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

Test ID: CERAM    
MI-Heart Ceramides, Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma EDTA

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

Patient Preparation: Patients should not be receiving Intralipid because it may cause false-elevations in measured ceramides

Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge, aliquot at least 1 mL of plasma and freeze within 8 hours.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Cardiovascular Test Request Form (T724) with the specimen.

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

0.5 mL

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

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

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
Plasma EDTAFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 24 hours
 Ambient 8 hours