HYD18 - Specimen: Hydroxycorticosterone, 18

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: HYD18    
Hydroxycorticosterone, 18

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed 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

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Separate serum from cells within 1 hour of collection.

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

Pediatric minimum only: 1.0 mL/NOTE: Minimum volume does not allow for repeat analysis.

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

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
SerumFrozen (preferred)90 days
 Refrigerated 48 hours
 Ambient 24 hours