FDANT - Specimen: Dantrolene, Serum/Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FDANT    
Dantrolene, 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

Collection Container/Tube: Red-top tube

Submission Container/Tube: (T192) Amber plastic transport tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of serum frozen in an amber (T192) plastic transport tube to protect from light.

 

Note: Label specimen appropriately (serum).

 

 

 

Plasma

Collection Container/Tube: Lavender-top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: (T192) Amber plastic transport tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). (Plasma gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of EDTA plasma frozen in an amber (T192) plastic transport tube to protect from light.

 

Note: Label specimen appropriately (plasma). 

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

Specimens other than

Serum, plasma

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

Other

Not light protected; room temperature, refrigerated temperature, Polymer gel separation tubes (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
VariesFrozen7 days