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

Test ID: FCCA3    
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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

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red or SST

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is acceptable. Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

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 OK; Gross Reject
Thawing: Warm OK; Cold OK
Lipemia: Mild Reject; Gross Reject
Icterus: NA
Other: NA

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)28 days
 Frozen 365 days
 Ambient 28 days