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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: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative Specimen
Specimen Container: Urine Cup
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 90 days @Ambient: 7 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Light blue top (3.2% Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 14 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Light blue top (3.2% Sodium Citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 14 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Light blue-top tube (Sodium citrate 3.2%
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 hours @Refrigerated: 48 hours @Frozen -20� C: 30 days @Frozen -70� C: 6 months
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Royal B. EDTA, Yellow top, Green Sodium Heparin
Specimen Container: 1 Additional Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Light blue top (3.2% Sodium Citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unaccpetable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 14 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Light blue-top(3.2% Sodium Citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1ML
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable@Refrigerated: Unacceptable@Frozen 2 weeks
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: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Light blue top (3.2% Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 14 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 3.2% sodium citrate (light blue-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 14 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Light blue top 3.2% (Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Light blue top
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 14 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Light blue top (3.2% Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 14 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Light blue top (3.2% Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 14 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Light blue top (3.2% Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours Refrigerated: 24 hours @Frozen: 2 weeks
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Amniotic fluid, royal blue-top, green-top,Extracted DNA, bone marrow
Specimen Container: Lavender top
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 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: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Amniotic fluid, royal blue-top, green-top,Extracted DNA, bone marrow
Specimen Container: Lavender top
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 10 days@Refrigerated: 10 days@Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Yellow top A or B solution, Green top Any, Royal blue EDTA
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separato rtube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 5mL
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 Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 24 hours @Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top, Light blue, Grey or Yellow top
Specimen Container: Serum in a transfer tube collected from a Red Top Tube, No Gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 2 hours @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 3.2% citrate Light Blue Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours@Refrigerated: 48 hours@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red Top, No gel"""
Specimen Container: 2 Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 4Ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: Stool
Alternate Specimen: Random unpreserved stool specimen (frozen)
Specimen Container: Plastic, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 10g
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Insure card
Alternate Specimen: No alternative sample
Specimen Container: One InSure test card with specimen applied to one window
Specimen Volume: 1 Insure card
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Insure card
Alternate Specimen: No alternative sample
Specimen Container: One InSure test card with specimen applied to one window
Specimen Volume: 1 Insure card
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Stool
Alternate Specimen: 24-hour stool, 48-hour stool, 72-hour stool, Random stool
Specimen Container: Sterile Container
Specimen Volume: 3 grams
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 6 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Container: Red Top, No Gel
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 5 days F@rozen: 30 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: Serum, Whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Serum:@Room temperature: 1 day @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 14 days@@Whole blood:@Room Temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 5 days
Specimen Required: 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: Oral fluid
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Quantisal swab
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated : 14 days
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Clinical drug test vial
Specimen Volume: 20mL
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: Dacron Swab
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Contact Empire City Labs for the proper collection kit
Specimen Volume: Dacron Swab
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours @Refrigerated: 3 days @Frozen: 3 months
Specimen Required: Full EDTA tube
Alternate Specimen: Grey top or Green top
Specimen Container: 1 additional Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: Full EDTA tube
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 2 days @Refrigerated: 2-8� C 7 days @Frozen: Not Acceptable
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Light blue top (3.2% Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours
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
Specimen Volume: 1mL
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: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Green Top sodium heparin
Specimen Container: Lavender top
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: SEE INSTRUCTIONS
Specimen Required: 3 mL bone marrow
Alternate Specimen: Whole Blood Green Top
Specimen Container: Green top Sodium Heparin
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Specimen viability decreases during transit. Send specimen to testing laboratory for viability determination. Do not reject
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Lavender Top EDTA
Specimen Container: Green top Sodium Heparin
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: up to 5 days Refrigerated: up to 5 days Frozen: Not acceptable
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Bladder washing
Specimen Container: Urine preservation kit
Specimen Volume: 50mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Dark Blue Sodium Heparin
Specimen Container: Green top Sodium Heparin
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: quest doesn't have specific time range. Send asap
Specimen Required: bone marrow from a sodium heparin green top
Alternate Specimen: 5 mL whole blood from a sodium heparin green top 5 mL whole blood from a sodium heparin royal blue top 5 mL whole blood from a sodium heparin lead free tan top
Specimen Container: bone marrow from a sodium heparin green top
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 days Refrigerated: 2 days @Frozen: Do Not Freeze
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: Lavender EDTA or Green sodium heparin
Specimen Container: Red Top, No Gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 3 mL throat swab sub
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: VCM container
Specimen Volume: 1 vcm
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 3 mL throat swab submitted in a VCM Transport Medium, or 3 mL nasopharyngeal aspirate or swab submitted in VCM Transport Medium
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: VCM container
Specimen Volume: 1 vcm
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable
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
Specimen Container: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 30 days @Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen:(-20C) 3 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top, Green top Sodium or Lithium Heparin
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: 30 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
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Container: Red Top, No Gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours @Refrigerated: 10 days @Frozen: 90 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
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: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 1 Additional Lavender Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 72 hours @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red Top, No gel"""
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days@Refrigerated: 14 days@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube
Specimen Volume: 0.3mL
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: 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: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA, Light Blue, Green sodium or lithium heparin
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours@Refrigerated: 2 weeks@Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hour urine
Specimen Container: Sterile screw cap container
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 21 days @Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 21 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hour urine
Specimen Container: Sterile screw cap container
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 21 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:: 7 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: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 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: 7 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: 2mL
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
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Pure culture of Organism
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Pure culture of organism in double walled container
Specimen Volume: Any amount of specimen. Must be viable
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Skin, nail scrapings, hair, or body fluid, sputum, bronchial washings in a red-top tube or 60 mL sterile container. Use a culture swab for oral, genital or wound specimens
Alternate Specimen: Sterile urine is also acceptable
Specimen Container: Sterile screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: Volume N/A: skin scrapings, nail scrapings, hair
Specimen Stability: Sources other than hair, skin or nails: Room temperature: 72 hours @Hair, skin or nail specimens: Room temperature: 2 weeks
Specimen Required: Blood or bone marrow
Alternate Specimen: 1 yellow top Vacutainer tube (SPD-Sodium polyanetholesuofonate). Do NOT use yellow top tube (ACD).
Specimen Container: Bactec Myco F/Lytic blood bottle
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: Unacceptable
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