LBC - Specimen: Lamellar Body Count, Amniotic Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: LBC    
Lamellar Body Count, Amniotic Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Amniotic Fld

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: Amniotic fluid container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Do not centrifuge.

2. Amniotic specimens should be blood and meconium free.

Additional Information: Freezing or centrifuging the specimen may cause erroneous results.

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

9.8 mL

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


Mild reject; Gross reject






Frozen specimen

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
Amniotic FldRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Ambient 7 days