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

Test ID: HYD18    
Hydroxycorticosterone, 18

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

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Separate serum from cells within 1 hour of collection.

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

Pediatric minimum only: 1.0 mL/NOTE: Minimum volume does not allow for repeat analysis.

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

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
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
SerumFrozen (preferred)90 days
 Refrigerated 48 hours
 Ambient 24 hours