BTK - Specimen: Bruton Tyrosine Kinase (Btk), Protein Expression, Flow Cytometry, Blood

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: BTK    
Bruton Tyrosine Kinase (Btk), Protein Expression, Flow Cytometry, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Shipping Instructions

Specimens are required to be received in the laboratory weekdays and by 4 p.m. on Friday. It is recommended that specimens arrive within 24 hours of draw. Samples arriving on the weekend may be canceled. Draw and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible.

Necessary Information

Ordering physician's name and phone number are required.

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: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

Additional Information: For serial monitoring, we recommend that specimen draws be performed at the same time of day.

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

2 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

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
Whole Blood EDTAAmbient72 hours