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

Test ID: FFTIN    
Tin, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

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

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Serum

Draw blood in a metal free tube(s), serum gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 2 mL of metal free serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

 

Plasma

Draw blood in an EDTA metal-free royal blue-top tube(s), plasma gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 2 mL metal-free EDTA plasma 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

0.25 mL

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

Hemolysis Mild OK; Gross reject
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
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 180 days
 Ambient 72 hours