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Test Catalog

Test ID: DHR    
Dihydrorhodamine Flow Cytometric Test, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

WB Sodium Heparin

Shipping Instructions

Specimens are required to be received in the laboratory weekdays and by 4 p.m. on Friday. Draw and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible. Ship specimen overnight in an Ambient Shipping Box-Critical Specimens Only (T668) following the instructions in the box.

 

It is recommended that specimens arrive within 24 hours of draw.

 

Samples arriving on the weekend and observed holidays may be canceled.

Necessary Information

Ordering physician name and phone number are required.

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

Both a whole blood sodium heparin specimen and a whole blood sodium heparin control specimen from an unrelated, healthy donor are required.

 

Supplies: Ambient Shipping Box-Critical Specimens Only (T668)

 

Patient:

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

 

Normal Control:

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw a control specimen from a normal (healthy), unrelated person within an hour of the patient.

2. Label clearly on outermost label normal control.

3. Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

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

1 mL

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

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia 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
WB Sodium HeparinAmbient48 hoursGREEN TOP/HEP