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Test Catalog

Test ID: FMI2    
MI-2

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

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerate in plastic vial.

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of EDTA plasma refrigerate in plastic vial.

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

1 mL

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

Hemolysis: Mild OK ; Gross Reject
Thawing: Warm OK; Cold OK
Lipemia: Mild OK ; Gross Reject
Icteric: Mild OK ; Gross Reject
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)7 days
 Frozen 180 days
 Ambient 7 days