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Test Catalog

Test ID: FPLAT    
Platinum, Serum

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

Draw blood in a plain, royal blue top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated in an acid washed (MCL Supply T619) or trace metal-free plastic container.

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 NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Polymer gel separation tube (SST or 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
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)60 days
 Ambient 60 days
 Frozen 60 days