POX - Specimen: Fatty Acid Profile, Peroxisomal (C22-C26), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: POX    
Fatty Acid Profile, Peroxisomal (C22-C26), Serum

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 X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy in Special Instructions.

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: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Fasting-overnight (12-14 hours).

2. Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.

3. Spin down within 45 minutes of draw.

Additional Information:

1. Patient's age and gender is required.       

2. Include information regarding treatment, family history, and tentative diagnosis.

Forms

 

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

0.15 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild reject; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

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)92 days
 Refrigerated 15 days