Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing
Container/Tube: Lavender top tube
Preferred: Lavender top tube
Acceptable: Lavender top tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a lavender top (EDTA) tubes(s), plasma gel tube(s) is not acceptable. Mix well, centrifuge at room temperature within one half hour of draw (preferable immediately after venipuncture) and freeze immediately on dry ice or at -70 C. Send 1 mL of EDTA plasma frozen in plastic vial.
Complete and submit with specimen:
1. National Jewish Complement request form
Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory
Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected
| Hemolysis || Mild OK; Gross reject |
| Lipemia || N/A |
| Icterus || N/A |
| Other || N/A |
Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included
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This test uses a kit/reagent designated by the manufacturer as for research use, not for clinical use. The performance characteristics for this test have been validated by National Jewish Health. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA-88) as qualified to perform high complexity clinival laboratory testing.
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||Test Order Name
Order LOINC Value
||Test Result Name
Result LOINC Value
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