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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

FT3

CPT CODE

84481

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.

TEST INCLUDES

T3, Free

SYNONYMS

NA

COLLECTION

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 2.5mL
Minimum: 1.0mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Plasma, hemolyzed, lipemic or bacterially contaminated samples are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

Allow specimen to clot for 20-30 minutes and centrifuge. If using a non-gel barrier tube, separate serum or plasma into a transport tube.

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Serum

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 1.0mL
Minimum: 0.5mL

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

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

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated