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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue


Test Name


Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top

Minimum Volume = 3 ml Serum (SST)

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top tube (SST). Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send frozen. If the specimen thaws, it is unsuitable for analysis.

Rejection Criteria Gross hemolysis, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity samples will be rejected.

Stability: Sample is stable refrigerated for 1 day

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

M, < 8 years: < = 632

M, 8 – 18 years: < = 3367

M, 8 – 18 years: < = 3367

M, Adult: 860 – 3406

F, < 8 years: < = 632

F, 8 – 18 years: < = 1916

F, Premenopausal: 83 – 1266

F, Postmenopausal: 34 – 623

Test Code




Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information