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Test Catalog

Test ID: DSS    
Drug Screen, Prescription/Over the Counter, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum Red

Advisory Information

For chain-of-custody testing, order DSSX / Drug Screen, Prescription/Over the Counter, Chain of Custody, Serum.

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

Collection Container/Tube: Red top (serum gel/SST tubes are not acceptable)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2.75 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect specimen, centrifuge and aliquot serum into plastic vial within 2 hours of collection.

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

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen. 

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

1.1 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
Serum RedRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days
 Ambient 3 hours