FALBU - Specimen: Albuterol, Serum/Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FALBU    
Albuterol, 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 one of the following specimens:

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). Serum gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 3 mL serum refrigerated in plastic preservative free vial.

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a lavender-top or pink top (EDTA) tube(s). Plasma gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 3 mL EDTA plasma refrigerated in plastic preservative free vial.

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

1.2 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

Icteric

NA

Other

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
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)30 days
 Frozen 365 days
 Ambient 30 days