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Test ID: FCP12    
Cytokine Panel 12

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.

Submit only 1 of the following:



Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is acceptable. Spin down within 2 hours and send 1 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.



Draw blood in a green-top (heparin) tube(s). Spin down within 2 hours and send 1 mL of plasma frozen in a plastic vial.


Note: Critical frozen. Additional specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

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.

0.3 mL

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




Warm Reject; Cold Reject






Heat-inactivated, refrigerated or contaminated specimens are unacceptable.

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
VariesFrozen365 days