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Test Directory

Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: Formalin fixed parafin embedded tissue or 3 mL Bone marrow plasma from an Lavender top tube
Specimen Container: 2 Additonal Lavender Top Tubes
Specimen Volume: 6mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor
Specimen Container: Paraffin block transport pouch
Specimen Volume: One paraffin block
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urine collected in urine collection container
Specimen Container: Clinical drug test vial
Specimen Volume: 20mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine (random)
Specimen Container: Urine container
Specimen Volume: 30 mL
Specimen Required: Randon Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterlie Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 30mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days
Specimen Required: Urine (random)
Specimen Container: Urine container
Specimen Volume: 30 mL
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine container
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Stool (unpreserved, random)
Specimen Container: Screw-capped plastic vial
Specimen Volume: 3 g
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: PLASMA
Alternate Specimen: Please note serum is no longer acceptable
Specimen Container: 2 mL frozen plasma from a EDTA lavender top tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: ThinPrep
Alternate Specimen: SurePath,
Specimen Container: ThinPrep
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen: 30 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: 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 Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Serum Seperator 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: Collect specimen (suspect nematode, cestode, trematode or other parasite) in a clean container and transfer to 70% alcohol as soon as possible.
Alternate Specimen: Submit suspected parasite in the formalin vial of the Ova and Parasite Kit.
Specimen Container: Clean, plastic, leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: Collect specimen (suspect nematode, cestode, trematode or other parasite) in a clean container and transfer to 70% alcohol as soon as possible.
Specimen Stability: Room temperature and Refrigerated: 60 days
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days 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: 14 days @Refrigerated: 1 month @Frozen: 6 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 separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
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: 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: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Amniotic fluid
Alternate Specimen: PPT, Yellow top, Lavender top EDTA, SST, Red top
Specimen Container: amniotic fluid in a plastic leak-proof container
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days (do not freeze whole blood or bone marrow)
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No Gel"""
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: 4mL URINE(PROGENSA)
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: 4mL URINE(PROGENSA)
Specimen Volume: 4mL URINE(PROGENSA)
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable@Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: Indefinite
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no Gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Swab
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Amies transport swab or blue cap
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 2 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
Specimen Volume: 0.3mL
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
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: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top, Green top, Light Blue, Grey top
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 24-72 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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Random Urine
Specimen Volume: 8mL
Specimen Stability: Carbamate Pesticides Satbility:@Room temperature: 5 days@Refrigerated: 5 days@Frozen: 6 months@@Organochlorine Pesticides Stability@Room temperature: 14 days@Refrigerated: 14 days@Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Stool
Alternate Specimen: Random, Formed stool
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 5 Grams
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 hours @Refrigerated: 24 hours @Frozen: 60 days
Specimen Required: Buccal swab
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 2 Buccal swabs
Specimen Volume: 2 swabs
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days with swab removed
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Green top, Grey top, Lavender EDTA
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours@Refrigirated: 14 days@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine (random)
Specimen Container: Sterile urine container
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 28 days.
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Red top tube or green top (heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Frozen Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Plasma Preparation Tube (PPT)
Specimen Container: Additional Lavender Top Tubes
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable@Refrigerated: Unacceptable@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel, Lavender top EDTA,
Specimen Container: Yellow top A or B solution
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Not provided @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: Not provided
Specimen Required: Plasma, frozen
Alternate Specimen: Frozen plasma from green top (lithium heparin) tube, frozen plasma from lavender top (EDTA) tube or frozen plasma from PPT™.
Specimen Container: Frozen plasma from green top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: unstable; refrigerated: unstable; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No Gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Bone marrow or peripheral blood
Specimen Container: Green top (heparin) tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL bone marrow or 3 mL peripheral blood
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator 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, No Gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: 24-hour urine
Alternate Specimen: Aliquot from a well-mixed unpreserved 24-hour collection
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Preserved @Room temperature: 6 months @Refrigerated: 6 months @Frozen: 6 months @@Unpreserved @Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum, frozen
Alternate Specimen: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Container: Red top, no gel
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 48 hours@Refrigerated: 2 weeks@Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temp: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 2 weeks @Frozen: 1 month
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable@Refrigerated: 14 days@Frozen: 60 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Not available for NY patients
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No Gel or SST
Specimen Container: Light blue-top (3.2% Sodium Citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 28 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube, Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Light blue-top (3.2% Sodium Citrate)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 28 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Frozen Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Container: Light Blue top 3.2% Sodium Citrate
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days
Specimen Required: SERUM
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1ML
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 6 days@Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen: 60 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile, screw-cap Urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Preserved @Room temperature: 6 months @Refrigerated: 6 months @Frozen: 6 months @@Unpreserved @Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: Not Stable
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
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 Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 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
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Required: Pinworm Paddle
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Pinworm Paddle
Specimen Volume: 1 pinworm
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
Specimen Container: 2 Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 10mL
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 B. EDTA, Green top Sodium or Lithium Heparin, Yellow top
Specimen Container: Lavender top tubes
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 tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 2 hours @Frozen -20� C: 30 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Light blue-top tube (3.2% Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 2 hours @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 21 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 3 additional Lavender Top Tubes
Specimen Volume: 7mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 6 days
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: ACD solution A or B Yellow top
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Light blue-top (3.2% Sodium Citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigirated: 48 hours
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Lavender Tube
Specimen Volume: 1 full tube
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: 48 hours
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 @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Red top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 60 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Red top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Required: 3mL Bronchial lavage/wash, Sputum, or 2 dried or acetone fixed slides from Bronchial brushing
Alternate Specimen: "3 mL tracheal lavage/wash, transthoracic aspirates or sputum"""
Specimen Container: 3 mL bronchial wash/lavage
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Bronchial lavage/wash, sputum, bronchial alveolar lavage:
Specimen Required: Peripheral blood
Specimen Container: Green top (sodium heparin) tube (preferred) or lavender top (EDTA).
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: "Red top, No Gel"""
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Plasma
Specimen Container: Red top, no gel
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Red 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: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 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: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 28 days.
Specimen Required: 24 hour Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: 24 hour Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 20mL Aliquot from a 24 hour Urine
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 7 days (pH: 6-7) @Frozen: 30 days (pH: 6-7)
Specimen Required: Urine (random), frozen and protected from light
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container with 0.5 mL of 30% glacial acetic acid (optional preservative, but required if ordered with Δ-ALA).
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Required: Urine (random), frozen and protected from light.
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container with 0.5 mL of 30% glacial acetic acid.
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Required: Urine (random), protected from light
Specimen Container: 12-mL amber plastic transport tube without preservative
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unstable; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top tube
Specimen Container: Green Top Sodium heparin
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours @Refrigerated: 8 hours @Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Urine (24-hour), protected from light
Specimen Container: 12 mL plastic transport tube without preservative.
Specimen Volume: 2 mL aliquot
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: unstable; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube or gray-top (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate plasma) tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: RBCs
Specimen Container: Green top tube ( lithium heparin)
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: unstable; refrigerated: 30 Days; frozen: 30 Days.
Specimen Required: 24 hour Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urine preserved with boric acid � Urine preserved with acetic acid � Urine preserved with hydrochloric acid (HCL)
Specimen Container: 24 hour Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: lithium heparin (green-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days; refrigerated: 1 week; 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: 1 day @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: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood, Plasma, Urine
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA, Light blue top, Sterile screw-cup container
Specimen Volume: see each component
Specimen Stability: Plasma:@Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: Unacceptable @@For each test please see individual component
Specimen Required: Serum, Whole blood, Plasma, Urine
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender EDTA, Light blue top, Sterile screw-cup container
Specimen Stability: Plasma Light blue:@Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: Unacceptable@@For each test please see individual component
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum, whole blood
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, lavender top EDTA
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.
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 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 Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: 24 hr Urine
Specimen Container: Sterile, leak-proof 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 tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 28 days.
Specimen Required: Urine
Specimen Container: Sterile urine container
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours; refrigerated: 72 hours.
Specimen Required: 24 hour Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: 24 hour Urine
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 0.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 72 hours @Frozen -20� C: 14 days @Frozen -70� C: 30 days
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen.
Specimen Container: Lavender Top
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Slides @Room temperature: 30 days @@Whole blood @Room temperature: 24 hours
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA, Green top Sodium heparin
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days@Refrigerated: 7 days@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum (preferred) or plasma
Specimen Container: Red top tube, gel-barrier tube, green top (lithium heparin), or lavender top (EDTA) tube/
Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 3 days; refrigerated: 6 days; frozen: 2 years.
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Red top tube or green top (heparin) tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 days ; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma, frozen
Specimen Container: Red top tube, gel-barrier tube, green top (lithium heparin) tube, or lavender top (EDTA) tube.
Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
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: Lavender top tube
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Serum: @Room temperature: 24 hours @Refrigerated: 72 hours @Frozen: 6 months @Plasma: @Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 5 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: 1 day @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum (preferred) or plasma, frozen
Specimen Container: Gel-barrier tube, red top tube, serum transfer tube, green top (heparin) tube, or lavender top (EDTA) tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 2 days; refrigerated: 2 days; frozen: 200 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days @Refrigerated: 9 days
Specimen Required: whole blood and serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: EDTA (lavender-top) tube and a transfer tube collected from a Red Top Tube, No Gel
Specimen Volume: 5 mL whole blood and 2mL serum
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: Red top, No gel and Lavender top
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Red Top No gel and Lavender top
Specimen Volume: 2 mL Serum Red Top Tube, and 5 mL Whole Blood Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Required: Serum AND whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Serum from a Red Top Tube, No Gel -AND--whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL serum AND 2 mL whole blood
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Green top sodium heparin
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Random Urine
Specimen Volume: 25mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Urine (random)
Specimen Container: Sterile urine container
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Urine (random)
Alternate Specimen: 2-hr urine
Specimen Container: Sterile urine container
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 5 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 30 days.
Specimen Required: Formalin-fixed, para
Alternate Specimen: 6 unstained 10-micron slides in tissue transport kit
Specimen Container: Transport tissue block
Specimen Volume: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Indefinite @Refrigerated: Indefinite @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Red top tube or gel-barrier tube; do not use acid phosphatase transport tube.
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specificaions.
Specimen Required: Frozen plasma�
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: 3.2% sodium citrate (light blue-top) tubes
Specimen Volume: 4mL
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 type available
Specimen Container: Light Blue Top Tube
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
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 14 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Plasma, frozen
Specimen Container: Blue-top (sodium citrate) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Plastic screw-cap Urine container
Specimen Volume: 25mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 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: 15 days
Specimen Required: 24-hour urine
Specimen Container: 12-mL plastic transport tube without preservative
Specimen Volume: 20-mL aliquot
Specimen Required: Urine (24-hour)
Specimen Container: 12-mL plastic transport tube without preservative
Specimen Volume: 20-mL aliquot
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 3 days; frozen: 1 month.
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Light blue-top tube (3.2% Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 30 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Light blue top (3.2% Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 30 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Plasma, frozen
Specimen Container: Blue top (sodium citrate) tube
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimens
Specimen Container: Light blue-top tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -20� C: 30 days @Frozen -70� C: 1 year
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days.
Specimen Required: 24 Hour urine
Specimen Container: 24 Hour urine
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days; refrigerated: 5 days; frozen: 30 days.
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: Urinalysis transport tube
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 days @Refrigerated: 5 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Specimen Container: Clean sterile tube
Specimen Volume: 1 ml
Specimen Required: Body fluid
Specimen Container: Clean container
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine Container
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 3 days @Refrigerated: 7 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Light blue top (3.2% Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 4 hours Refrigerated: 4 hours @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Specimen Container: Light blue top 3.2% sodium citrate tube
Specimen Volume: Full tube
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours; refrigerated: unacceptable; frozen: unacceptable.
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Light blue-top (3.2% Sodium Citrate)
Specimen Volume: Full tube
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen: "Royal B. EDTA, Green top Lithium Heparin, Yellow top"""
Specimen Container: 1 Extra Lavender Top
Specimen Volume: 5ML
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 8 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: 7 mL whole blood or buccal swab kit
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 8 days @Refrigerated: 8 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 tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2 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 separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
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
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
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: Serum separator tube
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 10 days @Refrigerated: 10 days @Frozen: Not established
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: 28 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: Plasma, frozen; plasma with aprotinin.
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 4 hours; refrigerated: 4 hours; frozen: 1 months.
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: 3.2% sodium citrate (light blue-top) tube
Specimen Volume: 1.5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: 90 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: 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: 21 days
Specimen Required: Random Urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative sample
Specimen Container: Sterile screw-cup container
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: unacceptabel@Refrigirated: unacceptable@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: Green top, Gray top
Specimen Container: Lavender top
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen: 90 days
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