FSTYR - Specimen: Styrene, Occupational Exposure, Blood

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Test Name

Test ID: FSTYR    
Styrene, Occupational Exposure, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

WB Sodium Heparin

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.

Collect 2 tubes green-top (sodium heparin) whole blood. Send 20 mL sodium heparin whole blood refrigerated. Collect specimen at end of shift or prior to next shift. Tubes should be filled to prevent loss of volatile compound into headspace.

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

2.5 mL

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




Warm reject; Cold OK







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
WB Sodium HeparinRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 180 days