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Test ID: FNMR    
NMR LipoProfile

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 one of the following specimens:

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is not acceptable). Spin down and send 2 mL serum refrigerate in a plastic vial.

Note: 1. Patient should be fasting (12-14 hours)

         2. Specimen must be received at LipoScience within 6 days of collection.

         3. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a (lavender-top) EDTA tube(s). (Plasma gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL plasma refrigerate in a plastic vial.

Note: 1. Patient should be fasting (12-14 hours)

         2. Specimen must be received at LipoScience within 6 days of collection.

         3. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

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 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Serum separator tube (SST), Plasma Separator tube (PST), frozen specimen, warm specimen

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
VariesRefrigerated6 days