Test Catalog

Test ID: FDLS    
Donath Landsteiner

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum Red

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Maintain specimen at 37 degrees C until serum is separated from cells. Spin down and send 2 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

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

1.5 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross reject

Other

Separator or gel tube

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Serum RedRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 72 hours