CDP - Specimen: Chlordiazepoxide and Metabolite, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CDP    
Chlordiazepoxide and Metabolite, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum Red

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.

Supplies: Amber Frosted Tube, 5 mL

Collection Container/Tube: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Amber vial (T192)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Spin down within 2 hours of draw.

2. Send specimen in amber vial to protect from light.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/neurology-request-form.pdf)

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

0.3 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

Serum gel tube

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
Serum RedRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days
 Ambient 24 hours