Pancreatic Polypeptide, Plasma
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.
Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)
Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial
Specimen Volume: 3 mL
1. Fasting (8 hours)
2. Specimen must be kept cold at all times following draw.
3. Refrigerated centrifuge is not required.
Additional Information: Include patient's age.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Oncology Test Request Form (T729) with the specimen (www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/oncology-request-form.pdf).
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.
Mild OK; Gross reject
Mild reject; Gross reject
Mild OK; Gross OK
Plasma separator tube
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Plasma EDTA||Frozen||90 days|