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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 5139

Minimum Volume

  • 3.9 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Red Blood Cells


  • Royal Blue Top- EDTA Additive, Green Top Tube, Light Green (lithium Heparin)


  • Refrigerated

Special Instructions

  • Draw at least 3 TUBES - CENTRIFUGE AND REMOVE CELLS TO TRANSFER TUBE need 8 mL RBC (Red Blood Cells) Tubes that can be used for the draw ; Royal Blue top tube(Trace metal-free;EDTA), Green top tube(Sodium Heparin), Light Green top tube(Lithium Heparin), Rejection criteria: If received room temperature or frozen. Not acceptable -light blue,gray,lavender or yellow top tubes.

Additional Information

  • Submit in container with a non-Potassium based preserv/anticoag. Tubes containing Potassium based preservatives/anticoagulants are not acceptable. Centrifuge and separate RBCs into and acid washed plastic screw capped vial within 2 hours of collection.

Specimen Stability

  • Room Temp: Not Stable, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: Not Stable