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A second-order test in the assessment of vitamin D status, especially in patients with renal disease. Useful for investigation of some patients with clinical evidence of vitamin D deficiency (eg, vitamin D-dependent rickets due to hereditary deficiency of renal 1-alpha hydroxylase or end-organ resistance to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D), and differential diagnosis of hypercalcemia.

Serum

SST (1)

Original Collection Vial(s)

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerate until picked-up.

Fasting Preferred (4 HR)

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Chemiluminescence

82652

1,25-Dihydroxy Vitamin D, 1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol, 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3, Calcitriol
48420
Serum

Useful in the diagnostic workup of patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Useful as part of metyrapone testing in the workup of suspected secondary or tertiary adrenal insufficiency, or as part of metyrapone testing in the differential diagnostic workup of Cushing syndrome.

Serum

SST (1)

Original Collection Vial(s)

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerate until picked-up.

Morning Specimen Preferred (8AM)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

9 Days

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

82634

11-Deoxycortisol, 11-Deoxycorticosteroid, Cortodoxone, INN, USAN, BAN, 11-Desoxycortisol, 17-hydroxy-11-deoxycorticosterone, Compound B, Compound S, Corticosterone, Deoxycortisol, Tetrahydro S, Cortoxelone

Assesses adrenocortical function and reflects cortisol secretions.

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug

20 ML (10 ML Minimum)

None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

6 Days

Colorimetric with Porter-Silber reaction

83491, 82570

Corticosteroids
N/A
Urine

Useful for monitoring breakdown of adrenal hormones. Aides in the diagnosis of tumors in the ovaries or adrenal cortex.

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug

4 ML (3 ML Minimum)

None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

8 Days

Quantitative Spectrophotometry

83586

1 of the 3 analytes (along with cortisol and androstenedione) that constitutes the best screening test for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) caused by either 11- or 21-hydroxylase deficiency. Also useful as part of a battery of tests to evaluate females with hirsutism or infertility. Both can result from adult-onset CAH.

Serum

SST (1)

Plastic Transport Vial

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells and immediately aliquot serum into a separate transport vial. Submit transport vial only, refrigerate until picked-up.

Centrifuge and Aliquot ASAP

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

Chemiluminescence

83498

17 Alphahydroxyprogesterone, 17 Hydroxy Progesterone, Hydroxyprogesterone, Progesterone 17-Hydroxy

Useful for diagnosis and management of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including gestational diabetes and neonatal hypoglycemia in pregnant patients.

Serum X3

SST (3)

Original Collection Vial(s)

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma X3

Gray (3)

SST: Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s). GRAY: Gently invert collection tube(s) at least 10 times, immediately post-draw. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Required (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Hexokinase/G-6-PDH

82951

Gestational Diabetes Screen
48290
Serum X2

Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus and other carbohydrate metabolism disorders including gestational diabetes, neonatal hypoglycemia, idiopathic hypoglycemia, and pancreatic islet cell carcinoma.

Serum X2

SST (2)

Original Collection Vial(s)

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma X2

Gray (2)

SST: Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s). GRAY: Gently invert collection tube(s) at least 10 times, immediately post-draw. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Non-Fasting

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Hexokinase/G-6-PDH

82950, 82947

Postprandial Sugar, PP Glucose

Useful in the investigation of adrenal insufficiency and as an aid in the detection of those at risk of developing autoimmune adrenal failure in the future.

Serum

SST (1)

Original Collection Vial(s)

1 ML (0.2 ML Minimum)

None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerate until picked-up.


FREEZE (14 Days)

10 Days

Immunoabsorption Assay

83519

21 Hydroxylase Antibody, 21-OH Ab, Adrenal Antibody, Hydroxylase Antibody, Anti-Adrenal Antibody
48569
Urine

Useful for biochemical diagnosis and monitoring of intestinal carcinoid syndrome

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug

5 ML Minimum

None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection. If possible, patient should discontinue use of acetaminophen, asprin, antihistamines, and cough and cold medicine for 48 hours prior to collection. Also limit the following to one serving per day for two days prior to collection: fruits, vegetables, nuts, and caffeinated beverages or foods.

REFRIGERATE (56 Days)

5 Days

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

83497

5-HIAA (5-Hydroxyindolacetic Acid), 5-OH-Indoleacetic Acid, Carcinoid Syndrome, HIAA (Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid), Serotonin Metabolite
48452
Urine

Useful for diagnosing risk factors for patients with calcium kidney stones and monitoring results of therapy in patients with calcium stones or renal tubular acidosis

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug

4 ML Minimum

None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Enzymatic

82507

Citric Acid, Urinary Citrate Excretion

Useful for monitoring patients with monoclonal gammopathies using 24-hour urine specimens.

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug

26 ML Minimum

None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Turbidimetry, Agarose Del Electrophoresis, Immunofixation

84156, 84166, 86335

Bence Jones Urine, Heavy Chains Urine, Immunoelectrophoresis, Immunofixation Electrophoresis (IFE), Immunofixation, Kappa Chains Urine, Lambda Chains Urine, Light Chains Urine, Paraprotein, Special Protein Studies
48200
Urine (24 Hr)

Evaluation of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate kidney stone risk, and calculation of urinary supersaturations. Evaluation of bone diseases, including osteoporosis and osteomalacia.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)

24 Hour Urine Jug


None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Enzymatic

82340

Ca, Calcium
48430
Urine (24 Hr)

An indicator of fluid balance and acid-base homeostasis.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Quantitative ion-Selective Electrode

82436

Cl Urine, Electrolytes, Lytes
48002
Urine (24 Hr)

Urinary creatinine, in conjunction with serum creatinine, is used to calculate the creatinine clearance, a measure of renal function.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Spectrophotometry

82570

Creatinine Urine

Estimation of glomerular filtration rate.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Calculation

82575

Creatinine Clearance
48426
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful in the screening or management of diabetes mellitus

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Glucose Hexokinase

82945

Urine Glucose
48378
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful for assessing the cause of abnormal serum magnesium concentrations, determining whether nutritional magnesium loads are adequate, calculating urinary calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate supersaturation, and assessing kidney stone risk.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Colorimetric Endpoint Assay

83735

Magnesium, Mg
48531
Urine

Useful for diagnosing risk factors for patients with calcium kidney stones and monitoring results of therapy in patients with calcium stones or renal tubular acidosis

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Enzymatic

82507

Oxalate
48428
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful for evaluation of hypophosphatemic or hyperphosphatemic states and evaluation of patients with nephrolithiasis.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)



84105

Phosphate, PO4
48427
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful for determining the cause for hyperkalemia or hypokalemia.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Potentiometric, Indirect Ion-Selective Electrode

84133

K (potassium), Electrolytes Urine, K Urine, Lytes Urine
48003
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful in evaluation of renal disease and screening for monoclonal gammopathy.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Biuret

84156

Urine Protein
48568
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful for assessing acid-base balance, water balance, water intoxication, and dehydration.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Quantitative Ion-Selective Electrode

84300-90

Na (sodium), Na Urine
48429
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful in assessment of protein intake and/or nitrogen balance.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Kinetic UV Assay 

84540-90

BUN
48561
Urine (24 Hr)

Useful in assessment and management of patients with kidney stones, particularly uric acid stones.

Urine (24 Hr)

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None

Have patient collect all urine excretions for a 24 hour period, refrigerating the sample jug between collections. Submit 24 hour urine jug, refrigerate until picked-up.

Keep Urine Refrigerated During Collection

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)


Spectrophotometry

84560-90, 82570-90

Uric Acid Urine

Useful for diagnosis and management of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including gestational diabetes and neonatal hypoglycemia in pregnant patients.

Serum

SST (4)

Original Collection Vial

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma X4

Gray (4)

SST: Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s). GRAY: Gently invert collection tube(s) at least 10 times, immediately post-draw. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Required (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Hexokinase/G-6-PDH

82951, 82950

Gestational Diabetes Screen

Useful for diagnosis and management of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including gestational diabetes and neonatal hypoglycemia in pregnant patients.

Serum X5

SST (5)

Original Collection Vial

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma X5

Gray (5)

SST: Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s). GRAY: Gently invert collection tube(s) at least 10 times, immediately post-draw. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Required (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Hexokinase/G-6-PDH

82951, 82952, 82952-91

Gestational Diabetes Screen

Useful for diagnosis and management of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including gestational diabetes and neonatal hypoglycemia in pregnant patients.

Serum X6

SST (6)


1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma X6

Gray (6)

SST: Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s). GRAY: Gently invert collection tube(s) at least 10 times, immediately post-draw. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Required (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Hexokinase/G-6-PDH

82951, 82952, 82952-91, 82952-91

Gestational Diabetes Screen
48485
Urine

Useful for biochemical diagnosis and monitoring of intestinal carcinoid syndrome

Urine

Sterile Urine Cup

Sterile Urine Cup

10 ML (5 ML Minimum)

None

None

Must be sent and received at Unipath on the same day. If not, a preservative must be added. Please contact the lab for further instruction if shipping next day or beyond.

Dietary Restrictions: Avoid foods high in indoles (avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple, eggplant) and Tobacco, Tea, and Coffee for 3 days prior to collection.

RT (7 Days)

14 Days

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

82570, 83497

5-HIAA, Carcinoid Screen, Serotonin 5-HIAA

Useful for confirmation of Heroin use through GC/MS in urine.

Urine

Sterile Container (1)

Sterile Urine Cup

20 ML (8 ML Minimum)

None

None

Collect random urine sample. Refrigerate and submit in a screw-capped sterile urine container.


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

80307, 80356, G0480

Heroin

Useful for monitoring toxicity in overdose cases.

Serum

Red (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Must be drawn in a plain red collection tube. Serum from a separator tube (SST) will be rejected.

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

80329, G0480

Tylenol, Datril, Excedrin, Phenacetin, Acetaminophen


Useful for detection of acid-fast bacilli in clinical specimens

Varies

Varies (1)

Varies (1)

Varies

Varies

Varies (1)

Please see external link for sample requirements. https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/test-catalog/Specimen/8213

Please see external link for sample requirements. https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/test-catalog/Specimen/8213

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

2 Days

Auramine-Rhodamine Stain

87206, 87176, 87015

Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB), Acid-Fast Smear for Mycobacterium, AFB (Acid-Fast Bacilli), Bacillus, MTB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), TB (Tuberculosis), Tubercle Bacilli: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Tuberculosis (TB)

Useful for detection and quantification of antibodies directed against adalimumab in serum and trough level quantitation for evaluation of patients with loss of response to adalimumab.

Serum

SST (1)

Original Collection Vial

0.5 ML (0.35 ML Minimum)

None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube.


REFRIGERATE (28 Days)

5 Days

ADALX, ADLAB: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

80299, 83520

Humira

Useful for determining the cause of hypercortisolism and hypocortisolism.

Plasma

EDTA (1)

Plastic Transport Vial

1.0 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

None

None

Gently invert collection tube(s) at least 10 times, immediately post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate plasma from red cells. Aliquot plasma into a plastic transport vial and close tightly with a lavendar stopper. Freeze immediately after aliquot and submit frozen plasma.

Dietary Restrictions: Avoid Biotin (B7) for 12 HR Prior. Specimen is a CRITICAL FROZEN, must be aliquotted and frozen as soon as possible.

FREEZE (30 Days)

4 Days

Chemiluminescence

82024

ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone), ACTH (Corticotropin), Adrenal Corticotropin Hormone, Corticotropin, Cushing's Disease, Cortrosyn
48206
Serum

Useful for aiding in the evaluation of nutritional status, liver function, or causes of edema.

Serum

SST (1)

Plastic Transport Vial

1 ML (0.5 ML Minimum)

Plasma

Green (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. If specimen not received at the lab within 2 hours, aliquot serum into a plastic transport vial and close tightly with a yellow stopper.

Pour Off Within 2 HR

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Bromocresol Purple

82040

ALB, Hypoalbuminemia, Nephrotic Syndrome
48439
Serum

Useful in the detection of muscle disease

Serum

Red (1)



None

None

Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerated.


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

Ultraviolet, Kinetic

82085

Fructose-Biphosphate Aldolase
48308
Serum

Useful in the investigation of primary aldosteronism (eg, adrenal adenoma/carcinoma and adrenal cortical hyperplasia) and secondary aldosteronism (renovascular disease, salt depletion, potassium loading, cardiac failure with ascites, pregnancy, Bartter syndrome)

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s), regrigerated.

Do not use Adrenal Vein for blood draw.

REFRIGERATE (5 Days)

5 Days

Chemiluminescence

82088

Useful for diagnosis of Influenza A & B virus.

Swab

M4 Viral Transport Media (1)



None

None

Submit swab, properly labeled and in provided container.


REFRIGERATE (72 Hours)


Isothermal nucleic acid amplification

87502

Flu, Rapid Flu
48154
Swab

Useful for diagnosis of Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

Swab

M4 Viral Transport Media (1)



None

None

Submit swab, properly labeled and in provided container.


None


Isothermal nucleic acid amplification

87801

RSV, Respiratory Syncytial Virus
48198
Swab

Useful for diagnosis of respiratory Streptococcal A infection.

Swab

Swab (1)



None

None

Submit swab, properly labeled and in provided container.


None


Isothermal nucleic acid amplification

87651

Strep Throat, Rapid Strep, Streptococcal
48208
Serum

Useful in the diagnosis and treatment of liver, bone, intestinal, and parathyroid diseases. Also useful for determining the tissue source of increased alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity in serum, and differentiating between liver and bone sources of elevated ALP.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s), regrigerated.


REFRIGERATE (21 Days)

6 Days

Spectrophotometry/Electrophoresis

84075, 84080
48278
Serum

Useful for diagnosis and monitoring of liver disease associated with hepatic necrosis.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Para-nitrophenul Phosphate

84075

Common food allergy profile. Panel includes: Almond, Cashew, Cob, Cow's Milk, Egg White, Hazelnut, Peanut, Salmon, Scallops, Sesame Seed, Shrimp, Soy Bean, Tuna, Walnut, Wheat, IgE total antibody. Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s), refrigerated until picked up.


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

86003 x16

Allergen, Allergy Testing, Food Allergy

Seafood allergy profile. Panel includes: Codfish, Crab, Shrimp, Tuna, Lobster. Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s), refrigerated until picked up.


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

86003 x5

Allergen, Allergy Testing, Food Allergy, Seafood Allergy

Stinging insect allergy profile. Panel includes: Honeybee Venom, Yellow Jacket Venom, Wasp Venom, Yellow Faced Hornet Venom, White Faced Hornet Venom. Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s), refrigerated until picked up.


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

86003 x5

Allergen, Allergy Testing, Bee Allergy, Sting Allergy, Insect Allergy

Western region respiratory allergy profile. Panel includes: IgE total antibody, House Dust Mites DP, House Dust Mites DF, Cat Epithelium, Dog Dander, Bermuda Grass, Timothy Grass, Cockroach, Penicillium, Cladosporium, Aspergillus Fumigatus, Alternaria Tenius, Box Elder/Maple, Grey Alder, Mountain Cedar, Oak, Elm, Olive Tree, Cottonwood, Mulberry, Short Ragweed, Mugwort, Russian Thistle, Rough Pigweed, Red Sorrel. Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s), refrigerated until picked up.


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

86003 x25

Allergen, Allergy Testing, Tree Allergy, Grass Allergy, Southwest Allergen

Norhteastern region respiratory allergy profile. Panel includes: IgE total antibody, House Dust Mites DP, House Dust Mites DF, Cat Epithelium, Dog Dander, Bermuda Grass, Timothy Grass, Cockroach, Penicillium, Cladosporium, Aspergillus Fumigatus, Alternaria Tenius, Box Elder/Maple, Silver Birch, Mountain Cedar, Oak, Elm, Walnut Tree, Eastern Sycamore, Cottonwood, White Ash, Mulberry, Short Ragweed, Red Sorrel. Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s), refrigerated until picked up.


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

86003 x24

Allergen, Allergy Testing, Tree Allergy, Grass Allergy, Northeast Allergen
48432
Serum

Useful for workup of individuals with suspected disorders such as familial chronic obstructive lung disease, and diagnosis of alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s), refrigerated until picked up.


REFRIGERATE (28 Days)

3 Days

Nephelometry

82103

Alpha 1 Antitrypsin, Anti-Alpha-1-Trypsin, Prolastin, A1A, AAT (Alpha-1-Antitrypsin), Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Reflex, AAT

Useful for the follow-up management of patients undergoing cancer therapy, especially for testicular and ovarian tumors and for hepatocellular carcinoma. Often used in conjunction with human chorionic gonadotropin.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s), refrigerated until picked up.


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

Chemiluminescence

82105

AFP, Fetoprotein Alpha. AFP Tumor Marker
48202
Serum

Useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of liver disease associated with hepatic necrosis.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


NADH (without P-5-P)

84460

Alanine Aminotransferase, ALT, GPT, SGPT, Transaminase

Useful for the evaluation of patients with possible inborn errors of metabolism using plasma specimens, and may aid in the evaluation of endochrine disorders, liver diseases, muscle diseases, neoplastic diseases, neurological disorders, nutritional disturbances, renal failure, and burns.

Plasma

Green (1)



None

None

Allow Sodium or Lithium Heparin tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Immediately aliquot plasma into a plastic transport vial and freeze.

Fasting is recommended. Must separate cells from plasma within 2 hours and freeze. CRITICAL FROZEN. REQUIRED INFORMATION: age, sex, diet, drug therapy (eg TPN therapy), family history. SEND DEDICATED SPECIMEN.

FREEZE (30 Days)

8 Days

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

82139

Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), Isovaleric Acidemia, Methylmalonic Acidemia (MMA), Mitochondrial Energy Metabolism, Primary Lactic Acidemias, Nonketotic Hyperglycemia (NKH), Phenylketonuria (PKU), Propionic Acidemia, Tyrosinemia Type 1, Urea Cycle Disorders, Arginase Deficiency, Argininemia, Argininosuccinic Acid Lyase Deficiency, Argininosuccinic Aciduria, Carbamoyl Phosphate Synthetase (CPS) Deficiency, Citrullinemia, N-acetyl Glutamate Synthase (NAGS), Ornithine Transcarbamylase (OTS), Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD, AAUCD), Maple Syrup Disease, Hyperphenylalaninemia, Tyrosinemia Type II, Carbamoyl Phosphate Synthetase (CPS)

 
48372
Serum

Useful for monitoring amiodarone therapy (especially when amiodarone is coadministered with other drugs that may interact) and the evaluation of possible amiodarone toxicity. Also used to assess patient compliance.

Serum

Red (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerated until picked up.


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

80299

Cordarone, Desethylamiodarone, Pacerone (Amiodarone Hydrochloride)

Useful for monitoring serum concentration during therapy and evaluating potential toxicity. Also may be used to evaluate patient compliance.

Serum

Red (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerated until picked up. If not picked up within 7 hours, allow collection tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Aliquot serum into plastic transport vial and refrigerate.


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

80335, G0480

Amitriptyline, Elavil, Tryptanol, Endep, Elatrol, Tryptizol, Trepiline, Laroxyl, Saroten, Triptyl, Redomex, Nortriptyline, Pamelor, Sensoval, Aventyl, Norpress, Allegron, Nortrilen, TCA, Tricyclic Antidepressants
48275
Plasma

Useful to help diagnose severe liver disease and certain genetic urea cycle disorders, to help investigate the cause of changes in behavior and consciousness, and to support the diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy and Reye’s syndrome

Plasma

EDTA (1)



None

None

Submit unopened collection tube.


FREEZE (3 Weeks)


Glutamate Dehydrogenase

82140

NH3

Useful in the confirmation of Amphetamine use through GC/MS in urine.

Urine

Sterile Container (1)



None

None

Collect random urine sample. Refrigerate and submit in a screw-capped sterile urine container.


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

5 Days

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

80324, 80359, G0480

Amphetamine, Speed, Upper
48196
Serum

Useful for the diagnosis and managament of pancreatitis and the evaluation of pancreatic function.

Serum

SST (1)



None

Red (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s), refrigerated until picked up. MUST centrifuge and seperate within 2 hours of collection.

Centrifuge and separate within 2 hours of collection.

Freeze (30 Days)


Colorimetric Rate Reaction

82150

Useful in the diagnosis of autoimmune diseases.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerate if not picked up same-day.


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

86039, 86225, 86235 x6

ANA1, ANA2, Antinuclear Antibody, Hep-2, FANA (Fluorescent Antinuclear Antibodies), LE (Lupus Erythematosus) Prep, ANA Screen

Useful in the screening for and diagnosis of certain autoimmune diseases.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerate if not picked up same-day.


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

86039

ANA1, ANA2, Antinuclear Antibody, Hep-2, FANA (Fluorescent Antinuclear Antibodies), LE (Lupus Erythematosus) Prep, ANA Screen
48008
Swab

Required to correctly identify anaerobic pathogens and institute effective antibiotic treatment.

Swab

eSWAB (1)



None

None

Submit swab, properly labeled and in provided container.


RT

14 Days

Routine Culture

87075, 87076-59
48324
Serum

Useful for diagnosis and differential diagnosis of hyperandrogenism (in conjunction with measurements of other sex-steroids) and diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) in conjunction with measurement of other androgenic precursors. Also used to monitor CAH treatment, in conjunction with testosterone, DHEA-S, OHPG, and DHEA, and in the diagnosis of premature adrenarche in conjunction with gonadotropins and other adrenal and gonadal sex-steroids and their precursors.

Serum

Red (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Invert collection tube 10x post-draw and submit unopened collection tube for testing.

Morning Specimen Preferred (8AM)

REFRIGERATE (28 Days)

8 Days

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

82157

4-Androstene-3 17-dione, 4-Androstenedione, Delta-4-Androstenedione

Useful for the evaluation of patients with suspected sarcoidosis

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerated if not picked up same-day.

Please indicate if the patient is on ACE inhibitors.


4 Days

Spectrophotometry

82164

ACE, Angiotensin-1-Converting Enzyme Kinase II Peptidylpeptide Hydrolase SACE (Serum Angiotensin Converting Enzyme), Angiotensin-1-Converting Enzyme, Kinase II, Peptidylpeptide Hydrolase, SACE (Serum Angiotensin Converting Enzyme), Sarcoidosis, Serum Angiotensin Converting Enzyme
48207
Whole Blood, Serum

Useful for monitoring antibody levels during pregnancy to help assess the risk of hemolytic disease of the newborn. This test is not useful for monitoring the efficacy of Rh-immune globulin administration.

Whole Blood, Serum

Pink (1) and Red (1)



None

None

Specimen must arrive at Unipath on the same day of the draw. Draw into both a plain red and a pink EDTA collection tube. Invert collection tubes 10x post-draw and submit unopened collection tube for testing.

Both Plasma and Serum are required along with RBCs. Specimen must arrive at Unipath on the same day as the draw.

RT (4 Days)

3 Days

Hemagglutination

86886, 86870, 86905, 81403, 86880 x3

ABTIR, Allo Titer, Erythrocyte Antibody Titer, RBC Antibody Titer, Rh (Rhesus) Titer, Anti-D Titer, Anti-E Titer, Anti-Fya Titer, Anti-Fyb Titer, Duffy Antibody Titer, Kell Antibody Titer, Anti-K Titer, Anti-Jka Titer, Anti-Jkb Titer, Kidd Antibody Titer, Anti-e

Useful in evaluating patients with signs and symptoms of a connective tissue disease in whom the test for antinuclear antibodies is positive.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Invert collection tube 10x post-draw and submit unopened collection tube for testing.


REFRIGERATE (21 Days)

3 Days

Multiplex Flow Immunoassay

86235 x6

Anti-ENA (Antibodies to Extractable Nuclear Antigens), Anti-La, Anti-Ribonuclear Protein, Anti-RNP, Anti-Ro, Anti-Sjogren's Syndrome, Anti-Sm (Smith) Antigen, Anti-SSA (Anti-Sjogren's Syndrome A), Anti-SSB (Anti-Sjogren's Syndrome B), Anti-U(1)RNP (Anti-Ribonucleoprotein), Autoantibodies to Jo 1 Antigen, Autoantibodies to Sm (Smith), Autoantibodies to SSA (Ro), Autoantibodies to SSB (La), Autoantibodies to U(1)RNP, Connective Tissue Disease Autoantibody Panel, DNA Topoisomerase 1 Antibodies, Anti-ENA, Histidyl-tRNA Synthetase Antibodies, Immunology Profile (ENA), Jo 1 Antibodies, LA (Anti-La), La (Anti-SSB), Polymyositis Antibodies, Ribonucleoprotein (RNP) Autoantibodies, RNP (Anti-RNP), Ro (Anti-SSA), Scl 70 Antibodies, Scleroderma Antibodies, Sjogren's Syndrome, Sm (Smith) Autoantibodies, Smith Antigen, SmRNP Autoantibodies, SSA, SSB, Topoisomerase 1 Antibodies, U(1)RNP (Ribonucleoprotein) Autoantibodies, Autoantibodies to Scl 70 Antigen

Useful in the assessment of menopausal status including premature ovarian failure, and in assessing ovarian status including ovarian reserve and ovarian responsiveness. Useful as part of an evaluation for infertility and assisted reproduction protocols such as in vitro fertilization, and in assessing ovarian function in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Also useful for evaluation of infants with ambiguous genitalia and other intersex conditions, evaluating testicular function in infants and children, and monitoring patients with antimullerian hormone-secreting ovarian granulosa cell tumors.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerated if not picked up same-day.

Should be drawn on days 2-4 of menstrual cycle.

REFRIGERATE (6 Days)

4 Days

Chemiluminescence

82397

Mullerian inhibiting factor (MIF), Mullerian-inhibiting hormone (MIH), Mullerian-inhibiting substance (MIS)
48349
Serum

Useful in the demonstration of acute or recent streptococcal infection.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube, refrigerated if not picked up same-day.


REFRIGERATE (8 Days)

2 Days

Nephlometry

86060

Antistrep-O Titer, Anti-Hyaluronidase, Antistreptolysin-O (ASO) Titer, ASO Titer, DNA Streptococcal Antibody, Hyaluronidase, Streptococcal Antibodies

Useful for the diagnosis of antithrombin deficiency (acquired or congenital) and for monitoring treatment of antithrombin deficiency disorders including infusion of antithrombin therapeutic concentrate.

Plasma

Lt. Blue (1)



None

None

As soon as possible post-draw, spin collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate plasma from red cells. Using a pipette, aliquot all available plasma into a plastic transport vial and freeze.

CRITICAL FROZEN

FREEZE (1 Month) CRITICAL

4 Days

Chromogenic

85300

Antithrombin Activity, AT3 Activity/Functional, AT III Activity/Functional, Anti-Thrombin III, TEST

ru

Plasma

Lt. Blue (1)



None

None

As soon as possible post-draw, spin collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate plasma from red cells. Using a pipette, aliquot all available plasma into a plastic transport vial and freeze.

CRITICAL FROZEN

FREEZE (1 Month) CRITICAL

4 Days

Latex Immunoassay

85301

Immunologic Antithrombin III, AT III Antigen/Immunologic, AT3 Antigen/Immunologic
48062
Serum

Useful as an adjunct in the diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid diseases such as: Hashimoto disease, postpartum thyroiditis, neonatal hypothyroidism, and Graves disease. Also useful in the identification of potentially unreliable serum thyroglobulin measurements by immunoassay and in the follow-up of patients with differentiated follicular-cell derived thyroid carcinomas.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (3 Days)


CMIA

86800

Thyroglobulin Antibody, TG (Thyroglobulin) Antibody
48442
Serum

Useful in the diagnosis of metabolic disorders and for assessing risk or coronary artery (CAD) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. Aides in the diagnosis of Tangier disease.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

Nephelometry

82172

Apo A, Apo A-1, Apo A1, ApoA, ApoA-1, ApoA1, Apolipoprotein A-I, Apolipoprotein A1, Apolipoprotein AI
48443
Serum

Useful for the assessment of residual risk in patients at target non high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) or low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C). Used for follow-up studies in individuals with non-HDL-C (or LDL-C) values inconsistent with risk factors or clinical presentation, for definitive studies of cardiac risk factors in individuals with significant family histories of coronary artery disease or other increased risk factors, and for confirmation of suspected abetalipoproteinemia or hypobetalipoproteinemia.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

Nephelometry

82172

Apo B, APO-B, APOB, APOB-100, Apolipoprotein B1, Apolipoprotein B-100
48063
Plasma

Useful in monitoring heparin therapy, screening for certain coagulation factor deficiencies, and for the detection of coagulation inhibitors such as lupus anticoagulants, specific factor inhibitors, and nonspecific inhibitors.

Plasma

Lt. Blue (1)



None

None

Spin collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate plasma from red cells. Using a pipette, aliquot all available plasma into a plastic transport vial and freeze.

Tube MUST be filled to line for testing. Freeze within 4 hours of draw.

FREEZE (7 Days)


Coagulometric/Turbidimetric

85730

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
48064
Serum

Useful for diagnosing and monitoring liver disease, particularly diseases resulting in a destruction of hepatocytes.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


NADH (without P-5-P)

84450

GOT, SGOT, Transaminase, Aspartate Aminotransferase

Useful in the confirmation of Barbiturate use through GC/MS in urine. Also used to monitor patient compliance.

Urine

Sterile Container (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

80345

Seconal, Butisol, Mebaral, Nembutal, Luminal, Amytal
48011
Serum

Useful for determining the current status of kidney function, electrolyte and acid/base balance, and level of blood glucose.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1) Lithium Heparin

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Preferred (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Various (See individual test methodology)

80048

BMP, Chem 7, Chem 8, Chemistry Panel, Chemistry Screen

Useful for the diagnostic workup of patients with high probability of BCR-ALB1-positive hematopoietic neoplasms.

Whole Blood

EDTA (2)



None

None


Send 6mL whole blood refrigerated in original collection tube. MUST arrive at Warde on the same day or the day after collection, do not ship Saturday.

REFRIGERATE (72 Hours)

7 Days

Quantitative Real-Time PCR

81206, 81207 if Reflex

Philadelphia Chromosome Ph1, BCR/ABL, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, CML

 
48409
Whole Blood

Useful when assessing exposure to Benzene.

Whole Blood

Gray (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (2 Months)

8 Days

Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)

84600

Benzol, Cyclohexatriene

Useful for confirmation of Benzodiazepine use through LC/MS.

Urine

Sterile Container (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

5 Days

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

80346, G0480

Zetran, Prosom, Doral, Niravam, Diazapam, Tranxene, Xanax, Librium, Klonopin, Serax, Dalmane, Valium, Diastat, Ativan, Halcion, Tranxene, Restoril, Tranxene, Versed, Diastat, Nayzilam, Seizalam

Useful in evaluation of patients with suspected antiphospholipid syndrome by identification of beta-2 glycoprotein 1 (beta-2 GP1) IgG and IgM antibodies.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


FREEZE (14 Days)

5 Days

Enzyme immunoassay

86146 x2

Beta-2 GP1 Ab IgG, Beta-2 GP1 Ab IgM, B2GMG (Beta-2 Glycoprotein 1)

Useful in the prognosis assessment of multiple myeloma and the evaluation of renal tubular disorders.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (8 Days)

4 Days

Nephelometry

82232

Beta-2 Micro

Useful for measuring tauro- and glycol-conjugated and unconjugated bile acid constituents in serum to aide in the diagnosis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP).

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Preferred (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (21 Days)

8 Days

Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometry

82542

Bile Acid
48240
Serum

Useful for measuring tauro- and glycol-conjugated and unconjugated bile acid constituents in serum, for monitoring patients receiving bile acid therapy (such as cholic acid, deoxycholic acid, or ursodeoxycholic acid), for aiding in the evaluation of liver function, and for the evaluation of liver function changes before the formation of more advanced clinical signs of illness such as icterus. Also useful for determining hepatic dysfunction as a result of chemical and environmental injury, for indicating hepatic histological improvement in chronic hepatitis C patients responding to interferon treatment, and for indicating intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP).

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Preferred (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

8 Days

Spectrophotometry

82239

Bile Acid

Useful for the rapid detection of BK virus DNA.

Plasma

EDTA (1)



None

None


Certrifuge and separate plasma from cells within 8 hours of collection. Send 2mL (1mL minimum) plasma frozen. MUST BE A DEDICATED SPECIMEN.

FREEZE (30 Days)

4 Days

PCR

87798

BK Virus, Polyoma Virus, Polyomavirus, BKV, BKV DNA

 

Useful for the rapid detection of BK virus DNA.

Urine

Sterile Container (1)



None

None


DEDICATED SPECIMEN REQUIRED.

FREEZE (30 Days)

4 Days

PCR

87798

BK Virus, BK Qualittative, Polyoma Virus, Polyomavirus, BKV, BKV DNA

 

Useful for the rapid detection and quantification of BK virus DNA.

Plasma

EDTA (1)

Original Collection Tube

2 ML (1 ML Minimum)

None

None


Dedicated specimen required. Must separate and aliquot plasma within 8 hours of collection if not transported to the lab sooner.

FREEZE (30 Days)

4 Days

Polymerase Chain Reaction, Real-time detection and quantification

87799

BK Virus, BK Quantitative, Polyoma Virus, Polyomavirus, BKV, BKV DNA
48065
Serum

Detection of ethanol in blood to document prior consumption or administration of ethanol; quantification of the concentration of ethanol in blood correlates directly with degree of intoxication.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Alcohol Dehydrogenase

80320

BAT, Serum Alcohol, Ethanol, Blood Ethanol
48013
Blood Culture

Useful in the detection of bacteremia.

Blood Culture

Blood Culture Bottle (2)



None

None

Draw two specimens from two seperate sites. Be sure to fill bottles to line on outside of label. Submit samples in original collection containers. Do not freeze or refrigerate.

Must draw separate sites.

RT (24 Hours)


Routine Culture

87040, 87205, 87077, 87186, 87185, 87077-59, 87186-59
48066
Plasma

Aids in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF).

Plasma

EDTA (1)

Plastic Transport Vial

1 mL

None

None

Spin EDTA tube. Pipette plasma off into transport vial and freeze.

Please draw dedicated sample.

FREEZE (3 Months)


CMIA

83880

Brain Natriuretic Peptide, Natriuretic Peptide, B-Type Natriuretic Peptide

Includes white cell and red cell counts in bodily fluid and an automatic differential.

Various

Sterile Container (1)



None

None



RT (24 Hours)



89051

Fluid Count
48287
Various

Identifies bacteria in normally sterile body fluids. May assist in differentiating gout from septic arthritis.

Various

Sterile Container (1)



None

None



RT (24 Hours)


Routine Culture

87070, 87205, 87077, 87186, 87185, 87077-59, 87186-59

Fluid Culture

Identifies bacteria in normally sterile body fluids. May assist in differentiating gout from septic arthritis. A gram stain is not included.

Various

Sterile Container (1)



None

None



RT (24 Hours)


Routine Culture

87070, 87077, 87186, 87185, 87077-59, 87186-59

Fluid Culture

Identifies bacteria in normally sterile body fluids. May assist in differentiating gout from septic arthritis.

Various

Sterile Container (1)



None

None



RT (24 Hours)


Microscopy

89051

Fluid Count

The preferred diagnostic test for the detection of Bordetella pertussis or Bordetella parapertussis

Swab

Swab (1)



None

None


Must use appropriate swab (see Mayo site)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

PCR/DNA Probe Hybridization

87798-90 x2

Parapertussis, Pertussis, Whooping Cough, Bordetella parapertussis, Bordetella pertussis

FDA-approved cancer-associated antigen (CA 27.29) for serial testing in women with prior stage II or III breast cancer who are clinically free of disease. Useful for predicting early recurrence of disease in women with treated carcinoma of the breast, and to indicate that additional tests or procedures should be performed to confirm recurrence of breast cancer

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. As soon as possible, centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells, aliquot into a plastic transport vial, and freeze.

Pour Off Within 2 HR. CRITICAL FROZEN.

FREEZE (90 Days) CRITICAL

4 Days

Chemiluminometric Immunoassay

86300-90

Biomira Truquant BR, Breast Cancer Tumor Markers, Breast Carcinoma, Cancer Antigen 27.29 (CA 27.29), MAM 6, Milk Mucin, CA2729
48068
Serum

Useful as a screening test for evaluation of kidney function

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Urease

84520

Blood Urea Nitrogen, Urea
48346
Serum

Aids in the diagnosis and follow-up of medullary thyroid carcinoma and in the evaluation of multiple endocrine neoplasia type II and familial medullary thyroid carcinoma.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. As soon as possible, centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells, aliquot into a plastic transport vial, and freeze.

CRITICAL FROZEN

FREEZE (15 Days)

5 Days

Chemiluminescence

82308

CT, Thyrocalcitonin
48069
Serum

Useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of a wide range of disorders including diseases of bone, kidney, parathyroid gland, or gastrointestinal tract   Calcium levels may also reflect abnormal vitamin D or protein levels.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Arsenazo III

82310

Ca

Useful for assessing calcium states during liver transplantation surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, or any procedure requiring rapid transfusion of whole blood in neonates and critically ill patients. Also useful as a second-order test in the evaluation of patients with abnormal calcium values.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1) Separator ONLY


SEND UNOPENED TUBE Refrigerated. Collect SUN-THURS only!

REFRIGERATE (48 Hours) UNOPENED

4 Days

Ion Selective Electrode

82330

Ionized Ca, Free Calcium, Ca Ionized, Calcium Ionized
48404
Stool

Useful for evaluation of patients suspected of having a gastrointestinal inflammatory process and distinguishing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) when used in conjunction with other diagnostic modalities, including endoscopy, histology, and imaging.

Stool

Sterile Container (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (11 Days)

9 Days

Immunoassay

83993

Useful for evaluating patients' response to ovarian cancer therapy and Predicting recurrent ovarian cancer. Not useful for cancer detection screening in the normal population.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (72 Hours)

4 Days

Chemiluminescence

86304

CA125, Carbohydrate Antigen 125, OV Monitor, Ovarian Cancer-Related Antibodies, Cancer Ag 125, CA 125

Aides in managing breast cancer patients when used in conjunction with clinical information and other diagnostic procedures. Serial testing can assist in early detection of disease recurrence in previously treated stage II and III breast cancer patients. Also useful for monitoring response to therapy in metastatic breast cancer patients

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Dietary Restrictions: Avoid Biotin (B7) for 12 HR Prior

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)

86300-90

CA 15-3, CA153, MUC-1, Mucin-Like Carcinoma-Associated Antigen

Useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. May also be used to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy, and to investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

6 Days

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

86628 x3

Monilia Albicans Ab

IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy, and to investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

86003

Monilia Albicans

Useful for monitoring therapy, determining compliance, and/or assessing toxicity.

Serum

Red (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

80156

Carbatrol, Tegretol
48363
Serum

Useful for monitoring carbamazepine (free) therapy in uremic patients, and for monitoring unbound or free carbamazepine levels in patients where the total carbamazepine result is within the therapeutic range but the patient is experiencing side effects.

Serum

Red (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

80157-90

Free Carbamazepine

Potentially useful adjunct for diagnosis and monitoring of pancreatic cancer. May be useful for differentiating patients with cholangiocarcinoma and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) from those with PSC alone.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


FREEZE (14 Days)

4 Days

Chemiluminescence

86301-90

CA 19-9, Cancer Antigen 19-9, Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9, GI Cancer Antigen

Useful for monitoring colorectal cancer and selected other cancers such as medullary thyroid carcinoma. May be useful in assessing the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiation treatment, but is not useful in screening the general population for undetected cancers.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

6 Days

Chemiluminescence

82378

CEA. Embryonic Carcinoma Antigen

Testing for cardiolipin (phospholipid) antibodies is indicated in the following clinical situations: Unexplained arterial or venous thrombosis, a history of pregnancy morbidity defined as 1 or more unexplained deaths of a morphologically normal fetus beyond the 10th week of gestation, 1 or more premature births before 34 weeks of gestation caused by severe preeclampsia or placental insufficiency, or 3 or more unexplained, consecutive spontaneous abortions before the 10th week of gestation with no identifiable maternal hormonal or anatomic, or maternal or paternal chromosomal causes. Useful in the presence of an unexplained cutaneous circulatory disturbance (eg, livido reticularis or pyoderma gangrenosum), in the presence of an unexplained cutaneous circulatory disturbance (eg, livido reticularis or pyoderma gangrenosum). Also useful in the presence of a systemic rheumatic disease (especially lupus erythematosus), an unexplained thrombocytopenia or hemolytic anemia, and possible nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (48 Hours)

4 Days

Enzyme-Linked Immunoassay

86147 x2

Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies, Anticardiolipin Antibodies, Antiphospholipid Antibodies, Cardiolip, Phospholip, Phospholipid Antibodies

Useful for the evaluation of patients with suspected antiphospholipid syndrome by identification of phospholipid antibodies.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (48 Hours)

4 Days

Enzyme-Linked Immunoassay

86147 x3

Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies, Anticardiolipin Antibodies, Antiphospholipid Antibodies, Cardiolip, Phospholip, Phospholipid Antibodies

Useful in the evaluation of patients with a clinical suspicion of a wide range of conditions including organic acidemias, fatty acid oxidation disorders, and primary carnitine deficiency.

Plasma

Green (1) Sodium OR Lithium Heparin

Plastic Transport Vial

0.5 mL

Serum

Red (1)

Centrifuge and aliquot plasma into plastic transport vial within 2 hours of collection and freeze promptly. Submit frozen plasma in plastic transport vial.

CRITICAL FROZEN

FREEZE (1 Month) CRITICAL

8 Days

Tandem Mass Spectrometry

82379

L-Carnitine, Carnitine Free and Total
48353
Serum

Useful to confirm the diagnosis of carotenoderma and to detect fat malabsorption. Depressed carotene levels may be found in cases of steatorrhea.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None


CRITICAL FROZEN, PROTECT FROM LIGHT, PFL (Pour off using Amber Vial)

FREEZE (14 Days) PFL (Pour off using Amber Vial)

8 Days

Colorimetric

82380

Beta Carotene

Useful as an auxiliary test to fractionated plasma and urine metanephrine measurements in the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Also used as an auxiliary test to urine vanillylmandelic acid and homovanillic acid determination in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with neuroblastoma and related tumors.

Urine

24 Hour Urine Jug (1)



None

None


Avoid drugs that hinder metabolism of epinephrine or dopamine for at least 1 week prior to draw, if possible.

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

5 Days

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

82384-90

Adrenaline, Catecholamine Fractionation, Catecholamines, Dopamine, Epinephrine, Noradrenaline, Norepinephrine, Pressor Amines

Useful in the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, as an auxiliary test to fractionated plasma and urine metanephrine measurements (plasma metanephrine is the preferred test for this diagnosis), in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with neuroblastoma and related tumors, as an auxiliary test to urine vanillylmandelic acid and homovanillic acid measurements, and in the evaluation of patients with autonomic dysfunction or failure or autonomic neuropathy.

Plasma

Green (2) Sodium Heparin ICED CRITICAL FROZEN



None

None


Draw in chilled vacutainer and place immediately into ice bath. Send 4.0 mL plasma CRITICAL FROZEN in two vials.

FREEZE (30 Days)

8 Days

High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Electrochemical Detection

82384

Adrenaline, Pharmacy Catecholamine Fractionation, Unconjugated Catecholamines, Dopamine, Epinephrine, Noradrenaline, Norepinephrine, Pheochromocytoma, Pressor Amines
48015
Plasma

Useful as a screening tool to confirm a hematologic disorder, detection of an unsuspected hematologic disorder, and/or to monitor effects of radiation or chemotherapy.

Plasma

EDTA (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (48 Hours)


Photometry and hemoglobinometry, VCS

85025

CBC, Complete Blood Count, Cell Indices, HCT, Hematocrit, Hemoglobin, Indices, Leukocyte Count, MCHC, MCV, Platelet Count, Platelets, RBC Sizing
48382
Plasma

Useful as a screening tool to confirm a hematologic disorder, detection of an unsuspected hematologic disorder, and/or to monitor effects of radiation or chemotherapy.

Plasma

EDTA (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (48 Hours)


Photometry and hemoglobinometry

85025

CBC, Complete Blood Count, Cell Indices, HCT, Hematocrit, Hemoglobin, Indices, Leukocyte Count, MCHC, MCV, Platelet Count, Platelets, RBC Sizing
48074
Serum

Useful for evaluating patients suspected of having rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and for differentiating RA from other connective tissue diseases that may present with arthritis.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (21 Days)

4 Days

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

86200

Anti Citrullinated Antibody, Anti Citrulline, Anti-CCP (Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide), Anti-Citrullinated Ab, Anti-Citrullinated Antibody, Anti-Citrulline Antibody, Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP), Citrullinated Ab, Citrullinated Antibody

Useful in serial monitoring of CD4 T cell count in HIV-positive patients, for follow-up and diagnostic evaluation of primary cellular immunodeficiencies (including severe combined immunodeficiency), for T-cell immune monitoring following immunosuppressive therapy for transplantation, autoimmunity, and other immunological conditions where such treatment is utilized. Also used in the assessment of T-cell immune reconstitution post hematopoietic cell transplantation, and in early screening of gross quantitative anomalies in T cells in infection or malignancies.

Whole Blood

EDTA (2)



None

None


Send 4.0 mL whole blood within 24 HR of draw. Serial monitoring draws should be performed at same time of day.

RT (72 Hours)

3 Days

Flow Cytometry, Single Platform

86359, 86360

CD4 Count, Immune Competence, Immune Status, Quantitative CD4, T Cell(s), T-Cell(s), T Lymphocyte Surface Markers, T-Cell Surface Markers, T-Helper, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
48572
Whole Blood

Useful for determining ratio of CD4 to CD8 cells to evaluate immune strength and predict infection in HIV, leukemia, aplastic anemia, MS, myasthenia graves, and Hodgkin diseases.

Whole Blood

EDTA (2)



None

None


Send 4.0 mL whole blood. Collect MON-THURS only, do not send Friday.

RT (72 Hours)

4 Days

Flow Cytometry

86360

CD4 Count, CD8 Count, Helper Suppressor Ratio, Immune Competence, Immune Status, Immunodeficiency Panel, Quantitative CD4 and CD8, T Cell(s), T-Cell(s), T Lymphocyte Surface Markers, T-Cell Surface Markers, T-Helper/T-Suppressor, T4/T8 Helper Suppressor Ratio, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

Useful for evaluating patients suspected of having celiac disease, including patients with compatible symptoms, patients with atypical symptoms, and individuals at increased risk (family history, previous diagnosis with associated disease, positivity for DQ2 and/or DQ8).

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

See Mayo site for ordering restrictions.

REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

7 Days

Nephelometry

82784, 86255, 83516 x4

Anti-Endomysial Antibody, Antiendomysial Antibody, Antimesothelial Antibody, Celiac Disease, Coeliac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, EA, EMA, Failure to Thrive, Gamma-Globulins, Gliadin Antibodies, Gluten-sensitive Enteropathy, Immunofluorescence Antibodies, Malabsorption, Soft-CDSP, Sprue, Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Ab, Gluten Panel

Useful in evaluating patients with clinical signs and symptoms compatible with systemic sclerosis including skin involvement, Raynaud phenomenon, and arthralgias. Useful in aiding in the diagnosis of calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasis (CREST) syndrome.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (21 Days)

4 Days

Multiplex Flow Immunoassay

83516

ACA, Anticentromere Antibodies, Centromere Antibodies, Centromere Autoantibodies, CREST, HEp-2, Scleroderma Antibodies, Centromere Antibody, Anti-Centromere Antibodies

Useful for investigation of patients with possible Wilson disease.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

Nephelometry

82390

Copper Oxidase, Ferroxidase, Kayser-Fleischer Ring, Wilson's Disease

Useful for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Urine

Sterile Container (1)



None

None






87491, 87591
48076
Serum

Useful for evaluation of water, electrolyte, and acid-base status

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1) Lithium Heparin

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Potentiometric, Indirect Ion-Selective Electrode

82435

Cl
48077
Serum

Useful in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Required (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Chemiluminescence

82465

Lipid
48415
Whole Blood

Useful to determine if you have been exposed to and/or poisoned by certain organophosphate chemicals found in pesticides, to monitor cholinesterase levels if you work with pesticides, or to identify individuals with inherited pseudocholinesterase deficiency before they are given anesthesia with the muscle relaxant succinylcholine. Can also help determine the cause of prolonged apnea after surgical anesthesia.

Whole Blood

EDTA (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

6 Days

Quantitative Enzymatic

82482

Carbamates, Acetylcholinesterase, Insecticide Poisoning, Organo-Phosphate Poisoning, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), RBC Acetyl Cholinesterase
48461
Serum

Useful as a screening for occupational exposure and monitoring metallic prosthetic implant wear.

Serum

Dark Blue Trace Element (2)



None

None


Avoid vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplements for 1 week prior to draw. USE METAL FREE POUR OFF TUBE.

REFRIGERATE (10 Days)

8 Days

Inductively-Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

82495

Cr (Chromium)
48402
Serum

Useful for the follow-up or surveillance of patients with known or treated carcinoid tumors, as an adjunct in the diagnosis of carcinoid tumors, as an adjunct in the diagnosis of other neuroendocrine tumors (including pheochromocytomas, medullary thyroid carcinomas, functioning and nonfunctioning islet cell and gastrointestinal amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation tumors, and pituitary adenomas), and as a possible adjunct in outcome prediction and follow-up in advanced prostate cancer

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


FREEZE (28 Days)

8 Days

Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay

86316
48450
Whole Blood

Useful for diagnosis of congenital chromosome abnormalities, including aneuploidy, structural abnormalities, and balanced rearrangements

Whole Blood

Green (1) Sodium Heparin



None

None



RT

11 Days

Cell Culture with Mitogens followed by Chromosome Analysis

88230, 88280, 88283, 88285, 88262 x3

Ambiguous genitalia, chromosome analysis, Chromosomes, Congenital karyotype analysis, Constitutional Study, Familial chromosome abnormality, Karyotype, Klinefelter Syndrome, PUBS, Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edward Syndrome), Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), Turner Syndrome, multiple miscarriages
48259
Serum

Useful in diagnosis of heart attack, finding the cause of chest pain, or finding out how much heart or muscle tissue has been damaged. Can also determine whether you carry the gene for muscular dystrophy including dermatomyositis, polymyositis, malignant hyperthermia, and other conditions that may cause muscle breakdown.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None


Pour Off Within 4HR

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

6 Days

Electrophoresis/Spectrophotometry

82550, 82552

CK (Creatine Kinase), CK Isoenzyme Electrophoresis, CK Macro, CK-BB, CK-MM, CPK (Creatine Phosphokinase), Isoenzyme of Creatine Kinase, Macro CK, Macro Creatine Kinase, Mitochondrial Creatine Kinase, CPK Isoenzyme Electrophoresis

Useful in confirmation of the detection of Methadone in urine through GC/MS.

Urine

Sterile Container (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

80358

Methadone, Dolophine, EDDP, 2-Ethylidene-1 5-Dimethyl-3 3-Diphenylpyrrolidine
48573
Serum

Useful in assessing patient compliance, monitoring for appropriate therapeutic level, and assessing clonazepam toxicity.

Serum

Red (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

80346

Klonopin, Rivotril, 7-Aminoclonazepam
48078
Stool

Clostridium difficile culture provides an isolate suitable for antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

Stool

Cary Blair STL (1) Green



None

None



RT (72 Hours)


rapid membrane enzyme immunoassay

87324

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea, C. difficile, Antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis, Clostridium, Clostridioides

Useful for the rapid diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) and pseudomembranous colitis (PMC)

Stool

Cary Blair STL (1) Green



None

None



RT (7 Days)

3 Days

Real-Time PCR using LightCycler and Fluorescent Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)

87493

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea, C. difficile, Antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis, Clostridium, Clostridioides
48373
Serum

Useful in monitoring patient compliance and as an aid to achieving desired plasma levels.

Serum

Red (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

80159

Clozaril
48079
Serum

Useful for the diagnosis and treatment of acid-base imbalance in respiratory and metabolic systems

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Photometric/Enzymatic

82374

Carbon Dioxide

Useful for diagnosing deficiencies, particularly hemophilia B (Christmas disease), assessing the impact of liver disease on hemostasis, and investigation of a prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time.

Plasma

Lt. Blue (1)



None

None

Centrifuge collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate plasma from red cells. Using a pipette, aliquot all available plasma into a plastic transport vial. Centrifuge transport vial again and pipette all but the bottom 0.25 mL of plasma into a seperate transport vial and freeze. Must be dedicated specimen.

PT must not be on Coumadin or heparin therapy. Spin x2 and pour off within 4 HR of collection. CRITICAL FROZEN.

FREEZE (14 Days)

4 Days

Optical Clot-Based

85250

Factor IX Activity Assay, Hemophilia B, Factor IX, Factor 9

Useful for diagnosing congenital deficiencies of coagulation factor V, investigation of prolonged prothrombin time or activated partial thromboplastin time, and evaluating acquired deficiencies associated with liver disease, factor V inhibitors, myeloproliferative disorders, and intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis.

Plasma

Lt. Blue (1)



None

None

Centrifuge collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate plasma from red cells. Using a pipette, aliquot all available plasma into a plastic transport vial. Centrifuge transport vial again and pipette all but the bottom 0.25 mL of plasma into a seperate transport vial and freeze. Must be dedicated specimen.

PT must not be on Coumadin or heparin therapy. Spin x2 and pour off within 4 HR of collection. CRITICAL FROZEN.

FREEZE (14 Days)

4 Days

Optical Clot-Based

85220

Factor V Activity, Factor 5

Useful for diagnosing congenital deficiency of coagulation factor VII and evaluating acquired deficiencies associated with liver disease, oral anticoagulant therapy, and vitamin K deficiency. Also useful for determining degree of anticoagulation with warfarin to correlate with level of protein C, and for investigation of a prolonged prothrombin time.

Plasma

Lt. Blue (1)



None

None

Centrifuge collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate plasma from red cells. Using a pipette, aliquot all available plasma into a plastic transport vial. Centrifuge transport vial again and pipette all but the bottom 0.25 mL of plasma into a seperate transport vial and freeze. Must be dedicated specimen.

PT must not be on Coumadin or heparin therapy. Spin x2 and pour off within 4 HR of collection. CRITICAL FROZEN.

FREEZE (14 Days)

4 Days

Optical Clot-Based

85230

Coagulation Factor VII Assay, FACTOR VII ACTIVITY, Prothrombin, Factor VII, Factor 7

Useful in the diagnosing hemophilia A, the diagnosis of von Willebrand disease when measured with the von Willebrand factor (VWF) antigen and VWF activity, and the diagnosing acquired deficiency states. Also useful in the investigation of prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time, and in monitoring infusions of factor VIII replacement during interventional procedures and prophylactic infusions.

Plasma

Lt. Blue (1)



None

None

Centrifuge collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate plasma from red cells. Using a pipette, aliquot all available plasma into a plastic transport vial. Centrifuge transport vial again and pipette all but the bottom 0.25 mL of plasma into a seperate transport vial and freeze. Must be dedicated specimen.

PT must not be on Coumadin or heparin therapy. Spin x2 and pour off within 4 HR of collection. CRITICAL FROZEN.

FREEZE (14 Days)

4 Days

Optical Clot-Based

85240

Coagulation Factor VIII Activity Assay, Factor VIII Activity Assay, Hemophilia A, Factor VIII, Factor 8

Useful for diagnosing deficiency of coagulation factor X (congenital or acquired), in evaluating hemostatic function in liver disease, and in the investigation of prolonged prothrombin time or activated partial thromboplastin time.

Plasma

Lt. Blue (1)



None

None

Centrifuge collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate plasma from red cells. Using a pipette, aliquot all available plasma into a plastic transport vial. Centrifuge transport vial again and pipette all but the bottom 0.25 mL of plasma into a seperate transport vial and freeze. Must be dedicated specimen.

Spin x2 and pour off within 4 HR of collection. CRITICAL FROZEN.

FREEZE (14 Days)

4 Days

Optical Clot-Based

85260

Factor X Activity Assay, Factor X, Factor 10

Useful in diagnosing deficiency of coagulation factor XI, and investigation of prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time

Plasma

Lt. Blue (1)



None

None

Centrifuge collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate plasma from red cells. Using a pipette, aliquot all available plasma into a plastic transport vial. Centrifuge transport vial again and pipette all but the bottom 0.25 mL of plasma into a seperate transport vial and freeze. Must be dedicated specimen.

PT must not be on Coumadin or heparin therapy. Spin x2 and pour off within 4 HR of collection. CRITICAL FROZEN.

FREEZE (14 Days)

4 Days

Optical Clot-Based

85270

Factor XI Activity Assay. F11, Factor XI, Factor 11

Useful for diagnosing deficiency of coagulation factor XII, and for determining cause of prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time.

Plasma

Lt. Blue (1)



None

None

Centrifuge collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate plasma from red cells. Using a pipette, aliquot all available plasma into a plastic transport vial. Centrifuge transport vial again and pipette all but the bottom 0.25 mL of plasma into a seperate transport vial and freeze. Must be dedicated specimen.

PT must not be on Coumadin or heparin therapy. Spin x2 and pour off within 4 HR of collection. CRITICAL FROZEN.

FREEZE (14 Days)

4 Days

Optical Clot-Based

85280

Coagulation Factor XII Activity Assay, Factor XII, Factor 12
48459
Serum

Useful for detecting cobalt toxicity and monitoring metallic prosthetic implant wear.

Serum

Dark Blue Trace Element (1)



Plasma

Dark Blue EDTA (1)

Invert tube 10 times immediately post-draw. Within 2 hours of draw, centrifuge collection tube for 15 minutes to seperate plasma from red cells. Without using a pipette, gently pour-off all possible plasma into a metal-free transport vial. Leave ambient at room temperature.

Discontinue vitamin, mineral, herbal supplements, and an non-essential medications prior to draw. USE METAL FREE POUR OFF TUBE.

RT

9 Days

Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry

83018

Co
48016
Urine

Useful for confirmation of Cocaine use through GC/MS.

Urine

Sterile Container (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

80353, G0480

Benzoylecgonine (Cocaine Metabolite), Coke, Crack

Useful in the diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever.

Serum

SST (1)


2 mL

None

Red (1)



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

8 Days

Complement Fixation/Immunodiffusion/Enzyme Immunoassay

86635 x 4

Coccidiodes, Coccidioidomycosis, Valley Fever, San Joaquin Valley Fever

Useful when used to evaluate or monitor the rate of bone formation and resorption. It is a useful tool to detect the presence of Paget disease and monitor the progress of osteoporosis. Typically ordered when there could be the presence of a metabolic bone disease.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)


CRITICAL FROZEN

FREEZE (3 Months)

6 Days

Chemiluminescence

82523

Useful when assessing disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and/or investigating an undetectable total complement (CH50) level.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (8 Days)

4 Days

Nephelometry

86160

3rd Component of Complement, C3 COMP, C3, Third Component of Complement

Useful when investigating an undetectable total complement (CH50), confirming hereditary angioedema (with low C1 inhibitor), and for assessing disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus, proliferative glomerulonephritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (8 Days)

4 Days

Nephelometry

86160

4th Component of Complement, C4, Fourth Component of Complement, Hereditary Angioedema Panel
48458
Serum

Useful for detection of individuals with an ongoing immune process and used as a first-order screening test for congenital complement deficiencies.

Serum

Red (1)



None

None


CRITICAL FROZEN

FREEZE (14 Days)

5 Days

Turbidimetric

86162

Total Compliment

Broad screening tool to evaluate organ function and check for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. Used to monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor people taking specific medications for any kidney or liver-related side effects.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1) Lithium Heparin

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Preferred (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Various (See individual test methodology)

80053

CMP, Chemistry Panel, Chemistry Screen

Broad screening tool to evaluate organ function and check for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. Used to monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor people taking specific medications for any kidney or liver-related side effects.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1) Lithium Heparin

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).

Fasting Preferred (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Various (See individual test methodology)

80053

CMPC, CMP with calcs, Chemistry Panel with Calculations, Chemistry Screen with Calculations
48466
Serum

Useful for the diagnosis of Wilson Disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, and/or primary sclerosing cholangitis.

Serum

Dark Blue Trace Element (1)



None

None


Pour off within 2 hours. USE METAL FREE POUR OFF TUBE.

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

6 Days

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

82525

Cu, Kaiser Fleischer Ring, Wilson's Disease
48242
Serum

Useful when discriminating between primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency and in the differential diagnosis of Cushing syndrome.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

5 Days

Immunoassay

82533

Corticosteroids, Cortrosyn Stimulation Test, Dexamethasone Suppression Test, Diurnal Corticoids, Compound F, 8545

The preferred screening test for Cushing Syndrome. Useful in the diagnosis of pseudo-hyperaldosteronism due to excessive licorice consumption. Assists in the diagnosis of acquired or inherited abnormalities of 11-beta-hydroxy steroid dehydrogenase. This test has limited usefulness in the evalution of adrenal insufficiency.

Urine

Sterile Container (1)



None

None



FREEZE (28 Days)

6 Days

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

82530

Free Urinary Cortisol, Cortisol Random Urine, Free Cortisol, 24 Hour Urine Cortisol
48412
Saliva

Screening for and diagnosis of Cushing syndrome in patients presenting with symptoms or signs suggestive of the disease.

Saliva

SUPERSAL Saliva Kit (1)



None

None


Do not eat, drink, smoke or use oral hygiene products for 30 MIN prior to collection.

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

11 Days

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

82530

Nighttime Salivary Cortisol, Salivary Cortisol, Salivary Cushings, Salivary Hydrocortisone
48252
Serum

Useful in a diagnostic workup of hypoglycemia through diagnosis of factitious hypoglycemia due to surreptitious administration of insulin, in the evaluation of possible insulinoma, and as a surrogate measurement for the absence or presence of physiological suppressibility of endogenous insulin secretion during diagnostic insulin-induced hypoglycemia (C-peptide suppression test). Also useful for assessing insulin secretory reserve in diabetic patients who either have insulin autoantibodies or who are receiving insulin therapy.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None


Pour Off and Freeze Within 1 HR

FREEZE (14 Days)

4 Days

Chemiluminescence

84681

C-PEP, Connecting Peptide of Insulin, C Peptide
48083
Serum

Creatine kinase is utilized in the diagnosis and monitoring of myocardial infarction and myopathies such as the progressive Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)



82550

CK, CPK, Creatine Phosphokinase

Useful in the risk assessment for developing myocardial infarction in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes, and in the risk assessment for developing cardiovascular disease or ischemic events in individuals who do not manifest the disease at present.

Serum

SST (1)



NONE

NONE

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Turbidimetric/Immunoturbidimetric

86141

C Reactive Protein Cardiac, C Reactive Protein High Sensitivity, C-Reactive Protein Cardio, C-Reactive Protein Sensitive, CRP Cardiac, CRP Highly Sensitive, CRP Ultra-Sensitive, Sensitive C-Reactive Protein, Ultra-Sensitive C-Reactive Protein, CRPC, HSCRP
48018
Serum

Useful for estimation of glomerular filtration rate.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Kinetic Alkaline Picrate

82565

Krebiozen
48085
Serum

Useful for detecting systemic inflammatory processes, for detecting infection and assessing response to antibiotic treatment of bacterial infections, and for differentiating between active and inactive disease forms with concurrent infection.

Serum

SST (1)



NONE

NONE

Allow SST tube to clot for at least 15 minutes post-draw. Centrifuge unopened collection tube(s) for 15 minutes to separate serum from red cells. Submit unopened collection tube(s).


REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Turbidimetric/Immunoturbidimetric

86140

C-Reactive Protein, CRP
48381
Serum

Useful for evaluating cryoglobulins in patients with vasculitis, glomerulonephritis, and lymphoproliferative diseases, and in evaluating patients with macroglobulinemia or myeloma in whom symptoms occur with cold exposure.

Serum

Red (1) Clot in Warm Water



None

None


Allow sample to clot in warm water before serum is spun and separated from cells.

REFRIGERATE

11 Days

Precipitation

82595, 82585
48086
Stool

Useful when establishing the diagnosis of intestinal cryptosporidiosis.

Stool

SAF STL (1) Orange



None

None



RT (2 Months)


Chromatographic Immunoassay

87328

Cryptosporidium Ag, Cryptosporidium Antigen
48462
Various

Crystal analysis of various origin.

Various

Swab (1)



None

None



RT



89060

Calcium Pyrophosphate Crystals, Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate (CPPD), Cholesterol Crystals, Crystal Identification, Gout, Monosodium Urates, Pseudogout, Pseudogout Crystals, Pyrophosphate Crystals, Urate Crystals
48465
CSF

Looks for bacteria, fungi, and viruses in the cerebrospinal fluid that moves in the space around the spinal cord.