Allo-isoleucine, Blood Spot
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.
Container/Tube: Local newborn screening card
Specimen Volume: 2 Blood spots
1. Do not use device or capillary tube containing EDTA to collect specimen.
2. At least 1 spot should be complete and unpunched.
3. An alternative blood collection option for a patient >1 year of age is fingerstick.
4. Include type of feeding information on the collection card.
5. Do not expose specimen to heat or direct sunlight.
6. Do not stack wet specimens.
7. Keep specimen dry.
8. Let blood dry on the Blood Spot Collection Card (T493) at ambient temperature in a horizontal position for 3 hours before adding additional blood spots to the card.
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 spot: 1
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Whole blood||Ambient (preferred)|