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Test Directory

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
Specimen Container: Sterile, screw-cap container
Specimen Volume: 10 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 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: 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: 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: 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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Aptima swab
Specimen Container: Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit (white label)
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 6 months.
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: 7 days @Frozen: 28 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 montjs.
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 separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 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 separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 hours @Refrigerated: 4 hours @Frozen: 21 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 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, amniotic fluid, chorionic villus sample (CVS), or buccal swab kit.
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube, yellow top (ACD) tube, sterile plastic conical tube or two confluent T-25 flasks for fetal testing, or buccal swab kit.
Specimen Volume: 7 mL whole blood, 10 mL amniotic fluid, 20 mg CVS
Specimen Required: Urine
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 14 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: Whole blood or buccal swab kit, amniotic fluid, or chorionic villus sample (CVS) (Submission of maternal blood is required for fetal testing.)
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube or yellow top (ACD) tube or buccal swab kit, sterile plastic conical tube, or two confluent T-25 flasks for fetal testing.
Specimen Volume: 7 mL whole blood or buccal swab kit, 10 mL amniotic fluid, or 20 mg CVS.
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 days @Refrigerated: 8 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole blood or buccal swab kit, amniotic fluid, or chorionic villus sample (CVS).
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube or yellow top (ACD) tube or buccal swab kit, sterile plastic conical tube, or two confluent T-25 flasks for fetal testing.
Specimen Volume: 7 mL whole blood or buccal swab kit, 10 mL amniotic fluid, or 20 mg CVS.
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 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
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 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: 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: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 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
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
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: 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: Not stable@Refrigerated: 24 hours@Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST), red top 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 tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 28 days.
Specimen Required: 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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
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: 24-hour urine
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container, no preservative
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Royal blue top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen Container: Royal blue top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 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: 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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual component for test specifications.
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: Urine
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: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days with swab removed
Specimen Required: Urine
Specimen Container: Use plastic urine drug bottle and tamper-evident seal for forensic specimen.
Specimen Volume: 20 mL
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: See individual components for test specifications.
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: 19 days.
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Red top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green top (heparin) tube.
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 19 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: 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 or plasma, frozen
Specimen Container: Gray top (sodium fluoride) tube, red top tube,or green top (heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 7 mL whole blood or 2 mL serum or plasma
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: unstable; refrigerated: unstable; frozen: 6 months.
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: See individual components for test specifications.
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 24 HR
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-hr urine
Specimen Container: Sterile urine container
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
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: See individual components for test specifications.
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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 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: 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: 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: 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: See individual components for test specifications.
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: See individual components for test sopecifictions.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 2 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: See individual components for test specifications.
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 (SST)
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
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 separator 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 separator tube (SST)
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: 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 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: 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: See individual components for test specifications.
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
Specimen Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 4 mL divided into two tubes.
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 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: Sputum, respiratory aspirate, lavage fluid, pleural fluid, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), or respiratory tissue.
Specimen Container: Sterile screw-cap container; seal cap tightly.
Specimen Volume: 5 mL, 1 mL CSF, or a small piece of respiratory tissue (2 mm from needle biopsy).
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: Endocervical, vaginal, or male urethral swab in Aptima® swab transport.
Specimen Container: Aptima® unisex or vaginal swab
Specimen Volume: One Aptima® swab (endocervical, vaginal, or male urethral)
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 30 days; refrigerated: 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: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
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, frozen
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.3 mL
Specimen Stability: Frozen: 1 year.
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 separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
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 separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 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
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Total COVID-19 Tests Performed - 1,053,407
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