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Test ID: FAPG    
ADmark ApoE Genotype Analysis & Interpretation (Symptomatic)

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

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.

10 mL whole blood collected in a lavender top EDTA tube

 and sent ambient.

 

Required:

1.       Collection date is required.

2.       Clinical indications/symptoms for patients under 60 years

of age

 

NOTE:  Athena does not perform ApoE testing for individuals

                  under the age of 18.

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.

10 mL

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

Specimens other than

Whole blood

Anticoagulants other than

EDTA, ACD-A

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

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
Whole Blood EDTAAmbient (preferred)6 days
 Refrigerated 6 days