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Test ID: RPR15    
Respiratory Profile, Region 15, Intermountain West (Southern ID, NV)

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.

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top      

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1.6 mL

Additional Information: See Allergens-IgE Antibodies in Special Instructions.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit an Allergen Request Form (Supply T236) with the specimen.

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.

For 1 allergen: 0.3 mL; For more than 1 allergen: (0.05 mL x number of allergens) + 0.25 mL dead space

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

 Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

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 14 days