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

Test ID: FCARO    
Carotene, Beta

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

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

Supplies: Amber vial (T192)

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.)

Spin Down and send 1 mL of serum ambient in an amber vial (T192) to protect from light.

 

Note:

1. Protect from light within 1 hour of collection.

2. Patient must be fasting overnight (12 hours).

3. Abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection.

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

0.5 mL

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

Hemolysis: Mild reject; Gross reject
Thawing: Warm OK; Cold OK
Lipemia: NA
Icterus: NA
Other: Specimen other than serum Red or SST, or if not light protected.

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
SerumAmbient (preferred)14 daysLIGHT PROTECTED
 Frozen 14 daysLIGHT PROTECTED
 Refrigerated 14 daysLIGHT PROTECTED