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Test ID: FMYOP    
Myositis Ab 2 Panel

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

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.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). Spin down and send 3 mL of serum refrigerate in plastic vial.

Note:  1. Indicate serum on request form.

          2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Spin down and send 3 mL of EDTA plasma refrigerate in plastic vial.

Note:  1. Indicate plasma on request form.

          2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

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

Specimens other than

Serum, plasma

Anticoagulants other than

EDTA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK; Cold OK

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
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 180 days
 Ambient 48 hours