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Test Directory

Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube(SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 2 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum per specimen
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial(s)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen -20� C: 7 days �Frozen -70� C: Not available
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: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 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: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Throat or nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, bronchial washings or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), or NP wash/aspirate
Alternate Specimen: Universal transport media (swab) or sterile container (bronchial wash/aspirate, BAL, NP wash/aspirate)
Specimen Container: Universal transport media (swab) or sterile container (bronchial wash/aspirate, BAL, NP wash/aspirate)
Specimen Volume: One swab (in universal transport media),or 1 mL bronchial washings, BAL, or NP wash/aspirate
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 7 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: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: "Serum or plasma, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Serum or plasma, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �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: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature 14 days�Refrigerated 14 days�Frozen 3 months
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: 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
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 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: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube; submit original tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 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: Green sodium heparin top
Specimen Container: EDTA�(royal blue-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: "Whole blood, (room temperature)"
Alternate Specimen: "Whole blood, (room temperature)"
Specimen Container: "Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow top (ACD) tube"
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: 28 days�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: "Serum, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Serum, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Unstable�Unstable�90 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: 10 mL urine aliquot from a well mixed 24-hour urine collection - no preservative.
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: 10 mL random urine - no preservative
Alternate Specimen: Urinalysis transport tube (yellow-top, blue fill line, preservative tube)
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: 10 mL aliquot of a well-mixed, 24 hour collection.
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 24-hour urine container 25 mL 6N HCl
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�Not Available
Specimen Required: 10 mL random urine
Alternate Specimen: Unpreserved urine � Urinalysis transport tube (yellow-top, blue fill line, preservative tube)
Specimen Container: Plastic, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 60 days
Specimen Required: Stool (unpreserved, random)
Alternate Specimen: "Stool (unpreserved, random)"
Specimen Container: Clean screw-capped plastic vial
Specimen Volume: 1 g
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Whole blood, bone marrow or cell pellet
Alternate Specimen: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or green-top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 3 to 5 mL whole blood or 1 to 2 mL bone marrow
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 3 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 7 days�14 days�30 days
Specimen Required: 4 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood collected in: EDTA (royal blue-top) tube, ACD (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: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days �Refrigerated: 8 days �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole blood, amniotic fluid, chorionic villus sample (CVS) (submission of maternal blood is required for fetal testing), or LabCorp buccal swab kit (buccal swab collection kit contains instructions for use of a buccal swab)
Alternate Specimen: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, sterile plastic conical tube or two confluent T25 flasks for fetal testing, or LabCorp buccal swab kit
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, sterile plastic conical tube or two confluent T25 flasks for fetal testing, or LabCorp buccal swab kit
Specimen Volume: 7 mL whole blood, 10 mL amniotic fluid, 20 mg CVS, or LabCorp buccal swab kit
Specimen Stability: Room temperature.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
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: 7 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 4 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: 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
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 Days�Refrigerated : 14 Days �Frozen: 30 Days�THIS TST IS N/A FOR NY PATIENTS
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-stopper tube or serum-separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 0.5 mL serum in a no additive red top tube
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: Vaginal swab
Alternate Specimen: Vaginal swab
Specimen Container: APTIMA(R) vaginal or unisex swab
Specimen Volume: One swab
Specimen Stability: 30 days�30 days�Not Available
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative test
Specimen Container: Sodium Heparin - Green Top
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: Unacceptable �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Urine (Random)
Alternate Specimen: Use plastic urine drug bottle and evidence tape or tamper-evident container for forensic specimen. Collection kits are available by request from the laboratory.
Specimen Container: Use plastic urine drug bottle and evidence tape or tamper-evident container for forensic specimen. Collection kits are available by request from the laboratory.
Specimen Volume: 20 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature 14 days�Refrigerated 14 days�Frozen 14 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: 10 mL urine submitted in a plastic, leak-proof urine container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)
Alternate Specimen: Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top) or EDTA (pink-top) tube
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: 3 mL oral fluid collected in Quntisal collection device
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: 25 mL random urine in a sterile container (no preservative)
Alternate Specimen: Urinalysis transport tube
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 25 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)
Alternate Specimen: Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top) tube � EDTA (pink-top) tube
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: 30 days �Frozen: 12 months
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from Red top, No gel
Alternate Specimen: Red Top No Gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 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. 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. Transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube."
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 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: 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: 1 day Refrigerated: 5 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood
Specimen Container: "Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or green-top (heparin) tube; submit original FULL, UNOPENED tube."
Specimen Volume: 7 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�28 days�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 1 day�14 days�14 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: 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: Whole Blood
Specimen Container: 1 additional Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
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: 4 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (l
Alternate Specimen: Buccal swab in Celera DNA Collection kit
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top)
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Whole blood �Room temperature: 8 days �Refrigerated: 8 days �Frozen: 30 days��Buccal swab �Room temperature: 8 days �Refrigerated: Unacceptable �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube (PREFERRED) or yellow-top (ACD) tube
Specimen Volume: 5 mL whole blood
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum (preferred) OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum (preferred) OR plasma
Specimen Container: "Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, green-top (heparin) tube, OR lavender-top (EDTA) tube"
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube is preferred. Red-top tube is acceptable.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 3 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or green-top (heparin) 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: 0.8 mL
Specimen Stability: 1 day�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: 4 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Alternate Specimen: Buccal swab in Celera DNA Collection Kit
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Whole blood �Room temperature: 8 days �Refrigerated: 8 days �Frozen: 30 days��Buccal swab �Room temperature: 8 days �Refrigerated: Unacceptable �Frozen: 30 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: 1 mL serum from Red tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum (preferred) OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum (preferred) OR plasma
Specimen Container: Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, green-top (heparin) tube, OR blue-top (citrate) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum (preferred) OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum (preferred) OR plasma
Specimen Container: "Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, OR lavender-top (EDTA) tube"
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Plasma
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�5 days (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)�6 months (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: lavender or Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum in a transfer tube collected from a Red Top Tube, No Gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top) tube or sodium heparin (green-top) tube
Specimen Container: Transport tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours�Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 18 months
Specimen Required: 2 mL serum from Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from Serum Separator Tube (SST)
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: 1 mL serum from Serum Separator Tube (SST)
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: 1 mL serum from Serum Separator Tube (SST)
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: 10 mL urine submitted in a plastic, leak-proof urine container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 20mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: 3 mL oral fluid collected in Quntisal collection device
Alternate Specimen: No laternative 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: 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: 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 OR plasma, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Serum OR plasma, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: "Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, OR green-top (heparin) tube"
Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�14 days
Specimen Required: "Serum, PROTECTED FROM LIGHT"
Alternate Specimen: "Serum, PROTECTED FROM LIGHT"
Specimen Container: "Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube; amber plastic transport tube with amber top. (If amber tubes are unavailable, cover standard transport tube completely, top and bottom, with aluminum foil. Identify specimen with patient's name directly on the container AND on the outside of the aluminum foil. Secure with tape.) For amber plastic transport tube and amber-top, order LabCorp item ID 23598."
Specimen Volume: 0.7 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 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: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 30 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: 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
Alternate Specimen: Gel-barrier tube (preferred) or red-top tube
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube (preferred) or red-top tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL (each specimen)
Specimen Stability: Freeze 14 days�Room 14 days �Refrigerator 14 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: 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: 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: 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: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No laternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 10 days�Refrigerated: 10 days�Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
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: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Plasma, FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: "Plasma, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 3 mL (plasma)
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Urine (24-hour)
Alternate Specimen: Urine (24-hour)
Specimen Container: Brown urine container with 30 mL 6N HCl preservative. CAUTION: STRONG ACID. May cause skin burns.
Specimen Volume: 30 mL aliquot
Specimen Stability: 3 days�14 days�30 days at 70(degrees)C
Specimen Required: Urine (random)
Alternate Specimen: Urine (random)
Specimen Container: Use random urine transport tube containing 6N HCl. Container is also known as urine Monovette(R) with pH stabilizer. Monovette(R) instructions accompany units. Preservative must be added to the container prior to the start of the collection. If collecting without Monovette(R), use plastic urine container and adjust urine pH to less than 5 with 6N HCl. CAUTION: Strong acid. May cause skin burns. PeopleSoft item number for this container is *56015.
Specimen Volume: 10 mL aliquot
Specimen Stability: 3 days�14 days�30 days at 70(degrees)C
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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top).
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: 48 hours �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top).
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top tube (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: 48 hours �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top).
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top tube (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 5 mL whole blood
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 48 hours (may cause platelet clumping)�Frozen: Unstable
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Whole blood:�Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from Serum Separator Tube (SST)
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: Formalin fixed paraf
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type
Specimen Container: Paraffin block bag
Specimen Volume: Paraffin block bag
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Indefinite �Refrigerated: Indefinite �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: PLASMA
Alternate Specimen: N/A
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube AND yellow-top (ACD-A) or (ACD-B).
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum collected in a Red top, No gel
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable�Refrigerated: Unacceptable�Frozen: 30 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
Alternate Specimen: Red top
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3 ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days�Refrigerated: 7 days�Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Gel-Barrier Tube
Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Gel-Barrier Tube
Specimen Volume: 1.7 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 7 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: 2 Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood or buccal swabs
Alternate Specimen: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or four buccal swabs in a sealed envelope (buccal swab kit).
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or four buccal swabs in a sealed envelope (buccal swab kit).
Specimen Volume: 7 mL or four buccal swabs
Specimen Stability: Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Specimen Required: Synovial fluid ONLY.
Alternate Specimen: Synovial fluid ONLY.
Specimen Container: Green-top (heparin) tube (preferred) or lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL (green or lavender)
Specimen Stability: Unstable�2 days (48 hours)�Unstable
Specimen Required: Synovial fluid IN LAV TOP
Alternate Specimen: Synovial fluid in Green-top or Plastic vial
Specimen Container: Synovial fluid IN LAV TOP
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated (2-8� C): 48 hours �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: CSF in clear plastic tube
Alternate Specimen: n/a
Specimen Container: CSF in clear plastic tube
Specimen Volume: 3ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated (2-8� C): 48 hours �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Synovial fluid ONLY.
Alternate Specimen: Synovial fluid ONLY.
Specimen Container: Green-top (heparin) tube (preferred) or lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL (green or lavender)
Specimen Stability: Unstable�2 days (48 hours)�Unstable
Specimen Required: Cerebrospinal fluid
Alternate Specimen: Sterile, capped tubes
Specimen Container: Sterile, capped tubes
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube AND yellow-top (ACD-A) or (ACD-B) tube
Specimen Volume: Fill tube(s) to capacity.
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 10 mL (x2) whole blood collected in a CellSave� Preservative Tube
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 2 Cell Save Perservative Tubes
Specimen Volume: 2 x 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days �Refrigerated: Unacceptable �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 10 mL (x2) whole blood collected in a CellSave Preservative Tube
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 2 Cell Save Perservative Tubes
Specimen Volume: 2 x 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days �Refrigerated: Unacceptable �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole Blood
Specimen Container: CellSave tubes in Circulating Tumor Cell Collection Kit (Supply T630). Available through Mayo medical.
Specimen Volume: Two 10-mL tubes
Specimen Stability: 4 days�Not Available�Not Available
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: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Plastic Screw Cap Vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 28 days Refrigerated: 28 days �Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Green-top (sodium heparin) tube: submit original tube
Specimen Container: Green-top (sodium heparin) tube: submit original tube
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Maintain specimen at room temperature
Specimen Required: Serum (preferred) OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum (preferred) OR plasma
Specimen Container: "Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube OR green-top (heparin) tube"
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 7 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum collected in a no additive, trace metal-free (dark royal blue-top) tube
Alternate Specimen: 1 mL plasma collected in: EDTA, trace metal-free (dark royal blue-top) tube
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial, acid washed and Trace metal-free
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 30 days�Refrigirated: 30 days�Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood collected in an: EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin or lithium (green-top), or ACD (yellow-top) tube
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days Refrigerated: 8 days �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood collected in: ACD solution (yellow-top) tube or sodium heparin (green-top) tube
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 14 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: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum, Urine, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA, Sterile screw-cup container
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��Urine:�Room Temperature: 72 hours�Refrigerated: 7 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: 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: 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: 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
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 Days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 Days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator 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: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: 72 hours �Frozen: Unacceptable
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 48 hours�2 weeks�1 year
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
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�30 days�30 days
Specimen Required: Endocervical or urethral swabs in APTIMA Combo 2 Assay Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit. Vaginal swabs in the APTIMA Combo 2 Assay Vaginal Swab Collection Kit.
Alternate Specimen: Urine (no preservatives): 2 mL of urine. Specimen must be transferred into the APTIMA urine transport medium within 24 hours of collection and before being assayed.
Specimen Container: APTIMA Transport Tube
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Urine in APTIMA transport medium: �Room temperature: 30 days �Refrigerated: 30 days �Frozen: 1 year ��Cervical/vaginal swabs in APTIMA transport: �Room temperature: 60 days �Refrigerated: 60 days �Frozen: 1 year ��Urethral swabs in APTIMA transport: �Room temperature: 60 days �Refrigerated: 60 days �Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: Rectal specimen collected with APTIMA(R) unisex collection swab and submitted in the APTIMA(R) swab specimen transport tube
Alternate Specimen: Rectal specimen collected with APTIMA(R) unisex collection swab and submitted in the APTIMA(R) swab specimen transport tube
Specimen Container: Gen-Probe(R) APTIMA(R) swab specimen transport tube
Specimen Volume: One swab (rectal)
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Pharyngeal specimen collected with APTIMA(R) unisex collection swab and submitted in the APTIMA(R) swab specimen transport tube
Alternate Specimen: Pharyngeal specimen collected with APTIMA(R) unisex collection swab and submitted in the APTIMA(R) swab specimen transport tube
Specimen Container: Gen-Probe(R) APTIMA(R) swab specimen transport tube
Specimen Volume: One swab (pharyngeal)
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 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 10 mL aliquot of a 24-hour urine collected in a no preservative plastic urine container
Alternate Specimen: Urine preserved with boric acid � Urine preserved with acetic acid � Urinalysis transport tube (yellow-top, blue fill line, preservative tube)
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: Indefinite �Refrigerated: Indefinite �Frozen(-20 degrees C):Indefinite
Specimen Required: 10 mL random urine - no preservative
Alternate Specimen: Urinalysis transport tube (yellow-top, blue fill line, preservative tube)
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
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: 1 day Refrigerated: 5 days Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: 3 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)
Alternate Specimen: 3 mL plasma from Green top sodium heparin
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 1 year
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: Serum
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2ml
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 48 Hours�Refrigerated: 7 Days�Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL Serum
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 5 days Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from Serum Separator Tube (SST)
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 (preferred) OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Gel-barrier tube, transport tube, green-top (heparin) tube, OR lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube, transport tube, green-top (heparin) tube, OR lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze 14 days�Room 3 days �Refrigerator 14 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from Ret top, No gel tube
Alternate Specimen: No alternatives
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: Unacceptable Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Plasma AND whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube AND transport tube marked "plasma"
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube AND transport tube marked "plasma"
Specimen Volume: 2 mL plasma AND 5 mL whole blood
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: Unstable
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 14 days�Refrigerated 14 days�Frozen 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube or red-top tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: 2 mL of a 24 hour urine collected in an acid-washed, metal free, leakproof container.
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Acid-washed, metal free, leak proof container.
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days�Refrigerated: 14 days�Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole Blood
Specimen Container: Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Plasma
Specimen Container: Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube OR royal blue-top without EDTA
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Urine (random)
Alternate Specimen: Plastic urine container, no preservative
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container, no preservative
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature 14 days�Refrigerated 14 days�Frozen 14 days
Specimen Required: Bone marrow, blood (>4% blasts required; see Collection), lymph node, spleen, bone core, or effusion
Alternate Specimen: Bone marrow or peripheral blood in pediatric green-stopper (sodium heparin) tube; lymph node, spleen, bone core, or effusion in lymph node transport bottle
Specimen Container: Bone marrow or peripheral blood in pediatric green-stopper (sodium heparin) tube; lymph node, spleen, bone core, or effusion in lymph node transport bottle
Specimen Volume: 2 mL bone marrow, 3 mL peripheral blood, or 0.5-1 cm3 tissue
Specimen Stability: Room temperature
Specimen Required: Serum, FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: "Serum, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�12 months (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference).
Specimen Required: 2 x 3 mm product of conception tissue in transport media.
Alternate Specimen: No alernative specimen
Specimen Container: 2 x 3 mm product of conception tissue in transport media
Specimen Volume: 2x3 mm
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature and Refrigerated: See Instructions �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 10mL (X2) Amniotic Fluid submitted in a Genetics Transport Pack OR 10mg Chorionic villus sampling submitted in transport media.
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Genetics Transport pack.
Specimen Volume: 10mL(x2)
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature and Refrigerated: See Instructions �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 23 mL amniotic fluid
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile, nontoxic, centrifuge tubes
Specimen Volume: 23mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: Not recommended Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Green-top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 5 mL (adults), 1-2 mL (neonates)
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Whole blood OR LabCorp buccal swab kit (Buccal swab collection kit contains instructions for the use of a buccal swab.)
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood OR LabCorp buccal swab kit (Buccal swab collection kit contains instructions for the use of a buccal swab.)
Specimen Container: "Green-top (heparin) tube (preferred), yellow-top (ACD) tube, OR lavender-top (EDTA) tube OR LabCorp buccal swab kit."
Specimen Volume: 4 mL OR LabCorp buccal swab kit
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 1 gram of random stool submitted in a sterile leak proof container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile leak proof container
Specimen Volume: 1gram
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: 2 Weeks �Frozen: 1 Month
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
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: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Urine (24-hour), ACIDIFIED OR FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Plastic LabCorp 24-hour urine container with 30 mL 6N HCl preservative (LabCorp No. 21584)
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze 14 days�Room 14 days �Refrigerator 14 days
Specimen Required: 10 mL aliquot of 24-hour urine collection - no preservative
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen available
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature 24 hours �Refrigerated 1 week �Frozen 7 weeks
Specimen Required: "Urine (24-hour), ACIDIFIED OR FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Urine (24-hour), ACIDIFIED OR FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Plastic LabCorp 24-hour urine container with 30 mL 6N HCl preservative (LabCorp No. 21584)
Specimen Volume: 10 mL aliquot
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Alternate Specimen: ACD solution B (yellow-top) � EDTA (royal blue-top) � Sodium heparin (green-top)
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days�Refrigerated: 8 days�Frozen: Unacceptable
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: 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: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
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: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum, FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: Red-top tube
Specimen Container: Red-top tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: FROZEN 14 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL FROZEN serum from a no additive red-top
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: unacceptable�Refrigerated: unacceptable�Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 10 mL urine submitted in a plastic, leak-proof urine container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile screw-cup container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
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: Serum OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum OR plasma
Specimen Container: "Red-top tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube 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: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 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: 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: 2 mL serum from Red top, No gel
Alternate Specimen: Plasma from EDTA (lavender-top or pink-top)
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 30 days �Refrigerated: 30 days �Frozen: 2 years
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: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated 14
Specimen Required: Stool or proctoscopic specimen
Alternate Specimen: Stool or proctoscopic specimen
Specimen Container: "Sterile screw-cap container or stool transport vial (Para-Pak(R) white clean vial), no preservative"
Specimen Volume: 5 g
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Stool (unformed)
Alternate Specimen: Stool (unformed)
Specimen Container: Sterile screw-cap container or stool transport without preservatives (Para-Pak(R) white clean vial). Cool Whip containers, denture cups, or other similar containers often leak or even explode during transport and may be rejected by the laboratory.
Specimen Volume: 5 g
Specimen Stability: 24 hours Stability determined by manufacturer or literature reference�5 days Stability determined by manufacturer or literature reference�Not Available
Specimen Required: 5 grams (5 mL) stool
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof container w/o media, preservative, or metal ion.
Specimen Volume: 5grams
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 Hours Refrigerated : 72 Hours �Frozen: 30 Days
Specimen Required: 5 grams (5 mL) stool
Alternate Specimen: No alternaive specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof container w/o media, preservative, or metal ion.
Specimen Volume: 5gram
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 Hours�Refrigerated : 72 Hours�Frozen: 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: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature 14
Specimen Required: Serum OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum OR plasma
Specimen Container: Red-top tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube 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: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: 3 mL serum from Serum Separator Tube (SST)
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: 1 mL Serum from SST
Alternate Specimen: Red Top No Gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 4 Days
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Serum�Room temperature: 5 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 days��Whole blood:�Room Temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: 3 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: Plasma, Whole blood, Serum
Specimen Container: Light blue top, Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Stability: See each component
Specimen Required: Serum, Plasma
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Light blue top
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Plasma:�Room temperature: Unacceptable �Refrigerated: Unacceptable �Frozen -20� C: 14 days �Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Urine (random or 24-hour)
Alternate Specimen: Plastic urine container, no preservative
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container, no preservative
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature 14 days�Refrigerated 14 days�Frozen 14 days
Specimen Required: 7 mL aliquot of a well-mixed 24-hour urine collected in an acid-washed or metal-free container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Acid-washed plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 7 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 5 days�Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: 7 mL random urine collected in acid-washed or metal- free container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Acid washed plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: 5 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Plasma
Specimen Container: Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: 3 mL oral fluid collected in Quntisal collection device
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: 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: 7mL
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: 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: Serum Separator (Gel) Tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: 2 days�2 weeks�1 year
Specimen Required: CSF
Alternate Specimen: CSF
Specimen Container: Sterile container
Specimen Volume: 1.0 mL
Specimen Stability: 48 hours�2 weeks�1 year
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: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
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: 1 mL
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 1 day 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: 1 day Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: "Serum, PROTECTED FROM LIGHT"
Alternate Specimen: "Serum, PROTECTED FROM LIGHT"
Specimen Container: Serum gel-barrier tube or red-top tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: 3 days�14 days�14 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: 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: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Green top sodium heparin, Lavender, Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 28 days Refrigerated: 28 days �Frozen: 1 year
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: 2 mL of an unpreserved 24-hour urine collected in a plastic, leak-proof urine container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 5 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urine
Specimen Container: "Transfer tube, no preservative"
Specimen Volume: 20 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: 20 mL unpreserved urine from second morning void
Alternate Specimen: Unpreserved random urine, unpreserved catheterized, or unpreserved first morning void clean catch
Specimen Container: Sterile, screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 20mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 5 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Serum in a transfer tube collected from a Red Top Tube, No Gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 16 Hours�Refrigerated : 72 Hours�Frozen: 90 Days
Specimen Required: "Serum, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Serum, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: 1 day�14 days�2 years
Specimen Required: 3 mL FROZEN serum from a no additive red top tube or SST tube.
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 72 hours �Refrigerated: 30 days �Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Tissue Paraffin Bloc
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue block
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 years Refrigerated: 5 years �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: "Plasma, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Plasma, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: 4-mL BD(R) purple-top (K2 EDTA) tube. Collect six tubes of whole blood in accordance with the collection procedure specified below.
Specimen Volume: Two plastic transport tubes (containing at least 3.5 mL each) of frozen plasma
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
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: 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
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: 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: 60 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: 60 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: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: 12 days�12 days�12 days
Specimen Required: "Plasma (EDTA) with Futhan, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Plasma (EDTA) with Futhan, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 24 hours�6 hours�14 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Transport tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: "Plasma,(EDTA) FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Plasma,(EDTA) FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: .5mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: 1 mL plasma from an EDTA lavender top tube OR plasma from a white top PPT potassium EDTA white tope tube OR 1 mL serum from a SST (Serum Separator Top tube).
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or PPT potassium EDTA (white-top) tube
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 21 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Plasma collected in: an EDTA (lavender-top) or PPT potassium EDTA (white-top) tube
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum, FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: "Serum, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze 14 days �Room 2 days �Refrigerator 2 days
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 4mL
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: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Stool
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 5cc stool in each vial - 1 Formalin, 1 Cary Blair, 3 SAF vials, and 1 white-top cup (for Add-ons). May be random stool, purge, or swab.
Specimen Volume: 5 g
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 3 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hr Urine
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 1 ml
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: 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, Red top, No gel
Specimen Stability: Serum:�Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days��Whole blood:�Room temperature: 48 hours�Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Alternate Specimen: 2 Buccal swabs
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 30 days �Frozen: 49 days
Specimen Required: 8 mL (2 mL pediatric (0-3 years)) whole blood collected in two EDTA (lavender-top) tubes.
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type
Specimen Container: EDTA lavender top tubes
Specimen Volume: 8mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 10 days�Refrigerated: 10 days�Frozen: unacceptable
Specimen Required: Conventional Smear
Alternate Specimen: No Alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Slide holder
Specimen Volume: 1 slide
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD) tube
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: N/A
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Yellow-top (ACD) tube
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day Refrigerated: 3 days 8 Deg.
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD) tube
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum OR plasma
Specimen Container: Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube OR royal blue-top without EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�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: 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: Packed RBCs AND plasma
Alternate Specimen: Packed RBCs AND plasma
Specimen Container: Royal blue-top (EDTA) metal-free tube
Specimen Volume: 3 mL each plasma AND packed RBCs
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Royal Blue Serum
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 days Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: do not freeze
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
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day�Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum, FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Freeze 300 days�Room 3 days �Refrigerator 3 days
Specimen Required: 3 mL plasma from a sodium heparin (green top) tube
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 72 hours Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum from a Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum, frozen
Alternate Specimen: Red top,
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Frozen: 1 years
Specimen Required: Serum from a Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 5 days Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: "Serum, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Serum, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1.6 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urine
Specimen Container: Urine Bottle
Specimen Volume: 1.0 mL
Specimen Stability: 7 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urine
Specimen Container: Urine Bottle
Specimen Volume: 1.0 mL
Specimen Stability: 7 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: "Saliva, FROZEN"
Alternate Specimen: "Saliva, FROZEN"
Specimen Container: "Salivette collection device: Specialized kits are now available for salivary testing. To order, please contact your local LabCorp representative. PS # 123724"
Specimen Volume: 1 mL (each specimen) per time point indicated
Specimen Stability: 3 days�3 days�5 months
Specimen Required: 0.5 mL Saliva
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Salivette tube (SARSTEDT)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 Hours�Refrigerated: 7 Days�Frozen: 2 Years
Specimen Required: Serum (preferred) or plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum (preferred) or plasma
Specimen Container: "Gel-barrier tube,red-top tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube or green-top (heparin) tube"
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: 7 days�7 days�7 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urine
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top,
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: N/A
Specimen Container: One 8.5 mL red-top tube or one 8.5 mL gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 3 month
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: 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: 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: 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
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier Tube OR Red Top 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: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
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: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 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: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hr urine
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 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: 60 days at -70 Celsius
Specimen Required: Serum OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum OR plasma
Specimen Container: "Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube OR green-top (heparin) tube"
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: 2 mL frozen serum from Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: Unacceptable 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: Urine (24-hour), FROZEN
Alternate Specimen: "Urine (24-hour), FROZEN"
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container, no preservative
Specimen Volume: 2 mL aliquot
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 2 mL frozen serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)
Alternate Specimen: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 hours �Refrigerated: 24 hours �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine and Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 24 HR urine and SST
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 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: 7 Days
Specimen Required: 10 mL urine aliquot from a well-mixed, 24-hour collection - no preservative
Alternate Specimen: Acidified urine � Urinalysis transport tube (yellow-top, blue fill line, preservative tube)
Specimen Container: Plastic screw cap urine container.
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 hours Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: 10 mL of a random urine, submitted in a plastic, leak-proof container
Alternate Specimen: Acidified urine in Urinalysis Transport Tube (yellow-top, blue fill line, preservative tube)
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 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: 1 day Refrigerated: 5 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Urine (24-hour)
Alternate Specimen: Plastic urine container (w/ HCL preservative)
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container (w/ HCL preservative)
Specimen Volume: 50 mL aliquot of entire collection (Urine)
Specimen Stability: Freeze 14 days�Room 3 days �Refrigerator 14 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Plasma
Specimen Container: "Blue-top (sodium citrate) tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or gray-top (sodium fluoride) tube"
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 1 mL of EDTA plasma AND 5 ml of Red top serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vials ONLY
Specimen Volume: 1 mL Plasma and 5 mL Serum
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 24 hours �Refrigerated: 72 hours
Specimen Required: Serum, prewarmed
Alternate Specimen: "Serum, prewarmed"
Specimen Container: Red-top tube (no gel)
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from SST tube
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube is preferred. Red top tube is acceptable.
Specimen Volume: 2.0 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�72 hours (stability determined by manufacturer or literature reference)�>72 hours (stability determined by manufacturer or literature reference)
Specimen Required: Stool
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Preserved Stool
Specimen Volume: 10 G
Specimen Stability: Specimens in formalin and PVA are stable for 2 months at room temperature or until the expiration date printed on the vial
Specimen Required: Stool
Alternate Specimen: Parasite (O&P) transport (formalin vial only); Para Pak - Pink
Specimen Container: Parasite (O&P) transport (formalin vial only); Para Pak - Pink
Specimen Volume: 10g
Specimen Stability: Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Specimen Required: Synovial fluid ONLY.
Alternate Specimen: Synovial fluid ONLY.
Specimen Container: Green-top (heparin) tube (preferred) or lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Slide not preferred but is acceptable.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Unstable�2 days�unstable
Specimen Required: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Alternate Specimen: Sterile tube
Specimen Container: Sterile tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 3 days �Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Synovial fluid
Alternate Specimen: CSF
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vial
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 30 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: 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
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: See test instructions
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Blood culture bottles
Specimen Volume: 10 ml each
Specimen Stability: 48 hours after collection at room temperature
Specimen Required: Nasopharengeal Eswab
Alternate Specimen: E-SWAB
Specimen Container: Small tipped alginate or Dacron swabs
Specimen Volume: 3ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours �Refrigerated: 4 days �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Rectal or perirectal swab in Amies gel,
Alternate Specimen: No alternatives
Specimen Container: Amies Gel, Liquid Stuart or Eswab transport media
Specimen Volume: N/A
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days�Refrigerated: 4 days�Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Chlamydia is an intracellular pathogen. Obtain swab specimens containing epithelial cells of conjunctiva, cervix, posterior nasopharynx, throat, rectum, or urethra.
Alternate Specimen: "Chlamydia is an intracellular pathogen. Obtain swab specimens containing epithelial cells of conjunctiva, cervix, posterior nasopharynx, throat, rectum, or urethra."
Specimen Container: Viral, Chlamydia, or Mycoplasma culture transport provided by LabCorp, or other appropriate transport medium
Specimen Volume: One swab
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Cerebrospinal fluid in sterile leak-proo
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile, plastic screw-cap tube or Port-A-Cul gel vial
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 Hours Refrigerated: Unacceptable Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Specimen Type SWAB Specimen State Room t
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Transport swab or bacterial culture medium
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 2 days
Specimen Required: Swab
Alternate Specimen: Sterile fluid from the eye is accepted as an alternate specimen.
Specimen Container: Transport sterile swab
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 days
Specimen Required: Collect specimen using culture swab tran
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Oral,nose,nasopharynx,ear,eye,wound in swab transport.
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 Hours�Refrigerated: 72 Hours�Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Pure culture of organism to be identifie
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Transport in double walled container.
Specimen Volume: Any amount of specimen. Must be viable
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: Not established Frozen: unacceptable
Specimen Required: 5 mL blood or bone marrow drawn into a B
Alternate Specimen: 1 yellow top Vacutainer tube (SPD-Sodium polyanetholesuofonate) Use specially marked tubes for Blood Culture Only.
Specimen Container: Myco F/Lytic blood bottle,Yellow top SPS tube, Aerobic Blood Bottle or Isolator tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours �Refrigerated: Unacceptable �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Hair, Nails and Skin scrapings for Funga
Alternate Specimen: No alternative sample
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic container
Specimen Volume: N/A
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: Unacceptable �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Hair, Nails and Skin scrapings for Funga
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile dry container
Specimen Volume: N/A
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days �Refrigerated: Unacceptable �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Vaginal; Endocervical; Urethral; Prostat
Alternate Specimen: Red-top liquid Amies tube
Specimen Container: Sterile blue cap
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours
Specimen Required: "Vesicular fluid, ulcerated lesions, pharyngeal and throat swabs, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, autopsy and biopsy material, eye exudates, and vaginal swabs"
Alternate Specimen: "Vesicular fluid, ulcerated lesions, pharyngeal and throat swabs, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, autopsy and biopsy material, eye exudates, and vaginal swabs"
Specimen Container: "Viral, Chlamydia, or Mycoplasma culture transport provided by LabCorp, or other appropriate transport medium (for swabs); body fluids and tissue samples may be submitted in viral transport media or in a sterile leakproof container"
Specimen Volume: Entire container
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Vesicular fluid, ulcerated lesions, pharyngeal and throat swabs, urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), autopsy and biopsy material, eye exudates, vaginal swabs
Alternate Specimen: "Vesicular fluid, ulcerated lesions, pharyngeal and throat swabs, urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), autopsy and biopsy material, eye exudates, vaginal swabs"
Specimen Container: Viral, Chlamydia, or Mycoplasma culture transport provided by LabCorp, or other appropriate transport medium; body fluids and tissue samples may be submitted in viral transport media or in a sterile leakproof container.
Specimen Volume: Swab in viral transport media, 1 mL fluid, 0.5 g tissue in transport medium
Specimen Stability: Not Available�7 days�Not Available
Specimen Required: "Throat or nasopharyngeal swab or wash, sputum, bronchial washings, bronchoalveolar lavage"
Alternate Specimen: "Throat or nasopharyngeal swab or wash, sputum, bronchial washings, bronchoalveolar lavage"
Specimen Container: Virus transport medium for swabs
Specimen Volume: Entire container
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Pus or drainage from sinus tracts contai
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterile Cup container
Specimen Volume: 1 IUD
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours
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 flu"
Alternate Specimen: "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 flu"
Specimen Container: Sterile container with tight screw-cap seal or green-top (sodium heparin) tube or Isolator(TM)
Specimen Volume: "5 mL sputum or respiratory aspirate, 10 mL whole blood, 2 cm(3) 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"
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 50 mL urine collected in a sterile, leak
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof, screw-capped container without fixatives
Specimen Volume: 50 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable �Refrigerated: 5 days �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 5 mL blood or bone marrow drawn into a B
Alternate Specimen: 1 Yellow top tube (sodium polyanetholesulfonate-SPS).
Specimen Container: Collected in a BACTEC Myco/F Lytic aerobic blood bottle
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: Unacceptable Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 1 mL or 1 swab minimum) Urogenital (vagi
Alternate Specimen: Urine, sterile body fluids, tissue, wounds, (swab), respiratory (sputum, bronchial washing, tracheobronchial secretions, bronchial alveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal or throat swabs) collected in a VCM medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent (UTM) container.
Specimen Container: VCM Medium
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: Unacceptable �Refrigerated: 48 hours �Frozen: 30 days �Frozen: -20C is Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Nasopharyngeal (NP), nasal passages and
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Green capped transport swab-mini-tip with thin wire shaft in Amies gel medium
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours
Specimen Required: Urethral, cervical, anorectal, throat or
Alternate Specimen: Urethral, Cervical, Anorectal, Throat, or Conjunctiva in Inoculated medium (Martin-Lewis plate or Neigon plate), in Copan transport containing Amies gel medium or eSwab
Specimen Container: Copan transport swab containing Amies gel medium or Eswab
Specimen Volume: 1 Swab
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours Refrigerated: Unacceptable Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Nasopharyngeal wash or aspirate is prefe
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: VCM Medium
Specimen Volume: 2-3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: (up to 3 days) Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 3-5 mL sputum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine container
Specimen Volume: 3-5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 hours maximum, then refrigerate ASAP
Specimen Required: Body fluid
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile screw cap container
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 72 hours
Specimen Required: Culturete swab
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Culturete swab
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 48 Hours
Specimen Required: Collect throat specimen using either a B
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Amies Swab
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 72 hours
Specimen Required: Collect throat specimen using either a B
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Amies Swab
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 72 hours
Specimen Required: 3mL Urine
Alternate Specimen: Random Urine
Specimen Container: Gray-top BD Urine culture container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 48 Hours
Specimen Required: "Vesicle fluid, vesicle scrapings"
Alternate Specimen: "Vesicle fluid, vesicle scrapings"
Specimen Container: "Viral, Chlamydia, or Mycoplasma culture transport provided by LabCorp, or other appropriate transport medium. Smears of vesicle fluid may also be submitted for DFA at additional charge [test 185009]."
Specimen Volume: Entire container
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: 3 mL nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash or swa
Alternate Specimen: 3 mL nasopharyngeal aspirate, nasopharyngeal washing, bronchial lavage/wash or tracheal lavage/wash in sterile screw-cap container � Throat swabs on patients =2 years of age in VCM medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent.
Specimen Container: VCM Medium transport (green cap)
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 �Unpreserved, raw specimens: �Room temperature: Unacceptable �Refrigerated: 72 hours �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Abscess/wound specimen, submitted on cul
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Transport swab with Amies Gel
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 3 days
Specimen Required: Swab
Alternate Specimen: "Specimens not appropriate for anaerobic culture, may be processed only after consultation with microbiology manager/supervisor or Medical Director"
Specimen Container: Amies transport swab or blue cap
Specimen Volume: Swab
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 Hours
Specimen Required: Aspirate, biopsy, blood, body fluid, nails, skin, sputum, stool, swab of conjunctiva, throat, urine, vaginal
Alternate Specimen: "Aspirate, biopsy, blood, body fluid, nails, skin, sputum, stool, swab of conjunctiva, throat, urine, vaginal"
Specimen Container: Sterile container for fluid or tissue or green-top (heparin) tube, blood culture bottle, or swab
Specimen Volume: 2 mL or 1cm[3] tissue, 10 mL blood, whole nails, 50 mL body fluid (5 mL CSF), 5 mL aspirates or sputum; skin scrapings may be submitted on Mycosel media (not supplied by LabCorp)
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
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: 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
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: 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: 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
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day �Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: 10 mL whole blood from a sodium heparin green top tube
Alternate Specimen: 6 mL whole blood from a EDTA lavender top tube or sodium fluoride gray top tube.
Specimen Container: Sodium heparin green top tube
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 2 weeks Refrigerated: 2 weeks �Frozen: 1 month
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, gray-top (sodium fluoride) tube, or green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, gray-top (sodium fluoride) tube, or green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated 7 days�Frozen 7 days
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from Red top, No gel and 14 mL Random urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap vials
Specimen Volume: 1 mL Serum, and 14 mL Urine
Specimen Stability: Serum: �Room Temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: 7 days �Frozen: 90 days ��Urine: �Room Temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: 28 days �Frozen (preferred): 14 days
Specimen Required: Urine (random), frozen
Alternate Specimen: N/A
Specimen Container: Transport tube
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Frozen 14 days
Specimen Required: 3 mL of random urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
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: Preserved stool (10% formalin, SAF, or ECOFIX)
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Screw-cap container or Formalin vial
Specimen Volume: 5 grams or 5 mL minimum stool preserved in 10% formalin or Total-Fix transport vial
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: until expiration date on vial - up to 1 month
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or green-top (heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: 2 Buccal swabs
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Alternate Specimen: 2 Buccal swabs
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 30 days �Frozen: 49 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: 2 Buccal swabs
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: 2 Buccal swabs
Specimen Container: Lavender top tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: 2 Buccal swabs
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: 2 Buccal swabs
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: 2 Buccal swabs
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: 4 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube.
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood collected in: ACD solution A (yellow-top) tube or ACD solution B (yellow-top) tube � Saliva collected in DNA Genotek Oragene-Dx kit � Buccal swab collected in Celera/Copan DNA collection kit
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Whole blood �Room temperature: 8 days �Refrigerated: 8 days �Frozen: Unacceptable ��Saliva �Room temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: Unacceptable ��Buccal swab �Room temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: Unacceptable �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 4 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Alternate Specimen: 2 mL saliva or Buccal swab Saliva: Use only DNA Genotek Oragene-Dx (OGD-510) kit. Follow instructions. Store and Ship ambient or refrigerated. Do not freeze. Buccal swab: Use only Celera/Copan DNA collection kit (Celera part# 5002737). Store and ship ambient only. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Whole blood �Room temperature: 8 days �Refrigerated: 8 days �Frozen: Unacceptable ��Saliva �Room temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: Unacceptable ��Buccal swab �Room temperature: 14 days �Refrigerated: Unacceptable �Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum OR plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum OR plasma
Specimen Container: "Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (heparin) tube"
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 14 days�14 days�14 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood OR LabCorp buccal swab kit (buccal swab collection kit contains instructions for use of a buccal swab)
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood OR LabCorp buccal swab kit (buccal swab collection kit contains instructions for use of a buccal swab)
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, OR LabCorp buccal swab kit
Specimen Volume: 4 mL whole blood OR LabCorp buccal swab kit
Specimen Stability: Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Specimen Required: 4 mL whole blood collected in EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Alternate Specimen: Whole blood collected in ACD solution B (yellow-top), sodium heparin (green-top), EDTA (royal blue-top), lithium heparin (green-top), ACD solution A (yellow-top) � 2 mL saliva in Oragene DNA self-collection kit
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Whole blood �Room temperature: 8 days Refrigerated: 8 days �Frozen: Unacceptable ��Saliva �Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days �Frozen: Call laboratory
Specimen Required: 1 mL serum from Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: 30 days �Frozen: 12 months
Specimen Required: Urine (24-hour)
Alternate Specimen: Urine (24-hour)
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container without preservative.
Specimen Volume: 5 mL aliquot
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Urine (24-hour)
Alternate Specimen: Urine (24-hour)
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container without preservative.
Specimen Volume: 5 mL aliquot
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Whole blood collection kit contains instructions for use of a buccal swab, peoplesoft # 3177)
Alternate Specimen: "Whole blood collection kit contains instructions for use of a buccal swab, peoplesoft # 3177)"
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD) tube buccal swab kit
Specimen Volume: 5 ML
Specimen Stability: Not Available�Not Available�Not Available
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel, Green top lithium heparin
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 30 minutes Refrigerated: Unacceptable Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube or green-top (lithium heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: 30 minutes�Not Available�1 year
Specimen Required: Fluid
Alternate Specimen: FIxed smears
Specimen Container: Tnin Prep
Specimen Volume: 5 ml
Specimen Stability: 21 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: 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: Blood, urine, buffy coat, throat, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial washings, cervical, semen, biopsy sources, or bonemarrow
Alternate Specimen: Viral, Chlamydia, or Mycoplasma culture transport provided by LabCorp, or other appropriate transport medium (throat, cervical, semen, biopsy sources); sterile leakproof urine container; two green-top (heparin) tubes
Specimen Container: Viral, Chlamydia, or Mycoplasma culture transport provided by LabCorp, or other appropriate transport medium (throat, cervical, semen, biopsy sources); sterile leakproof urine container; two green-top (heparin) tubes
Specimen Volume: 4 mL urine, 10-14 mL blood
Specimen Stability: Refrigerate
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: Unstable Refrigerated: 48 hours Frozen: 9 months
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: Unstable Refrigerated: 48 hours �Frozen: 9 months
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Plasma
Specimen Container: Ship in a screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Not Available�7 days�90 days
Specimen Required: Preferred Specimen: 3 mL bronchial brush/wash or 50 mL first morning urine or 3 mL nasal wash/aspirate submitted in a sterile leak-proof container OR 3 mL throat swab or 3 mL saliva or 3 mL conjunctival sample submitted in VCM transport medium
Alternate Specimen: Body fluid � Bone marrow � Swab specimens: Rectal lesion, throat, vaginal or cervical tissue specimens (keep moist in sterile saline) � Specimens in VCM medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent
Specimen Container: VCM medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent Urine in a sterile leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: VCM medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent �Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: 4 days �Frozen -20� C: Unacceptable Frozen -70� C: 30 days ��Raw (unpreserved) specimens Refrigerated: 72 hours
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