FFTIC - Specimen: Ticlopidine, Serum/Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FFTIC    
Ticlopidine, 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

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerate in preservative-free plastic vial.

Note:    Label specimen appropriately (serum).

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a purple-top (EDTA) tube(s). (Plasma gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of EDTA plasma refrigerate in preservative-free plastic vial.

Note:    Label specimens appropriately (plasma).

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

0.5 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Room Temperature, Polymer gel separation tube (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)16 days
 Frozen 60 days