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

Test ID: ECUMP    
Eculizumab Monitoring Panel, Serum

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

Patient Preparation: Fasting preferred

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Specimen Type: Serum

Collection Container/Tube: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Recommended timeframe for the blood collection is a trough, or immediately prior to next intravenous infusion.

2. Immediately after specimen collection, place the tube on wet ice.

3. Centrifuge and aliquot serum into plastic vial.

4. Freeze specimen within 30 minutes.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-Renal Diagnostics Test Request (T830)

-Coagulation Test Request (T753)

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
Serum RedFrozen14 days