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Test ID: A1ATR    
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Profile

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum
Varies

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.

Forms:

1. Molecular Genetics-Congenital Inherited Diseases Patient Information Sheet (Supply T521) in Special Instructions

2. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Please document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. An Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (Supply T576) is available in Special Instructions.

3. If not ordering electronically, submit a Molecular Genetics Request Form (Supply T245) with the specimen.

 

Whole blood and serum are required.

 

Specimens must arrive within 96 hours of draw.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: Any anticoagulant

Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

3. Label specimen as whole blood.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated/Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red top or serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as serum.

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Ambient/Frozen

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.

Blood: 0.5 mL/Serum: 0.5 mL

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
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)
 Ambient 
 Frozen 
VariesAmbient (preferred)
 Frozen 
 Refrigerated