FIXKM - Specimen: Hemophilia B, F9 Gene Known Mutation, Whole Blood

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Test ID: FIXKM    
Hemophilia B, F9 Gene Known Mutation, Whole Blood

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Maternal cell contamination testing will be performed for all cord blood specimens. A maternal whole blood sample is required to perform this test. 

 

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Hemophilia Carrier Testing Algorithm

-Hemophilia Testing Algorithm

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Whole blood

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: Yellow top (ACD solution B)

Acceptable: EDTA or sodium citrate

Specimen Volume: 6 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Forms:

1. Hemophilia B: Patient Information (T518) in Special Instructions is required. Fax the completed form to 507-284-8286.

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 (T576) is available in Special Instructions.

3. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Coagulation Test Request Form (T753) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/coagulation-test-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.

1 mL

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

Green-top (heparin) 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.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole bloodAmbient (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days
 Refrigerated 7 days

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