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Test ID: HSMWB    
Hepatosplenomegaly Panel, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

Ordering Guidance

This test should not be used for monitoring patients with confirmed diagnoses. If a physician is requesting testing for monitoring purposes, see:

-CTXWB / Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis, Blood

-GPSYW / Glucopsychosine, Blood

-OXYWB / Oxysterols, Blood

 

This test's clinical sensitivity and specificity for the identification of Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) is 75% and 89%, respectively. If NPC is strongly suspected, HSMP / Hepatosplenomegaly Panel, Plasma is recommended.

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

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin, lithium heparin), yellow top (ACD B)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Forms

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

0.25 mL

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

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

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
Whole bloodRefrigerated (preferred)72 hours
 Ambient 48 hours