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

Test ID: FACES    
Acetoacetate, 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

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). Serum gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 3 mL of serum frozen in a plastic, preservative-free vial.

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

1.2 mL

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

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Room Temperature; Serum gel tube (SST), Plasma gel tube (PST)

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 RedFrozen (preferred)4 days
 Refrigerated 4 days