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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: 1 Week@Frozen: 1 Month
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator 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: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: 24 hour Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: 24 hour urine container
Specimen Volume: 25mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) or Dark blue top
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
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: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterile, screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
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: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Aptima swab, Yellow aptima
Specimen Container: Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit (white label)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @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: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel or Green Sodium Hep or EDTA
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Royal Blue EDTA
Specimen Container: Royal blue top (Serum)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 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 separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 hours @Refrigerated: 4 hours @Frozen: 21 days
Specimen Required: WHOLE BLOOD
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigirated: 48 Hours
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours
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: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Yellow top, Green top Any, Amniotic fluid,Cultured amniocytes, 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: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated : 14 days
Specimen Required: Oral fluid
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Quantisal swab
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days with swab removed
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: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Royal-blue-top, Green-top, Yellow top
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: EDTA (royal-blue-top), Sodium heparin (green-top) � Lithium heparin (green-top) � ACD solution A (yellow-top)
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days@Refrigerated: 8 days@Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red Top, No gel"""
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator tube
Specimen Volume: 3 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 Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterlie Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated : 14 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 14 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine 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: 0.5 mL
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: 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
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Not stable@Refrigerated: 24 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: 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: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Royal Blue EDTA
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days@Refrigerated: 8 days@Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Urine, CSF
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 2 Hours (Serum not established)@Refrigerated: 48 Hours@Frozen: 7 Days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hour urine
Specimen Container: Plastic, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated : 14 days @Frozen: 42 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 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: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Royal blue sodium heparin
Specimen Container: Royal blue EDTA
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days@Refrigerated: 7 days@Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: 24-hour urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Acid washed or metal free container
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Royal B. Sodium Heparin
Specimen Container: Royal blue top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterlie Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: 1 Additional Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 2.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 hours @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: 24 Hr Urne
Alternate Specimen: 25 mL 6N HCl, No preservative, Ok to add preservative after collection
Specimen Container: Plastic Urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days (acidified)
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: 5 mL random urine clean catch, catheterized urine, or first void clean catch.
Specimen Container: Plastic Urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Serum in a transfer tube collected from a Red Top Tube, No Gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hr Urine
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 14 days
Specimen Required: Oral fluid
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Quantisal swab
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days with swab removed
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: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine container
Specimen Volume: 20mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours @Refrigerated: 24 hours @Frozen: 5 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24-hour urine submitted in a sterile cup
Specimen Container: Sterile screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days Refrigerated: 12 days @Frozen: 30 days @-70 degrees:90 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel, Royal blue Sodium Heparin, Green top Sodium Heparin
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 10 months
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: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated : 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 6 hours@Refrigerated: 1 day@Frozen: 2 weeks
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen: (-20C) 4 months
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: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 60 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hour Urine
Specimen Container: Plastic, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: 24hr Urine container
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hour Urine
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: Whole blood or skin nips & skin biopsies
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: See test instructions
Specimen Volume: 5mL (whole blood)
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 Hours
Specimen Required: Stool
Alternate Specimen: Duodenal aspirates
Specimen Container: Sterile screw-cap container w/ 10% Formalin
Specimen Volume: 5g
Specimen Stability: 2 months
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine 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: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Red Top, No Gel
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temp: 7 days@Refrigerated: 14 days@Frozen: 14 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: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sodium Heparin - Green Top
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine 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: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Frozen Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Light blue-top
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: Unacceptable Frozen: 7 days @-70 degrees: 90 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Sodium heparin (royal blue-top) tube
Specimen Container: Royal Blue EDTA
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: Refrigerated only
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator tube
Specimen Container: Lavender-top tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 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: 4 days @Refrigirated: 7 days@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterlie Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days Refrigerated : 14 days
Specimen Required: WHOLE BLOOD(LAV)
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5 ml
Specimen Stability: 30 days
Specimen Required: Histology biopsy
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 10% NBF Biopsy Jar
Specimen Volume: NA
Specimen Stability: Undefined
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, 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: 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: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1ml
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Yellow top, Royal B. EDTA, Green Sodium heparin
Specimen Container: I additional Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days @Refrigerated: 8 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: Royal B. EDTA or Green Top sodium or lithium heparin, Yellow top, 100 ng extracted DNA
Specimen Container: 1 Additional Lavender top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Frozen: 365 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: 0.5 mL
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: CSF�and�serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: CSF�in Plastic screw-cap vial and�SST or Red top
Specimen Volume: 3 mL CSF�and�2 mL serum
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours @Refrigerated: 5 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: 4 Days@Refrigerated: 7 Days@Frozen: 30 Days
Specimen Required: Oral fluid
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Quantisal swab
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days with swab removed
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.2mL
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: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 42 days @Frozen: 1 year
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: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Sputum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterlie Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: See individual assay
Specimen Required: Urine and Sputum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Sterile leak-proof Container
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Sputum
Alternate Specimen: "Swabs with transport media (Amies, Stuarts) acceptable, but not optimal"""
Specimen Container: Sterile Container
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: bronchial lavage/wash, tracheal lavage/wash or sputum
Alternate Specimen: Nasopharyngeal lavage/wash
Specimen Container: Sterile screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: 1 Yellow top tube (sodium polyanetholesulfonate-SPS).
Specimen Container: collected in a BACTEC� Myco/F Lytic aerobic blood bottle
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 48 hours
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Green Sodium Heparin or Lavender top
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 60 days
Specimen Required: SureSwab (orange label)
Alternate Specimen: Vaginal swab in APTIMA Unisex Swab (white label)
Specimen Container: Sure Swab
Specimen Volume: 0.3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Swab
Alternate Specimen: Random urine
Specimen Container: VCM Transport medium
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 48 hours @Frozen: 30 days @Frozen: -20C is Unacceptable
Specimen Required: bronchial wash/lavage or sputum OR throat swab or nasopharyngeal swab
Alternate Specimen: 1 mL (0.35 mL minimum) pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, CSF or >3mm(3) tissue
Specimen Container: VCM
Specimen Volume: 1 VCM
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: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Cerebrospinal Fluid
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Transport tube
Specimen Volume: 1.5mL CSF
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 21 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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 2 days @Refrigerated: 2 weeks @Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 35 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Plastic Urine container
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 72 hours @Frozen: 72 hours
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Seperator Tube
Specimen Container: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 2 months
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