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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 6129

Test Synonym


Minimum Volume

  • 0.4 mL

Specimen Type

  • Red Blood Cells

Primary Container

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

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated

Specimen Requirements

  • 1 mL Green top(Sodium heparin), light green(lithium heparin), royal blue (trace metal free EDTA) Rejection criteria: Rcvd frozen, light blue, gray, yellow, lavender

Specimen Retention

  • Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial within 2 hours of collection.