FNIFE - Specimen: Nifedipine, Serum/Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FNIFE    
Nifedipine, 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 amber vial (Supply T192) to protect from light.

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 amber vial (Supply T192) 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.

0.5 mL

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

Specimens other than

Serum, plasma

Anticoagulants other than

Plain red-top, EDTA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

Other

Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Not received light protected

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)30 days
 Frozen 90 days
 Ambient 14 days