FSINE - Specimen: Sinemet , Serum/Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FSINE    
Sinemet , Serum/Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

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.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL of serum frozen in a preservative-free plastic vial. Specimen must be frozen immediately or results will be compromised.

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a lavender-top or pink-top (EDTA) tube(s). (Plasma gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL of EDTA plasma frozen in a preservative-free plastic  vial. Specimen must be frozen immediately or results will be compromised.

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

0.7 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST)

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
VariesFrozen30 days