FCHLM - Specimen: Chlordane and Metabolites, Serum/Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FCHLM    
Chlordane and Metabolites, Serum/Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


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:



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

Note:       1. Indicate serum on report form.

                2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).



Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). (Plasma gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 3 mL of EDTA plasma refrigerated.

Note:    1. Indicate plasma on report form.

            2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma). 

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

Specimens other than

Serum, plasma




Warm OK; Cold OK






Anticoagulants other than Plain red top, EDTA


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)150 days
 Frozen 150 days
 Ambient 14 days