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

Test ID: FPYD    
Pyridostigmine, Serum/Plasma

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:

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and freeze immediately. Send 5 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.

Note:     1. Indicate serum on request form.

             2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a lavender-top tube(s) or a green-top tube(s). (Plasma gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and freeze immediately. Send 5 mL of EDTA or heparinized plasma frozen in a plastic vial.

Note:     1. Indicate plasma on request form.

             2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

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

2.2 mL

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

Specimens other than Serum, plasma
Anticoagulants other than Plain red-top, EDTA, heparin
Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icteric 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
VariesFrozen21 days