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

Test ID: IGFB3    
Insulin-Like Growth Factor-Binding Protein 3, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Necessary Information

Indicate patient's age and sex.

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

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge promptly.

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

0.3 mL

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

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus Reject

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)14 days
 Ambient 72 hours
 Refrigerated 72 hours