This is a listing of the most commonly performed tests.  If you cannot locate a particular test, please contact Client Services at 501-686-6230.

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UAMS Chemistry Lab TDM Guidelines

TestLab SectionSpecial RequirementsTesting Schedule and Expected Turnaround TimeReflex Test CriteriaReflex Test-CPT
17-Hydroxycorticosteroids Ref24 hr urine in bottle Type II. Obtain from labMailout: 5-7 days
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17-HydroxypregnenoloneRef7 ml blood, 1 large RTMailout: 10-14 days
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17-HydroxyprogesteroneRef7 ml blood; 1 large RT Mailout: 5-7 days
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17-Ketosteroids, UrineRef24 hr urine in bottle Type II. Keep refrigeratedMailout: 5-7 days
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17-OH CorticosteroidsRefSee Hydroxycorticosteroids
17-OH PregnenoloneRefSee Hydroxypregnenolone
17-OH ProgesteroneRefSee Hydroxyprogesterone
5' NucleotidaseRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top     Mailout: 5-7 days
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5-a-DihydrotestosteroneRef10 ml blood, 2 Gold Top
Freeze serum
Mailout: 5-7 days
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5-Aminolevulinic Acid {ALA}, UrineRefRandom or 24 hour urine
Protect from light
Mailout: 5-10 days
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5-HIAA [Serotonin], UrineRef24 hr or random urine. Keep refrigeratedMailout: 5-7 days
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5-HIAA [Serotonin], UrineRef24 hr or random urine. Keep refrigeratedMailout: 5-7 days
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5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid (quant)RefSee 5-HIAA.
ABO & Rh Blood Group Typing BBK1 LT and order sheet initialed by blood collector.24 hrs/7 days
Results: 4hrs
STAT:10 min
Abscess/Wound Culture and Gram StainMicroPus and or drainage collected in Sterile, no additive, leakproof, container or needle aspirate are preferred. (Swabs are not optimal) 
Decontaminate the skin surface, collect purulent material aseptically from undrained abscesses using a sterile needle and syringe. Alternately, open abscess with scalpel and collect expressed material with syringe or swab. Open wounds will require proper cleansing with removal of scab or existing exudate and the collection of tissue from the leading edge of the wound. Culture swabs are not the collection device of choice, however are frequently submitted due to ease of collection.
Daily
Results: 48-72 hours
ACE {Angiotensin Converting Enzyme}Ref6 ml blood, 1 Gold top Mailout: 5-7 days
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Acetaminophen Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr
Acetone, Urine
(Included with Routine Urinalysis)
Heme8 ml fresh void urine24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr
Acetylcholine Receptor Binding AntibodyRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
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Acetylcholine Receptor Blocking AntibodyRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
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Acetylcholine Receptor Modulating AntibodyRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
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Acid Fast Bacillus Culture and AFB StainMicroSputum (more than 5cc), bronchial washings, bronchial lavage, gastric aspirate, urine (50-100 mL), 1-5 mL CSF, body fluid, tissue, submitted in a sterile, leakproof container. Prefer early morning specimens of urine and sputum (3 consecutive days optimum for sputum). For blood see "AFB Blood Culture"
(Swabs are not acceptable and cause for rejection of specimen.) 
Mon-Fri
Results: 6-8 weeks
Acid Hemolysin (Ham TestRefSee Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria ScreenMailout:1-4 days
Acid Phosphatase, Total SerumRef5 ml blood, RT on ice. Separate serum from cells and freeze ASAPMailout: 5-7 days
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ACTHRef5 ml blood, 1 LT on iceMailout:  1-2 days
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Actinomyces (Anaerobe Culture) and Gram StainMicroAnaerobe transport media or deliver immediately. Includes gram stain.
Mark requisition for Actinomyces culture. 
Daily
Results: 10 days
Activated Partial Thromboplastin TimeCoag3.5 ml blood, 1 BLT

Specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant.
24hrs/7days
Results: 2 hours
STAT: 1 hour
Acute Leukemia PanelFlow1 LT, Bone marrow aspirate, Biopsy, Tissue or Body Fluid M-F
Results: 24-48 hrs
Adenosine DeaminaseRef1 ml body fluidMailout: 10-14 days
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Adenovirus AntibodyRef5ml blood, 1 Gold top Mailout: 5-7 days
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Adenovirus CultureRefSee Culture, Adenovirus
Adenovirus PlasmaRef1 tall lavenderMailout
Adenovirus UrineRefRandom urineMailout
ADH {Antidiuretic Hormone/Vasopressin}Ref10 ml blood, 2 LT
Critical frozen
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Adrenal AntibodyRef7 ml blood, 1 large RTMailout: 7-10 days
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Adrenocorticotropic HormoneRef5 ml blood, 2 LT on iceMailout:  1-2 days
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AFB Blood CultureMicro  Peripheral blood, 10 mL Isolator tube (obtained through the Omni system) or 1.5 mL pediatric Isolator tube.
Bone Marrow: 1.5mL Isolator tube. 
M-F
Results: 6-8 wks
AFB Culture and AFB StainMicroSputum (more than 5cc), bronchial washings, bronchial lavage, gastric aspirate, urine (50-100 mL), 1-5 mL CSF, body fluid, tissue, submitted in a sterile, leakproof container. Prefer early morning specimens of urine and sputum (3 consecutive days optimum for sputum). For blood see "AFB Blood Culture"
(Swabs are not acceptable and cause for rejection of specimen.)
M-F
Results: 6-8  wks
AFB Smear OnlyMicroSputum (more than 5cc) in a sterile, leakproof transport container.
Must have had a previous positive culture. 
M-F
Results: 24-72 hrs
AFB Susceptibilities (other than MTB)RefPerformed at Reference lab (upon request only)Results: 2-3 wks
AFB  Susceptibilities, MTBRefPerformed at Reference LabResults: 2-3 wks
AFP [Alpha Fetoprotein, Tumor Marker]Chem5 ml blood, 1 Gold topM, W, F 
ALA [Aminolevulinic Acid], UrineRefRandom or 24 hour urine.
Protect from strong light.
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Albumin, Body FluidRef1 ml body fluid
Keep refrigerated
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Albumin: Adults
ChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Albumin: NeonatesChemNeonates: 1 amber or green bullet tube24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Alcohol [Volatiles] ScreenChemSee Delta Osmolality
Alcohol, SerumChemSee Ethanol
Aldolase Ref5 ml blood; 1 Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
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Aldosterone, SerumRef6 ml blood, 1 SSTMailout: 5-7 days
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Aldosterone, UrineRef24 hr urine (bottle Type II) Refrigerate during collection.Mailout
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Alkali Denaturation TestRefSee Hemoglobin F.
Alkaline Phosphatase Isoenzymes, Heat FractionationRef6 ml blood, 1 RT or 1 GRN
Separate serum from cells ASAP and freeze 
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Alkaline Phosphatase: Adults

ChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Alkaline Phosphatase: NeonatesChemNeonates: 1 green bullet tube
Alpha Fetoprotein, Tumor MarkerChemSee AFP
Alpha Sub Unit, FreeRef6 ml blood, 1 Plain red
Separate serum within 1 hr. Freeze serum
Mailout: 7-14 days
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Alpha-1-AntitrypsinRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold top Mailout: 5-7 days
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Alpha-1-Antitrypsin PhenotypeRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
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Alpha-2-MacroglobulinRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold top Mailout: 5-7 days
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ALT NeonatesChemNeonates: 1 green or amber bullet tube24 hrs/ 7 days
Results; 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
ALT AdultChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Aluminum, SerumRef7 ml blood, Royal Blue,  no additives.  Separate serum from cells ASAP Mailout: 5-7 days
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Amikacin Level

Ref5 ml blood, 1 RT
labeled as peak, trough or random.  Do not use separator tubes or gels.
See TDM Guidelines
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Amino Acids Quantitative, PlasmaRef1 Na Heparin (dark green top)Mailout: 3-7 days
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Aminophylline {Theophylline}ChemSee Theophylline
Amiodarone & MetaboliteRef7 ml blood, RT no additives.  Mailout: 5-7 days
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Amitriptyline/Nortriptyline FractionationRef10 ml blood, 1 RT 
Refrigerate serum.
Mailout: 5-7days
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AmmoniaChem5 ml blood, 1 Green top (lithium heparin)
PUT ON ICE AND TRANSPORT IMMEDIATELY
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Amniotic Fluid OD-450 ScanRefAmniotic Fluid.
Do not spin.
Use brown plastic tube or protect from light.
Mailout: 1-2 days
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AmobarbitalRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
Amoeba, Stool RefSee Ova & Parasite ExamDaily
Results: Upon receipt from ADH 
Amoebic AntibodyRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
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Amoxapine and MetaboliteRef10 ml blood, 1 Gold top
Requires 3 ml serum minimum
Mailout: 5-10 days
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Amphetamine & Methamphetamine, SerumRef7 ml blood, RTMailout: 5-10 days
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Amphetamine, UrineChemRandom urine.24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
AmylaseChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr
Amylase IsoenzymesRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold top Mailout: 5-7 days
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Amylase, Body FluidChem3 ml fluid, indicate source of fluid
Accepted Body Fluids: Pleural Fluid, Dialysate, Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage, Davol Drainage, Ascitic/Peritoneal Fluid
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Amylase, UrineChem24 hr timed collection, bottle type 1 obtained from Lab. 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Anaerobe Culture

Must also have an aerobic culture ordered.

MicroAnaerobe transport media or transport to Clinical Lab immediately. Includes gram stain. Pus and or drainage collected in sterile, no additive, leakproof container or needle aspirate are preferred. Swabs are not optimal. 
Use of anaerobic transport media is required.
Decontaminate the skin surface, collect purulent material aseptically from undrained abscesses using a sterile needle and syringe. Alternately, open abscess with scalpel and collect expressed material with syringe or swab. Open wounds will require proper cleansing with removal of scab or existing exudate and the collection of tissue from the leading edge of the wound. Place specimen in anaerobic transport media if available. Otherwise, place in a sterile leakproof container and transport to the Microbiology laboratory promptly. Anaerobic culture swabs are not the collection device of choice, however are frequently submitted due to ease of collection.

Unacceptable specimens: specimens from body sites with normal anaerobic flora (throat, mouth, rectum); urine (clean catch, catheterized); cervix, placenta, IV catheter tips.
Daily
Results: 5 days
ANCA Panel {MPO/PR3 Antibodies}Ref5 ml blood, 1 Gold top
Refrigerate serum
Mailout: 5-10 days
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AndrostenedioneRef6 ml blood, 1 RT, 1Gold top or 1 LT
Freeze serum or plasma.
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Angel Dust {PCP, Phencyclidine}, UrineChemSee PCP
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme {ACE}, SerumRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold top
Freeze serum.
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, CSFRef1 ml CSF, frozenMailout: 5-7 days
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Anti-Adrenal AntibodyRef7 ml blood, 1 large RTMailout: 7-10 days
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Antibiotic LevelRef10 ml blood, RT using sterile technique.  Blood must NOT be anticoagulated.  Separate serum and freeze ASAP.Mailout: 3-5 days
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Antibody Screen
[Indirect Coombs Test; Indirect Anti-Human Globulin Test]
BBK1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector. 24 hrs/ 7 days
STAT: 30 min
Positive or Negative the following Reflex tests may be performed as applicable depending on test resultsAntibody panel-86870
Antigen Type-86903
GEL Antibody screen-86885
Prewarmed antibody screen-86885
2 UnitsCooms Crossmatch (if antoby screen is positive regardless of whether RBCs are ordered or not)-86922
Interpretation-86077
(If Prepare Red Blood Cells ordered one or more of the following may occur as applicable:)
Immediate spin crossmatch-86920
Gel Crossmatch-86922
PEG Crossmatch-86922
Prewarmed Crossmatch-86922
Electronic Crossmatch-86923
Antibody TiterBBK1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector.24hrs/7days
Anti-CCPChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top TubeM-F
Results: 24 hrs
Anti-Centromere AntibodyChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold topM-F
Anti-ChromatinChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top TubeM-F
Results: 24 hrs
Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH, Vasioressin)Ref2 LT on ice.  Freeze plasma.Mailout: 5-7 days
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Anti-DNAImmSee Doublestranded DNA
Anti-DNase BRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold top
Separate serum from cells ASAP 
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Anti-ENA
(Extractable Nuclear Antigens)
RefSee Antibodies to Extractible Nuclear Antigens
Anti-FreezeRefSee Ethylene Glycol
Anti-Fungal SusceptibilityRefPerformed at Reference lab (upon request only)Results: 5-7 days
Antihuman Globulin Test, Neonate [Direct Coombs Test]BBK1 EDTA tube of cord specimen or venous blood.  Tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector.24hrs/7days
Antihuman Globulin Test, Adult [Direct Coombs Test]BBK1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector. 24hrs/7days
Anti-Jo-1 (JO1)ChemSee Jo-1 Antibody IgG
Anti-Microsomal AntibodyRefSee Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibody 
Anti-Mitochrondrial Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold top
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Anti-Myeline Associated Globulin {anti-MAG Antibody}Ref7 ml blood, 1 large RTMailout: 5-7 days
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Anti-Myocardial Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold top
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Anti-Myosin Antibody Ref5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold top Mailout: 5-7 days
Antinuclear Antibodies Screen
Positive gives reflex to complete ANA Panel
-(DNA, SSA,SSB,Sc10, Jo-1, Chrom, RNP,SM-AG, SMRNP, Cent B, and RIBP)
(ANASC)- Positive give reflex to complete ANA Panel and IFA
Chem5 ml blood, 1 Gold topM-F
Anti-Nuclear AntibodyImm5 ml blood, 1 Gold topT & Th
Anti-Ovary AntibodyRefSee Ovarian Antibodies
Anti-Parietal Cell Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold top
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Anti-Phosphatidylserine AntibodyRefRT or Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
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Anti-Platelet Antibodies, IndirectRef1 serum separator tube (SST) The specimen must be processed in the lab within 2 hours.Mailout: 5-7 days
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Anti-Reticulin Antibody, IgARef5 ml blood, 1 Gold top
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Anti-SCL-70 AntibodyChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold topM-F
Anti-Smith AntibodyChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold topM-F
Anti-Smooth Muscle Antibody, IgGRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
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Anti-SmRNPChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold topM-F
Anti-SSAChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold topM-F
Antistreptococcal HyaluronidaseRef5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold top Mailout: 5-7 days
Anti-Striated Muscle Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold top
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
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APCR (Activated Protein C Resistance)Special Coag3.5 ml blood, 1BLT Specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant. 3-5 days
Apolipoprotein B/A RatioRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold top, fasting sample recommended.  Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mailout: 5-7 days
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Arsenic, BloodRef7 ml blood, 1 EDTA Royal blue topMailout: 5-7 days
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Ascorbic Acid {Vitamin C} Ref10 ml blood, 2 GRN
Requires special transport tube.  FREEZE PLASMA  
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Aspartate Amino Transferase [AST]ChemSee AST
Aspergillus  EIAImm5 ml blood, 1 Gold topM- F
Cutoff: 7 am
Results: 24-48 hrs
Aspirin {Salicylate}, SerumChemSee Salicylate
AST
Adults (AST)
ChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
Autoantibodies, WarmBBKCall Blood Bank for consultation (686-5867)Results: Call Blood Bank
Autohemolysin, ColdBBKCall Blood Bank for consultation (686-5867)Results: Call Blood Bank
Autologous DonationBBKCall the Blood Bank for the appropriate form
B & T Cell PanelFlowSee Chronic Leukemia/Lymphoma Panel 
B12Chem5 ml blood; 1 Light Green
Protect from light.
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
B2M {Beta 2 Microglobulin}Immu5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopM-F
Results:  24-48 hours
Babesia
Includes Babesia, Malaria, Trypanosomes, & Microfilaria.
Micro3 ml blood; 1 LT
In cases of suspected malaria, specimens should be taken at intervals of 6 to 18 hours for at least three successive days.
M-F
Results: 24 hrs. After hours contact CP Resident (688- 2820).
Barbiturates Screen
Serum
Urine
Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green

Urine: Random urine
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr
Barbiturates, ConfirmationRef10 ml blood, RT.  Avoid serum separatorsMailout: 5-7 days
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Bartonella [Cat Scratch] Antibody TestsRefSee Cat Scratch
B-cell PanelFlowSee Chronic Leukemia/Lymphoma Panel 
BCR Gene Rearrangement DNA/SB  (BCR1)Ref20 ml blood, 4 LT Room temperature - DO NOT CENTRIFUGE! Mailout: 10-15 days
Bence-Jones ProteinImmSee Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine (UIFE) 
Benzodiazepine Screen
Serum
Urine
Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr
BenzoylecgonineRef 5 mL random urine.
Test performed if Cocaine and Metabolites Screen is pos.
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Beta glucanRef5ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Must be a separate dedicated gold-top tube.  Tube cannot be used for other serum tests.
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Beta-2 GlycoproteinRef1 RT on iceMailout
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Beta-2 MicroglobulinImmuSee B2M
Beta-hCG, Qualitative Serum {Pregnancy Test} Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr
Beta-hCG, Qualitative UrineHeme8 ml fresh urine24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr
Beta-hCG, QuantitativeChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr


Beta-Hydroxybutyric acidChem5 ml blood, 1 Green top Lithium Heparin24 hrs/7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr
Bethesda Assay, QuantitativeRef25 ml blood, 5 BLTs.  Check ARUP manual for specific collection instructionsMailout: 5-7 days
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Bile Acids, Total (BILET)Ref6 ml blood, 1 ST
Freeze serum
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Bilirubin Scan, Amniotic fluid OD-450RefSee Amniotic Fluid
OD-450
Bilirubin, Direct Serum 


Neonate
Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green
Performed only if TBIL is >1.5 mg/dl.
Neonates: 1 green bullet tube protected from light
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT:1hr
Bilirubin, Total 

Adult
ChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr
Total Bilirubin>1.5Direct bilirubin-82248
Bilirubin, Total
Peds
ChemNeonates: 1 green or amber bullet tube; protect from light24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr
Total Bilirubin>1.5Direct bilirubin-82248
Bilirubin, Urine Qualitative
(Included in routine urinalysis)
Heme8 ml urine24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
STAT: 1hr
BK Virus PlasmaRefLavender TopMailout
ViraCor Laboratories
BK Virus UrineRefrandom urineMailout
ViraCor Laboratories
Blastomycosis Antibody, Serum   Ref5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top Mailout: 5-7 days
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Blood CultureMicroAdults: 20 mL total-10mL blood in each aerobic & anaerobic bottle.
Nursery: 0.5-4mL per pediatric bottle

Use Chloraprep to disinfectant skin. Disinfect the tops of the bottles with alcohol swab. Place 8-10 mL blood in BacT/Alert aerobic bottle and 8-10 mL blood in BacT/Alert anaerobic bottle. For samples less than 5 mL, collect blood in pediatric BacT/Alert bottle (yellow).  See Nursing Procedure for Blood Culture Collection 
Daily
Result: 5 days.
Blood Culture for HistoplasmaMicroIsolator Tube (10 mL) obtained through the Omni system. Use Chloraprep to disinfectant skin. Disinfect the tops of the tube with alcohol swab.  See Nursing Procedure for Blood Culture CollectionM-F
Results: 4 weeks
Blood Parasites Smear
Includes Babesia, Malaria, Trypanosomes, & Microfilaria.
Micro3 ml blood; 1 LT

In cases of suspected malaria, specimens should be taken at intervals of 6 to 18 hours for at least three successive days. 
M-F
Results: 24 hrs. After hours contact CP Resident (688- 2820).
Blood Smear PreparationHeme 1 LT; 3.0 mL
Must submit physician reason for pathologist review of slide. A CBCC must be ordered with this test.
24 hrs/7 days
Blood Sugar (Glucose)Chem See Glucose     
BNP B-type Natriuretic PeptideChem7 ml blood, 1 LT24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Body Fluid Cell Count/ Differential (BFSCT)
Peritoneal,Pleural, Peritoneal Lavage, Synovial, Cerebrospinal Fluid
HemeSterile container.  Do not submit syringe or bag.  Clotted specimens cannot have cell count performed24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Body Fluid CultureMicroSee Culture, Body Fluid
Bone Marrow CultureMicro0.5 ml minimum.
When scheduling bone marrow, request technologist to bring special Pediatric Isolator tube to bedside 
Daily
Results: 72 hours
Bone Marrow  Aspiration and BiopsyHemeIn-patient bone marrows must be scheduled with the Bone Marrow Clinic (686-7027) and ordered in e-Chart.  After hours call the Heme Lab (686-6193) to schedule in-patient bone marrows.  Out-patient bone marrows must be scheduled with BONC (296-1503 ext 1369).  Weekends and holidays need to be approved by the path resident (688-2820)M-F 8am-4pm
Result: Next day by 10 am
Cutoff: 2pm for biopsy
Bordetella pertussis by PCRRefRespiratory specimen should be collected on Rayon or Dacron swab, or direct respiratory specimen such as BAL, respiratory aspirate or sputum.  (Calcium alginate swab has been shown to inhibit PCR) Transport respiratory specimen or swab in sterile container, or viral transport media (Microtest M4), frozen.Mailout 
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Bordetella pertussis CultureRefNasal wash or aspirate collected in sterile container OR Nasopharyngeal swab in Regan-Lowe Transport media. Regan-Lowe Transport media can be obtained from the Reference Laboratory by calling 686-6230. NP swab can also be collected with Jones Kendrick media or Aimes with charcoal media.Mailout: 5-7 days
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Borrelia burgdorferi RefSee Lyme Antibody
BromideRef7 ml blood, RT Mailout: 5-7 days
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Brucella  Agglutinins   Ref5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopMailout
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BUN {Blood Urea Nitrogen}
Adult
ChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
BUN, adult urineChemUrine: 24 hr collection
BUN, NeonateChemInfants: 1 green or amber bullet tube
C. difficile Toxin A or BMicroStool 2-3 ml in sterile, no additive, leakproof container. Must be liquid stool.Daily
Result: 24 Hrs.
Equivocal resultC diff by PCR- send to VA-87493
C1 Esterase InhibitorRef5 ml blood, 1 Serum Separator Tube, Must be received in lab within 2 hours of collection.Mailout: 3-5 days
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C1 Esterase Inhibitor FunctionalRef5ml blood, 1 Serum Separator Tube, Must be received in lab within 2 hours of collection.Mailout: 3-5 days
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C2 Complement ComponentRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Critical Frozen
Mailout: 5-7 days
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C3 [Complement C3]Immu5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopM-F
Cutoff: 2:00 pm
Result: 24 hrs
C3-Proactivator
[Complement Factor B]
Ref5 ml blood, 1  Gold Top
Freeze serum
Mailout: 5-7 days
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C4 [Complement C4]Immu5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopM-F
Cutoff: 2:00 pm
Result: 24 hrs
CA 15-3Chem5 ml blood, 1 Green Top Lithium Heparin TubeM,W,F
CA 19-9Chem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  M,W,F
CA-125 Chem5 ml blood, 1 Green Top Lithium Heparin Tube   M,W,F
Cadmium, BloodRef7 ml blood, 1 Royal Blue  with EDTAMailout: 5-7 days
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Cadmium, UrineRef24 hr urineMailout: 5-7 days
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Caffeine, Serum Ref7 ml serumMailout: 5-7 days
Caffeine, Serum NeonatesChem
Ref
Peds: 2 red bulletsPeds mailout to ACH
CalcitoninRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
Calcium, Ionized  AdultChemAdults: 5 ml blood,  1 Gold Top24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Calcium, Ionized  NeonateChemInfant: 1 green bullet tube on ice24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Calcium, Neonate ChemNeonates: 1 green bullet tubeResults: 2 hrs
Calcium, Total SerumChem5 ml blood; 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Calcium, Urine Chem24 hr urine in Type III bottle24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
California Encephalitis AntibodyRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Candida Antigen SerologyRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Refrigerate serum.
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Cannabinoids, Confirmation/QuantitationRefRandom urine, refrigeratedMailout: 5-7 days
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Cannabinoids, Urine ScreenChem5 ml urine24 hrs/7 days
Results: 2 hrs
Stat: 1hr
Carbamazepine (Tegretol)Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green
See TDM Guidelines
24 hrs/7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
Stat: 1hr
Carbon Dioxide (CO2), AdultChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
Stat: 1hr
Carbon Dioxide (CO2), NeonateChemNeonates: 1 green or amber bullet tube
Carcinoembryonic AntigenChemSee CEA
Cardiolipin Antibodies, IgG & IgMChem1 Gold topResult: 24 hours
CaroteneRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
PROTECT FROM LIGHT.  Freeze serum 
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Cat Scratch [Bartonella] Antibody-IgGRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Cat Scratch [Bartonella] Antibody-IgMRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Cat Scratch [Bartonella] PanelRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Catecholamines, PlasmaRef10 ml blood, 2 GRN  (sodium heparin) Mailout: 5-7 days
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Catecholamines, Urine FreeRef24 hr urine. Refrigerate during collection.Mailout: 5-7 days
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CBC and Differential- AdultsHeme Adults: 3.0 ml blood,1LT 24 hrs/7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
Stat: 1hr
Pertinent CBC Criteria met


Manual Differential-85007/85027
CBC and Differential- PediatricHeme Peds: 1 LT bullet tube24 hrs/7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
Stat: 1hr
Pertinent CBC Criteria met


Manual Differential-85007/85027
CBC-Manual DifferentialHemePertinent Diff Criteria metPathologist Review-85060
CCPChemSee Anti-CCP
CD3 Lymphocyte LevelsFlow1 LTM-F
Results: 4-24 hrs
CD34
Human Progenitor Cell Antigen
Flow1 LTM-F
Results: 4-24 hrs
CD4 T Cell SubsetFlow1 LTM-F
Results: 4-24 hrs
CD4/8 Ratio    FlowSee Helper/Suppressor Panel 
CEAChem5 ml blood; 1 Gold Top M, W, F
Cell Count and Differential, CSFHeme1 ml CSF (minimum), usually tube #3 
Cell counts cannot be performed on clotted samples.
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Cell Count and Differential, Peritoneal LavageHeme10ml fluid minimum in a sterile container. Syringe or bag not acceptable. Cell counts cannot be performed on clotted samples.24 hrs/ 7 days
Cell Count and Differential, Pleural Fluid Heme2 ml fluid minimum in a sterile container.   Syringe or bag not acceptable.  Cell counts cannot be performed on clotted specimens.24 hrs/7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 h
Cell Count and Differential, SynovialHeme2 ml fluid, 1 GRN (sodium heparin.
Syringe or bag not acceptable. Cell counts cannot be performed on clotted specimens.
24 hr/7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Cell Count and Differential,  Peritoneal FluidHeme1 ml fluid minimum in a sterile container.  Syringe or bag not acceptable.  Cell counts cannot be performed on clotted specimens.24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 h
Celontin RefSee Methsuximide/ NormethsuximideMailout
Centromere AntibodyRef5 ml blood, 1 RTMailout: 1-2 days
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Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Count and DifferentialHemeSee Cell Count and Differential, CSF24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Ceruloplasmin, Serum  Ref5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
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CH50 Complement  Ref7 ml blood, large RT   Separate serum from cells ASAP and freeze.Mailout: 5-7 days
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ChemotaxisRef15 ml heparinized blood sterile, 3 GRN  Mailout: 5-7 days
Chimerism
Pre-Transplant or Post-Transplant
RefSee the VA on-line lab manual for more information.Mailout: VA
Chlamydia Antibody- IgG/IgMRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Chlamydia CultureRefSwab in Special Media. Obtain from UAMS Central Supply. Send on ice.  Mailout: 5-7 days
ACH
ChloramphenicolRef7 ml blood, 1 RT
Freeze serum
Mailout: 5-7 days
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ChlorazepateRef10 ml blood, 2 RT or Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
ChlordiazepoxideRef See LibriumMailout
Chloride, Plasma AdultChem 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Chloride, Plasma NeonateChemNeonates: 1 green or amber bullet tube24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Chloride, SweatRefPerformed at ACH by appointment. Call (501)320-1300
Chloride, UrineChem24 hour urine collection24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
Cholesterol EstersRef10 ml blood, 1 Large RT or  2 Gold Top. Patient fasting 12 hoursMailout: 5-7 days
Cholesterol, Total Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light green
Patient fasting 12 hours
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Cholesterol-HDLChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 
Patient fasting 12 hours
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
Cholesterol-LDL , calculatedChem5ml blood, 1 Light Green
Patient fasting 12 hours
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
Cholesterol-LDL, measuredRef5 mL blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
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Cholinesterase [Pseudo], SerumRef2 ml blood; 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Freeze serum.
Mailout
ACH
Cholinesterase, RBC Ref5 ml blood; 1 LT
Do not spin or Freeze 
Mailout: 5-7 days
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ChromatinChemSee Anti-Chromatin
Chromium, Serum  RefRoyal blue top, Minimum 0.5 mLMailout: 1-4 days
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Chromium, UrineRef24 hr collection in Type 1 jug. Mailout: 5-7 days
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Chromogranin ARef5 ml blood, 1 SSTMailout: 7-10 days
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Chromosome StudiesCytogenContact  Cytogenetics lab for specimen and transport requirements (526-8000).
Chronic Leukemia/Lymphoma PanelFlow1 LT, Bone marrow aspirate, Biopsy, Tissue or Body FluidM-F
Results: 24-48 hrs
Citric Acid, UrineRef24 urine sample.  Refer to ARUP  manual for specific collection requirementsMailout: 5-7 days
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CK Index
Includes CK, CKMB and Index Value
Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
CK, TotalChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
CKMBChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Clindamycin LevelRefSee Antibiotic Level
ClonazepamRef7 ml blood, 1 RT
Freeze serum
Mailout: 5-7 days
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ClonidineRef(1)15 ml RT, (2)gray tops, or urineMailout: 5-7 days
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ClonopinRefSee Clonazepam
Clostridium difficile Toxin A or B AssayMicroStool 2-3 ml in sterile, no additive, leakproof container. Must be liquid stool. Daily
Result: 24 Hrs.
ClQ Binding AssayRef10 ml blood, 1 large RT.
Freeze serum
Mailout: 5-7 days
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CMV Culture, UrineRefSterile Container.  Send on ice.  M-F Mailout
Results:
10-14 days
CMV qPCR CSF (CMVCS)Ref1 mL CSFViraCor Laboratories
CMV, BAL PCR RefBronchioalveolar  Lavage (1-5 ml) M-F Mailout
Cutoff: 1:30 pm
Results: 1-2 days
CMV, Quantitative by PCR on plasmaMol Diag1 Pearl Top TubeM-F
Cutoff: 7:30am
Results: 1-4 days
CMV-IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Red top or 1 Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
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CMV-IgM  Ref5 ml blood, 1 RTMailout: 5-7 days
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CMV, neonatal PCRRefsee Neonatal CMV PCR, blood
CO2, Total
Adults or neonates
ChemSee Carbon Dioxide
Cobalt, serumRefRoyal blue top, Minimum 0.5 mLMailout:
1-4 days
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Cocaine, Urine ScreenChem5 ml urine24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Cold Agglutinins Ref5 ml blood, 1 RT 
MUST be placed in and transported in warm sand. (available in clin lab).  Keep at 37oC.  
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Cold AutoabsorptionBBK2 EDTA tubes and order sheet initialed by blood collector. Includes type & antibody screen.
Performed following a positive antibody screen
24hrs/7days
Compatibility Study [Crossmatch]BBK2 EDTA tubes and order sheet initialed by blood collector. Includes type & antibody screen24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 4 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Complement C3ImmuSee C3
Complement C4ImmuSee C4
Complement Decay RateRef5 ml blood, 1 LT 3 ml plasma, freeze Mailout: 5-7 days
Complement, Total Hemolytic  (Complement CH50)Ref5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold Top Mailout: 5-7 days
Complete Blood CountHemeSee CBC and Differential 
Compound S, Blood Ref5 ml blood, 1 RT, 1 LT or 1 GRN.  Not appropriate for patients <3 months of age   Mailout: 5-7 days
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Coombs Test, DirectBBK1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector. 24hrs/7days
Coombs Test, Direct NeonateBBK1 EDTA tube of cord specimen or venous blood.  Tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector.24hrs/7days
Coombs Test,  Indirect {Antibody Screen}BBK1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector. 24 hrs/7 days
Copper, Serum Ref7 ml blood Dark Blue, no additives.ARUP Test Directory
Copper, UrineRefRandom or 24 hr urineMailout: 5-7 days
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Coproporphyrin /  Uroporphyrin, UrineRefSee Porphyrins, Urine
CortisolChem5 ml blood; 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Cortisol, Urine FreeRef24 hr urine, refrigeratedMailout: 5-7 days
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Coxsackie A9 Virus AntibodiesRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Coxsackie B Virus AntibodiesRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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C-PeptideRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top on ice.  Freeze serum within 1 hour.Mailout: 5-7 days
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C-Reactive Protein, High SensitivityChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
C-Reactive Protein, Quant. Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Creatine Kinase, Total CKChemSee CK, Total
Creatinine ClearanceChem 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green plus 
24 hr urine in Type I bottle. 
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Creatinine, Amniotic Fluid Chem1 ml amniotic fluid24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Creatinine, NeonateChemNeonates: 1 green bullet tube24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Creatinine, Plasma Adult
ChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green   24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Creatinine, UrineChem 24 hr timed urine in Type I bottle24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
CrossmatchBBK2 EDTA tubes and order sheet initialed by blood collector. Includes type & antibody screen24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 4 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
CRP, QuantitativeChemSee C-Reactive Protein
CryofibrinogenRef1 full BLT. Must be kept at 37°C.  Do not  refrigerate or freeze at any time.  Call lab before sending to schedule.Mailout: 5-7 days
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Cryoglobulin, Qualitative with Reflex to IFE TypingRef7 ml blood in a pre-warmed (37C) plain Red Top Tube. Warm sand can be obtained from the clinic lab to warm the tube. Transport the speciment to the lab in the warm sand.Mailout: 5-7 days
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Cryptococcal AntigenMicro5 ml blood, 1 RT or 1 ml CSF
(The sample is titered if positive.  A titer is performed no more frequently than every 7 days.) 
Daily
Result: Same day
Positive (Initial test only)Crytococcal Titer-86406
Cryptosporidium ExamRefStool transported in PVA and 10% Formalin collection set. (pink and blue cap) (Must be filled to fill line or specimen will be rejected.)Mailout: 5-7 days
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Crystal Exam, Synovial Fluid   HemeSee Cell Count and Differential, Synovial Fluid  
CSF Oligoclonal BandsImm3 ml CSF + 5ml Gold Top.
Send serum Gold Top for electrophoresis. 
M-F
Cutoff: 1pm
Result: 24-72 hours
CSF Protein ElectrophoresisImm3 ml CSF + 5ml Gold Top.
Send serum Gold Top for electrophoresis. 
M-F
Cutoff: 2pm
Result: 24-72 hrs
CT/NG Qualitative by PCRMol Diagcobas ® PCR Female Sample Kit for vaginal swabs, cobas® PCR Urine Sample Kit for male urine collection, or PreservCyt specimenM-F (batched runs)
Culture, Abscess/WoundMicroPus and or drainage collected in Sterile, no additive, leakproof, leakproof container or needle aspirate are preferred. (Swabs are not optimal) 
Decontaminate the skin surface, collect purulent material aseptically from undrained abscesses using a sterile needle and syringe. Alternately, open abscess with scalpel and collect expressed material with syringe or swab. Open wounds will require proper cleansing with removal of scab or existing exudate and the collection of tissue from the leading edge of the wound. Culture swabs are not the collection device of choice, however are frequently submitted due to ease of collection. 
Daily
Results: 48-72 hrs
Culture, AdenovirusRefThroat, rectal, or conjunctival swab in  transport media. TRANSPORT ON ICE.  M-F 8am-2pm
Culture, AFBMicroSputum (more than 5cc), bronchial washings, bronchial lavage, gastric aspirate, urine (50-100 mL), 1-5 mL CSF, body fluid, tissue, submitted in a sterile, leakproof container. Prefer early morning specimens of urine and sputum (3 consecutive days optimum for sputum). For blood see "AFB Blood Culture" (Swabs are not acceptable and cause for rejection of specimen.) M-F.
Results: 6 to 8 wks
Culture, Anaerobic cont.
Micro Anaerobic culture swabs are not the collection device of choice, however are frequently submitted due to ease of collection.

Use of anaerobic transport media is required.

Place specimen in anaerobic transport media if available. Otherwise, place in a sterile leakproof container and transport to the Microbiology laboratory promptly.

Unacceptable specimens: specimens from body sites with normal anaerobic flora (throat, mouth, rectum); urine (clean catch, catheterized); cervix, placenta, IV catheter tips.
Culture, Anaerobic
Must also have an aerobic culture ordered.
MicroAnaerobe transport media or transport to Clinical Lab immediately. Includes gram stain.
Pus and or drainage collected in sterile, no additive, leakproof container or needle aspirate are preferred. (Swabs are not optimal)

Decontaminate the skin surface, collect purulent material aseptically from undrained abscesses using a sterile needle and syringe. Alternately, open abscess with scalpel and collect expressed material with syringe or swab. Open wounds will require proper cleansing with removal of scab or existing exudate and the collection of tissue from the leading edge of the wound.


Daily
Results: 5 days
Culture, BloodMicroAdults: 20 mL total-10mL blood in each aerobic & anaerobic bottle.
Nursery: 0.5-4mL per pediatric bottle
Use Chloraprep to disinfectant skin. Disinfect the tops of the bottles with alcohol swab. Place 8-10 mL blood in BacT/Alert aerobic bottle and 8-10 mL blood in BacT/Alert anaerobic bottle. For samples less than 5 mL, collect blood in pediatric BacT/Alert bottle (yellow).  See Nursing Procedure for Blood Culture Collection 
Daily
Result: 5 days.
Culture, Blood Culture for HistoplasmaMicroIsolator Tube (10 mL) obtained through the Omni system.
Use Chloraprep to disinfectant skin. Disinfect the tops of the tube with alcohol swab.  See Nursing Procedure for Blood Culture Collection
M-F
Results: 4 wks.
Culture, Body Fluid
Includes: Amniotic, CSF (tube #2), joint fluids, dialysate, paracentesis, peritoneal, thoracentesis, etc.
MicroSterile, no additive, leakproof container.  Includes gram stain.Daily
Results: 72 hrs. 
Culture, BoneMicroSterile, no additive, leakproof container.  Gram stain is not performed. Daily
Results: 5 days
Culture, Bone MarrowMicro0.5 ml minimum.
When scheduling bone marrow, request technologist to bring special Pediatric Isolator tube to bedside 
Daily Results:  72 hrs.
Culture, Bronchial Alveolar Lavage(BAL) (Culture and Gram Stain)Micro5mL Minimum in a sterile, no additive, leakproof container.Daily
Results: 48-72 hrs.
Culture, Bronchial Brush (Culture and Gram Stain)MicroFor quantitative culture, place brush into 1 ml sterile saline. (1 ml saline tubes may be obtained from Microbiology) Daily
Results: 48-72 hrs.
Culture, CampylobacterMicroFresh stool in Cary-Blair preservative/transport vial; fill to the line indicated on vial and mix well. (Must be filled to fill line or specimen will be rejected.) Not performed on in-patients who have been hospitalized more than 3 days.Daily
Results: 48-72 hrs.
Culture, ChlamydiaRef (ACH)Swab in special media. Obtain from Clinical Lab. Send on ice.  Mailout: 1-45 days
Culture, CMV BloodRefSodium Heparin-Special Green Top Tube.
Keep at room temperature. Should be sent STAT. 
M-F Mailout
Cutoff: 2pm
Results: 5-7 days
ACH
Culture, CMV UrineRefSterile Container. 
Send on ice. 
M-F Mailout
Results: 5-7 days
ACH
Culture, Cystic Fibrosis (Culture and Gram Stain)MicroSputum transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof container.Daily
Results: 72 hrs.
Culture, Dialysate MicroSee Culture, Body FluidDaily
Results: Up to 5 days
Culture, Eye/ Corneal ScrapingsMicroMedia (BAP, CHOC) is available from Microbiology for direct inoculation, particularly of corneal scrapings.
Note:  directly plated specimens do not include a gram stain, unless a slide is prepared, too.
Culture transport swab is also acceptable.
Daily
Results: 72 hrs. 
Culture, FungalMicroSterile, no additive, leakproof container.  (Swabs are not acceptable and will be rejected.) Fungal smear included.Daily
Results: 4 weeks
Culture, Gonorrhea (GC)MicroSwab in Amies with charcoal transport media (green cap)   Daily
Result: 48-72 hrs.
Culture, Group B Strep Genital ScreenMicroVaginal or anorectum swab in Amies transport media (white cap)Daily
Results: 72 hrs
Culture, Herpes RefSwab in viral Transport media. TRANSPORT ON ICE.  M-F
Result: 1-14 days
Culture, LegionellaMicroSputum or other respiratory specimens transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof container.   Daily
Results: 7 days
Culture, Mycobacteria {AFB}MicroSputum (more than 5cc), bronchial washings, bronchial lavage, gastric aspirate, urine (50-100 mL), 1-5 mL CSF, body fluid, tissue, submitted in a sterile, leakproof container. Prefer early morning specimens of urine and sputum (3 consecutive days optimum for sputum). For blood see "AFB Blood Culture" (Swabs are not acceptable and cause for rejection of specimen.) M-F.
Results: 6 to 8  wks
Culture, NocardiaMicroSee Culture, Fungal
Culture, NoseMicroSwab transported in Amies transport media (white cap) Culture examined for Methicillin (Oxacillin) Resistant Staphylococcus aureus only.Daily
Results: 48-72 hrs.
Culture, Nose FungalMicroNasal wash (Swabs are not acceptable and will be rejected.) Culture examined for MOLD only.Daily
Results: 4 wks.
Culture, RespiratoryMicroSputum, endotracheal, or tracheal (not BAL—See Bronchoalveolar Lavage) transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof container.Daily
Results: 48-72 hrs
Culture, SputumMicroSee Culture, Respiratory above
Culture, Stool 
Includes culture for Salmonella and Shigella. Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, and Vibrio are looked for upon request.
MicroFresh stool in Cary-Blair preservative/transport vial; fill to the line indicated on vial and mix well. (Must be filled to fill line or specimen will be rejected.) Not performed on in-patients who have been hospitalized more than 3 days.Daily
Result: 72-96 hrs
Culture, ThroatMicroSwab transported in Amies transport media (white cap) OR Swab transported in LQ Stuart media (red cap)Daily
Results: 48-72 hrs.
Culture, TissueMicroOne (1) cm3 Tissue, if possible, in sterile, no additive, leakproof container.Daily
Results: 5 days
Culture, Urine MicroBD Urine C & S preservative (grey top with yellow label) container. Disinfect top of tube with alcohol before injecting urine.Daily
Result: 48-72 hrs
Culture, Virus Ref  Sterile container for fluids on ICE. Transport media for swabs on ICE. SGRN at room temperature for blood.  See Clinical Virology for further information.M-F
8am-2pm
Result: 1-42 days
ACH
Culture, Wound/AbscessMicroPus and or drainage collected in Sterile, no additive, leakproof, leakproof container or needle aspirate are preferred. (Swabs are not optimal) Decontaminate the skin surface, collect purulent material aseptically from undrained abscesses using a sterile needle and syringe. Alternately, open abscess with scalpel and collect expressed material with syringe or swab. Open wounds will require proper cleansing with removal of scab or existing exudate and the collection of tissue from the leading edge of the wound. Culture swabs are not the collection device of choice, however are frequently submitted due to ease of collection. Daily
Result: 48-72 hrs
Culture, YersiniaMicroFresh stool in Cary-Blair preservative/transport vial; fill to the line indicated on vial and mix well. (Must be filled to fill line or specimen will be rejected.) Not performed on in-patients who have been hospitalized more than 3 days.Daily
Results: 72 hrs.
CyanideRef7 ml blood, 1 GRN.
Do not freeze or refrigerate
Mailout: 5-7 days
Cyclic AMP, Plasma or UrineRef5 ml blood, 1 LT or random urineMailout: 5-7 days
CyclosporinChem5 ml blood; 1 LT  Daily
Cutoff: 11:30am
Results: Next day
Cylex Immunknow AssayRef1 SGRN (sodium heparin) Collect specimens M - F from 4AM - 1PM. Do not collect on weekends, holidays or the day before holidays. 
Must be shipped same day as collection. Specimen must be less than 30 hours old to be tested.
Results: 24-48 hrs
Cystatin CImmu7 ml blood, 1 Gold TopM-F
Cutoff: 2 pm
Results: 24 hrs
Cystic Fibrosis Culture AND Gram stainMicroSputum transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof container.Daily
Results: 72 hrs
Cystine, Urine QuantitativeRef24 hr urine, Type III container from lab.   Mailout: 5-7 days
CytapheresisCell TherTherapeutic Apheresis,
Contact CP Resident (501-688-2820) to schedule.
 
CytomegalovirusRef
Mol Diag
See CMV 
Cytoplasmic Immunoglobulin vs. DNAFlow1 GRN (Na heparin) + 1 LT, Bone marrow aspirate, Biopsy/Tissue,  or Body Fluid M-F
Results: 24-48 hrs
DarvonRefSee PropoxypheneMailout: 5-7 days
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D-DimerCoag3.5 ml blood, 1 BLT
Specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant
24hrs/7days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Delta OsmolalityChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 3 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
DemerolRefSee MeperidineMailout: 5-7 days
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Depakene {Valproic Acid} ChemSee Valproic Acid
Desipramine [Norpramin)Ref7 ml blood, 1 RT
Avoid serum separators  
Mailout: 5-7 days
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DHEA SulfateRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP. 
Plasma is unacceptable   
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Diazepam/NordiazepamRef 7 ml blood, RTMailout: 5-7 days
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Dibucaine Number Ref5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
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DIC Profile
Includes CBC and automated diff, PT, PTT, FBG and D-Dimer
Heme1 LT plus 1 BLT
Contact CP Resident   (688-2820) for clinical, peripheral smear and laboratory evaluation.
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Differential, WBC  (Manual)Heme 3.0 ml blood, 1 LT  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Digoxin Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green
See TDM Guidelines
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Dilantin, Free  {Phenytoin}RefSee Phenytoin, Free
Dilantin, Total  {Phenytoin}Chem See Phenytoin
Direct Coombs Test, Adult [Antihuman Globulin Test]BBK1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector24hrs/7daysPositiveMonospecific Testing-86880
Eluate-86860
Direct Coombs Test, Neonate [Antihuman Globulin Test]BBK1 EDTA tube of cord specimen or venous blood.  Tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector.24hrs/7days
Directed DonationBBKCall the Blood Bank for the appropriate form 
Disopyramide [Norpace]Ref5 ml blood, 1 RT
Avoid serum separators
Mailout: 5-7 days
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DNase-B AntibodyRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP 
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Donath-Landsteiner Screening Test BBKContact Blood Bank for consultation (686-5867)Call Blood Bank
DopamineRefSee Catecholamines, Plasma
Double Stranded DNAChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopM-F
Results: 24 hrs
DoxepinRef10 ml blood, 1 large RT
Avoid serum separators
Mailout: 5-7 days
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D-Xylose AbsorptionRefRefer to ARUP manual for specific specific instructionsMailout: 5-7 days
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E. Histolytica TitersRef5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold Top   Mailout: 5-7 days
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Antibody, IgGRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 7-10 days
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EBV [Epstein-Barr Virus] Antibody PanelChem Ref5 ml blood, 2 Gold Tops  
EBV by PCR, plasmaRef1 short Lavender TopViraCor Laboratories
Echinococcous AntibodiesRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibodies, IgG & IgMRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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ElavilRef See AmitriptylineMailout: 5-7 days
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Electrophoresis, CSFImm3 ml CSF + 5ml Gold Top.
Send serum Gold Top for electrophoresis. 
M-F
Result: 24-72 hrs
Electrophoresis, FluidImm1 mL body fluidM-F
Result: 24-72 hrs
Electrophoresis, SerumImm3 ml blood, 1 Gold TopM-F
Result: 24-72 hrs
Suspect Monoclonal Gammopathyimmunofixation Electrophoresis, Serum-86334
Electrophoresis, UrineImm10 mL urine, 24 hour collection preferredM-F
Result: 24-72 hrs
Suspect Monoclonal GammopathyImmunofixation Electrophoresis, Urine-86335
Eluate, RBC Neonate  BBK10 ml cord blood or 2 EDTA tubes 24 hrs/7 days
Eluate,RBC Adult  BBK2 EDTA tubes24hrs/7days
Enterobius vermicularis [Pinworm]RefContact reference lab.  Daily
Results: Upon receipt from ADH 
Enterovirus CSF (ENVVC)RefCDFViraCor Laboratories
Enterovirus CultureRefThroat or rectal swab in transport media. Stool-TRANSPORT ON ICE. Mailout: 1-45 days
Enterovirus/PCRRefLavender TopViracor Laboratories
Mailout: 1-3 days
Eosinophil Count, Blood (absolute)Heme3.0 ml blood, 1 LT    24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hours
STAT: 1 hour
Eosinophil Count, UrineHeme8 ml urine, freshly voided Daily 8am-10pm
Results: 4 hours
STAT: 1 hour
Epinephrine/NorepinephrineRefSee Catecholamines. 
EPOChemSee Erythropoetin
Epstein-Barr Virus, IgG
Test includes: EBV Ab NA-a IgG (EBVN), EBV Ab VCA IgG (EBVG), EBV Ab Early Detection (EBVD)
Chem5 ml blood, 1 Gold topM-F
Results: 24 hrs
Epstein-Barr Virus, IgM
Test includes EBV Ab VCA IgM
Ref5 ml Blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
Erythrocyte Porphobilinogen Deaminase (Same as Uroporphyrinogen- 1-synthase)Ref5 ml blood, 1 LT, frozen. Include age of patient & hematocrit. Not valid for child under 1 yr of age.   Mailout: 5-7 days
Erythrocyte Sedimentation RateHemeSee Westergren Sed Rate
Erythromycin LevelRef5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold Top     Mailout: 5-7 days
Erythropoietin Chem5 ml blood, 1 Green Top Lithium Heparin M,W,F
ESR -Sed Rate HemeSEE Westergren Sed Rate
EstradiolChem5 ml blood, 1 Light GreenM, W, F
Estrogen Receptor Assay Ref1 gm of tissue frozen in dry ice 15 min after surgical resection. Send to Pathology.Mailout: 5-7 days
Estrogens, Serum FractionatedRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
EstroneRef5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold Top Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
EthanolChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/7 days
Results:  2 hrs
Ethosuximide (Zarontin)Ref5 ml blood, 1 RT Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Ethylene GlycolChemSee Delta Osmolality Screen
Ethylene GlycolRef7 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
See also Delta Osmolality Screen
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Factor (Coagulation) Assays; II, V, VII, X, XI, XII  Ref2 BLTMailout: 2-3 days
ARUP Test Directory
Factor IX AssayCoag2 BLTRoutine: Tuesday
Results: 7 days or less

Stat: 24hrs/7days
Results: 2 hours
Factor V LeidenMol Diag5 ml blood, Lavender top (LT), Room Temperature3-5 days
Factor VIII AssayCoag2 BLTRoutine: Tuesday
Results: 7 days or less

Stat: 24hrs/7days
Results: 2 hours
Factor XIII ScreenRef2 BLTMailout: 2-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Fatty Acids, FreeRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Freeze serum
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
FE {Iron, Total}ChemSee Iron, Total  
FE Saturation
ChemSee Iron, % Saturation
Fecal Fat, QuantitativeRef48-72 hour stool collection.  Obtain weighed container from Central Processing. Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Fecal LeukocytesMicroStool transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof containerDaily, 7am-11pm
Result: Same day
Fecal Occult Blood, Stool(OBLD)MicroStool transported in sterile, no additive, leak proof containerDaily
Results: Same day
FEP [Free  Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin]Ref7 ml blood, 1 dark blue top, or one 5 ml lavendar top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
FerritinChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Fetal FibronectinChemCervical swab.  To order collection kits, contact the Chemistry supervisor24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 1 hr
Fetal HemoglobinRef5 ml blood, 1 LT  Mailout: 5-7 days
MAYO Reference Services
Fetal Hemoglobin Stain
Kleihauer-Betke
Heme3.0 ml blood, 1 LT 24 hrs/ 7 days
Pathologist's approval required for STAT testing
Fetal Lung Maturity ScreenChemSee Phosphatidylglycerol
Fetal ScreenBBK5 ml blood, 1 EDTA from mother of neonate (postpartum specimen) and order sheet initialed by blood collector.   24hrs/7daysPositiveKleihauer Betke-85460
Fibrin Degradation ProductsCoagSee D-Dimer. 
Fibrinogen [Factor I]Coag1 BLT  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
FK506ChemSee Tacrolimus
FlecainideRef7 ml blood, 1 RT
Avoid serum separators.
Mailout: 5-7 days
Flow CytometryFlowPlease see individual tests for requirements and turn around times.
FlurazepamRef7 ml blood, 1 RTMailout: 5-7 days
FolateChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Free T3ChemSee T3, Free
Free T4ChemSee T4, Free 
Free Testosterone ProfileRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
Free Thyroxine IndexChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
FructosamineRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Hemolysis may cause falsely elevated results
Mailout: 5-7 days
FSH  [Follicle Stimulating Hormone]Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green M, W, F
Fungal Serology, Complement Fixation Ref6 ml blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Fungal CultureMicroSterile, no additive, leakproof container. (Swabs are not acceptable and will be rejected.) Fungal smear included.Daily
Results: 4 weeks
G-6PD QuantitativeRef5 ml blood, 1 YT, 1 GRN or 1 LTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
G6PD Screen Heme1 LT, 1YT, or 1 GRN   8 am-10 pm
GabapentinRef10 ml blood, a large RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase  ChemSee GGT
Gastric Analysis Ref10 ml gastric aspirate Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
GastrinRef6 ml blood, 1 RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Gentamicin, randomChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Gentimicin, Trough ChemSee TDM Guidelines24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Gentmicin, Peak ChemSee TDM Guidelines24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
GGT, adultChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
GGT, Neonates ChemNeonates: 1 green tube24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Giardia lambliaRefStool transported in PVA and 10% Formalin collection set. (pink and blue cap) (Must be filled to fill line or specimen will be rejected.) Performed at ADHDaily
Results: Upon receipt from ADH 
Gliadin Antibodies (GLID)Ref10 ml blood, 2 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody PanelRef10 ml blood, 1 large Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
GlucagonRef4 ml blood, 1 LT with 200 µL aprotinin. Separate plasma from cells ASAP and freeze.  Special collection tubes available from ARUP.  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Glucose Tolerance Test Panel, 3 hour
Fasting, 1 hr, 2hr, 3hr
Chem3 ml blood, 1 GYT at selected times.  M-F
Glucose, Body FluidsChem0.5 ml CSF or fluid  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
DKA's 15-30 min
Glucose, PediatricChem1 green bullet24 hrs/7 days
Results: 1 hr
STAT: 15 min
Glucose, UrineChemChem Random or Timed urine; 24 hr in Type I bottle24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 30 min -1 hr
Glucose, Adult
Random (non fasting)
Fasting
Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 15-30 min
Glucose-6-PhosphateHemeSee G6PD Screen
Glutamic Acid Decarboxyase AntibodyRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Glycosylated HemoglobinChemSee Hgb A1CM,W,F only
Results: Same day
GM-1 Antibody PanelRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7days
ARUP Test Directory
GoldRef7 ml blood, royal blue top.  Transport serum in metal free vialMailout: 1 week
Mayo Reference Services
Gonorrhea (GC) CultureMicroSwab in Amies with charcoal transport media (green cap)   Daily
Result: 48-72 hrs.
GOTChem See AST 
GPTChemSee ALT 
Group & TypeBBKSee ABO Group & Rh Type 
Group A Strep Antigen Throat ScreenMicroSwab transported in LQ Stuart media (red cap)Daily
Results: Same day
Group B Strep Genital Screen CultureMicroVaginal or anorectum swab in Amies transport media (white cap)Daily
Results: 72 hrs
Growth HormoneRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7days
ARUP Test Directory
H. pylori Breath TestRefCall Reference Department for Breath Kit.Mailout: 2 days
ARUP Test Directory
H. pylori, stoolRef1-3 g stool in unpreserved stool transport vialMailout:
2-3 days
HAM Test
Acid Hemolysin
Ref10 ml blood (RT) and 5 ML EDTA tubeMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
HaptoglobinImmu5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  M-F
Cutoff: 2 pm
Result: 24 hrs
HCG, Qualitative
serum pregnancy test
ChemSee Beta-hCG, Qualitative
HCG, QuantitativeChemSee BHCG
HDL-Cholesterol ChemSee Cholesterol-HDL 
Heavy Metals Panel, Blood Ref7 ml blood, 1 royal blue top, with additiveMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Helper/ Suppressor PanelFlow1 LTM-F
Results: 4-24 hrs
Circulating plasma cells >10% for Myeloma PateintsMM phenotype/MRD-88184/88185/88187
Hematocrit, adultHemeAdults -3.0 ml blood, 1 LT 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Hematocrit, Neonates HemeNeonates - micro hematocrit tubes or lavender EDTA bullet tube24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr

HemochromatosisRef3ml LTMailout: 5-7 days
Hemoglobin  F QuantitationRef5 ml blood, 1 LT 
Done in conjunction with HgB A2
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Hemoglobin A1C
Glycosylated Hgb, HBA1C
Chem5 ml blood, 1 LT M,W,F
Results: 2 days
Hemoglobin, BloodHeme 1 LT; 3.0 mL blood24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Hemoglobin, Plasma Free  Chem5 ml blood, 1 LT  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Hemoglobin, QuantitationChem10 ml blood, 2 LT   24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Hemosiderin, UrineHeme8 ml fresh urine  Daily 7am-8pm
Results: 2-4hrs
HeparinHeme3.5 ml blood, 1 BLT  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Heparin Antibody ScreenRefSee VA manual for more information.Mailout: 2-3 days
VA
Heparin Induced Platelet Antibodies (HIT type II) (Heparin/PF4 Ab; LIA Rapid Test)Coag1 BLT (sodium citrate). Test must be performed within 2 hours of collection.24 hours/7 days
Results: within 1 hour
Heparin Induced ThrombocytopeniaRef7 ml blood, 1 large RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Hepatitis A Virus Antibody-IgMChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top    24 hrs/7 days
Results: 8 hrs
Hepatitis B Core TotalChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top24 hrs/7 days
Results: 8 hrs
Positive screenHBC IgM-86705
Hepatitis B Core-IgMChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top24 hrs/7 days
Results: 8 hrs
Hepatitis B Surface AntibodyChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top24 hrs/7 days
Results: 8 hrs
Hepatitis B Surface AntigenChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top24 hrs/7 days
Results: 8 hrs
Positive screenHBSAG Confirmation-86382
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen ConfirmatoryRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Hepatitis Be AntibodyRef5 ml blood, 1 RT
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Avoid hemolysis. 
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Hepatitis Be AntigenRef5 ml blood, 1 RT
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Avoid hemolysis.
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Hepatitis C Virus AntibodyChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top   24 hrs/7 days
Results: 8 hrs
Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Supplemental-RIBARef6 ml blood, 1 RT
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Hepatitis C Virus, RNA QuantitativeMol Diag6 mL blood, 1 LT (large LT)M-F Batched
Results: 1-3 days 
Hepatitis Delta AntibodyRef6 ml blood, 1 RT
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Hepatitis Delta AntigenRef7 ml blood, a large RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Hepatitis ScreenChem10 ml blood, 2 Gold TopSee individual tests.
Herpes DFARefDirect specimen collection kit (obtained from Reference Send Out 686-7047)
Specimen must be in Reference Lab before 2 PM.
Daily 7 am – 3 pm
Results: Same day if received before 2PM
Herpes Simplex Virus I & II Antibodies, IgG/IgMRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Heterophile Antibody TiterRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top or 1 LTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
HHV6 PlasmaReftall lavenderViraCor Laboratories
High-Density LipoproteinChemSee Cholesterol-HDL
High-Resolution Class I Molecular Typing HLAResults: 2-7 days
High-Sensitivity CRPRefSee C-Reactive protein, high sensitivity
Histamine, UrineRefRandom or 24 hr urine.
Critical frozen
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Histone Antibody, IgGRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top.  Separate serum from cells ASAPMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Histoplasma Antibody, CompFix/ImmunodiffusionRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Histoplasma Antibody, SerumRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Histoplasma AntigenRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top or urine, CSF or BAL fluidMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
HIV 1 Antibody, Western BlotRef6 ml blood, 1 RT
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
HIV 1/2 Antibody Chem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top24 hrs/7 days
Results: 12 hours
HIV GenotypeRef1 tall Lavender top (EDTA)Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
HIV RNA QuantitativeMol Diag6 ml blood, 1 LT (large LT)M-F Batched
Results: 1-3 days 
HLA Class I Antibody Screen/Identification, PRAHLA(1) special red top (additive-free, non-silicone coated, no gel separators) M-F
Results: 24 hours    
HLA SSP-PCR        High-Resolution Class II Molecular Typing HLA(2) 10 mL ACD yellow tops, Solution A   M-F
HLA SSP-PCR HLA(2) 10 mL ACD yellow tops, Solution AM-F
HLA-ABCHLA(1) 10 ml  ACD yellow top, Solution AM-F
Results: 24-48 hours
HLA-B27HLA(1) 10 ml ACD yellow top, Solution A    M-F 
Results: 24-48 hours
HomocysteineChem1 tall Lav EDTATube.  Send on ice24 hours/7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
Homogentisic Acid, Urine Ref5 ml random urine, refrigerated  Mailout: 1 week
Homovanillic AcidRefRandom or 24 hr urine.  Keep refrigerated.  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
HSV 1/2 CSF (HSVCS)RefCSFViraCor Laboratories
HSV 1/2 Plasma (HSVVP)Reftall lavenderViraCor Laboratories
HTLV-I/II Antibody, Western BlotRef6 ml blood, 1 RT Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Human Growth HormoneRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Human Immunodeficiency Virus TestingRef
Mol Diag
Chem
See HIV
HydroxyprolineRef24 hr urine, refrigerated Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Hypercoagulation PanelSpecial Coag2 LT, one must be delivered on ice, one kept at room temperature. 3 BLT, Specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant.3-5 days
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis I or IIRef5 ml blood; 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
IgA, CSF Ref1.0 ml CSF  Mailout: 7-10 days
ARUP Test Directory
IgA, SerumImm3 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  M-F
Results: 24-48 hrs
IgD, SerumImm 3 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  M-F
Results:  24-48 hrs
IgE, SerumRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout:1-2 weeks
ARUP Test Directory
IgG, CSF Ref1.0 ml CSF Mailout: 7-10 days
ARUP Test Directory
IgG, SerumImm3 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  M-F
Results: 24-48 hrs
IgM, CSF Ref1.0 ml CSF   Mailout: 7-10 days
ARUP Test Directory
IgM, SerumImm3 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  M-F
Results: 24-48 hrs
Imipramine + DesipramineRef10 ml blood, 1 large RT  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Immune Complex Assay by ClQRef6 ml blood, 1 RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Immune Studies PanelFlow1 LTM-F
Results: 4-24 hrs
Immunofixation ElectrophoresisImm5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top, 2mL CSF, Fluid or Urine
(24 hr collection preferred), 10 mL urine, yellow top
M-F
Results: 1-4 days
Immunoglobulins, Quantitative SerumImmSee Quantitative Immunoglobulins
Includes Uric acid, ESR, ANA, RFRef
Indirect AntiGlobulin Test [Ab Screen]BBK2 EDTA tubes initialed by individual drawing  & order sheet initialed by blood collector.24hrs/7day
STAT: 30 min
Indirect BilirubinChemSee Bilirubin, Direct   
Influenza A & B AntibodiesRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
 Parallel acute and convalescent testing preferred.
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Influenza A & B AntigenMicroNasal wash transported in a sterile leak proof container OR Nasopharyngeal Dacron swab transported in M4RT viral transport media (Dacron swabs and viral transport media may be obtained from the laboratory.) OR
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Daily
Results: Same day
Negative screen on inpatient, pregnant female, immuno-compromised patient, or healthcare workerFlu A and Flu B by PCR-87631
Insulin AntibodyRef5 ml blood, 1 RT    Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Insulin, FastingRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Insulin, RandomRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Avoid hemolysis. 
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Insulin-Like GF1Ref5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Interleukin-2Ref6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top   or 1 LT. Critical frozenMailout: 7-14+ days
Viracor Test Directory
Interleukin-6Chem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  M, W, F 
Intrinsic Factor Blocking AntibodyRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Ionized Calcium, adult and neonatesChemSee Calcium, Ionized
Iron Binding Capacity Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Iron, % SaturationChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Iron, TotalChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Isohemagglutinin TiterBBK1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector.24hrs/7days
IsopropanolRef5 ml blood, 1 RT or 1 GYTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
JCV qPCR CSF (JCVCS)RefCSFViraCor Laboratories
JCV qPCR Plasma (JCVVP)Reftall lavenderViraCor Laboratories
JCV qPCR Urine (JCVVU)RefRandom urine ViraCor Laboratories
JO-1 Antibody, IgG
Chem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  M-F
Joint Fluid, Culture & SmearMicroSee Culture, Body Fluid
Joint Fluid; Cell Count, Differential & Crystal ExamHemeSee Cell Count and Differential, Synovial Fluid
Kappa Free Light ChainsImmuSee Free Light Chains
Kleihauer-Betke StainHemeSee Fetal Hemoglobin Stain
L/S Ratio  ChemTest no longer performed. See Fetal Lung Maturity Screen
Lactate DehydrogenaseChemSee LD
Lactate, BloodChem1 GYT 
Transport on ice immediately. Minimum draw= 3 mL
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Lactic AcidChemSee Lactate. 
Lambda Free Light ChainsImmuSee Free Light Chains
LAPRef1 GRN (Na Heparin), plus six unfixed smears.  Anatomic Pathology Test Request Form Recommended.    Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
LD IsoenzymesRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Avoid hemolysis.  Do Not Refrigerate
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
LD, Body Fluids Chem3 ml fluid - If fluid is clotted or viscous it cannot be run.  
LD, CSF Chem3 ml fluid - If fluid is clotted or viscous it cannot be run.  
LD, serumChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
LDL-CholesterolChemSee Cholesterol-LDL
Lead, Whole BloodRef5 ml blood, royal blue with additiveMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Legionella CultureMicroSputum or other respiratory specimens transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof container.   Daily
Results: 7 days
Legionella pneumophilia Antibody, IgG by Indirect FARef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Legionella, Urine Ag.MicroBD (yellow top) no additive urine collection tube.Daily
Results: Same day 
Leptospira AntibodiesRef5ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
 Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Leptospira Antibody, IGM by Dot BlotRef4 mL SST tube or 3 mL GRN (sodium or lithium heparin. Separate serum or plasma ASAP. Mark as "Acute" or "Convalescent" (convalescent must be received within 30 days of acute sample)Mailout: M-F
Results: Up to 7 weeks
Leukocyte Alkaline Phosphatase {LAP}Ref1 GRN (Na Heparin), plus six unfixed smears.  Anatomic Pathology Test Request Form Recommended.    Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Leukocytes, FecalMicroStool transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof containerDaily, 7am-11pm
Result: Same day
LH {Luteinizing Hormone}ChemSee Luteinizing Hormone 
Librium {Chlordiazepoxide}Ref5 ml blood, 1 plain RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Lidocaine  Ref10 ml blood, 1 large RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
LipaseChem5ml blood, 1 Light Green 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Lipoprotein ElectrophoresisRef9 ml blood, 1 large Gold Top  Mailout: 10-14 days
ARUP Test Directory
Lithium Chem5ml blood, 1 Gold Top    or sodium heparin GRN24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 4 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Liver-Kidney Microsome Antibodies (LKM1)Ref5ml blood, 1 Gold Top    Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Low Density LipoproteinsChemSee Cholesterol-LDL
Lupus AnticoagulantSpecial Coagulation2 BLT, specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant7 days or less
Luteinizing Hormone, LHChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green   M, W, F
Lyme Antibodies Detection by ELISARef5ml blood, 1 Gold Top or 3mL CSF  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Lysozyme, Serum or Body FluidRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top or 0.5 ml CSF, tears or other body fluid with the exception of urine Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Lysozyme, Urine Ref3 ml urine from a random  collection Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
MAG AntibodyRef7 ml blood, 1 large RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Magnesium, AdultChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Magnesium, NeonateChemNeonates: 1 green bullet tube 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Magnesium, UrineChem24 hr urine, urine bottle obtained from Central Processing.  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
Malaria Smears
(Blood Parasites)
Includes Babesia, Malaria, Trypanosomes, & Microfilaria.
Micro3 ml blood; 1 LT
In cases of suspected malaria, specimens should be taken at intervals of 6 to 18 hours for at least three successive days. 
M-F
Results: 24 hrs. After hours contact CP Resident (688- 2820).
Manganese, Serum  Ref1 royal blue top, no additivesMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Marijuana Screen, SerumRef10 ml blood, 1 plain RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Measles [Rubeola] Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
 Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Measles [Rubeola] Antibody, IgMRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
  Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Measles [Rubeola] Panel, IgG & IgMRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Melanin, Urine Ref10 ml random urine
Critical frozen
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Meperidine (Demerol)Ref  7 ml blood, 1 plain RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
MephobarbitalRef  5 ml blood, 1 plain RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
MeprobamateRef5 ml blood, 1 plain RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Mercury, BloodRefOne 7 mL dark blue top with EDTAMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Metanephrines Quantitation, Urine Ref24 hr urine, refrigerated Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Methadone, Serum Ref7 ml blood, 1 plain RTMailout: 5-7 days 
ARUP Test Directory
Methadone, Urine ScreenChem5 ml Urine24 hrs/7 days
Results: 2 hours
STAT:1 hour
MethanolRef 7 ml blood, 1 plain RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
MethotrexateChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Methsuximide/ NormethsuximideRef7 ml blood, 1 large RT     Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Methylmalonic Acid, SerumRef7 ml blood, 1 large RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Methylmalonic Acid, UrineRef2 ml of random or 24 hour urineMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
MexiletineRef5 ml blood, 1 RT   Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Microalbumin, Urine
24 hour or random
ChemRandom Urine or 24h/urine, refrigerate, no preservative. 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Microfilaria Blood Smear
Blood Parasites Smear
Includes Babesia, Malaria, Trypanosomes, & Microfilaria.
Micro3 ml blood; 1 LT
In cases of suspected malaria, specimens should be taken at intervals of 6 to 18 hours for at least three successive days. 
M-F
Results: 24 hrs. After hours contact CP Resident (688- 2820).
Mitochrondrial M2 Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
  Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Mixing Study Screen
(50-50 mix)
Heme3.5 BLT
Specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant.
Daily, 7am-8pm
Routine results available within 24 hours
STAT test results available within 4 hours
Monospot
Infectious Mononucleosis Screen
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 RT24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Morphine, UrineRefRandom urine.
Includes quantitation of all opiates
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Multiple Sclerosis Panel Ref2 ml CSF and 6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Mumps Virus Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
  Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Muramidase, SerumRefSee Lysozyme, Serum or Urine.  
Mycobacteria other than Tuberculosis-PCRRefCSF, sputum or tissue in sterile, no additive, leakproof transport container. Test performed at VA hospitalM-F
Results: 7-10 days
VA
Mycoplasma Antibodies, IgG & IgMRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"  
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Mycoplasma CultureRefThroat swab, sputum, CSF, tissue.  Refer to ARUP manual for more information.Mailout: up to 30 days
ARUP Test Directory
Myelin Basic Protein, CSFRef1 ml CSF
Freeze
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Myocardial Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
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MyoglobinChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Myoglobin, UrineHeme8 ml fresh urine24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
N-Acetyl-procainamideRefSee NAPA below. 
NAPA
N-Acetyl-procainamide
Ref5 ml blood, 1 RT.
Avoid use of serum separators and gels.
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Nembutal (Pentobarbitol)Ref5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
ACH
Neonatal CMV PCR, bloodRef0.5-1.0 mL in purple top tubeMailout to ACH: 1-2 days
AST, Neonates ChemNeonates: 1 green bullet tubeSTAT: 1 hr
NeurontinRefSee GabapentinMailout
Nocardia Smear& CultureMicroSee Culture, Fungus   
NorepinephrineRefSee Catecholamines.  
Norpace [Disopyramide]Ref7 ml blood, 1 large RT
Avoid serum separators
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Norpramin [Desipramine]Ref7 ml blood, 1 large RT
Avoid serum separators
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
NortriptylineRef7 ml blood, 1 large RT
Avoid serum separators
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Nose CultureMicroSwab transported in Amies transport media (white cap) Culture examined for Methicillin (Oxacillin) Resistant Staphylococcus aureus only.Daily
Results: 48-72 hrs.
Nose Fungal CultureMicroNasal wash
(Swabs are not acceptable and will be rejected.)Culture examined for MOLD only.
Daily
Results: 4 wks.
N-TelopeptideRef10 ml random or 24hr urine, no preservative. Refrigerate during collection.  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
NT-pro BNPRef1Lithium heparinMailout
ARUP Test Directory
Occult BloodMicroStool transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof containerDaily
Result: Same Day
OD-450 Scan, Amniotic FluidRefSee Amniotic Fluid
OKT3, QuantitativeRef7 ml blood, 1 large RT or 1 GRNMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Oligoclonal BandsImmSee Electrophoresis, CSF
Opiates Drug ScreenChem5 ml urine24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Organic AcidsRefRandom urine, 20 ml  Mailout: 5-7 days
ACH
OsmolalityChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 3 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Osmolality, Body FluidsChem24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 3 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Osmolality, UrineChemNon-timed urine; 15 ml plain container.  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 3 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Ova & Parasite ExamRefStool collected and transported using special collection kit. Tube has green lid.Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Ovarian AntibodiesRef7 ml blood, RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Oxalate, Total UrineRef24 hr urine, obtain container Type III from Lab.   Mailout: 5-7 days
MAYO Reference Services
Paracentesis Fluid, Smear & CultureMicroSee Culture, Body Fluid. 
Parasite ExamRefStool transported in PVA and 10% Formalin collection set. (pink and blue cap) (Must be filled to fill line or specimen will be rejected.)Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Parasites, Blood
Includes Babesia, Malaria, Trypanosomes, & Microfilaria.
Micro3 ml blood; 1 LT
In cases of suspected malaria, specimens should be taken at intervals of 6 to 18 hours for at least three successive days. 
M-F
Results: 24 hrs. After hours contact CP Resident (688- 2820).
Parathyroid Hormone - IntactChem5 ml blood, 1 RT24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
Parathyroid Hormone,  IntraoperativeChem1 LT
Requires special arrangements with the Chemistry department
Parietal Cell Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria ScreenRef 5 ml blood, GRN top or LTMailout: 1-4 days
ARUP Test Directory
Partial Thromboplastin Time, ActivatedHemeSee activated Partial Thromboplastin Time24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Parvo B19 PlasmaRef tall lavenderViraCor Laboratories
Parvovirus B19 Antibodies, IgG & IgMRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Parvovirus B19 Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
 Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Parvovirus B19 Antibody, IgMRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Patient Red Cell Antigen TypingBBK1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector24hrs/7days
PCP, Urine Phencyclidine ScreenChem10 ml urine24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Pentobarbital (Nembutal)Ref5 ml blood, 1 Gold TopMailout: 5-7 days
ACH
PepsinogenRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
pH, Body FluidsHemeSee Cell Count and Differential, Body Fluids24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
PhencyclidineChem See PCP 
PhenobarbitalChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Phenothiazine Screen, SerumRef5 ml blood, 1 plain RT
Avoid serum separators
Mailout: 1 week
MAYO Reference Services
Phenotyping-RBCBBKSee Patient Red Cell Antigen Typing
Phenytoin (Dilantin)Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green
See TDM Guidelines
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Phenytoin (Dilantin), FreeRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: :M-F
Report: 1-2 days
ARUP Test Directory
PhosphatidylglycerolChemSend ? 2ml of amniotic fluid, fresh or on ice. Gross contamination with blood or meconium is unacceptable24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 3 hrs
Phosphorus, adultChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Phosphorus, neonate ChemNeonates: 1 green bullet tube
Phosphorus, UrineChemRandom or timed urine, 24 hr urine. Type III urine bottle obtained from Central Processing.24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Pinworm Exam
[Enterobius vermicularis]
MicroClear scotch tape prep.  Daily
Results: Upon receipt from ADH 
Plasma Cell PhenotypeFlow1 LT, Bone marrow aspirate, Biopsy, Tissue or Body FluidM-F
Results: 24-48 hrs
Plasma Free HemoglobinChemSee Hemoglobin, Plasma Free
Plasma Viscosity Chem4.5 ml blood, 1 BT 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Platelet Aggregation Work-up   RefMust be scheduled in advance by calling ACH Hematology at (501) 364-1300  Send out to ACH
Platelet Analysis (PLTAN)Heme1 LT24 hrs/ 7 days
Platelet Antibody IdentificationBBK1 LTM-F
Result: 24 hours
Platelet Antibody ScreenBBKNew collection tube! 
(1) LT + (1) clay red top (additive-free, non-silicone coated, no gel separators)
M-F
Result: 24 hours
PositivePlatelet Specific Antibody ID (PLID)-86022
HLA Class I Antibody screen-86807
Platelet Count  Heme1 LT24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Platelet Function EpinephrineCoag2 BLT
Must have separate tube if other coagulation tests are ordered.
The PFA-100 is a screening test for measuring shear-induced, platelet and VWF-related hemostasis in whole blood.
VerifyNow can be used to determine patient platelet response to P2Y12 receptor inhibitors such as clopidogrel (Plavix), prasugrel (Effient), and ticagrelor (Brilinta) or aspirin. These tests are orderable in Epic as:
Platelet P2Y12 Receptor Inhibition Test
Platelet Function Aspirin Test
24 hrs/7 daysElevated Closure TimePFADP (PFA-ADP)-85576
Pneumococcal Antibodies, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Label samples as "Pre or Post Vaccine"
Mailout:5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Porphobilinogen [PBG] DeaminaseRef5 ml blood, 1 LT
Do not freeze
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Porphobilinogen, Quant. UrineRefRandom or 24 hr urine.
Keep refrigerated and protect from light. 
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Porphyrins, ErythrocyteRef7 ml dark blue top with EDTA or one 5 ml lavender topMailout: 5-7 days
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Porphyrins, FecalRefRandom stool. Liquid stool unacceptable. Mailout: 7-10 days
ARUP Test Directory
Porphyrins, Urine FractionationRefRandom or 24 hr urine. Special container obtained from lab. Protect from light.  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Potassium, adultsChem Adults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Potassium, Neonates ChemNeonates: 1 green bullet tube
Potassium, Urine
random or timed
ChemRandom or timed urine
24 hr urine, Type I urine bottle. Available from lab.
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 3 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
PrealbuminImm5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top    M-F
Result: 24-48 hrs
Pregnancy Test, SerumChemSee Beta-hCG, qualitative  
Pregnancy Test, UrineHeme8 ml fresh urine24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Pregnanetriol, Urine Ref24 hr urine. Obtain container from lab.   Acetic acid. Mailout: 1 week
MAYO Reference Services
ProcainamideRef5 ml blood, 1 RT
Avoid use of serum separators or gels
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
ProgesteroneChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top     M, W, F
Progesterone ReceptorsRefSee Estrogen Receptor Assay 
ProlactinChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top     M, W, F
PronestylRefSee Procainamide. 
Properdin, Factor BRef5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold Top  Mailout: 1 week
MAYO Reference Services
Propoxyphene, Serum {Darvon}Ref7 ml plain RT, or 7 ml LTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Propoxyphene, Urine ScreenChem5 ml urine24 hrs/7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
PropranololRef10 ml blood, 2 RT
Avoid serum separators.
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Prostate Specific AntigenChem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top   24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Protein Electrophoresis, CSFImmSee Electrophoresis, CSF
Protein Electrophoresis, FluidImmSee Electrophoresis, Fluid
Protein Electrophoresis, SerumImmSee Electrophoresis, Serum
Protein Electrophoresis, UrineImmSee Electrophoresis, Urine
Protein, Body Fluids
CSF, Pleural fluid, Ascities/Peritoneal fluid
Chem1 ml body fluid  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Protein, Total SerumChem5 ml blood, Gold Top     24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Protein, UrineChemRandom or 24 hr collection.24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2-4 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Protein-C ActivitySpecial Coag3.5 ml blood, 1 BLT
Specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant.
3-5 days
Protein-S ActivitySpecial Coag3.5 ml blood, 1 BLT
Specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant.
3-5 days
Prothrombin Gene MutationMol Diag5ml blood, Lavender Top (LT), Room temperature3-5 days
Prothrombin TimeCoagSee PT 
Protoporphyrins, RBC
[Free Erythrocyte Porphyrins]
RefOne 7 ml dark blue top, or one 5 ml lavendar top Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
ProtriptylineRef7 ml blood, 1 large RT
Avoid serum separators
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Pseudocholinesterase, SerumRef5 ml blood, 1 LT or 1 GRN
Do Not Freeze
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Psittacosis AntibodyRefSee Chlamydia AntibodyMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
PT (Prothrombin Time)Coag3.5 mL blood, 1 BLT
Specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant.
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
PT Mixing StudyCoagSee Mixing Study Screen
PTH - IntactChemSee Parathyroid Hormone, Intact
PTH, IntraoperativeChemSee Parathyroid Hormone, Intraoperative
PTT (Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time)CoagSee Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Pyruvate Kinase, ErythrocyteRef5 ml blood, 1 LTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Pyruvic AcidRefRequires special collection and handling.  Refer to ARUP specifications.Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Q Fever AntibodyRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent" 
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Quantiferon TB GoldRef1 ml of whole blood in each of three collection tubes (Nil Contro, TB antigen, and Mitogen Control) Mailout: 5-7 days
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Quantitative Immunoglobulins
Includes IgG, IgA, IgM
Imm5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  M-F
Result: 24-48 hrs
QuinidineRef5 ml blood, 1 RT
Do not use separator rubes or gels
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
RAJI Cell Immune Complex AssayRef7 ml blood, 1 RT
Critical frozen
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Rapamycin [Sirolimus]Chem5 ml blood, 1 LT
RAST [Allergen Testing]Ref10 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
RBC {Red Blood Count}Heme3.0 ml blood, 1 LT 24 hrs, 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
RBC FolateChemSee Folate, RBC
RBC Indices  
*Only available with CBC
Heme3.0 ml blood, 1 LT24 hrs, 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
RBC CholinesteraseRef5 ml blood; 1 LT
Do not spin or Freeze
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Red Cell Antigen Typing [Patient RBC Phenotype]BBK1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector.  No transfusions within 3 mos.24hrs/7days
Reducing SubstancesRef5 g stool, frozenMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
ReninRef5 ml blood, 1 LT
Critical frozen
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Respiratory Culture and Gram StainMicroSputum, endotracheal, or tracheal (not BAL—See Bronchoalveolar Lavage) transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof container.Daily
Results: 48-72 hrs.
Respiratory Synctial Virus AntibodyRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Label sample as "acute" or  "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Respiratory Viral PanelMol DiagNasopharyngeal Swab in viral transport media, send to lab at room temperature Batched M-F
Results: 72 Hours
Reticulin Antibody, IgARef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
  Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Reticulocyte Count with IRF,Heme3.0ml blood, 1 LT24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Reverse T3Ref5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top      Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Rheumatoid FactorRef5 ml blood, 1 RT   Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Rhogam Work-up [Rho(D); Rh Immunoglobulin]BBK1 EDTA tube (post partum, post abortion, post amniocentesis or 28 weeks pregnancy) and order sheet initialed by blood collector. 24hrs/7days
Ribosomal P Antibody (RIBP)Chem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top TubeM-F
Results: 24 hrs
Rickettsia AntibodiesRefSee Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Antibodies 
RitalinRef5 ml blood, 1 RT
Critical frozen
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
RNP Antibody (A & 68)Chem5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top TubeM-F
Results: 24 hrs
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Antibodies
{Rickettsia rickettsii}
Ref5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
 Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Rotavirus AntigenRef1 gm stool, frozenMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
RPRChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Neonates: 1 red microtainer
Done as a reflex to a positive T. Pallidum IgG or upon special request
24 hrs/ 7 daysReactive ScreenQuantitative Titer-86593
RSV Rapid Antigen(RSVR)MicroNasal Wash transported in sterile leak proof container
Nasopharyngeal swab
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Daily
Results: Same day
Negative screen on inpatient, pregnant female, immuno-compromised patient, or healthcare workerRSV by PCR-87631
Rubella IgGChem5 ml blood, 1 RT24 hrs/7 days
Results: Same day
Rubeola [Measles] Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
 Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Label as "acute" or "convalescent" 
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Rubeola, [Measles] PanelRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Label as "acute" or "convalescent" 
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Rubeola, [Measles], IgMRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
 Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Label as "acute" or "convalescent" 
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Saint Louis Encephalitis Antibody, IgGRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
 Mark sample as acute" or  "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
SalicylateChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2hrs
Stat: 1hr
Salmonella/ Shigella CultureMicroSee Culture, Stool
SeleniumRefOne 7 ml Royal Blue TopMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
SerotoninRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Serum ViscosityChem See Plasma Viscosity 
Sex Hormone Binding GlobulinRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Sezary Cell/Mycosis Fungoides PanelFlow1 Lav top, Bone marrow aspirate, Biopsy, Tissue or Body FluidInterpretive report 24-48 hrs
SGOTChemSee AST 
SGPTChemSee ALT 
SinequanRefSee Doxepin 
Sirolimus (Rapamycin)Chem5 ml blood, 1 LTDaily, cut-off at 11:30AM, Results same day
Smith AntigenChemSee Anti-Smith Antibody
Smooth Muscle Antibody, IgGRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Sodium, adultChemAdults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
Stat: 30 min
Sodium, DirectChemAdults: 1 ml serum or plasma24hrs/7 days
Results: 2 hrs
Stat: 30 min
Sodium, NeonatesChemNeonates: 1 green bullet tube24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
Stat: 30 min
Specific Gravity, Body FluidHemeSee Body Fluid Cell Count
Specific Gravity, Urine Heme8 ml urine24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Spinal Fluid Cell Count and DifferentialHemeSee Cell Count and Differential, CSF
Spinal Fluid Electrophoresis,ImmSee Electrophoresis, CSF
SS-A AntibodyChemSee Anti-SS-A
SS-B AntibodyChemSee Anti-SS-B
St. Louis Encephalitis Antibody, IgGRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
 Mark sample as "acute" or  "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Stone AnalysisRefSubmit stone in clean, dry containerMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Stool Culture  
Includes culture for: Salmonella and Shigella, (Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, and Vibrio are looked for upon request.)
MicroFresh stool in Cary-Blair preservative/transport vial; fill to the line indicated on vial and mix well. (Must be filled to fill line or specimen will be rejected.) Not performed on in-patients who have been hospitalized more than 3 days.Daily
Results: 72-96 hrs
Stool, LeukocytesMicroStool transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof container  Daily
7am-11pm
Result: Same day
Stool, Occult BloodMicroStool transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof container  Daily 5am-12pm Result: Same Day
Stool, Ova & Parasite ExamRefStool transported in PVA and 10% Formalin collection set. (pink and blue cap) (Must be filled to fill line or specimen will be rejected.)Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Stool, pH RefStool Container: Fresh stool; 1 gmMailout: 5-7 days
Stool, Reducing SubstancesRef5 gm stool, frozenMailout: 5-7 days
Streptococcus, Group A Throat ScreenMicroSwab transported in LQ Stuart media (red cap)DailyNegativeGroup A Streptococcus Culture-87081
Streptolysin O AntibodyRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
StreptozymeRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
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Striated Muscle Antibody, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Sugar Water TestRef5 ml light blue top, kept at 20-25CMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Sulfonamides [Sulfas]Ref5 ml blood, 1 RT
Indicate which sulfa drug is being administered
Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
SurmontilRefSee Trimipramine 
Synovial Fluid Cell Count & Crystal ExamHemeSee Cell Count and Differential, Synovial
Synovial Fluid Smear & CultureMicroSee Culture, Body Fluid
T3, FreeChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
T3, TotalChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
T4, FreeChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 24 hrs/ 7days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
T4, TotalChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green
T7ChemSee Free Thyroxine Index
Tacrolimus FK506Chem5ml blood, 1 LT  Daily
TB cultureMicroSee Culture, Mycobacteria
TB-PCRRefCSF, sputum or tissue. See the VA on-line lab manual for more information.Mailout: 7-10 days
VA
Tegretol {Carbamazepine}ChemSee Carbamazepine
Teichoic Acid AntibodiesRef5 ml blood, 1 gold topMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
TestosteroneChem5ml blood, 1 Gold topM,W, F
Testosterone, FreeRef5ml blood, q Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
THC ScreenChemrandom urine
Theophylline, adultChemAdults: 1 gold top/ Ghalo24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Theophylline, neonateChemNeonates: 1 green bullet tube
Therapeutic ApheresisCell TherContact CP Resident (501-688-2820)
Thiamine, Vitamin B1Ref10 ml blood, 2 GRN or 2 LT
Critical Frozen, Protect from light
Mailout: 7-10 days
ARUP Test Directory
Thiocyanate, SerumRef7 ml blood, 1 RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Throat CultureMicroSwab transported in Amies transport media (white cap) or Swab transported in LQ Stuart media (red cap)Daily
Results: 48-72 hrs.
Thrombin TimeSpecial Coag1 BLT, Specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant7 days or less
ThyroglobulinChem5 ml blood, 1 Green Lithium Heparin Tube  M,W,F
Thyroglobulin AntibodyChem5 ml blood, 1 Green Lithium Heparin Tube    M,W,F
Thyroid Peroxidase  AntibodyChem5 ml blood, 1 Green Lithium Heparin Tube  M,W,F
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Receptor AntibodyRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green  24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Thyroid Stimulating ImmunoglobulinRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Thyroxine Binding GlobulinRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top    Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Tissue Culture and Gram StainMicroOne (1) cm3 Tissue, if possible, in sterile, no additive, leakproof container.Daily
Results: 5 days
Tobramycin, Peak Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 
See TDM Guidelines
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Tobramycin, randomChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 
See TDM Guidelines
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Tobramycin, TroughChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 
See TDM Guidelines
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Total Iron Binding Capacity ChemSee Iron Binding Capacity
Total ProteinChemSee Protein
Toxicology ScreenRef10 ml blood and 50 ml urine. Contact CP Resident 688-2820.Mailout:
Toxoplasma IgGRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Toxoplasma IgMRef6 mL blood, 1 Gold Top  Mailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
TrachomaRefSee Chlamydia
TransferrinChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green top (lithium heparin)    24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
Transfusion ReactionBBK1 LT Post reaction specimen, blood bag & attached tubing/solutions, Transfusion Reaction form. Tube initialed by phlebotomist.
*See instructions on Transfusion Reaction Form, Med Rec. #55.
***STOP THE BLOOD!!***
***Contact Blood Bank (501-686-5867)***
Extent of workup and planning of future transfusions to be advised.
See Blood Bank section for more detail.
Workup commences when BBK notified. 24 hrs/7 days
TranxeneRefSee Clorazepate
Trazodone (Desyrel)Ref10 ml blood, RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Treponema Pallidum Antibody- IgGChem5 ml blood, 1 gold top tube7 days/24 hrs
Resutls: 2 hrs
Treponema Pallidum Antibody- IgMRef5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold topMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Trichomonas vaginalis by TMARefUrine in sterile container. Minimum 2mLMailout:
2-5 days
ARUP Test Directory
Trichomonas vaginalis, Wet PrepMicroVaginal swab or (male) urethral discharge. Immediate delivery to lab is desired.Daily 7am-11pm
Result: Same Day
Tricyclics, ScreenChem5 ml blood, 1 Ghalo24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Triglycerides, AdultsChemAdults: 5ml blood 1 Light green Patient Fasting24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Triglycerides, NeonateChemInfants: 1 green or amber bullet tubeRoutine: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Trimipramine (Surmontil)Ref10ml blood, 1 RTMailout: 5-7 days
ARUP Test Directory
Troponin IChem5 ml blood, 1 GHalo24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Trypanosoma Blood Smear
Includes Babesia, Malaria, Trypanosomes, & Microfilaria.
Micro3 ml blood; 1 LT
In cases of suspected malaria, specimens should be taken at intervals of 6 to 18 hours for at least three successive days. 
M-F
Results: 24 hrs. After hours contact CP Resident (688- 2820).
Trypanosoma cruzi Antibodies, IFA  [Chagas Disease Antibody]RefOne 6 ml RHalo or CSFMailout: 5-7 days
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T-Spot.TB®Ref3 GRN -sodium heparin
Sample must be collected M-F only. Must be in lab by 17:30
Mailout: M-F
Reference Lab: Oxford Diagnostics
Tularemia AgglutininsRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top    Mailout: 5-7 days
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Tumor Lysis Panel
K, PO4, CA, URIC ACID, MG, LD
Chem5 mL blood, 1 Light green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)Ref1 ml serum, plasma, amniotic fluid, or cell-free tissue culture supernatant, frozenMailout: 5-7 days
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T-UptakeChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green  24 hrs/ 7days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Tylenol (Acetaminophen)ChemSee Acetaminophen
Type and Screen BloodBBK1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by individual drawing bloodPositive or Negative the following Reflex tests may be performed as applicable depending on test resultsAntibody panel-86870
Antigen Type-86903
GEL Antibody screen-86885
Prewarmed antibody screen-86885
2 Units Coombs Crossmatch (if antibody screen is positive regardless of whether RBCs are ordered or not)-86922
Interpretation-86077

If Prepare Red Blood Cells ordered one or more of the following may occur as applicable:
Immediate spin crossmatch-86920
Gel Crossmatch-86922
PEG Crossmatch-86922
Prewarmed Crossmatch-86922
Electronic Crossmatch-86923
Type, Blood AdultBBK1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by individual drawing blood.24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Type, Cord NeonateBBK1 EDTA tube of cord blood. Neonate specimen requires initialed tube and order sheet
See BBK section
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 4 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Typhoid O & H AgglutinationRef5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold Top    Mailout: 5-7 days
Typhus Fever Antibodies, IgG & IgMRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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TyrosineRef5 ml blood, 1 GRN
Separate plasma from cells ASAP
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Tzanck SmearCytologyBody fluid, skin lesion, eye scrape.  Smears made at patient bedside by physician and sent to Cytology lab, Hematology on holidays.24 hrs/7 days
Results based on pathologist availability
Urea NitrogenChemSee BUN
UreaplasmaRefUrine, swab, or biopsy.
Check ARUP for specimen handling requirements
Mailout: 7-10 days
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Uric AcidChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green   24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Uric Acid, UrineChemRandom or timed urine, 24 hr urine, in Type 1 container 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2-4hrs
STAT: 1hr
Urinalysis (general & microscopic exam)Urinalysis8 ml fresh urine, <1 hr old 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Postive Dipstick Criteria metUrine Microscopy-81001 replaces urine w/o microscopy
Urine CultureMicroBD Urine C & S preservative (grey top with yellow label) container. Disinfect top of tube with alcohol before injecting urine. Daily
Result: 48-72 hrs
Urine Free CortisolRef24 hr urine, refrigeratedMailout: 5-7 days
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Urine Immunofixation electrophoresisImmSee Immunofixation Electrophoresis
Urine Oxalate, TotalRef24 hr urine, Type III container  Mailout: 5-7 days
Mayo Laboratories
Urine Pregnancy TestHeme8 mL fresh urine
See Beta-hCG, quantitative urine.
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Urine Protein Electrophoresis (UPEP)ImmSee Electrophoresis, Urine
Urine Toxicology Screen, qualitative Ref50 ml random urine
See Clinical Toxicology.
Mailout 5-7 days
UroporphyrinRefSee Porphyrins, Urine Fractionation
ValiumRefSee Benzodiazipine
Valproic Acid (Depakene) Chem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 
See TDM Guidelines
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Valproic Acid, FreeRef5 ml blood, 1 plain red no additive  Mailout: 5-7 day
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Vancomycin, PeakChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green
See TDM Guidelines 
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Vancomycin, RandomChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Vancomycin, TroughChem5 ml blood, 1 Light Green 
See TDM Guidelines
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Vanillylmandelic Acid {VMA}RefRandom or 24 hr urineMailout: 5-7 days
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Varicella Zoster Antibodies, IgG & IgMRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Mark sample as "acute" or "convalsecent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Varicella Zoster Antibody, IgGRef6 ml blood, 1 RTMailout: 5-7 days
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Varicella Zoster Antibody, IgMRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
 Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Varicella Zoster-DFARefVesicle swab, tissue, or skin scrapings in viral transport mediaMailout: 1-3 days
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Vasoactive Intestinal PeptideRef4 ml blood, EDTA
Refer to ARUP for specific requirements. Critical Frozen
Mailout: 5-7 days
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VDRL, CSFRef1 ml CSFMailout: 1-4 days
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VerifyNow-PRUTEST (P2Y12 Antagonists: Plavix)CoagSpecial Collection tube available from Hematology (686-6394). Do not send through pneumatic tube. Hand deliver to lab.
VerifyNow-AspirinCoagSpecial Collection tube available from Hematology (686-6394). Do not send through pneumatic tube. Hand deliver to lab.
Vibrio CultureMicroSee Culture, Stool
Vitamin ARef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top or 1 GRN Protect from light.   Mailout: 5-7 days
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Vitamin B1, PlasmaRef10 ml blood, 2 GRN or 2 lavender top.
Critical Frozen, Protect from light
Mailout: 7-10 days
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Vitamin B1, Whole BloodRef10 ml blood, 1 GRN or 2 lavender top
Critical Frozen, protect from light
Mailout: 7-10 days
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Vitamin B12ChemSee B12
Vitamin B2 [Riboflavin]Ref10 ml blood, 1 GRN or 2 lavender top
Critical Frozen, protect from light
Mailout: 7-10 days
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Vitamin B6 [Pyrodoxine]Ref5 ml blood, requires 6 ml green (sodium or lithium heparin) or plasma separator tube. Serum (plain red) is also acceptable
On ice. Protect from light. Freeze plasma.
Mailout: 7-10 days
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Vitamin C [Ascorbate]Ref10 ml blood, 2 GRN
Requires special transport tube.  FREEZE PLASMA, protect from light 
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Vitamin D, 1,25-DihydroxyRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top or 1 LT, protect from lightMailout: 5-7 days
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Vitamin D, 25-HydroxyChem5 ml blood, light green top (lithium heparin)
Freeze serum, protect from light   
24 hrs/ 7days
Vitamin ERef5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold Top. Protect from lightMailout: 5-7 days
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Vitamin KRef1 RT, Gold Top or LT
Protect from light. Separate plasma and freeze.
Mailout: 5-7 days
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VivacilRef See Protriptyline
von Willebrand FactorRef2 Blue Top on ice  Mailout: 1-3 days
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West Nile Virus, IgGRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
 Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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West Nile Virus, IgMRef5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 
 Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Westergren Sed RateHeme3.0 ml blood, 1 LT 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr
Western Equine Encephalitis AntibodyRef6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
Mailout: 5-7 days
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Xylose AbsorptionRefRefer to ARUP manual for specific specific instructionsMailout: 5-7 days
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Yersinia CultureMicroSee Culture, Yersinia
Zarontin (Ethosuximide)Ref5 ml blood, 1 RTMailout: 5-7 days
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Zinc Protoporphyrin, Whole BloodRefOne 7 ml dark blue top or one 5 ml lavendar top. Protect from lightMailout: 5-7 days
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Zinc, SerumRefOne 7 ml dark blue topMailout: 5-7 days
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Zinc, UrineRef24 hr urine, refrigerated in Type I container.  Mailout: 5-7 days
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