Specimen Requirements for Commonly Performed Tests

Specimen Requirements for Commonly Performed Tests at CRL

Red Top/Serum:       

Chem:  all chemistry panels

Thyroid:  T7, T4, T-Uptake, TSH

Coronary Risk (CHD):  Chol, HDL, LDL

Tumor Markers:  PSA, CEA, B-HCG, AFP

Hepatitis:  HBsAg, HBsAb, IgM anti-HBc, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis A (HAVAB,  HAVAB-M)

Infectious disease molecular tests for RNA or DNA.

AIDS Panel: HIV-1 EIA, Western Blot

Misc:  RPR (syphilis), RA screen, nicotine, alcohol, beta-2 microglobulin, CDT

 Lavender/Purple Top/EDTA tube:

CBC

Molecular test for RNA or DNA

Glycohemoglobin (glycoHgB, glycoA1C, Hgb A1C)

Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

Reticulocyte Count

Blue Top/Sodium Citrate:

PT

APTT

Fibrinogen

 Gray Top/Sodium Fluoride:

Glucose, Blood Alcohol

Urine:

Urinalysis

Drug Screen