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Test ID: FOVA1    

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.

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Spin down and submit 2.2 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.


Note: OVA1 Test is not to be used if patient is known to have rheumatoid factor of > or = 250 IU/L. Triglycerides above 450 mg/dL may interfere with the assay and should not be used.  The test is not indicated for patients with diagnosis of malignancy within the last 5 years.

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.

1.1 mL

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











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
SerumFrozen (preferred)63 days
 Refrigerated 5 days