FFOAB - Specimen: Formic Acid, Serum/Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FFOAB    
Formic Acid, 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 red-top tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated in plastic vial.

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a green-top (heparin) tube(s), lavender top tube (EDTA) or Pink top tube. Spin down and send 1 mL of plasma refrigerated in plastic vial.

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

NA

Thawing

Warm OK; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Plasma gel and gray-top [sodium fluoride] tubes are not acceptable.

Serum gel tube is not acceptable.

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
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 180 days
 Ambient 48 hours