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

Test ID: FPMET    
Prometheus Thiopurine Metabolites

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

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

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:  Send 5 mL whole blood in original tube refrigerated

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

Pediatric Minimum Volume: 3 mL

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

Hemolysis Gross reject; Mild OK
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Reject if specimen is other than EDTA whole blood

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 Blood EDTARefrigerated (preferred)8 days
 Ambient 72 hours