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

Test ID: FMETN    
Metformin, 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

Specimen Type: Plasma

 

Container/Tube: Lavender top or pink top EDTA

 

Specimen volume: 1 mL

 

Collection instructions: Draw blood in an EDTA (lavender top or pink top) tube(s).

(Plasma gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of plasma refrigerated in a preservative-free plastic vial.

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

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
Plasma EDTARefrigerated (preferred)30 days
 Ambient 30 days
 Frozen