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Laboratory Medicine

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Test Name


Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST) or Lithium Heparin (LiHep)

Minimum Volume = 3 mL Serum or Plasma (LiHep)

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

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold (SST) or Green top (LiHep). Ensure both sample and requisition are properly labelled.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Spin and seperate within 2 hours of collection. Store and send frozen. If the specimen thaws, it is unsuitable for analysis.

Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 3 days, refrigerated for 3 days and frozen for 3 Months.

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

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

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Test Code



Fluorescent Immunoassay

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: October 21, 2019