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Test Directory

Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 60 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen -20� C: 7 days @Frozen -70� C: 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, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Stool
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof container w/o media, preservative, or metal ion.
Specimen Volume: 5 grams
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 hours; refrigerated : 72 hours; frozen: 30 days.
Specimen Required: 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: Throat or Nasaopharyngeal swab in 3 mL M4 or VCM/UTM
Alternate Specimen: 1 mL bronchial lavage/wash
Specimen Container: Swab or VCM
Specimen Volume: 1ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST), red top tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Red top tube, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top or PPT tube
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 10 days @Frozen: 29 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Red top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 12 days; refrigerated: 28 days; frozen: 28 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top or PPT tube
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top or PPT tube
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 21 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: 24-hour urine
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: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Royal blue top (EDTA) tube; submit original tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days .
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: Randon Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Acid-washed or metal-free container
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Royal B. EDTA, Yellow tube
Specimen Container: 1 additional Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 8 days @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum, frozen
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: unstable; refrigerated: unstable; frozen: 90 days.
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Random Urine
Specimen Container: Plastic, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 35 days @Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: 24 hr Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 24 hr urine
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days@Frozen: 2 years
Specimen Required: 24-hour urine
Alternate Specimen: Urine aliquot from 24-hour collection
Specimen Container: 24-hour urine container 25 mL 6N HCl
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 35 days @Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: Not acceptable
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urinalysis transport tube
Specimen Container: Sterlie Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Urine:@Room Temperature: 3 days @Refrigerated: 7 days
Specimen Required: Stool
Alternate Specimen: Random liquid stool
Specimen Container: Sterlie Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 1gram
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 11 days @Refrigerated: 11 days @Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Green sodium heparin, Light Blue top tube
Specimen Container: 2 Lavender Top Tubes
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Whole blood, bone marrow and fixed cell pellet @Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: Unacceptable @@Slides and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block @Room temperature: Indefinite @Refrigerated: Indefinite @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Amniotic fluid, royal blue-top, green-top,Extracted DNA, bone marrow
Specimen Container: Lavender Top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top type
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days@Refrigerated: 14 Days@Frozen: 30 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 @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temp: 8 hours @Refrigerated: 1 week @Frozen: 1 Month
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 3.2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 Hours Refrigerated: 7 Days @Frozen: 30 Days
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
Alternate Specimen: Urinalysis transport tube
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Urine (random)
Alternate Specimen: 24-hr Urine
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 90 days.
Specimen Required: Oral fluid
Specimen Container: Quantisal swab
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 30 days with swab removed .
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative sample
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room: 48 hours@Refrigirated: 30 days@frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 10 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 10 months
Specimen Required: Rectal or perianal swab
Specimen Container: Bacterial swab transport
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 5 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 1 additional Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: Full tube
Specimen Stability: Unless otherwise specified, refrigerate specimen until transport
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Specimen Container: 1 additional Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Plasma
Specimen Container: Red top tube, gel-barrier tube, green top (heparin) tube, or lavender top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel, Green top Sodium or lithium heparin
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Serum @Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 90 days @@Plasma @Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 48 hours @Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Serum
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: 28 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Buccal swab
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
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: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 15 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: 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 Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No lalernative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: 6 months
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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"""
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 48 Hours
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours@Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 18 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
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: 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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Urine (random)
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic screw cap urine container
Specimen Volume: 20 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 90 days.
Specimen Required: Oral Fluid
Alternate Specimen: No laternative specimen
Specimen Container: Oral Eze swab
Specimen Volume: 3 ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma, frozen
Specimen Container: Red top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green top (heparin) tube.
Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Green top sodium heparin
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 hours @Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum, protected from light
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.7 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 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: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 Days@Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 28 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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: 24Hr Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urine without preservative is only acceptable if the pH is below 6 and the sample is shipped frozen.
Specimen Container: Plastic, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen: 49 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Green Lithium Heparin, Tan tube sodium heparin
Specimen Container: Green top (Sodium Heparin)
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 6 hours @Refrigerated: 6 hours @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Plastic, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen: 49 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 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: Serum
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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room: 14days@Refrigerated: 14days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Specimen Container: Lavender top tube (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours; refrigerated: 48 hours; frozen: unacceptable.
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Lavender top tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours; refrigerated: 48 hours; frozen: unstable.
Specimen Required: WHOLE BLOOD
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigirated: 48 Hours
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: 1 Sst, 1 Lav
Specimen Stability: Whole blood:@Room Temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: 48 @@Serum:@Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
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: 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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable@Refrigerated: Unacceptable@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 30 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: 2 Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 7 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen; 14 days.
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Yellow top tube, Green sodium heparin
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Body Fluid
Alternate Specimen: Body Fluid in Green tube or plastic vial
Specimen Container: Body Fluid in Lavender tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated (2-8� C): 48 hours @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: CSF
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic conical tube
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated (2-8� C): 48 hours @Frozen: Unacceptable
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: 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: Room temperature: 48 hours; refrigerated: unstable; frozen: unstable.
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Specimen Container: CellSave tubes in Circulating Tumor Cell Collection Kit
Specimen Volume: 2 x 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days; refrigerated: unacceptable; frozen: unacceptable.
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
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: 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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 60 days @Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Royal blue Serum/EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 30 days@Refrigirated: 30 days@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Royal B. EDTA, Sodium Heparin Green top
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days@Refrigerated: 8 days@Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube, royal blue top (EDTA), green top tube (sodium heparin or lithium (green top), yellow top tube (ACD).
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 8 days; refrigerated: 8 days; frozen: unacceptable.
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Yellow top or Green Sodium Heparin
Specimen Container: 1 Additional Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, mo gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1ML
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 28 days@Refrigerated: 28 days@Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours; refrigerated: 72 hours; frozen: unacceptable.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube.
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 3 months.
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: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Endocervical/Urethral/Vaginal swabBD container, ThinPrep, Orange aptima, Unisex aptima
Specimen Container: Sterile cup container, APTIMA Transport Tube.
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 30 days; refrigerated: 30 days ; frozen: 1 year.
Specimen Required: Rectal specimen collected with Aptima® unisex collection swab and submitted in the Aptima® swab specimen transport tube
Specimen Container: Gen-Probe® Aptima® swab specimen transport tube
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Required: Pharyngeal specimen collected with APTIMA unisex collection swab and submitted in the APTIMA swab specimen transport tube
Specimen Container: APTIMA swab specimen transport tube
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urinalysis transport tube
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: indefinite; refrigerated: indefinite; frozen ( -20 degrees C ): indefinite.
Specimen Required: 24 hour urine
Alternate Specimen: Boric Acid, Acetic Acid, and Thymol
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: Indefinite @Refrigerated: Indefinite @Frozen(-20 degrees C):Indefinite
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 5 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Urine
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Green top Sodium Heparin
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 1 year
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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"""
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 5 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: 24 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen -20� C: 14 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternatives
Specimen Container: Red No additive
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days@Refrigerated: 7 days@Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 21 days @Refrigerated: 21 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No gel"""
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 24 hour urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 24 hour urine
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days@Refrigerated: 14 days@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Royal Blue no additive, Serum
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 10 days @Frozen: 21 days
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Royal Blue top (EDTA, trace element free)
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Frozen: 12 months.
Specimen Required: Conception tissue
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: Amniotic Fluid
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile container
Specimen Volume: 10mL(x2)
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature and Refrigerated: See Instructions @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Amniotic fluid
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic conical tube; do not use urine containers or tubes with rubber stoppers. Rubber is toxic to amniocytes.
Specimen Volume: 20 to 30 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 month.
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Green top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 5 mL (adult), 1 to 2 mL (neonate)
Specimen Stability: frozen: unacceptable.
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Royal B. Sodium Heparin or Sodium Heparin lead-free tan top
Specimen Container: sodium heparin (green-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature @Shipping refrigerated is acceptable
Specimen Required: Stool
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Stool in sterile cup
Specimen Volume: 1gram
Specimen Stability: Room temp: Unacceptable Refrigerated: 2 Weeks @Frozen: 1 Month
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: See individual components or test specifications.
Specimen Required: Urine, 24Hr
Alternate Specimen: Patients should be refrained from the following substances one full day prior to testing: ANY DRUGS THAT CAUSES ALKALEMIA OR ACIDEMIA Patients should be off all medications for three days prior to collection.
Specimen Container: Plastic, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours @Refrigerated: 1 week @Frozen: 7 weeks
Specimen Required: 24 Hour Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 24 Hour Urine
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: 24 hr Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen available
Specimen Container: 24 hr urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature 24 hours @Refrigerated 1 week @Frozen 7 weeks
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Random urine
Specimen Container: Sterile cscrew cup container
Specimen Volume: 10ML
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours @Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen: 60 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: 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: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: unacceptable@Refrigerated: unacceptable@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hour urine
Specimen Container: Sterile screw-cup container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Red top tube, lavender top (EDTA) tube, or green top (heparin) tube.
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated : 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA, Green top Sodium heparin, Gray top
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 30 days @Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen: 2 years
Specimen Required: Stool (unformed)
Specimen Container: Sterile screw-cap container or stool transport without preservatives (Para-Pak® 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 Required: Stool or proctoscopic specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile screw-cap container or stool transport vial (Para-Pak® white clean vial), no preservative
Specimen Volume: 5 g
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel or Lavender top
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Red top tube, lavender top (EDTA) tube, or green top (heparin) tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: SERUM
Alternate Specimen: Red Top No Gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 2ML
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 28 days.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: 24 hr Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Acid-washed or metal-free plastic container.
Specimen Volume: 7ML
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours@Refrigerated: 5 days@Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Random urine
Alternate Specimen: No laternative specimen
Specimen Container: Plastic leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Specimen Container: Royal blue top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Oral fluid
Specimen Container: Quantisal swab
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 30 days with swab removed.
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 HR Urine
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine container
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated : 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 3 months.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 5Mm
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Serum, protected from light
Specimen Container: Serum gel-barrier tube or red top tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 3 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specification.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.3mL
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: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 28 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 24-Hour Urine
Alternate Specimen: Acidified urine, Urinalysis transport tube (yellow-top, blue fill line, preservative tube)
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Unpreserved random urine
Specimen Container: Sterile, Plastic Leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Unpreserved random urine, or unpreserved catheterized urine, or unpreserved first void clean catch urine
Specimen Container: Sterile, screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 1mL
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
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 16 hours @Refrigerated: 72 hours @Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Tissue Paraffin Bloc
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Tissue Paraffin Block
Specimen Volume: 5ml
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated - 12 Month(s)@Room Temperature - 12 Month(s)
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 2 Additional Lavender Top Tubes
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 3 months.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Plasma
Specimen Container: Red top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green top (heparin) tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL (adult), 0.5 mL (pediatric)
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 days; refrigerated: 3 days; frozen: 7 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Plasma
Specimen Container: Red top tube, gel-barrier tube, green top (lithium heparin) tube, or lavender-top (K3-EDTA) tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL (adult), 0.5 mL (pediatric)
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 3 days; refrigerated: 3 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Plasma (EDTA) with Futhan, frozen
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours; refrigerated: 6 hours; 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: 2 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Plasma, frozen
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender tube EDTA, PPT tube
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
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: Urine
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 30 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Buccal swab
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube, yellow top (ACD) tube, or buccal swab.
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 28 days, refrigerated: 28 days.
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternatives
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
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: Yellow or Red top tube
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day Refrigerated: 3 days -20 Deg.
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Yellow or Lavender top tube
Specimen Container: Lavender-top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day Refrigerated: 3 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Royal B. EDTA, Royal B. Sodium Heparin
Specimen Container: Royal Blue No additive
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 10 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 24 Hr Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 24 Hr Urine
Specimen Volume: 5mL aliquot from 24 hour urine
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine (random)
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: Packed RBCs and plasma
Specimen Container: Royal blue top (EDTA) metal-free tube
Specimen Volume: 3 mL each plasma and packed RBCs
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 5 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Royal blue serum
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: unstabe.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individua components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum, frozen
Specimen Container: Red top tube or gel-barrier tube.
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 3 days; refrigerated: 3 days; frozen: 300 days.
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Green Top Sodium Heparin
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 hour@Refrigerated: 24 hours@Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum
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
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temp Unacceptable@Refrigerated: 7 days@Frozen: 2 years
Specimen Required: Serum
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
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 5 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Urine (24-hour)
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 100 mL aliquot
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days,
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile, Plastic Leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Saliva
Specimen Container: Salivette collection tubes
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 3 days; refrigerated: 3 days; frozen: 5 months.
Specimen Required: Saliva
Specimen Container: Salivette collection tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 3 days; refrigerated: 3 days; frozen: 5 months.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender EDTA or PPT tube
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 2 years
Specimen Required: Urine (24-hour)
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 100 mL aliquot
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: 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: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 7 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
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 months.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
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: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 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 @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
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: 5 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red top, no gel
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
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: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 28 days.
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hr urine
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 28 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 60 days at -70 Celcius.
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Red top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @ Refrigerated: 48 hours @ Frozen:14 days
Specimen Required: 24 hour Urine Container
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 24 hour Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 hours @Refrigerated: 24 hours @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 hours @Refrigerated: 24 hours @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 5 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Urine and serum
Specimen Container: 24 hr urine and serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 28 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days.
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 24Hr Urine container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 5 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: Acidified urine
Specimen Container: Urine cup container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender EDTA
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days@Refrigerated: 8 days@Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 2-light blue top tube 3.2% sodium citrate.
Specimen Volume: 6mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperatute: 7 days @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum and Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: See test instructions
Specimen Volume: 1mL Plasma | 5mL Serum
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 24 hours @Refrigerated: 72 hours
Specimen Required: Serum, prewarmed
Specimen Container: Red top tube
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 3 days @Refrigerated: Unstable @Frozen: Unstable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 2 months at -20 degreesC
Specimen Required: Stool
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: Synovial fluid
Specimen Container: Green top (heparin) tube (preferred) or lavender top (EDTA) tube. Slide is not preferred but is acceptable.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: unstable; refrigerated: 48 hours; frozen: unstable.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: CSF
Alternate Specimen: Sterile plastic leakproof container
Specimen Container: CSF fluid
Specimen Volume: 6mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: 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 Required: Swab
Specimen Container: Amies transport swab or blue cap.
Specimen Volume: 1 swab
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours.
Specimen Required: Hair, nails and skin
Specimen Container: Sterile plastic container
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: unacceptable; frozen: unacceptable.
Specimen Required: IUD
Specimen Container: Sterile cup container
Specimen Volume: 1 IUD
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours.
Specimen Required: Swab
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: Sputum
Specimen Container: Sterile urine container
Specimen Volume: 3-5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 hours maximum, then refrigerate ASAP.
Specimen Required: Body fluid
Specimen Container: Sterile screw cap container
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 72 hours.
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urine (random)
Specimen Container: Gray-top BD urine culture container
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours.
Specimen Required: Blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), dermal, ocular, genital, mucosal, oral, rectal, respiratory, stool, tissue, urine, or biopsy.
Specimen Container: Viral, Chlamydia, or Mycoplasma culture transport provided by LabCorp, or other appropriate transport medium; sterile screw-cap tube or container for fluids, feces, nasal washings, urine, or biopsy (no preservative); green top (heparin) tube for blood, bone marrow, and buffy coat.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL fluid or one swab in viral transport
Specimen Required: 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 1 cm³ 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.
Specimen Required: Cerebrospinal Fluid
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile Container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 Hours
Specimen Required: culture swab
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: Hair, Nails and Skin scrapings for Funga
Alternate Specimen: N/A
Specimen Container: Sterile dry container
Specimen Volume: N/A
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 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: Refrigerated: 7 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hous; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel, lavender top or Royal B. EDTA
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, o gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 15 days.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifictins.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Lavender EDTA, Grey top tube
Specimen Container: Green Sodium Heparin
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 2 weeks Refrigerated: 2 weeks @Frozen: 1 month
Specimen Required: 1mL Serum, 5 mL Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 1mL Serum, 5 mL Urine
Specimen Volume: 1mL Serum, 5 mL Urine
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days@Frozen: 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: 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: Green Sodium heparin, Royal Blue top
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 6 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
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: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No Alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 4mL
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 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: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Yellow top tube, Saliva collected in DNA Genotek Oragene-Dx kit � Buccal swab collected in Celera/Copan DNA collection kit
Specimen Container: 1 Additional 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: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Saliva or Buccal swab Saliva: Use only DNA Genotek Oragene-Dx (OGD-510) kit
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA)
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
Specimen Container: Red top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green top (heparin) tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Whole blood or buccal swab kit
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube, yellow top (ACD) tube, or buccal swab kit.
Specimen Volume: 4 mL whole blood or buccal swab kit.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated : 14 days@Frozen : 30 days
Specimen Required: 24-hour urine
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container without preservative
Specimen Volume: 5 mL aliquot
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Royal B. EDTA, Green top Sodium Heparin, Yellow top
Specimen Container: 1 Additional Lavender Tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
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
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube or green top (lithium heparin) tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 30 minutes; refrigerated: unacceptable; frozen: 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 separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: unstable; refrigerated: 48 hours; frozen: 9 months.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: unstable; refrigerated: 48 hours; frozen: 9 months.
Specimen Required: VCM
Alternate Specimen: Urine in a sterile leak-proof container
Specimen Container: VCM medium
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: See test instructions
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Yellow top, CSF, amniotic fluid, PPT top tube
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Whole Blood: @Room Temperature 48 hours @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: Unacceptable @@All other sample types: @Room Temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 28 days.
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