FLEP - Specimen: Leptin

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FLEP    
Leptin

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum

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.

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red or SST

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.

Note:  EDTA (lavender-top) plasma is an acceptable alternate.

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

0.5 mL
NOTE: Minimum volume does not allow for repeat analysis.

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK <2 days; Cold OK <2 days

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumFrozen (preferred)200 days
 Ambient 48 hours
 Refrigerated 48 hours