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Test ID: FIBDD    
PROMETHEUS IBD sgi Diagnostic

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum
Whole Blood EDTA

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.

Requires both whole blood and serum

Note: Specimens must be shipped together

 

Blood:

Collect 2 mL lavender top EDTA whole blood. Ship refrigerate.

 

Serum:

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL of serum refrigerated.

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.

Blood = 1 mL, Serum = 2 mL

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

Hemolysis:

NA

Thawing:

Serum-Warm OK; Cold OK Whole blood-Warm reject; Cold Reject

Lipemia:

NA

Icterus:

NA

Other:

Both serum and EDTA whole blood required.

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)21 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 4 days
Whole Blood EDTARefrigerated (preferred)21 days
 Ambient 4 days