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Test ID: GCC    
Gallstone Cholesterol Content

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Gallstone

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: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: Entire gallstone

Collection Instructions:

1. Rinse stone with distilled or demineralized water.

2. Securely cap vial.

Additional Information:

1. Specimen source is required.

2. Indicate patient's age and sex.

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

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
GallstoneAmbient (preferred)
 Frozen 
 Refrigerated