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Test ID: ALDEF    
Alpha Defensin, Lateral Flow Assay, Synovial Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Synovial Fluid

Advisory Information

This test should only be used for patients with a total joint prosthesis.

Necessary Information

Specimen source and type of joint are required. If not obtained from a prosthetic joint, testing will be canceled.

 

If ordering electronically, answers must be provided for the order entry questions.

 

If not ordering electronically, specimen source and type of joint must be provided on the request form.

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

Collection Container/Tube: Plain red-top tube

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL

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

0.10 mL

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

Gross hemolysis 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
Synovial FluidRefrigerated7 days