FDISP - Specimen: Disaccharidase Panel

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Test Name

Test ID: FDISP    
Disaccharidase Panel

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.

Send 2.0 - 5.0 mg wet weight, from a small bowel biopsy in a clean, plastic specimen tube. Avoid contamination with traces of the fixative used for surgical pathology biopsies. (Do not send in saline.) Freeze immediately after collection and ship frozen.  


Note:    Tube size should be no more than 15cc to help prevent sample from drying out during transportation.

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.

2.0 mg

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




Warm reject; Cold reject







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