IDSWB - Specimen: Alpha-L-Iduronidase, Blood

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: IDSWB    
Alpha-L-Iduronidase, Blood

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Newborn Screen Follow-up for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Whole blood

Necessary Information

Provide a reason for referral with each specimen.

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.

Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Forms

Biochemical Genetics Patient Information (T602) in Special Instructions.

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

0.5 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

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 temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole bloodAmbient (preferred)7 days
 Refrigerated 7 days