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

Test ID: FBARS    
Barium, 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:

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a 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.

 

Serum

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