULUM.
Speculum may be run under water to ease insertion.
SBMFNo: 24354
Test Mnemonic: IPAPDR
Test Name:
Gynecologic Pap Test (Image-guided), Liquid-based
Preparation, Diagnostic, with High Risk HPV DNA
Collection
Cervical and endocervical sampling in ThinPrep® or BD SurePath™ pap test collection vial
Refer to:
Guide for Collection of ThinPrep® Pap test, OR
Guide for Collection of BD SurePath™ Pap test
Stability
Patient Prep
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: Unacceptable
No douches 48-72 hours prior to examination.
Avoid collection of specimens during menstruation, periods of active bleeding, or inflammatory episodes.
DO NOT USE LUBRICANT ON THE SPECULUM.
Speculum may be run under water to ease insertion.
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SBMFNo: 24350
Test Mnemonic: IPAPD
Test Name:
Gynecologic Pap Test (Image-guided), Liquid-based
Preparation, Diagnostic
Collection
Cervical and endocervical sampling in ThinPrep® or BD SurePath™ pap test collection vial
Refer to:
Guide for Collection of ThinPrep® Pap test, OR
Guide for Collection of BD SurePath™ Pap test
Stability
Patient Prep
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: Unacceptable
No douches 48-72 hours prior to examination.
Avoid collection of specimens during menstruation, periods of active bleeding, or inflammatory episodes.
DO NOT USE LUBRICANT ON THE SPECULUM.
Speculum may be run under water to ease insertion.
SBMFNo: 24253
Test Mnemonic: IPAPAL
Test Name:
Gynecologic Pap Test (Image-guided), Liquid-based
Preparation, Screening, with High Risk HPV DNA if
ASC-US or LSIL
Collection
Cervical and endocervical sampling in ThinPrep® or BD SurePath™ pap test collection vial
Refer to:
Guide for Collection of ThinPrep® Pap test, OR
Guide for Collection of BD SurePath™ Pap test
Stability
Patient Prep
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: Unacceptable
No douches 48-72 hours prior to examination.
Avoid collection of specimens during menstruation, periods of active bleeding, or inflammatory episodes.
DO NOT USE LUBRICANT ON THE SPECULUM.
Speculum may be run under water to ease insertion.
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SBMFNo: 24251
Test Mnemonic: IPAPA
Test Name:
Gynecologic Pap Test (Image-guided), Liquid-based
Preparation, Screening, with High Risk HPV DNA if
ASC-US
Collection
Cervical and endocervical sampling in ThinPrep® or BD SurePath™ pap test collection vial
Refer to:
Guide for Collection of ThinPrep® Pap test, OR
Guide for Collection of BD SurePath™ Pap test
Stability
Patient Prep
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: Unacceptable
No douches 48-72 hours prior to examination.
Avoid collection of specimens during menstruation, periods of active bleeding, or inflammatory episodes.
DO NOT USE LUBRICANT ON THE SPECULUM.
Speculum may be run under water to ease insertion.
SBMFNo: 24254
Test Mnemonic: IPAPR
Test Name:
Gynecologic Pap Test (Image-guided), Liquid-based
Preparation, Screening, with High Risk HPV DNA
Collection
Cervical and endocervical sampling in ThinPrep® or BD SurePath™ pap test collection vial
Refer to:
Guide for Collection of ThinPrep® Pap test, OR
Guide for Collection of BD SurePath™ Pap test
Stability
Patient Prep
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: Unacceptable
No douches 48-72 hours prior to examination.
Avoid collection of specimens during menstruation, periods of active bleeding, or inflammatory episodes.
DO NOT USE LUBRICANT ON THE SPECULUM.
Speculum may be run under water to ease insertion.
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SBMFNo: 24250
Test Mnemonic: IPAP
Test Name:
Gynecologic Pap Test (Image-guided), Liquid-based
Preparation, Screening
Collection
Cervical and endocervical sampling in ThinPrep® or BD SurePath™ pap test collection vial
Refer to:
Guide for Collection of ThinPrep® Pap test, OR
Guide for Collection of BD SurePath™ Pap test
Stability
Patient Prep
Room temperature: 4 weeks
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: Unacceptable
No douches 48-72 hours prior to examination.
Avoid collection of specimens during menstruation, periods of active bleeding, or inflammatory episodes.
DO NOT USE LUBRICANT ON THE SPECULUM.
Speculum may be run under water to ease insertion.
SBMFNo: 44096
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HIBE IGG
Test Name:
Haemophilus Influenzae b Antibody, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. "Pre" and 30-day "post" vaccination specimens should be submitted together for testing. "Post" specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization and must be received within 60 days of "pre" specimen.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL) Mark specimens clearly as "Pre-Vaccine" or "Post-Vaccine".
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SBMFNo: 44082
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HALDOL-
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HANTA ABS
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Hantavirus Antibodies, IgG and IgM by ELISA, with
Reflex to Sin Nombre Virus (SNV) Specific
Antibodies, IgG and/or IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
2 weeks room temperature (20-30°C)
2 months refrigerated (2-8°C)
12 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 28140
Collection
Haloperidol, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 44389
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HAPTO
Test Name:
Haptoglobin
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 30089
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 30079
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 30388
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HCG QUAL
Test Name:
hCG, Qualitative/Pregnancy, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Test Mnemonic: HCG W/QUAN
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HCG/PROG
Test Name:
hCG, Qualitative/Pregnancy, with Reflex to
Quantitative hCG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
hCG, Quantitative with Reflex to Progesterone,
Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 2 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 2 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.8 mL)
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SBMFNo: 30088
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HCG QUANT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CSF HCG TM
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HCG T MARK
Stability
Processing
hCG, Quantitative, Tumor Marker, CSF
Test Name:
hCG, Quantitative, Tumor Marker, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 47173
Collection
Test Name:
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer 1 mL CSF to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 30188
Collection
hCG, Quantitative, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 30189
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HCV NS3
Test Name:
HCV GenoSure NS3/4A Drug Resistance Assay
Lavender top (EDTA) or Pearl White top (PPT) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 2 weeks
Deep-frozen (-70°C): Indefinitely
Separate plasma from cells within 6 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 43531
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HDL2/HDL3
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
14 days frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
1 year deep-frozen (-70°C)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Fasting for at least 12 hours is required
Test Mnemonic: HDL CHOL
Test Name:
HDL Cholesterol
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Fasting at least 12 hours
SBMFNo: 28031
Collection
HDL Cholesterol Subclasses
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), or Green top (sodium heparin) tube
SBMFNo: 29047
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HDN AB
Test Name:
Container
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove serum or plasma from cells
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HDN RBC Antibody Screen with Reflex to Antibody
ID and Titer(s)
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SBMFNo: 28032
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HDN AB TTR
Test Name:
Container
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove serum or plasma from cells
SBMFNo: 45730
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 45728
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HL PANEL
HDN RBC Antibody Titer, Each
Test Name:
Hearing Loss, Nonsyndromic Panel (GJB2)
Sequencing, (GJB6) 2 Deletions and Mitochondrial
DNA 2 Mutations
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: GJB6 DEL
Test Name:
Hearing Loss, Nonsyndromic, Connexin 30 (GJB6) 2
Deletions
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 45729
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HL MTDNA
Hearing Loss, Nonsyndromic, Mitochondrial DNA 2
Mutations
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. SBMFNo: 44327
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: 68KD HSP
Test Name:
Heat Shock Protein 70 (68 kDa), IgG by Western Blot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 42277
Test Mnemonic: HMP HN
Test Name:
Heavy Metals, Hair or Nails
Collection
Hair
Gather a lock of hair the width of the pencil from the back of head.
Cut hair near scalp, cutting at least 3 inches. Do not cut scalp or pull hair from scalp.
Place hair in hair container provided.
Indicate patient name and source of hair on outside of container.NOTE: Head hair is the preferred specimen. If head hair is not available, pubic, beard, mustache or chest hair is acceptable if enough quantity can be obtained.
Beard trimmings or razor clippings are not acceptable.Place container in bag provided.
Indicate testing needed, and send appropriate paperwork.
Nails
Cut all 10 nails, either fingernails or toenails.
Place nails in nail container provided.
Indicate patient name and source of nails on outside of container.
Place container in bag provided.
Indicate testing needed, and send appropriate paperwork.
Container
Hair and Nails Collection Kit
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SBMFNo: 23263
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U HEAVY24-
Heavy Metals, Urine, 24-Hour
Do not collect urine in metal urinals, pans, or metal-based container
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) throughout collection
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic, metal-free container with tightly fitting lid
IMPORTANT: Prior to collection, add 20.0 mL 6N Hydrochloric Acid as preservative
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well and note 24-hour volume (do not pour into separate measuring container unless it has been determined to be trace metal-free)
Pour 80.0 mL of urine into separate plastic, trace metal-free container
Refrigerate urine aliquot and transport refrigerated
Send urine aliquot with notation of 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
Avoid ingestion of seafood for 48 hours before specimen collected
Instruct patient to avoid contact with preservative in container
Patient must not void directly into container
Instruct patient to store container securely away from children
SBMFNo: 23164
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U HEAVYR
Test Name:
Heavy Metals, Urine, Random
Container
Routine random urine collection
Plastic, metal-free container with tight-fitting lid
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Patient Prep
Avoid ingestion of seafood for 48 hours before specimen collected
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SBMFNo: 23380
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HMSB-
Test Name:
Heavy Metals, Whole Blood
Stability
Royal Blue top (Trace-element free EDTA) tube
Refrigerated: 1 week
Processing
Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 1.5 mL)
Patient Prep
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician), and avoid shellfish and seafood for 48 to 72 hours.
SBMFNo: 44721
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HEINZ-
Test Name:
Heinz Body Stain
Container
Collect Monday through Thursday Only
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (heparin) tube
Stability
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Processing
Gently invert tube to mix blood with the anticoagulant
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Forward entire tube of unprocessed whole blood to the laboratory
SBMFNo: 44363
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: A PYLORI
Test Name:
Helicobacter pylori Antibody, IgA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
2 days room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 28075
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: H PYL IGG
Container
Stability
Processing
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: H PYL IGM
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Helicobacter pylori Antibody, IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
10 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 10 days, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 21261
Collection
Helicobacter pylori Antibody, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 28076
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: H PYL EIA
Test Name:
Helicobacter pylori Antigen, EIA, Feces
Random feces.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer 5 g feces to an air-tight plastic container with no media, preservative, or fixative. (Min: 1 g)
To avoid false negative results, no antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, or a bismuth preparation should be administered to patient for 14 days prior to specimen collection.
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SBMFNo: 21220
Collection
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: H PYL UR
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Helicobacter pylori Rapid Urease Test, Mucosal
Biopsy
Gastric biopsy
Allow Selective Rapid Urea media to equilibrate to room temperature before use. Insert a 2-3 mm diameter gastric biopsy specimen into Selective Rapid Urea media with a sterile 19-gauge needle. Ensure that tissue is completely immersed in order to provide maximum media contact. Label the vial with patient identification, date, and time of media inoculation.
Patients should not have taken antibiotics or bismuth salts for at least 3 weeks prior to specimen collection.
SBMFNo: 23063
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: H PYL BT
Test Name:
Helicobacter pylori Urease Breath Test
BreathTek™-UBiT Collection Kit
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
1) Label breath collection bags with patient name, MRN, date and time of collection, and indicate Pre (blue) or Post (pink).
2) Collect the baseline (Pre) breath specimen according to the instructions in the BreathTek UBT kit.
3) After the allotted time, collect the Post breath specimen according to the instructions in the kit.
Information required: Record weight, height, gender, and age.
This test requires the adult patient (>17 years of age) to fast and abstain from smoking for 1 hour prior to test administration. The patient should not have taken antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors (e.g., Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, Nexium), or bismuth preparations (e.g., Pepto-Bismol) within the previous 14 days. When used to monitor treatment, the test should be performed four weeks after cessation of definitive therapy. The patient should be informed that the Pranactin-Citric drink that will be administered contains phenylalanine. Phenylketonurics restrict dietary phenylalanine.
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SBMFNo: 25304
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HCT-
Container
Stability
Processing
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
Test Mnemonic: BF HCT
Test Name:
Hematocrit, Body Fluid
Collected by physician
Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not centrifuge
SBMFNo: 25058
Collection
Hematocrit, Blood
Routine venipuncture
Tube must fill to one-half, or greater, of vacuum capacity
Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
SBMFNo: 25204
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CBC PR
Container
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
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Test Name:
Hematopathology Consultation, Peripheral Blood
Smear
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SBMFNo: 36126
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: H HEM PCR
Hemochromatosis (HFE) Mutation Detection,
Hereditary
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 4 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 44732
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: BA A1C
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Hemoglobin A1c, Boronate Affinity
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Gently invert tube to mix
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
SBMFNo: 23409
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HB A1C
Test Name:
Hemoglobin A1c
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 3 days
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 25316
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: H/H
Hemoglobin and Hematocrit, Blood
Routine venipuncture
Tube must fill to one-half, or greater, of vacuum capacity
Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
SBMFNo: 23413
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HGB EVAL
Test Name:
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis
Stability
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Processing
Transport 2 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 25303
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HGB-
Hemoglobin, Blood
Routine venipuncture
Tube must fill to one-half, or greater, of vacuum capacity
Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
SBMFNo: 23061
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HGBF
Container
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Do not centrifuge
Do not remove plasma from cells
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Test Name:
Hemoglobin, Fetal
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SBMFNo: 23110
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HGB PLAS
Test Name:
Container
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer plasma to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 44722
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HGB UNSTAB
Test Name:
Hemoglobin, Plasma
Hemoglobin, Unstable
Stability
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Processing
DO NOT FREEZE. Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
Patient Prep
Test results are unreliable in infants younger than 6 months of age
SBMFNo: 45719
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U HGB
Container
Stability
Processing
Hemoglobin, Urine
Routine voided urine
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (No preservative)
Room temperature: Unacceptable
8 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge specimen prior to freezing and send urine free from cells and other sediment
SBMFNo: 44013
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U HEMSID
Test Name:
Hemosiderin, Urine
Routine voided urine collection
First morning collection is preferred
Plastic container with screw-top cap
1 hour room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 week frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Mix sample thoroughly
Pour 4.5 mL urine into plastic screw-top container and freeze
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SBMFNo: 25186
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HEPARIN
Test Name:
Heparin Assay
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 25286
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: LMW HEPARI
Stability
Processing
Heparin, Low Molecular Weight
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
SBMFNo: 28265
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PF4 W/UFH
Test Name:
Heparin-Associated Antibody, PF4 ELISA with
Reflex to Serotonin Release Assay
Two (2) Red top (serum) tube(s)
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 2-3 years (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes. Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes. Immediately transfer 6 mL serum to two separate plastic tubes; one 1 mL aliquot and one 5 mL aliquot. (Min: 1.2 mL; one 0.2 mL aliquot and one 1.0 mL aliquot)
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SBMFNo: 28144
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HEP PF4
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HEPATIC
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Hepatic Function Panel
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Light green top (PST), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28280
Collection
Heparin-Associated Antibody, PF4 ELISA
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 2-3 years (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes. Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes. Immediately transfer 1 mL serum to a separate plastic tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 29525
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HAV-M RFLX
Test Name:
Hepatitis A Virus Antibodies (Total), with Reflex to
HAV Antibody, IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
4 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28178
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HEP A
Container
Stability
Processing
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 7 days, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: HAV IGM
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Hepatitis A Virus Antibody, IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
4 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28282
Collection
Hepatitis A Virus Antibodies (Total)
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Lavender top (EDTA), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
SBMFNo: 28214
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HBC-M RFLX
Test Name:
Hepatitis B Virus Core Antibodies (Total), with
Reflex to HBc Antibody, IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Lavender top (EDTA), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
3 days (72 hours) refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 3 days, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28179
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HBC-
Container
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 45771
Collection
Stability
Processing
Hepatitis B Virus Core Antibodies (Total)
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Lavender top (EDTA), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
3 days (72 hours) refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 3 days, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28418
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HBC IGM-
Test Name:
Hepatitis B Virus Core Antibody, IgM
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Lavender top (EDTA), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: HBV QT GR
Test Name:
Hepatitis B Virus DNA, Quantitative PCR with
Reflex to HBV Genotyping
Lavender top (EDTA) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 weeks
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 24 hours. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to a sterile polypropylene tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44452
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HBV DNA-
Test Name:
Hepatitis B Virus DNA, Quantitative PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Stability
On cells:
Room temperature: 24 hours
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 weeks
Processing
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 24 hours. Transfer 1.5 mL serum or plasma to a sterile polypropylene tube. (Min: 1.0 mL)
SBMFNo: 45703
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HBVGENO
Test Name:
Hepatitis B Virus Genotyping
Pearl White top (PPT), Lavender top (EDTA), or Gold top (SST) tube
Stability
On cells:
Room temperature: 24 hours
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 weeks
Processing
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 24 hours. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28184
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HBSAB
Container
Stability
Processing
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube specimen does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: HBSAG-
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen, with Confirmation
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Lavender top (EDTA), or Green top (heparin) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 2 weeks, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 44325
Collection
Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antibody, Quantitative
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
SBMFNo: 28183
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HBE AB
Test Name:
Hepatitis Be Virus Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44080
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HBE AG
Container
Hepatitis Be Virus Antigen
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 28299
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HCV AB/PCR
Test Name:
Hepatitis C Virus Antibody, with Reflex to HCV
RNA, Quantitative PCR
Routine venipuncture
Separate specimens must be submitted for the HCV Ab and HCV PCR portions of this test
Two (2) Tubes:
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube for HCV Ab, AND
Pearl white top (PPT; EDTA + gel barrier) tube for HCV PCR
Stability
Specimen for HCV Ab test:
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Specimen for HCV PCR reflex test:
Unprocessed (on cells): 6 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
After separation from cells:
3 days (72 hours) refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 weeks deep-frozen (-70°C)
Processing
Serum specimen tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28194
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HCV AB-
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HCV GENO-
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping
Two (2) Pearl White top (PPT) tubes. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), Yellow top (ACD), Gold top (SST), or Red top (serum) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 to 10 times.
NOTE: Use the above alternate tubes only if pearl white top tubes are not available.
Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Unprocessed sample (on cells): Room temperature: 6 hours
After separation from cells:
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Deep-frozen at -70°C: 4 months
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 6 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to a sterile plastic transport tube.
SBMFNo: 36124
Collection
Hepatitis C Virus Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST), Green top (heparin), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 36123
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HCV QUAL
Test Name:
Hepatitis C Virus RNA, Qualitative PCR
Routine venipuncture
Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered
Two (2) Pearl white top (PPT; EDTA + gel barrier) tubes
Unprocessed sample (on cells): 6 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
After separation from cells:
3 days (72 hours) refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 weeks deep-frozen (-70°C)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 36127
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HCV PCR/GN
Stability
Processing
Hepatitis C Virus RNA, Quantitative PCR with
Reflex to HCV Genotyping
Two (2) Pearl White top (PPT) tubes.
Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered
Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), Gold top (SST), or Red top (serum) tubes.
NOTE: Use the above alternate tubes only if pearl white top tubes are not available.
Unprocessed sample (on cells): Room temperature: 6 hours
After separation from cells:
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Deep-frozen at -70°C: 6 weeks
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 6 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to a sterile plastic transport tube.
SBMFNo: 25106
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HCV PCR
Test Name:
Hepatitis C Virus RNA, Quantitative PCR
Two (2) Pearl White top (PPT) tubes.
Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered
Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), Gold top (SST), or Red top (serum) tubes.
NOTE: Use the above alternate tubes only if pearl white top tubes are not available.
Unprocessed sample (on cells): Room temperature: 6 hours
After separation from cells:
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Deep-frozen at -70°C: 6 weeks
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 6 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to a sterile plastic transport tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 43540
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HDVRNA PCR
Stability
Processing
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
30 days frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
Test Mnemonic: HEP DELTA
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Hepatitis Delta Virus Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Citrate, EDTA, or heparin plasma.
SBMFNo: 45913
Collection
Hepatitis D Virus RNA, Qualitative PCR
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44205
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HEPD AG
Test Name:
Hepatitis Delta Virus Antigen by ELISA
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 3 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44358
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HEV IGG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HEV IGM
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Hepatitis E Virus Antibody, IgM
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 28192
Collection
Hepatitis E Virus Antibody, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44359
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HEP ACUTE
Test Name:
Hepatitis Panel, Acute
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
5 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 5 days, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 44744
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HEP CAR
Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumor Marker Panel
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 38521
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: PRFN HERCP
Test Name:
HER2 (ERBB2) Analysis, IHC, Paraffin Block
Container
The appropriate specimen for testing is a properly fixed and processed tissue specimen embedded in a paraffin block
Neutral buffered formalin is the preferred fixative and tissues should be sectioned and fixed in neutral buffered formalin as soon as possible after surgery for best immunohistochemical staining properties
In selecting the paraffin block, submit the largest area of tumor available that show the least degeneration or necrosis and the least fibrous stroma
Preservation of nuclear detail can help assess quality of fixation
Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue
Stability
Room temperature (20-30°C), indefinitely
SBMFNo: 45779
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HER2 QUANT
Test Name:
HER-2/neu, Quantitative, Serum
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum from cells and transfer 1 mL to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44946
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 44947
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 44945
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HHT DELDUP
Test Name:
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (ACVRL1
and ENG) Deletion/Duplication
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: HHT-FGS
Test Name:
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (ACVRL1
and ENG) Sequencing
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: HHT FGA
Test Name:
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (ACVRL1
and ENG) Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 47096
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: CSF HERPR
Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus Antibodies, IgG and IgM
(CSF) with Reflex to HSV-1 and HSV-2 Specific
Antibodies, IgG
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 28049
Collection
Test Name:
Herpes Gestationis Factor (Complement-Fixing
Basement Membrane Zone Antibody IgG)
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Indefinitely
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) SBMFNo: 44533
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HG FACTOR
Test Mnemonic: HSV GM-RFX
Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus Antibodies, IgG and IgM
(Serum) with Reflex to HSV-1 and HSV-2 Specific
Antibodies, IgG
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
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SBMFNo: 28047
Collection
Container
Stability
SBMFNo: 28048
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HSV GM ABS
Container
Stability
Herpes Simplex Virus Antibodies, IgG and IgM,
Serum
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Test Mnemonic: HSV G-REFLEX Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus Antibody, IgG (Type NonSpecific) with Reflex to HSV-1 and HSV-2 Specific
Antibodies, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: 6 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
SBMFNo: 44534
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF HER1/2
Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus Antibody, IgG (Type NonSpecific), CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
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SBMFNo: 28043
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF HERP M
Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus Antibody, IgG (Type NonSpecific), Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: 6 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
SBMFNo: 44667
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HSV IGG AB
Herpes Simplex Virus Antibody, IgM by ELISA
(Type Non-Specific), CSF
Stability
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Room temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
Processing
Transfer 0.5 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 44580
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HSVFAC
Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus by DFA with Reflex to HSV
Culture
Buccal mucosa lesion, cervical or genital lesion, eye, throat or vesicle swab, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), tissue or vesicle fluid.
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Fluid: Transfer specimen to a sterile container. Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swab or Tissue: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.
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SBMFNo: 28046
Collection
Container
Stability
Test Mnemonic: HSV IGM AB
Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and 2 Antibodies, IgM
by IFA, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
SBMFNo: 28211
Test Mnemonic: HSV1/2 IGG
Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and 2 Specific
Antibodies, IgG, Serum
Collection
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Container
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
Stability
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Processing
SBMFNo: 36014
Test Mnemonic: HSV PAPPCR
Test Name:
Container
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and 2, Qualitative PCR,
ThinPrep®
Follow collection and processing procedure for ThinPrep® Pap test
Plastic screw-top vial containing 20.0 mL of ThinPrep preservative (PreservCyt® solution)
Stability
6 days room temperature (20-30°C)
Patient Prep
No douches 48-72 hours prior to test
Avoid collection of specimens during menstruation, periods of active bleeding, or inflammatory episodes
Do not use lubricant on the speculum (run speculum under water to ease insertion)
Rinse protective gloves to minimize starch granules
Collection
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SBMFNo: 36004
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HSV1/2 PCR
Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and 2, Qualitative PCR
Swab of genital tract, skin, or mucous membranes. OR Lavender top (EDTA) or Red top (serum) tube. OR Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). OR Genital tract specimen in ThinPrep® Pap Test media.
Stability
Swabs in viral transport media:
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: Greater than 3 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
CSF, serum, or plasma:
Frozen preferred
Non-frozen samples may be analyzed but will be reported with disclaimer stating negative results must be interpreted with caution.
ThinPrep® specimen: Room temperature: 6 days
Processing
Swabs: Place in viral transport media.
Fluids: Separate plasma or serum from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, CSF, or ThinPrep® specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 44587
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CSF HERP 1
Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Specific Antibody, IgG,
CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Transfer 0.5 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28208
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HSV1 IGG
Stability
Processing
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Test Mnemonic: CSF HERP 2
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Specific Antibody, IgG,
CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Transfer 0.5 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
SBMFNo: 28209
Collection
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Specific Antibody, IgG,
Serum
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44588
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HSV2 IGG
Test Name:
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Specific Antibody, IgG,
Serum
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 45603
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HSVT
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HHV6 PCR
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Herpesvirus 6 (A and B), Quantitative PCR
Blood: Lavender top (EDTA) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. OR Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 3 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 44461
Collection
Herpes Simplex Virus Typing
Herpes simplex isolate from cell culture with infected cells present.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 month
Harvest positive cells (3-4+ positivity) from actively growing cell culture and acetone fix the infected cells to a two-well slide OR transfer the infected cells with culture media to a sterile, leak-proof container. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Typing may not be requested directly on a specimen.
SBMFNo: 45530
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: V HHV6
Test Name:
Herpesvirus 6 Antibody, IgG by ELISA
Routine venipuncture
Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 47221
Collection
Stability
Processing
Container
Stability
Processing
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HHV-7 IGG
Test Name:
Herpesvirus 7 Antibody, IgG by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
5 days room temperature (20-30°C)
14 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
30 days frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 43114
Collection
Test Name:
Herpesvirus 6 Antibody, IgM Screen with Reflex to
Titer by IFA
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 6 months
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate from cells and transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) SBMFNo: 43113
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HHV6 M
Test Mnemonic: HHV-7 IGM
Test Name:
Herpesvirus 7 Antibody, IgM by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
5 days room temperature (20-30°C)
14 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
30 days frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 43115
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HHV-8 IGG
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Herpesvirus 8 Antibody, IgG by IFA
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
5 days room temperature (20-30°C)
14 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
30 days frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 44406
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HEX PHOS
Test Name:
Hexagonal Phospholipid Neutralization
Routine venipuncture• NOTE: Traumatic puncture invalidates sample for coagulation studies and necessitates recollection
• Observe proper collection order for coagulation tests; collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or anticoagulants
• Fill Light Blue top tube to stated tube volume
• If coagulation study is only test ordered, collect 1.0 to 2.0 mL blood into tube for discard, then collect Light Blue top coagulation study tube(s)
• If multiple coagulation studies are requested, submit additional samples for each coagulation test
• Immediately after collection, gently invert tube to mix
Light blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tube
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
4 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate plasma from cells immediately• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• NOTE: Buffy coat layer of sample must be avoided
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
• Immediately freeze PPP samples
Collect prior to initiation of anticoagulant therapy
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SBMFNo: 47198
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 47197
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 47196
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HEXOA LEUK
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HEXO RFLX
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HEXOS A PS
Test Name:
Hexosaminidase A Percent and Total Hexosaminidase
in Leukocytes
Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 3 days
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not transfer whole blood to other containers. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1.0 mL)
Hexosaminidase A Percent and Total Hexosaminidase
in Plasma with Reflex to Hexosaminidase A Percent
and Total Hexosaminidase in Leukocytes
Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 3 days
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not transfer whole blood to other containers. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Hexosaminidase A Percent and Total
Hexosaminidase, Plasma or Serum
Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) tube.
Stability
Whole blood:
Room temperature: 3 days
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Serum:
Room temperature: 3 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 1 month
Processing
Do not transfer whole blood to other containers. Transport 3 mL whole blood (Min: 1 mL) or transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 45621
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HIGH KININ
Container
Stability
Processing
High Molecular Weight Kininogen
Light Blue top (3.2% buffered sodium citrate) tubes.
Collect tubes for coagulation studies prior to collecting tubes containing clot activators, additives, or other anticoagulants.
Collection tubes must fill completely to ensure proper blood to anticoagulant ratio.
Mix by gently inverting tubes 3 to 4 times.
Ater separation from cells:
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen at -20°C: 2 weeks
Deep-frozen at -70°C: 1 year
Centrifuge and carefully remove the plasma using a plastic transfer pipette, being careful not to disturb the cells or buffy coat layer. Transfer 2 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
Do not draw from an arm with a heparin lock or heparinized catheter.
SBMFNo: 44393
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HIST-P
Test Name:
Histamine, Plasma
Sample must be collected in a pre-chilled tube
Routine venipuncture
Place sample tube in container of ice slush (ice and water mixture)
Lavender top (EDTA) tube, pre-chilled
After separation from cells:
1 hour room temperature (20-30°C)
6 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Within 20 minutes of collection, centrifuge in refrigerated unit
Immediately transfer upper two-thirds of plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered
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SBMFNo: 44015
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U HISTAMIN
Container
Stability
Processing
Room temperature: Unacceptable
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
If 24-hour urine is collected, measure total volume and record on aliquot label and test requisition
Transfer aliquot from well-mixed random or 24-hour collection to separate plastic tube and freeze
Test Mnemonic: HIST-WB
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Histamine, Whole Blood
Routine venipuncture
Green top (heparin) tube
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
6 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Gently invert tube to mix
Immediately transfer well-mixed whole blood to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 44445
Collection
Histamine, Urine
Routine random or 24-hour urine collection
Refrigerate during collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid
SBMFNo: 44394
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HISTO-CF
Test Name:
Histoplasma Antibodies by CF, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
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SBMFNo: 28263
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CSF HST ID
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HISTO ID
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 33250
Test Name:
Histoplasma Antibody by ID, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 0.5 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 45934
Collection
Histoplasma Antibody by ID, CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 0.5 mL supernatant to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 28259
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HISTOAG S
Test Name:
Histoplasma Antigen, EIA, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 5 weeks
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
Test Mnemonic: HPC PCR
Test Name:
Stability
Histoplasma capsulatum DNA, Qualitative PCR,
Fluid or Tissue
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), tissue, or urine
Frozen: 7 days
Processing
Transfer 1 mL BAL, CSF, or urine OR >3 mm3 tissue to a sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap.
Collection
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SBMFNo: 33249
Collection
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28272
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HISTO AG U
Test Name:
Histoplasma capsulatum DNA, Qualitative PCR,
Whole Blood
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
SBMFNo: 45935
Collection
Test Mnemonic: HPC PCR WB
Histoplasma Galactomannan Antigen, Quantitative
EIA, Urine
Random urine.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer 2 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.
Test Mnemonic: HIV AG/AB
Test Name:
HIV Antigen-Antibody Combination Assay, with
Reflex to HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Differentiation
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin), Pearl White top (PPT), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28271
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HIV1/2 DIF
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 43013
Collection
Stability
Processing
HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibody Differentiation
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin), Pearl White top (PPT), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen (-20°C): 1 month
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 28220
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HIV-1 WB
Test Name:
HIV-1 Antibody by Western Blot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Green top (heparin) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Specimens that are collected in anticoagulant tubes should be filled as labeling indicates to avoid improper dilution.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Greater than 1 week (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Unprocessed specimen submitted in the primary collection tube is acceptable.
Also acceptable: Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer 1 mL to a separate plastic tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Test Mnemonic: HIV P24 QL
Test Name:
HIV-1 Direct Antigen (ICD) Screen with Reflex to
Confirmation, Serum
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Frozen: 30 days
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44574
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HIV DNA
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HIV-1 DRUG
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HIVINT
Container
HIV-1 Genotyping
Test Name:
HIV-1 Integrase Inhibitor Resistance, Sequencing
Pearl white top (PPT) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
On cells: Room temperature: 6 hours
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 4 months
Separate plasma from cells within 6 hours. Transfer 4 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2.5 mL) SBMFNo: 36155
Collection
Test Name:
Pearl white top (PPT) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
On cells: Room temperature: 6 hours
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 4 months
Separate plasma from cells within 6 hours. Transfer 4 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2.5 mL) SBMFNo: 45772
Collection
HIV-1 DNA/RNA, Qualitative PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 12 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not freeze specimen. Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 44093
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF HIVPCR
Test Name:
HIV-1 RNA, Quantitative PCR, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
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SBMFNo: 25103
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 47199
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HIV 1ULTRA
Stability
Processing
HIV-1 RNA, Quantitative PCR
Do not use gel-barrier tubes for specimen collection
Routine venipuncture
Lavender top (EDTA) tube
After removal of plasma from cells:
Up to 1 day room temperature (20-30°C)
6 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
3 months deep-frozen (-70°C)
Promptly centrifuge 20 minutes
Immediately transfer plasma to sterile polypropylene tube (obtain transfer tubes using SBMF stock #7206)
IMPORTANT: Plasma must be removed from cells within 24 hours of collection time
Test Mnemonic: HIV-2 PAN
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HIV-2 PCR
Test Name:
HIV-2 Antibody by ELISA with Reflex to HIV-2
Supplemental
Gold top (SST) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 43218
Collection
Test Name:
HIV-2 DNA/RNA, Qualitative PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 6 days
Refrigerated: 6 days
Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.4 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47187
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HLADRB345
Stability
Processing
HLA DRB 3*,4*,5*
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A) tubes. Mix by inverting tubes 8 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 45954
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HLA A
Test Name:
HLA-A Genotype
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Forms:
Informed Consent for Molecular Genetic Testing
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SBMFNo: 45692
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SBT A
Test Name:
HLA-A Sequencing
Yellow top (ACD Solution A) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1.5 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Forms:
Informed Consent for Molecular Genetic Testing
HLA Test Request Form Recommended (Contact Client Services)
SBMFNo: 45955
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HLA B
Test Name:
HLA-B Genotype
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Forms:
Informed Consent for Molecular Genetic Testing
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SBMFNo: 45693
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SBT B
Test Name:
HLA-B Sequencing
Yellow top (ACD Solution A) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1.5 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Forms:
Informed Consent for Molecular Genetic Testing
HLA Test Request Form Recommended (Contact Client Services)
SBMFNo: 44877
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HLA-B5701
Test Name:
HLA-B*5701 Associated Variant Genotyping for
Abacavir Sensitivity
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 25255
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: HLA-B27
HLA-B27 Antigen by Flow Cytometry with Reflex to
Confirmatory Assay by PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 4 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 45956
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HLA C
Test Name:
HLA-C Genotype
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Forms:
Informed Consent for Molecular Genetic Testing
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SBMFNo: 45694
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SBT C
Test Name:
HLA-C Sequencing
Yellow top (ACD Solution A) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1.5 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Forms:
Informed Consent for Molecular Genetic Testing
HLA Test Request Form Recommended (Contact Client Services)
SBMFNo: 44941
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HLA-DQ DNA
Test Name:
HLA-DQB Genotype
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Forms:
Informed Consent for Molecular Genetic Testing
HLA Test Request Form Recommended (Contact Client Services)
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SBMFNo: 44942
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HLA-DR DNA
Test Name:
HLA-DR Genotype
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Forms:
Informed Consent for Molecular Genetic Testing
HLA Test Request Form Recommended (Contact Client Services)
SBMFNo: 45696
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: SBT DRB1
Test Name:
HLA-DRB1 Sequencing
Yellow top (ACD Solution A) or Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1.5 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
Forms:
Informed Consent for Molecular Genetic Testing
HLA Test Request Form Recommended (Contact Client Services)
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SBMFNo: 44934
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 44930
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
SBMFNo: 44931
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: MLH1 FGA
Test Name:
HNPCC/Lynch Syndrome (MLH1) Sequencing and
Deletion/Duplication
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: MSH2 FGA
Test Name:
HNPCC/Lynch Syndrome (MSH2) Sequencing and
Deletion/Duplication
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Test Mnemonic: MSH6 FGA
Test Name:
HNPCC/Lynch Syndrome (MSH6) Sequencing and
Deletion/Duplication
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. Monday, March 09, 2015
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SBMFNo: 44933
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: PMS2 FGA
HNPCC/Lynch Syndrome (PMS2) Sequencing and
Deletion/Duplication, with Reflex to Pseudogene
Analysis
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. SBMFNo: 30144
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HOMOCYSTN
Test Name:
Homocysteine, Total, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Light Green top (PST) tube. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 months
Separate from cells immediately. If immediate centrifugation is not possible, specimen should be kept on ice and centrifuged within one hour.
SST or PST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Fasting specimen preferred
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SBMFNo: 44431
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: U HOMOCYST
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Homocystine, Quantitative, Urine
24-hour urine. Specimen must be refrigerated during collection. Also acceptable: Random urine (reported as homocystine/creatinine ratios).
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 1 month
Mix well. Transfer 5 mL urine to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. (Min: 3 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.
Patients should abstain from vitamin C ingestion for 48 hours prior to specimen collection.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection; No Preservative Added
SBMFNo: 44323
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U HVA
Test Name:
Homovanillic Acid, Urine
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) during and after collection to prevent bacterial
growth
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (no preservative)
Room temperature: Unacceptable
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
2 weeks frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well and measure 24-hour volume
Pour off 4.0 mL of urine into separate plastic tube
Refrigerate aliquot and transport refrigerated
Send aliquot with notation of entire 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
Patients should abstain from medications for 72 hours prior to collection (upon the advice of their physician).
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SBMFNo: 47102
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 28321
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HTLV WBLOT
Stability
Processing
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HTLV AB/WB
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HTLV PCR
Test Name:
HTLV I/II Antibodies, ELISA with Reflex to Western
Blot
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), Green top (heparin), Lt. Blue top (sodium citrate) or Yellow top (ACD) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Greater than 2 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST or PPT: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
HTLV I/II DNA, Qualitative PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 1 week
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 45191
Collection
HTLV I/II Antibodies Confirmation by Western Blot
Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 1 week is acceptable, but not preferred
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Indefinitely (Avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Plasma.
SBMFNo: 45165
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HAMA
Test Name:
Human Anti-Mouse Antibody (HAMA)
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 21 days
Deep-frozen (-70°C): 90 days
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45914
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HE4-
Stability
Processing
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
72 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
60 days frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
Test Mnemonic: HMPVFA
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Human Metapneumovirus, DFA
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasopharyngeal (aspirate, swab, or washing), or tracheal aspirate.
Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Do not freeze.
Fluid: Transfer specimen to a sterile container. Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swab: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
SBMFNo: 44835
Collection
Human Epididymis Protein 4 (HE4)
Routine venipuncture
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube
SBMFNo: 44834
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HMPVPCR
Test Name:
Human Metapneumovirus, Qualitative PCR
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), sputum, swabs, washes or pleural fluid.
Room Temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 2 months
Fluid: Transfer 1 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swabs: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
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SBMFNo: 43508
Test Mnemonic: ANAL HPV
Test Name:
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA, High and Low
Risk, Anal/Rectal
Collection
DACRON SWAB OR ANAL-RECTAL BRUSH
To collect an Anal-Rectal sample, a tap water-moistened Dacron swab is used. The Dacron swab is inserted about 5-6 cm into the anal canal past the anal verge, into the rectal vault. This is done without direct visualization of the anal canal. Firm lateral pressure is applied to the swab handle as it is rotated and slowly withdrawn from the anal canal, inscribing a cone-shaped arc. Avoid using cotton swabs on a wooden stick because the handle may break and splinter during collection.
The sample may also be collected using the cervical sampler brush provided in the Digene Cervical Sampler Collection kit.
Brush or swab that is grossly contaminated with feces should be discarded and the collection repeated.
Remove the cap from the Digene Standard Transport Medium (STM) supplied with the collection kit. Immediately insert swab or brush to the bottom of the transport tube. Snap off shaft at score line and cap tube securely.
Anal/rectal brush or Dacron swab specimens collected in at least 4 mL of ThinPrep solution vials may be held for up to 2 weeks prior to shipping.
Stability
Digene Transport Media:
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 3 weeks
Frozen: 3 months
ThinPrep Vial:
Room temperature: 3 months
Refrigerated: 3 months
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SBMFNo: 43507
Test Mnemonic: ANAL HPVHR
Test Name:
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA, High Risk,
Anal/Rectal
Collection
DACRON SWAB OR ANAL-RECTAL BRUSH
To collect an Anal-Rectal sample, a tap water-moistened Dacron swab is used. The Dacron swab is inserted about 5-6 cm into the anal canal past the anal verge, into the rectal vault. This is done without direct visualization of the anal canal. Firm lateral pressure is applied to the swab handle as it is rotated and slowly withdrawn from the anal canal, inscribing a cone-shaped arc. Avoid using cotton swabs on a wooden stick because the handle may break and splinter during collection.
The sample may also be collected using the cervical sampler brush provided in the Digene Cervical Sampler Collection kit.
Brush or swab that is grossly contaminated with feces should be discarded and the collection repeated.
Remove the cap from the Digene Standard Transport Medium (STM) supplied with the collection kit. Immediately insert swab or brush to the bottom of the transport tube. Snap off shaft at score line and cap tube securely.
Anal/rectal brush or Dacron swab specimens collected in at least 4 mL of ThinPrep solution vials may be held for up to 2 weeks prior to shipping.
Stability
Digene Transport Media:
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 3 weeks
Frozen: 3 months
ThinPrep Vial:
Room temperature: 3 months
Refrigerated: 3 months
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SBMFNo: 36392
Test Mnemonic: HPV SP
Test Name:
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA, High Risk,
Cervical, SurePath®
Collection
Female Cervical or Endocervical specimen in BD SurePath™ pap test collection vial
Refer to: Guide for Collection of BD SurePath™ Pap test
Stability
4 weeks
Patient Prep
No douches 48-72 hours prior to examination.
Avoid collection of specimens during menstruation, periods of active bleeding, or inflammatory episodes.
DO NOT USE LUBRICANT ON THE SPECULUM.
Speculum may be run under water to ease insertion.
SBMFNo: 36391
Test Mnemonic: HPV TP
Test Name:
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA, High Risk,
Cervical, ThinPrep®
Collection
Female Cervical or Endocervical specimen in ThinPrep® pap test collection vial
Refer to: Guide for Collection of ThinPrep® Pap test
Stability
6 weeks (Note: Specimen retention time for pap tests performed at The Medical Foundation is 4 weeks.)
Patient Prep
No douches 48-72 hours prior to examination.
Avoid collection of specimens during menstruation, periods of active bleeding, or inflammatory episodes.
DO NOT USE LUBRICANT ON THE SPECULUM.
Speculum may be run under water to ease insertion.
SBMFNo: 44593
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IMHPVH
Test Name:
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) High Risk, in situ
Hybridization, Paraffin
Tissue.
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin-embed tissue. Transport tissue block or 5 unstained 5-micron slides in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808). Available through Client Services. (Min: 3 slides) Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat.
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SBMFNo: 44594
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IMHPVL
Test Name:
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Low Risk, in situ
Hybridization, Paraffin
Tissue.
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin-embed tissue. Transport tissue block or 5 unstained 5-micron slides in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808). Available through Client Services. (Min: 3 slides) Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat.
SBMFNo: 45618
Test Mnemonic: HPV TYPE
Test Name:
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Type-Detect 2.0® by
Bio-Plex Analysis with Reflex to HPV-16 Risk
Assessment Status
Collection
Females:
Visualize cervix with speculum. Remove excess mucus and/or secretions from the cervix with a swab. Discard the swab.
Firmly, yet gently, sample the endocervical canal with the sterile Dacron® OneSwab® rotating 360° for 10 to 30 seconds to ensure adequate sampling. When sampling a crusted over lesion, moisten the swab in sterile saline prior to taking the sample.
Remove the swab and place into the vial. Snap off the shaft to fit completely in the vial.
To prevent leakage, be sure the swab fits into the vial prior to capping. Tightly cap the vial.
Males:
Urine collection should be at least one hour between voids
The UroSwab® collection device has been validated for males only
The patient may void directly on the sponge swab or collect a urine sample in a urine container then dip the swab into the urine container
Place the swab into the vial and tightly cap the vial
Container
Stability
Females: OneSwab® collection device
Males: UroSwab® collection device
5 days room temperature (20-30°C)
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SBMFNo: 33248
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HPL
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HUM EV/HIB
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Humoral Immunity Panel with H. influenzae B
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. "Pre" and 30-day "post" vaccination specimens should be submitted together for testing. "Post" specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization and must be received within 60 days of "pre" specimen.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer three 1 mL aliquots of serum to individual ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. (Min: 0.25 mL/aliquot) Mark specimens clearly as "PreVaccine" or "Post-Vaccine".
SBMFNo: 45554
Collection
Human Placental Lactogen (hPL)
Red top (serum) tube.
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 90 days
Separate from cells within 2 hours. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 35141
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: HUMPAN
Test Name:
Humoral Immunity Panel
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times. "Pre" and "post" vaccination specimens should be submitted together for testing. "Post" specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer two 1 mL aliquots of serum to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. (Min: 0.15 mL/aliquot) Mark specimens clearly as "Pre-Vaccine" or
"Post-Vaccine". If shipped separately, "Post" specimen must be received within 60 days of "Pre" specimen.
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SBMFNo: 47129
Collection
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HD PCR
Test Name:
Huntington Disease Analysis, PCR
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Transport 6 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 2 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are required for Huntington Disease genetic testing.
Completed requisition and consent forms must be submitted with specimen.
NOTE: The Medical Foundation does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to IU Health Laboratories. Orders from hospital clients will be billed to the client’s account. Orders from non-hospital clients will be billed to the patient or insurance by IU Health Laboratories. Submit specimens with an IU Health Laboratories requisition, a patient demographic information sheet, and copies of insurance cards (front and back).
SBMFNo: 45707
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HYA
Stability
Processing
Hyaluronic Acid, Serum or Plasma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST), Green top (heparin), or Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 46028
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FHYC SP
Test Name:
Hydrocodone, Free (Unconjugated), Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube.
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days
Promptly centrifuge and separate 1 mL Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
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Test Mnemonic: HYPERPNEUM Test Name:
SBMFNo: 43067
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
31 days frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
SBMFNo: 44156
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HYPER PRO
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis I
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)
SBMFNo: 44256
Collection
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Evaluation
Test Mnemonic: HYPER II
Test Name:
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis II
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)
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SBMFNo: 47180
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: HYPOGLYPAN Test Name:
Hypoglycemia Panel, Sulfonylureas Qualitative,
Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), Green top (sodium heparin), or Gray top (fluoride/oxalate) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times. Avoid use of separator tubes and gels.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 11 days
Frozen: 3 months
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
SBMFNo: 45486
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IA-2
Stability
Processing
IA-2 Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months
Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
SBMFNo: 44237
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IBD
Test Name:
IBD Profile
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45708
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: IBU SP
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IGA SUB
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
IgA Subclasses 1 and 2 (Includes Total IgA)
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), Light green top (PST), or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
After separation from cells:
2 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 44798
Collection
Ibuprofen, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Draw between 60 and 90 minutes post-dose.
SBMFNo: 45902
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF IGGAM
Test Name:
IgA, IgG, and IgM Immunoglobulins, Quantitative,
CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer supernatant to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 28130
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IGG A M
Container
Stability
Processing
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
If frozen within 24 hours of collection, 1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: CSF IGA
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
IgA, Quantitative, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
If frozen within 24 hours of collection: 1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material
SBMFNo: 44731
Collection
IgA, IgG, and IgM Immunoglobulins, Quantitative,
Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44797
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IGA SALIVA
Test Name:
IgA, Quantitative, Saliva
Saliva.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: 3 months (if frozen within 24 hours)
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL saliva to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
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SBMFNo: 28136
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IGA
Container
Stability
Processing
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
If frozen within 24 hours of collection, 3 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: IGD
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
IgD, Quantitative, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 month frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 30099
Collection
IgA, Quantitative, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 44228
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IGE
Test Name:
IgE, Quantitative, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 1 week, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 43542
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: IGFBP-1
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IGFBP-3
Test Name:
IGF Binding Protein-3
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST), Red top (serum), or Green top (sodium heparin) tube
After separation from cells:
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 28288
Collection
IGF Binding Protein-1
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 4 weeks
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells and transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Overnight fasting is required.
SBMFNo: 44142
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IGG SUBCL1
Test Name:
IgG Subclass 1
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Stability
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28289
Collection
Test Mnemonic: IGG SUBCL2
Test Name:
IgG Subclass 2
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Stability
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28290
Collection
Test Mnemonic: IGG SUBCL3
Test Name:
IgG Subclass 3
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Stability
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 28296
Collection
Test Mnemonic: IGG SUBCL4
Test Name:
IgG Subclass 4
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Stability
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 28297
Collection
Test Mnemonic: IGG SUBCLS
Test Name:
IgG Subclasses 1-4
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Stability
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
SBMFNo: 23069
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IGG-SYNTH
IgG Synthesis Rate
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) AND Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube.
Two specimens (Serum AND Cerebrospinal fluid) are required.
Refrigerated: 1 week
Centrifuge and separate CSF to remove cellular material. Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL CSF AND 1 mL serum to individual plastic transport tubes (Min: 0.5 mL CSF AND 0.5 mL serum).
SBMFNo: 28132
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF IGG
Test Name:
IgG, Quantitative, CSF
Container
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
Stability
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer supernatant to separate plastic tube
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SBMFNo: 28135
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 36164
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: IGG
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
IgG, Quantitative, Serum
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
If frozen within 24 hours of collection, 1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
Test Mnemonic: T14;18 BBM
Test Name:
IGH/BCL2 t(14;18) Translocation by FISH, Blood or
Bone Marrow
Lavender top (EDTA) or Green top (sodium heparin) tube; whole blood or bone marrow. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood (Min: 2 mL). OR 2 mL bone marrow (Min: 1 mL).
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
SBMFNo: 36364
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: T14;18 TIS
Test Name:
IGH/BCL2 t(14;18) Translocation by FISH, Tissue
Tumor or lymph node tissue.
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Acceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Protect from excessive heat. Transport 1 tissue block or 1 H&E stained and 6 unstained 4-micron slides. (Min: 1 H&E stained and 2 unstained slides)
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for cytogenetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required pre-authorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
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SBMFNo: 44749
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IGVH MUT
Test Name:
IGHV Mutation Analysis, Sequencing
Lavender top (EDTA) tube; whole blood or bone marrow. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 5 mL whole blood (Min: 1 mL). OR 3 mL bone marrow (Min: 1 mL). Specimens must be
received at ARUP within 48 hours of collection due to lability of RNA.
Patient Prep
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected.
TIME SENSITIVE: DO NOT COLLECT SPECIMENS ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS
SBMFNo: 44796
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: CSF IGM
IgM, Quantitative, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material
SBMFNo: 28134
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IGM
Test Name:
IgM, Quantitative, Serum
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Stability
8 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 45504
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: DESIP/IMIP
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: IMMUKNOW
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
ImmuKnow®
Green top (sodium heparin) tube. Mix by gently inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 30 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 2 mL)
Ship at ambient temperature, Monday through Friday. Friday shipments must be labeled for Saturday delivery or specimens will not meet the 30 hour time requirement. All specimens must be labeled with patient's name, collection date and time. A Viracor-IBT test requisition form must accompany each specimen. Ship specimens FedEx Priority Overnight® to: Viracor-IBT Laboratories, 1001 NW Technology Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Draw Monday through Friday only. Viracor-IBT Laboratories must receive specimen within 30 hours of collection. Specimen must be drawn after 5:00 am (EST) and shipped on the same day to meet the 30 hour requirement. Remote clients should arrange for direct shipment to VIBT.
SBMFNo: 45557
Collection
Imipramine and Desipramine, Serum or Plasma
Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.
SBMFNo: 43570
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: C1Q/RAJI
Test Name:
Immune Complex Panel
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Refer to individual components.
Let stand for 2 hours, then separate serum from cells within 1 hour. Transfer TWO 1.5 mL aliquots of serum to individual ARUP Standard Transport Tubes and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL/aliquot)
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SBMFNo: 45515
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: CSF IMMUNO
Test Name:
Immunofixation Electrophoresis and Kappa/Lambda
Free Light Chains, Quantitative, Urine (Total Protein
Determined Nephelometrically)
24-hour urine. Refrigerate during collection. Also acceptable: Random urine specimens and urine supernate.
Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transfer two 4 mL aliquots from a well-mixed 24-hour collection to individual ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. (Min: 3 mL) Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request
form.
Patient Instructions for 24-Hour Urine Collection; No Preservative Added
SBMFNo: 23065
Collection
Test Mnemonic: BJ QUANT-
Container
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
SBMFNo: 23050
Collection
Test Mnemonic: IMMUNO
Test Name:
Immunofixation, CSF
Immunofixation, Serum
Container
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Properly centrifuged gel barrier tube sample does not require transfer of serum to separate tube
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SBMFNo: 23064
Collection
Test Mnemonic: U IMMUNO
Test Name:
Immunofixation, Urine
Container
To begin collection of timed specimen, have patient urinate, noting date and exact time
Discard this first portion of urine, but document date and time of voiding on container label and test requisition as "start" of timed specimen
Save all urine voided during designated time period, including portion voided at exact end of time period
IMPORTANT: Refrigerate entire specimen (2-8°C) during and after collection to prevent bacterial
growth
Document date and time of final voiding on label and requisition as "end" of timed specimen
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (no preservative)
Stability
1 week refrigerated (2-8°C)
Processing
Upon completion of collection, mix entire specimen well and note 24-hour volume
Pour 10.0 mL of urine into separate plastic, trace metal-free container
Refrigerate urine aliquot and transport refrigerated
Send urine aliquot with notation of 24-hour urine volume on aliquot label and on requisition
SBMFNo: 45831
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: INDIA INK-
Container
Stability
Processing
India Ink Stain, CSF
Collected by physician
Sterile plastic tube with screw-top cap
24 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transfer 1 mL CSF specimen to a sterile container
Place specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag
SBMFNo: 45807
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: U INDICANS
Test Name:
Indicans, Qualitative, Urine
Routine random urine collection
Plastic container with tightly fitting lid (No preservative)
Room temperature: Unacceptable
8 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Transfer two 4 mL aliquots from a well-mixed random collection to separate plastic tubes and freeze
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SBMFNo: 28016
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: INF MONO R
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: INF MONO
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Infectious Mononucleosis Screen
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated Plasma: 24 hours
Refrigerated Serum: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 47227
Collection
Infectious Mononucleosis Screen with Reflex to Titer
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated Plasma: 24 hours
Refrigerated Serum: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
SST: Transport properly centrifuged gel-barrier tube specimens in the original collection tube.
Other collection tubes: Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
SBMFNo: 28015
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IFX NAB
Test Name:
Infliximab (IFX) Activity and Neutralizing Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 4 weeks
Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Collect specimens before infliximab treatment.
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SBMFNo: 36154
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FLUABR PCR
Influenza A and B and Respiratory Syncytial Virus
(RSV) Panel, Qualitative PCR
Respiratory specimen: Nasopharyngeal aspirate, nasopharyngeal swab, nasal wash, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), tracheal aspirate, sputum.
Refer to the following collection guides:
• Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructions
• Pediatric Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructions
• Laboratory Non-blood Specimen Collection User’s Guide
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Fluid: Transfer 1 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swabs: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
SBMFNo: 44498
Collection
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 21203
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: INFLU ABS
Test Name:
Influenza A and B Virus Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly "acute" and "convalescent."
Test Mnemonic: FLUAB WPCR
Test Name:
Influenza A and B Virus Antigens by Immunoassay
with Reflex to Qualitative PCR
Nasal washing, Nasal aspirate, Nasal swab, or Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab.
Refer to:
Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructions, P-1035
Pediatric Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructions, P-1173
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Fluid: Transfer to a sterile container. Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swab: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
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SBMFNo: 21202
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FLUAB EIA
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FLU AB PCR
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Influenza A and B Virus, Qualitative PCR
Respiratory specimen: Nasopharyngeal aspirate, nasopharyngeal swab, nasal wash, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), tracheal aspirate, sputum.
Refer to the following collection guides:
• Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructions
• Pediatric Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructions
• Laboratory Non-blood Specimen Collection User’s Guide
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Fluid: Transfer 1 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swabs: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
SBMFNo: 45773
Collection
Influenza A and B Virus Antigens by Immunoassay
Nasal washing, Nasal aspirate, Nasal swab, or Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab.
Refer to:
Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructions, P-1035
Pediatric Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection Instructions, P-1173
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Fluid: Transfer to a sterile container. Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swab: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
SBMFNo: 36171
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FLUA PAN
Test Name:
Influenza A Virus Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly "acute" and "convalescent."
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SBMFNo: 44499
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FLUA G
Stability
Processing
SBMFNo: 47192
Collection
Stability
Processing
Influenza A Virus Antibody, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly "acute" and "convalescent."
SBMFNo: 44503
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FLUA M
Test Name:
Influenza A Virus Antibody, IgM
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly "acute" and "convalescent."
Test Mnemonic: FLUTYPEPCR
Test Name:
Influenza A Virus H1/H3 Subtyping by Real-Time
RT-PCR
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, nasopharyngeal swab, or pleural fluid.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 2 months
Fluid: Transfer 1 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media.
Swabs: Place in viral transport media.
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SBMFNo: 45774
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FLUB PAN
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: FLUB G
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Influenza B Virus Antibody, IgG
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly "acute" and "convalescent."
SBMFNo: 44505
Collection
Influenza B Virus Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly "acute" and "convalescent."
SBMFNo: 44504
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: FLUB M
Test Name:
Influenza B Virus Antibody, IgM
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly "acute" and "convalescent."
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SBMFNo: 46034
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: U INHALANT
Container
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: INHIBIN A
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Inhibin A
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
8 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
48 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
Greater than 48 hours, freeze (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 45261
Collection
Inhalants Metabolites Panel, Urine
Urine, random
Room temperature: Undetermined
Refrigerated: Undetermined
Frozen: Undetermined
Transfer 4 mL urine to a plastic transport tube (preservative-free). (Min: 1.85 mL)
SBMFNo: 30989
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: INHIBINB
Test Name:
Inhibin B
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 month
Separate serum from cells ASAP. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.2 mL)
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SBMFNo: 45924
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: ITPA-IL28B
Inosine Triphosphate (ITPA) and Interleukin 28 B
(IL28B)-Associated Variants, 4 SNPs
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. SBMFNo: 44456
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: INSECT EXP
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Insecticide Exposure Panel
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable
DO NOT FREEZE. Do not spin down or separate. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
SBMFNo: 44387
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: INSUL AB
Test Name:
Insulin Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 2 months
Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
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SBMFNo: 30052
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: IRG4
Container
Stability
Processing
After separation from cells:
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Fasting at least 12 hours
Test Mnemonic: INSUL T/F
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Insulin, Free and Total
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 45718
Collection
Insulin Response to Glucose, 4 Specimen
Routine venipuncture
Collect at specified time intervals:
– Baseline sample (pre-glucose dose)
– 30-, 60-, and 120-minute samples (post-glucose dose)
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 30072
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: INS IV FLD
Test Name:
Insulin, I.V. Fluid
I.V. fluid.
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 1 mL I.V. fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
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SBMFNo: 30048
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: INSULIN120
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Insulin, Total, Timed, 120 Minutes
Routine venipuncture
Collect at specified time interval – 120 minutes post-glucose dose
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Fasting at least 12 hours
SBMFNo: 30044
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: INSULIN 30
Test Name:
Insulin, Total, Timed, 30 Minutes
Routine venipuncture
Collect at specified time interval – 30 minutes post-glucose dose
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Fasting at least 12 hours
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SBMFNo: 30046
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: INSULIN 60
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Insulin, Total, Timed, 60 Minutes
Routine venipuncture
Collect at specified time interval – 60 minutes post-glucose dose
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Fasting at least 12 hours
SBMFNo: 30047
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: INSULIN 90
Test Name:
Insulin, Total, Timed, 90 Minutes
Routine venipuncture
Collect at specified time interval – 90 minutes post-glucose dose
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Fasting at least 12 hours
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SBMFNo: 30061
Collection
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: INSUL BASE
Container
Stability
Processing
After separation from cells:
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
Fasting at least 12 hours
Test Mnemonic: INSULIN-
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Insulin, Total
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
4 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
24 hours refrigerated (2-8°C)
6 months frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Serum sample tubes, clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube and freeze
SBMFNo: 30053
Collection
Insulin, Total, Timed, Baseline
Routine venipuncture
Collect at specified time interval – Baseline (pre-glucose dose)
Gold top (SST) or red top (serum) tube
SBMFNo: 30030
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IGF-1
Test Name:
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
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SBMFNo: 33066
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IGF-2
Container
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: IFNB NEU R
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Interferon Beta Neutralizing Antibody with Reflex to
Titer
Routine venipuncture
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube
After separation from cells:
48 hours room temperature (20-30°C)
2 weeks refrigerated (2-8°C)
1 year frozen (-20°C) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Clot 30 minutes
Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
Immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Collect specimens before Interferon beta treatment, or more than 48 hours following the most recent dose. Patient should not be on steroid therapy in excess of 10 mg prednisolone (or equivalent) daily. High endogenous levels of Interferon beta, alpha, or gamma may interfere with this assay.
SBMFNo: 44824
Collection
Insulin-Like Growth Factor II
Red top (serum) or Gold top (SST) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 6 months
Separate serum from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. Freeze Immediately. (Min: 0.1 mL. Please note: This volume does not permit repeat analysis.)
SBMFNo: 45783
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IFNG MAFD
Test Name:
Interferon gamma
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44995
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IFN-ALPHA
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IL1B MAFD
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Interleukin 1 beta
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44821
Collection
Interferon-Alpha
Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Room Temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Freeze within 30 minutes of collection.
SBMFNo: 44815
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IL10 MAFD
Test Name:
Interleukin 10
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44822
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IL12 MAFD
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IL13 MAFD
Stability
Processing
Test Name:
Interleukin 13
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44816
Collection
Interleukin 12
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44823
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IL2 MAFD
Test Name:
Interleukin 2
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44817
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IL2R MAFD
Interleukin 2 Receptor (CD25), Soluble
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 45804
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IL28B
Test Name:
Interleukin 28 B (IL28B)-Associated Variants, 2 SNPs
Stability
Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD-A or B) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
Room temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
Processing
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Patient Prep
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Third-party payers (e.g. insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) may require pre-authorization or pre-certification for genetic testing. The ordering physician or patient should contact the payer and obtain any required preauthorization or pre-certification before the specimen is collected. SBMFNo: 44818
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IL4 MAFD
Test Name:
Interleukin 4
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
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SBMFNo: 44819
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IL5 MAFD
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: INTERLEUK6
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Interleukin 6
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 43208
Collection
Interleukin 5
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44062
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IL6 ELISA
Test Name:
Interleukin 6, Highly Sensitive
Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Also acceptable: Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 7 months
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and freeze. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Cytokine levels may demonstrate diurnal variation. Recommend cytokine levels be determined at the same time of day for improved longitudinal comparison.
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SBMFNo: 44820
Collection
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IL8 MAFD
Stability
Processing
Test Mnemonic: IFBA-
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Name:
Intrinsic Factor Blocking Antibody
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 1 month
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)
SBMFNo: 47074
Collection
Interleukin 8
Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
After separation from cells:
Room temperature: 30 minutes
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 1 year
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
SBMFNo: 44084
Collection
Test Name:
Test Mnemonic: IODINESER
Test Name:
Iodine, Serum
Royal Blue top (Trace-element free; No additive) tube provided in SBMF Trace Metal Collection Kit (SBMF Stock# 7208)
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to the Trace Element Free transport tube provided in collection kit. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications for 48 hours (upon the advice of their physician). In addition, the administration of iodine-based contrast media and drugs containing iodine may yield elevated results. During venipuncture, do not use disinfectants (such as Betadine) that contain iodine.
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SBMFNo: 47075
Collection
Stability
Processing
Patient Prep
Test Mnemonic: IODI