Telephone

888-LAB-8082 (888-522-8082)

Email Address

info@empirecitylabs.com

Corporate Headquarters

229 49th St Brooklyn NY 11220

Laboratory

2180 SW 71st Terrace Davie FL 33317

Test Directory

Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: N/A
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Lavender Top Tube (EDTA)
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: SST, LAVANDER TOP
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 1 Full Tube
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Whole blood:�Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum, Urine
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Sterile screw-cup container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Urine:�Room Temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days
Specimen Required: 1 full Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Alternate Specimen: Pink Top Tube
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red Top (No gel)
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red Top (No gel)
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: 2 SST,1 LAV
Specimen Required: 1 FULL SST
Specimen Required: 2 RED
Specimen Required: RED TOP,SST
Specimen Required: 2 SST, 1 LAVENDER
Specimen Required: 1RED TOP , 1 SST
Specimen Required: Whole blood villus sample(CVS)
Alternate Specimen: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD) tube
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD) tube
Specimen Volume: 3
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood collected in: ACD solution A (yellow-top) tube, ACD solution B (yellow-top) tube, Sodium heparin (green-top) tube or Lithium heparin (green-top) tube
Specimen Container: 2 EDTA Lavender Tubes Whole Blood
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days �Refrigerated: 8 days �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: yellow Top
Specimen Container: Lavander Top Tube (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 7 mL whole blood OR LabCorp buccal swab kit
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 5mL EDTA whole blood lavender top tube
Alternate Specimen: ACD solution A (yellow-top), Sodium heparin (royal blue-top or green-top), ACD solution B (yellow-top), Lithium heparin (green-top) whole blood also acceptable. 2mL Saliva collect using Oragene self collection kit. Store and ship room temperature immediately. Do not
Specimen Container: 2 EDTA Lavender Tubes Whole Blood
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: �Whole blood:�Room temperature: 8 days �Refrigerated: 8 days �Frozen: Unacceptable ��Saliva:�Room temperature: 14 days�Refrigerated: 14 days�Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum OR plasma
Specimen Container: "Red-top tube, lavender-top (K2- or K3- EDTA) OR green-top (heparin) tube. DO NOT USE A GEL-BARRIER TUBE. The use of gel-barrier tubes is not recommended due to slow absorption of the drug by the gel. Depending on the specimen volume and storage time, the decrease in drug level due to absorption may be clinically significant."
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: 7 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Gray Top
Specimen Container: Red Top
Specimen Volume: 7 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 1.5 mL amniotic fluid submitted in a ste
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 1.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days �Rrefrigerated: 4 months �Frozen: 3 years
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days�
Specimen Required: 10 mL urine submitted in a plastic, leak-proof urine container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 13 days�13 days�13 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Amniotic fluid
Alternate Specimen: Sterile plastic conical tube; do not use urine containers or tubes with rubber stoppers. Rubber is toxic to amniocytes.
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic conical tube; do not use urine containers or tubes with rubber stoppers. Rubber is toxic to amniocytes.
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature.
Specimen Required: 1 mL frozen serum collected in a Serum S
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day�Refrigerated: 1 day�Frozen: 32 months�
Specimen Required: Sputum, bronchial washing/lavage
Alternate Specimen: "Sputum, bronchial washing/lavage, tissue, body fluid, stool, skin, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, bone marrow, microscope slide prepared during specimen collection procedures for bronchial brushes only."
Specimen Container: Sterile container(1) with tight screw-cap seal, green-top (sodium heparin) or Isolator (TM) for bone marrow; sterile container or a securely sealed slide holder for pre-inoculated microscope slide (bronchial brush ONLY). Note: Please refer to the Microbiology specimen collection chart.
Specimen Volume: 5 mL sputum or respiratory aspirate, 2 cm tissue, 10 mL stool, biopsy of skin, 50 mL body fluid (eg, gastric aspirate/lavage, urine, pleural, pericardial, chronic peritoneal dialysate), 5 mL CSF, 5 cc bone marrow (or as much as possible)
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: First morning sputum (not saliva) (three separate specimens from three separate days are recommended), fasting gastric aspirate, induced sputum, whole blood, tissue, biopsy, bronchial aspirate, urine, skin, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), bone marrow, body fluid, stool. Swabs of exudate from skin sources are acceptable, otherwise swab specimens should not be submitted. Collect aspirate using sterile, nonbacteriostatic saline or other noninhibitory medium. Do not send syringe; it will be rejected.
Alternate Specimen: Sterile container with tight screw-cap seal or green-top (sodium heparin) tube or Isolator� or Para Pak White
Specimen Container: Sterile container with tight screw-cap seal or green-top (sodium heparin) tube or Isolator� or Para Pak White
Specimen Volume: 5 mL sputum or respiratory aspirate, 10 mL whole blood, 2 cm� tissue, 5 mL CSF, 5 cc bone marrow (or as much as possible), 50 mL body fluid (eg, gastric aspirate/lavage, urine, pleural, pericardial, chronic peritoneal dialysate), 10 mL stool, biopsy of skin
Specimen Stability: Refrigerate
Specimen Required: Plasma, FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unstable�Refrigerated: Unstable�Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum each specimen (SST tube)
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 7 days�Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature:14 days�Refrigerated: 14 days�Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Plasma frozen
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Blue Top (sodium citrate) Tube
Specimen Volume: 1ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Not Available Refrigerated: Not Available Frozen: -70� C:
Specimen Required: 1 mL frozen plasma collected in sodium h
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Green Sodium Heparin (green-top) tube, Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 hour �Refrigerated: 1 hour �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Plasma from Green Top, FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: No alternative
Specimen Container: Green-top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 7 daysFrozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 3 SST 1 LAVENDER TOP (EDTA)
Alternate Specimen: RED TOP, GREEN SODIUM
Specimen Container: SST, LAV
Specimen Required: Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash
Alternate Specimen: VCM, Slides
Specimen Container: Raw (unpreserved) specimen in sterile, screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: V-C-M medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent: �Room temperature: Unacceptable �Refrigerated: 4 days �Frozen -20� C: Unacceptable �Frozen -70� C: 30 days �Slides: �Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: Unacceptable �Raw (unpreserved) specimen: �Room temperature: Unacceptable �Refrigerated: 72 hours �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 3 mL bronchial lavage/wash or nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash
Alternate Specimen: Specimen on 2 air-dried slides, Raw (unpreserved) specimen in sterile, screw-cap container
Specimen Container: Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash, bronchial lavage/wash, throat swab, conjunctival swab or nasal/nasopharyngeal swab in V-C-M medium
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: V-C-M medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent: �Room temperature: Unacceptable �Refrigerated: 4 days �Frozen -20� C: Unacceptable �Frozen -70� C: 30 days �Slides: �Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: Unacceptable �Raw (unpreserved) specimen: �Room temperature: Unacceptable �Refrigerated: 72 hours �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: Sterile, screw top container
Specimen Container: Sterile, screw top container
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze 30 days�Room 96 hours �Refrigerator 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube
Specimen Volume: 3ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day�Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum OR plasma
Specimen Container: "Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, OR lavender-top (EDTA) tube"
Specimen Volume: 0.3 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day�Refrigerated: 7 days�Frozen: 23 days
Specimen Required: 8 mL whole blood in an EDTA (lavender- t
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: EDTA Lavender top tube
Specimen Volume: 8mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 10 days�Refrigerated: 10 days�Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top Tube
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Saliva
Alternate Specimen: No alternatives
Specimen Container: Saliva collection kit
Specimen Volume: 4 saliva samples (5ml)
Specimen Stability: Frozen
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days�� Whole blood:� Room temperature: 48 hours� Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Amniotic Fluid
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Amniotic Fluid in sterile container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: 21 days �Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Gel-barrier tube
Specimen Container: 1 mL
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature 4 days�Refrigerated 14 days�Frozen 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours �Refrigerated: 5 days �Frozen: 7 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hr Urine
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Container: URINE
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 10 mL urine submitted in a plastic, leak-proof urine container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Grey Top, Submit original unopened tube.
Specimen Container: Red Top, Submit original unopened tube.
Specimen Volume: 7 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum OR plasma
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube for serum; OR plasma may beused from blue-top (sodium citrate) tube, gray-top (sodium fluoride) tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze 15 days�Room 1 day �Refrigerator 7 days
Specimen Required: Urine (24-hour)
Alternate Specimen: Urine (24-hour)
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container with no preservative
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: 7 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum or Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum Seperator Tube (SST), Lavander Top (EDTA) Tube
Specimen Container: Red Top
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 3 days�Refrigerated: 14 days�Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Plasma and Serum
Alternate Specimen: Gell barrier- tube
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube Gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerate
Specimen Required: Serum (refrigerated) AND plasma (frozen)
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST) AND Lavender Top (EDTA) Tube
Specimen Container: Red Top Tube AND Lavender Top (EDTA) Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Serum- Refrigerated Plasma- Frozen
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: 7 days�7 days�7 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube or transport tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days�Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1ml
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: 3 Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 7ML
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 9mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 9ML
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2ML
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 13mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 13ML
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: 2 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: 2 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 9mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 9mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 8mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 8ML
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 4ML
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: 2 Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 8mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 2 Weeks
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze 3 months�Room 14 days �Refrigerator 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5ML
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: 2 Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5ML
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: 2 Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red Top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days�Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Container: Red Top Tube, No Gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 7 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 48 hours �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: "Serum (preferred) OR plasma, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Serum (preferred) OR plasma, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: "Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube ,lavender-top (EDTA) tube OR green-top (heparin) tube"
Specimen Volume: 1.0 mL
Specimen Stability: 1 day�1 day�200 days
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Yellow Top, Green Top
Specimen Container: Lavender-Top Tube (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 7 mL whole blood, 10 mL amniotic fluid, 20 mg CVS OR LabCorp buccal swab kit
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Alternate Specimen: Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or Green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube (EDTA), Green Top Sodium Tube
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days�Refrigerated: 14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 3 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: 9 days�9 days�9 days
Specimen Required: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Alternate Specimen: N/A
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze 3 month�Room 14 days�Refrigerator 14 days
Specimen Required: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (l
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood collected in: EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top), lithium heparin (green-top), ACD-B (yellow-top) or ACD-A (yellow-top) tube
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole blood, amniotic fluid, chorionic villus sample (CVS).
Alternate Specimen: "Whole blood, amniotic fluid, chorionic villus sample (CVS) (Submission of maternal blood is required for fetal testing.)"
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, sterile plastic conical tube, OR two confluent T-25 flasks for fetal testing
Specimen Volume: 7 mL whole blood, 10 mL amniotic fluid OR 20 mg CVS
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 10 mL urine submitted in a plastic, leak-proof urine container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Urine (random or 24-hour)
Alternate Specimen: Urine (random or 24-hour)
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container, no preservative
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Not Available
Alternate Specimen: Not Available
Specimen Container: Not Available
Specimen Volume: Not Available
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Royal blue red tube
Specimen Container: Royal blue tube (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 7 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days�Refrigerated: 14days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Whole blood:�Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Serum separator tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature
Specimen Required: Plasma from Green Top, FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, PPT, Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Container: GREEN TOP (Sodium Heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unstable�Refrigerated: Unstable�Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Urine, FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: "Urine, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container without preservative
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Unstable�Unstable�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum or Plasma, Frozen
Alternate Specimen: Lavender Top (EDTA) Tube OR Green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Container: Red-Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day�Refrigerated: 14 days�Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Alternate Specimen: Red-top tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or green-top (heparin) tube. Do not use a gel-barrier tube.
Specimen Container: Red-top tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or green-top (heparin) tube. Do not use a gel-barrier tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature 14 days�Refrigerated 14 days�Frozen 14 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: 10 mL urine submitted in a plastic, leak-proof urine container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Plasma, FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: No suitable specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unstable�Refrigerated: 2 hours�Frozen: 3 days
Specimen Required: 5 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (
Alternate Specimen: Plasma or whole blood collected in sodium fluoride (gray-top) tube
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 14 days�Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: 10 mL urine submitted in a plastic, leak
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urine
Specimen Container: Urine container
Specimen Volume: 20 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 10 mL urine submitted in a plastic, leak-proof urine container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: "Serum, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Serum, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 24 hours�2 weeks�1 year
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL serum
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red-top Tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze 14 days�Room 14 days �Refrigerator 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 5 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum (preferred); lithium heparin plasma is acceptable.
Alternate Specimen: Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Container: Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated 30 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 30 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 10 mL urine aliquot from a well mixed 24
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Plastic screw cap urine container.
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 hours Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw-cap Container
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 hours Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze 14 days�Room 14 days �Refrigerator 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: 2 SST
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red Top
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separatop Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day Refrigerated: 5 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Deep Wounds, Abcess, Body Fluids, Tissue
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Anaerobic transport tube
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.4 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube OR yellow-top (ACD) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 7 days�7 days�Unstable
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5ML
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day Refrigerated: 5 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 1 SST
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top Tube
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days�Refrigerated: 7 days�Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Red Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days�Refrigerated: 14 days�Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Whole blood:�Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood, Stool
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA, 3 OB Cards
Specimen Volume: See each component
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Whole blood:�Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Whole blood:�Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days�Refrigerated: 7 days�Frozen: 3 days
Specimen Required: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (l
Alternate Specimen: EDTA (royal blue-top) � Sodium heparin (green-top) � ACD solution B (yellow-top)
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: "Plasma, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Plasma, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube with Trasylol(R)
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: 1 hour�1 hour�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature 7 days�Refrigerated 7 days�Frozen 3 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: 2 Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen at -20�C 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 4ML
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from Serum Separator Tube (SS
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1 ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days�Refrigerated: 14 days�Frozen: 60 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum gel tube or red-top tube
Specimen Container: Serum gel tube or red-top tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room 5 days�Frozen 1 year
Specimen Required: Serum, Frozen
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red-Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day�Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Gel-barrier tube or red-top tube
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube or red-top tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature 5 days�Frozen 1 year
Specimen Required: "Whole blood (Note: This should NOT be a shared specimen. If antibody identification is necessary, the entire volume of this lavender-top tube will be required.)"
Alternate Specimen: "Whole blood (Note: This should NOT be a shared specimen. If antibody identification is necessary, the entire volume of this lavender-top tube will be required.)"
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: "Whole blood (Note: This should NOT be a shared specimen. If antibody identification is necessary, the entire volume of this lavender-top tube will be required.)"
Alternate Specimen: "Whole blood (Note: This should NOT be a shared specimen. If antibody identification is necessary, the entire volume of this lavender-top tube will be required.)"
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: (Note: This should NOT be a shared specimen. If antibody identification is necessary, the entire volume of this lavender-top tube will be required.)
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated 3 days
Specimen Required: Lavender Top Tube (EDTA)
Alternate Specimen: Yellow Top
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 3 mL oral fluid collected in Quntisal co
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Quantisal collection device
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days with swab removed
Specimen Required: 3 mL oral fluid collected in Quntisal co
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Quantisal collection device
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days with swab removed
Specimen Required: Urine (random or 24-hour)
Alternate Specimen: NA
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container, no preservative
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze 14 days�Room 14 days �Refrigerator 14 days
Specimen Required: Urine (random or 24-hour)
Alternate Specimen: Urine (random or 24-hour)
Specimen Container: "Plastic urine container, no preservative"
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum, FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: N/A
Specimen Container: Red-top tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze. (NO FREEZE THAW CYCLES PERMITTED) Stability: Refrigerate up to 14 days Frozen up to 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerate
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2 ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days�Refrigerated: 7 days�Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Blue Light Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: Unacceptable Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: "Plasma, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Plasma, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Blue-top (sodium citrate) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�3 months
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1ML
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Blue Light Top
Specimen Volume: 4.5mL
Specimen Stability: Unopened light blue-top tube: Room temperature: 24 hours Refrigerated: Unacceptable Frozen: Unacceptable ��Separated platelet poor plasma: Room temperature: 2 hours Refrigerated: 4 hours �Frozen -20� C: 14 days �Frozen -70� C: 6 months
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Plasma
Specimen Container: Plasma from Light Blue(Citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1.7 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube OR gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: 24 hours�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 4 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavend
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 hour �Refrigerated: 6 hours �Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube. Gel-barrier tubes are NOT recommended.
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 10 mL urine submitted in a plastic, leak-proof urine container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Alternate Specimen: Red-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube. Gel-barrier tubes are not recommended.
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube. Gel-barrier tubes are not recommended.
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated 14 days
Specimen Required: Urine (24-hour)
Alternate Specimen: Urine (24-hour)
Specimen Container: Not Available
Specimen Volume: Not Available
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No Alternative Specimen
Specimen Container: Dark Blue (Royal Blue) Top EDTA Trace Elements Tube
Specimen Volume: Full Tube
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated (2-8�C): 7 Days
Specimen Required: Urine (random or 24-hour)
Alternate Specimen: Urine (random or 24-hour)
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container, no preservative
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: See each component
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Whole blood:�Room Temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: SST, LAVANDER TOP
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days�� Whole blood:� Room temperature: 48 hours� Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: 2 SST, 1 LAV
Specimen Stability: 1 LAV
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood, Serum
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Whole blood:�Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole Blood
Specimen Container: Serum Separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Stability: Serum�Room temperature: 5 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days��Whole blood:�Room Temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: na
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 6mL
Specimen Stability: Serum�Room temperature: 5 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days��Whole blood:�Room Temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Whole blood:�Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Whole blood:�Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top,
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 3 months
Specimen Required: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (l
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood collected in: EDTA (royal-blue) top tube, ACD solution A or B (yellow-top) tube, sodium heparin (green-top) tube or lithium heparin (green-top) tube � Amniotic fluid � Cultured amniocytes � Extracted DNA � Bone marrow � Chorionic Villus sample
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days �Refrigerated: 8 days �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�3 months
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Alternate Specimen: Serum or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Specimen Container: "Serum: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube; BAL: sterile screw-cap, leak proof container"
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1.0 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: "Urine (random), FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Urine (random), FROZEN"
Specimen Container: "Urine collection cup and transfer tube with preservative. Recommend transfer tubes with preservative including BD C&S Vacutainer(R) tubes, or BD UAP Vacutainer(R) tubes (Becton, Dickenson), or Aspirin Works TM tubes containing Chlorstat tablets. Order through People Soft #23711."
Specimen Volume: 9 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 8 mL (6 mL minimum) whole blood collecte
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: EDTA Lavender Top Tubes
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 10 days�Refrigerated: 10 days �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: 3 SST, 2 LAV, 1 YELLOW
Alternate Specimen: "Red Top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day�Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�3 months