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

Test ID: FACN1    
Anti-cN-1A (NT5c1A) IBM

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

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

Collection Container/Tube: 5 mL Red

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Acceptable: SST

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is acceptable. Spin down and send 2 mL of 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

0.5 mL (volume does NOT allow for repeat testing)

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

Gross hemolysis: Reject
Thawing: Warm OK; Cold OK
Gross lipemia: Reject
Gross icterus Reject
Other: Anything other than serum ; bacterial contamination

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
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 60 days
 Ambient 7 days