FLALA - Specimen: Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (Endotoxin)

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FLALA    
Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (Endotoxin)

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If additional specimen dilutions are required to obtain an accurate result, up to 3 additional dilutions could be performed, each at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

5 mL aqueous solution used in patient management. Send solution frozen in non-pyrogenic, plastic container.


NOTE: 1. Submit name of aqueous solution, and the diluent if applicable.

           2. Body fluids are not acceptable.

           3. Glass vials are not acceptable.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected




Warm reject; Cold reject







Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesFrozen30 days