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Test Catalog

Test ID: TTRX    
Amyloidosis, Transthyretin-Associated Familial, Reflex, Blood

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If familial amyloidosis by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry is abnormal, DNA sequence will be performed and charged separately.

 

See Amyloidosis (Familial) Test Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 96 hours of draw.

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

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: ACD

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

1. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732)

-Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request (T726)

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

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

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
Whole bloodRefrigerated (preferred)4 days
 Ambient 4 days