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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST INCLUDES

TPO

CPT CODE

86376

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

2-5 days 
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

SYNONYMS

NA

COLLECTION

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 2.0mL
Minimum: 1.0mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Lipemic, hemolyzed, heat-inactivated and contaminated specimens are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

Allow red top to clot for 20-30 minutes. Centrifuge specimen and separate 1.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL) serum or plasma into transport tube and refrigerate

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Serum

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 1.0mL
Minimum: 0.5mL

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

4 hour(s)
2 day(s)
6 month(s)

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated