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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • DEXAMETHASONE, SERUM

Test Code

  • 2657

Test Synonym

  • Dexamethasone

Minimum Volume

  • 2 mL

Specimen Type

  • Serum Or Plasma

Primary Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube, Green Top Tube, Transfer Tube - Plasma

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated

Specimen Requirements

  • 3 mL Serum from an SST (gel-barrier) or Red Top or Plasma from Lavender or Green top tube

Specimen Retention

  • SST (gel-barrier) or Red top tube for serum. Also acceptable for Plasma -Lavender top (EDTA) tube or Green top (heparin) tube. Separate serum/plasma from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer to a plastic transport tube.