TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FGFB    
Transforming Growth Factor beta, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

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(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and immediately freeze and send 1 mL of serum in a plastic vial.

 

Note: Critical frozen. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

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

0.3 mL

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

Hemolysis Mild OK, Gross reject
Lipemia Mild OK, Gross reject
Icterus NA
Other Contaminated, heat-inactivated reject

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 TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumFrozen365 days