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Test ID: FYERS    
Yersinia enterocolitica Antibodies, IgA, IgG and IgM by Immunoblot

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum

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.

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Send 1 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

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.

0.2 mL

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

Hemolysis:

Mild reject; Gross reject

Thawing:

Warm OK < 48 hours; Cold OK

Lipemia:

Mild reject; Gross reject

Icterus:

Mild reject; Gross reject

Other:

Heat-inactivated, contaminated, or turbid specimens

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
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 365 days
 Ambient 48 hours