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Test Catalog

Test ID: EXHD    
Hematologic Disorders, DNA Extract and Hold, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

DNA will be extracted from the specimen and stored at -80 degrees Celsius for 1 year from the date of the extraction process was performed. A report of "Performed" will be sent and a $50.00 processing fee will be assessed. To request molecular testing from the Molecular Hematopathology Laboratory's test menu, call 800-533-1710. Additional charges will be assessed for testing performed.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

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

Specimen must arrive within 168 hours of draw. Draw and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Blood

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

3. Label specimen as blood.

 

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix bone marrow.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

3. Label specimen as bone marrow.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

1. Hematopathology Patient Information (T676) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request (T726) with the specimen.

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

Blood, Bone Marrow: 1 mL

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

Gross hemolysis Reject
Other Paraffin-embedded material Fluids Heparinized samples

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
VariesAmbient (preferred)7 daysPURPLE OR PINK TOP/EDTA
 Refrigerated 7 daysPURPLE OR PINK TOP/EDTA