EBF - Specimen: Electrophoresis, Protein, Body Fluid

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Test ID: EBF    
Electrophoresis, Protein, Body Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Body Fluid

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 container

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge to remove any cellular material.

Additional Information: Indicate specimen source; acceptable body fluid types are peritoneal (abdominal, ascites, paracentesis, peritoneal), pleural (chest, thoracentesis, pleural), drain (drainage, Jackson-Pratt (JP) drain), pericardial, spinal (CSF or ventricular), synovial (joint, knee, elbow), and vitreous fluids

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.

2 mL

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








Body fluid types other than those listed in Specimen 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
Body FluidRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 14 days
 Ambient 72 hours
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