FSRAU - Specimen: Serotonin Release Assay, Unfractionated Heparin

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FSRAU    
Serotonin Release Assay, Unfractionated Heparin

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

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.

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red Top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

 

Collection Instructions:

Draw blood in a plain red-tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.4 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm if > 24 hours reject; Cold if > 48 hours reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumFrozen180 days