FFTIB - Specimen: Tin, Blood

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FFTIB    
Tin, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA - Metal Free (ERB)

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.

Draw blood in a royal blue-top (metal free EDTA) tube. Send  2 mL metal free EDTA whole blood refrigerated.

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

0.25 mL

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




Warm OK; 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
Whole Blood EDTA - Metal Free (ERB)Refrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 180 days
 Ambient 72 hours