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Unilab of Dade

2145 W. Davie Blvd., Suite 106
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

33312

Toll Free Phone: (877) 522-5678  

Fax: (954) 797-9494

Email: lab@infertilitylab.com

Website: www.infertilitylab.com

About Unilab

Unilab is an FDA-registered medical laboratory specializing in infertility and reproductive testing. Unilab is trusted by fertility doctors everywhere to provide accurate and timely results.

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ABO with Rh

Specimen:  5 ml Whole Blood (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Refrigerate                                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days                               

Method:  Agglutination; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – Unacceptable

Notes:    

                                                                                                               

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT)

Specimen:  2 ml Plasma (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Blue (3.2% Na Citrate)

Storage:  Freezer                                      

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 2 hours; Refrigerated – 4 hours; Frozen – 14 days

Method:  Optical

Notes: Centrifuge immediately @ 3500 rpm, 15 minutes. Remove plasma, aliquot 2 ml plasma into plastic transport tube, freeze immediately.                        

  

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)

Specimen:  1.5 ml Plasma (0.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Freezer                                            

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 2 hours; Refrigerated – None; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  Chemiluminescent, Immunoassay

Notes:  Collect into iced plastic or siliconized glass lavender-top (EDTA) tube, noting time of collection. After venipuncture, immediately immerse the tubes in an ice bath. Separate plasma from cells by centrifugation. Transfer the plasma into a frozen purple tube with screw cap. Freeze immediately and maintain frozen until tested.

  

Aldosterone

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (0.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                   

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 1 week; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  Radioimmunoassay

Notes:  Serum aldosterone levels are affected by the sodium intake and the patient’s position; either upright or supine. The upright value should be about 2 to 5 times the supine value obtained from recumbent patient in early am before arising from bed. If an upright specimen is collected the patient should be upright (seated or standing) for at least 30 minutes. Please record the patient’s position when the blood was drawn. Dietary sodium levels during the period prior to testing can affect aldosterone levels. Patients on a low sodium diet will also have a 2 to 5 fold increase in aldosterone levels over those on a normal sodium diet. Reference intervals are based on the clinician’s verification that the patient has been on a normal sodium diet.

  

Androstendione

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (0.4 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                   

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 1 week; Frozen – 2 months

Method:  Radioimmunoassay

Notes: 

  

Antibody Screen (Red Blood Cell)

Specimen:  5 ml Whole Blood (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Refrigerate                                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – Unacceptable

Method:  Agglutination

Notes: 

  

Anti-Cardiolipin Antibodies (ACA) – IgG, IgM, IgA 

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                 

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 2 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 30 days

Method:  ELISA

Notes: 

 

Anti-Microsomal Antibody (AMA) 

Alias: Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO Ab)

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                 

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 2 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 6 months

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)

Specimen:  1 ml Serm (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                               

Shipping:  Ambient  Frozen >3 days

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 3 days; Frozen – 2 months

Method:  ELISA 

Notes: Specimens can be sent ambient if we receive them within 3 days of being collected. After 3 days the serum must be poured into a transport tube, frozen and shipped on dry ice.

 

Anti-Nuclear Antibody (ANA) Screen

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.2 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                 

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 2 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 1 year

Method:  IFA

Notes: 

 

Anti-Nuclear Antibody (ANA) Comprehensive Infertility Panel

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                 

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 2 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  ELISA

Notes: 

 

Anti-Ovarian Antibody (AOA)

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)   

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                 

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 2 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 1 year

Method:  ELISA

Notes: 

 

Anti-Phospholipid Antibody (APA) Panel – IgA, IgG and IgM

(Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylserine, Phosphatidylethanolamine, Phosphatidylglycerol, Phosphatidic acid)

Specimen:  7 ml Serum (5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 5 days, Refrigerated – 14 days, Frozen – 1 month

Method:  ELISA

Notes: 

 

Anti-Sperm Antibody (ASA) – Female

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerated                               

Shipping:  Refrigerated

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 14 days; Frozen – 14 days                    

Method:  Immunobead

Notes: 

 

Anti-Thrombin III Activity

Specimen:  2 ml Plasma (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Blue (3.2% Na Citrate)

Storage:  Freezer                                      

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 4 hours; Refrigerated – 8 hours; Frozen – 14 days                     

Method:  Chromogenic

Notes: AM draw recommended. Centrifuge immediately @ 3500 rpm, 15 minutes. Remove plasma, aliquot 2 ml plasma into plastic transport tube, freeze immediately.

 

Anti-Thrombin III Antigen

Specimen:  2 ml Plasma (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Blue (3.2% Na Citrate)

Storage:  Freezer                                      

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 8 hours; Refrigerated – 8 hours; Frozen – 21 days  

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: Centrifuge immediately @ 3500 rpm, 15 minutes. Remove plasma, aliquot 2 ml plasma into plastic transport tube, freeze immediately.

 

Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Mutation Panel – Standard
 

Cystic Fibrosis, Bloom Syndrome, Canavan Disease, Familial Dysautonomia, Gaucher Disease, Fanconi Anemia Group C, Tay Sachs

Specimen:  20 ml Whole Blood             

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – Unacceptable

Method:  PCR

Notes: 

 

Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Mutation Panel – Expanded

Includes Standard Panel plus Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a, Maple Syrup Urine Disease, Mucolipidosis Type IV

Specimen:  20 ml Whole Blood             

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – Unacceptable

Method:  PCR

Notes:

Beta-2 Glycoprotein I Antibody (IgA, IgG, IgM) 

Specimen:  3 ml Serum (1.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Ambient                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 2 days; Refrigerated – 2 weeks; Frozen – 2 months

Method:  ELISA

Notes: 

  

Beta- HCG

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                 

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 48 hours; Refrigerated – 72 hours; Frozen – 2 months             

Method:  Immunoassay               

Notes: 

C-Peptide

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Freezer                                      

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 2 days; Frozen – 1 month                 

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: Recommend 14-16 hours fast prior to collection. Allow sample to clot. Transfer the serum to a frozen purple tube with screw cap. Freeze immediately and maintain frozen until tested.

 

Ca-125

Specimen: 1ml serum                                    

Collection: Tiger SST

Storage: Refrigerate                                       

 Shipping: Ambient

Stability: Refrigerated – 5 days; Frozen – 3 months

Method: Immunoassay

Notes:

CBC – with Differential and Platelets

Specimen:  4 ml whole blood (1 ml minimum)     

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                            

Shipping:  Ambient or Cold

Stability:  Ambient – 2 days; Refrigerated – N/A; Frozen – Unacceptable                                                 

Method:  Sorting /Cytometry/ Microscopy

Notes: Specimen must be processed for testing within 24 hours of collection.

 

Chagas Disease (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening) 

Specimen:  2ml Serum (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                          

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 14 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

Chalmydia/G.C. (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening) 

Specimen:  Urine or Swab    

Collection:  BD ProbeTec (UPT) Tube or Swab

Storage:  Ambient                

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 30 days; Refrigerated – N/A; Frozen – 2 months

Method:  Strand Displacement Amplification (SDA)/ Fluorescent Energy Transfer (ET)

Notes: Patients should not urinate at least 1h prior to collection. Must collect first 15-30 ml of voided  urine (not midstream).  

 

Chromosome Analysis 

Specimen: 10 ml Whole Blood (5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Green (Na Heparin)

Storage:  Ambient                                                           

Shipping:  AmbientStability:  Ambient – 48 hours; Frozen – Unacceptable; Refrigerated – Unacceptable

Method:  Giemsa-Band Analysis

Notes: 

 

CMV Total Antibody (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening)

Specimen:  1ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 14 days; Frozen – 14 days                          

Method:  Solid Phase Enzyme Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

CMV IgG Antibody (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening)

Specimen:  1ml Serum   (.5ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                     

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 2 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 30 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

CMV IgM Antibody (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening)

Specimen:  1ml Serum   (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                        

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 2 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 30 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (12)

Specimen:  2ml Serum   (1 ml minimum)     

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 3 days; Frozen – Unacceptable

Method:  Varies by each individual test

Notes: Patients should fast 12-14 hours prior to collection.

 

Cortisol

Specimen:  1 ml Serum  (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 48 hours; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 30 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

CRP-hs

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 2 days; Refrigerated – 30 days; Frozen – 60 days

Method:  Immunoturbidimetric

Notes: 

 

Cystic Fibrosis (25 mutations or 97 mutations)

Specimen:  10 ml Whole Blood    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Refrigerate                    

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 8 days; Frozen – N/A

Method:  PCR

Notes:

                                                                     

DHEA-S

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 14 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

Drug Screen (7 Drugs + Alcohol)

Specimen:  35 ml Urine (10 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Urine Cup

Storage:  Refrigerate                                      

Shipping:  Ambient or Cold

Stability:  Ambient – 5 days; Refrigerated – 2 weeks; Frozen – 2 months

Method:  Immunoassay/Chromatography

Notes: If arrival at lab will extend beyond 7 days then refrigerate.

Estradiol

Specimen:  1ml Serum   (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                          

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 6 months

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

                                                                             

Factor II (Prothrombin)

Specimen:  5 ml Whole Blood (3 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                                    

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – N/A

Method:  PCR

Notes: 

 

Factor V Leiden Activity (Activated Protein C Resistance)

Specimen:  2 ml Plasma (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Blue (3.2% Na Citrate)

Storage:  Freezer                                                 

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 2 hours; Refrigerated – 4 hours; Frozen – 14 days

Method:  Clotting

Notes: Centrifuge immediately @ 3500 rpm, 15 minutes. Remove plasma, aliquot 2 ml plasma into plastic transport tube, freeze immediately.

 

Factor V Leiden Mutation

Specimen: 10 ml Whole Blood (5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – N/A

Method:  PCR

Notes: 

 

Fragile X

Specimen: 10 ml Whole Blood (5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                                     

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – N/A

Method:  PCR

Notes: 

 

F.S.H (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)

Specimen:  1 ml Serum  (,5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                    

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

G.C. / Chalmydia (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening)

Specimen:  Urine or Swab                

Collection:  BD ProbeTec (UPT) Tube or Swab

Storage:  Ambient                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 30 days;Refrigerated – N/A; Frozen – 2 months

Method:  Strand Displacement Amplification (SDA)/ Fluorescent Energy Transfer (ET)

Notes: Patients should not urinate at least 1h prior to collection. Must collect first 15-30 ml of voided urine (not midstream). Specimen must be received within 30h.  

 

Glucose, Fasting

Specimen:  1 ml Serum/Plasma (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST  or Na Fluoride/K Oxalate

Storage:  Refrigerate                                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 3 days; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  Spectrophotmetry

Notes: The blood should be drawn while the patient is fasting (no food or drink, except water, for at least 8 hours). Serum or plasma must be separated from cells immediately. Plasma must be  transferred into a plastic transport tube.

 

Glucose Tolerance Test (5 Specimens)

Specimen:  2 ml Plasma                     

Collection:  Na Fluoride/K Oxalate

Storage:  Refrigerate                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 28 days

Method:  Spectrophotmetry

Notes: The initial blood draw should be done while the patient is fasting (no food or drink, except water, for at least 8 hours). Have the patient drink a 75g load of glucose. Perform the remaining blood draws at the time intervals specified by the physician (if no time interval is specified by the physician draw at 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours and 4 hours). Separate plasma from cells within 30 minutes of collection. Label each tube with the patient’s name and the time interval. Submit 2 ml plasma in plastic transfer tube for each time interval.

 

Growth Hormone

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                 

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 1 week; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

                

Hemoglobin A1c

Specimen: 5 ml Whole Blood (1 ml minimum)     

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                                     

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 1 week; Refrigerated – 1 week; Frozen – 6 months

Method:  Immunioturbidimetry

Notes: 

 

Hemoglobinopathy Profile

Specimen:  5ml Whole Blood (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Refrigerate                                               

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – Unacceptable

Method:  HPLC

Notes: 

 

Hepatic Function Panel (6)

Specimen:  4 ml Serum (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                       

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – Unacceptable

Method:  Spectrophotometry

Notes: 

 

Hepatitis B Core Antibody Total (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening)

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                  

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 6 months

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening)

Specimen:  2 ml Serum (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                            

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 6 months

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

Anti-Hepatitis C Virus (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening)

Specimen: 1 ml Whole Blood (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 6 months

Method:  ELISA

Notes: 

 

Anti-HIV I/II/O (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening)

Specimen:  1 ml Serum  (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                            

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

HIV/HCV NAT (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening)

Specimen:  4 ml Whole Blood (2 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Refrigerate                                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 5 days; Frozen – 6 months

Method:  PCR

Notes: Blood collected in an EDTA (Lavender) tube may be stored at 2-30°C for up to (3) days from time of draw, followed by an additional (2) days at 2-8°C (Total of 5 days). For storage longer than five days, remove plasma from red blood cells and store at 2-8°C for an additional (7) days (Total of 12 days).

 

Homocysteine, Fasting

Specimen:  3 ml Plasma (1 ml minimum)   

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Refrigerate                                           

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 2 daysRefrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 14 days

Method:  PCR

Notes: Patient should be fasting prior to collection. Plasma must be separated from cells within one hour of collection. Place the specimen in a refrigerator for 30 minutes after collection. Centrifuge the specimen as soon as possible and transfer the plasma to a plastic screw capped vial. Longer storage of whole blood samples at room temperature has been found to increase homocysteine concentration in the plasma. If specimen cannot be separated from cells within one hour, store specimen on ice.

 

Anti-HTLV I/II (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening)

Specimen: 1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                              

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 6 months

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:   

Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-1 (IGFBP-1)

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Freezer                                                  

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  RIA

Notes: 

 

Inhibin B

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                            

Shipping:  Cold

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 48 hours; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  ELISA

Notes: 

      

Lipid Panel with LDL:HDL Ratio

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Ambient                                               

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 3 days; Frozen – 2 months

Method: Spectrophotometry

Notes: Patient should fast 12-14 hours prior to collection of the specimen. Separate serum from cells within 45 minutes of collection.

 

Lupus Anticoagulant (Comprehensive Profile)

Specimen:  3 ml Plasma (2 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Blue (3.2% Na Citrate)

Storage:  Freeze                                                    

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 4 hours; Refrigerated – 24 hours; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  Clot Detection

Notes: Centrifuge immediately @ 3500 rpm for 15 minutes. Remove plasma, aliquot 2 ml into a plastic transport tube and freeze immediately.

 

Luteinizing Hormone

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days, Refrigerated – 7 days, Frozen – 2 months

​Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

MTHFR [C677T] Mutation Analysis

Specimen:  10 ml Whole Blood (5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                                     

 Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – Unacceptable

Method: PCR

Notes: 

 

Mycoplasma hominis/Ureaplasmaurealyticum Culture

Specimen:  Swab                               

Collection:  Copan UTM-RT Swab

Storage:  Ambient                                        

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 48 hours; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  Culture

Notes:

NK (Natural Killer Cell) / RIP (Reproductive Immunophenotyping)

Specimen:  10 ml Whole Blood (5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – N/A; Frozen – Unacceptable

Method:  Flow Cytometry

Notes: 

Plasminogen Activity Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1)

Specimen:  2 ml Plasma (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Blue (3.2% Na Citrate)

Storage:  Freeze                                                

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 2 hours; Refrigerated – 8 hours; Frozen – 3 months

Method: Immunoassay

Notes: Centrifuge immediately at 3500 rpm for 15 minutes. Remove plasma, aliquot 2 ml into a plastic transport tube and freeze immediately.

 

PAP (Liquid with HPV Reflex)

Specimen:  6 ml Plasma (3 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Vial w/ PreservCyt® solution, Thinprep® ; Surepath® vial w/ Cytorich® fixative

Storage:  Ambient                                                     

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 weeks; Refrigerated – 3 weeks; Frozen – Unacceptable

Method:  Microscopy

Notes: Specimen must be processed for testing within 21 days of collection.

 

Progesterone, 17-OH

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 2 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 6 months

Method: Radioimmunoassay

Notes: 

 

Prolactin

Specimen:  1 ml Plasma (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                           

Shipping:  AmbientStability:  Ambient – 5 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 28 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: AM draw recommended.

 

Prostate Specific Antigen

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 3 days; Frozen – 2 weeks

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

Protein C Activity

Specimen:  2 ml Plasma (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Blue (3.2% Na Citrate)

Storage:  Freeze                                                        

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 2 hours; Refrigerated – 4 hours; Frozen – 2 weeks

Method:  Clot Detection

Notes: Centrifuge immediately at 3500 rpm for 15 minutes. Remove plasma, aliquot 2 ml into a plastic transport tube and freeze immediately.

 

Protein C Antigen

Specimen:  2 ml Plasma (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Blue (3.2% Na Citrate)

Storage:  Freeze                                                   

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 4 hours; Refrigerated – 24 hours; Frozen – 2 weeks

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: Centrifuge immediately @ 3500 rpm for 15 minutes. Remove plasma, aliquot 2 ml into a plastic transport tube and freeze immediately.

 

Protein S Activity

Specimen:  2 ml Plasma (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Blue (3.2% Na Citrate)

Storage:  Freeze                                                  

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 4 hours; Refrigerated – 24 hours; Frozen – 2 weeks

Method: Clot Detection

Notes: Centrifuge immediately at 3500 rpm for 15 minutes. Remove plasma, aliquot 2 ml into a plastic transport tube and freeze immediately.

 

Protein S Antigen (Free and Total)

Specimen:  2 ml Plasma (1 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Blue (3.2% Na Citrate)

Storage:  Freeze                                                   

Shipping:  Frozen

Stability:  Ambient – 4 hours; Refrigerated – 24 hours; Frozen – 2 weeks

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

RIP (Reproductive Immunophenotyping) / NK (Natural Killer Cell)

Specimen:  10 ml Whole Blood (5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                                           

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – N/A; Frozen – Unacceptable

Method:  Flow Cytometry

Notes: 

 

Rubella IgG

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Ambient                                            

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 4 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 30 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

Rapid Plasma Reagin (Syphillis) Qualitative

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                     

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 72 hours; Refrigerated – 5 days; Frozen – 6 months

Method:  Agglutination

Notes: Serum samples should be tested within 72 hours and stored at 2–8EC. Samples that require longer storage periods must be removed from the red cells and may be stored at 2–8EC for 5 days or at -20⁰C or below until testing.

             

Semen Culture

Specimen:  1 ml Semen or Swab       

Collection:  Urine Cup or Urogenital Swab

Storage:  Refrigerated or Ambient        

Shipping:  Refrigerate or Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – N/A; Refrigerated – N/A; Frozen – N/A

Method: Culture

Notes: If submitting fluid specimen via urine cup store and ship refrigerated. If submitting swab store and ship ambient.

 

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                  

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 5 days; Refrigerated – 5 days; Frozen – 2 months

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes: 

 

Sickle Cell

Specimen:  5 ml Whole Blood (2 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Refrigerate                                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – N/A

Method: Solubility

Notes: 

 

Sperm Chromatin Fragmentation Assay (SCFA™)

Specimen:  Semen (>1 million sperm)    

Collection:  2 ml screwcap tube

Storage:  Freeze                                                

Shipping:  frozen

Stability:  Ambient – N/A; Refrigerated – N/A; Frozen – 3 months

Method:  Flow Cytometry

Notes: Specimen must be flash frozen in liquid Nitrogen. Contact our lab for specific instructions.

 

Sperm DNA Decondensation (SDD℠) Test

Specimen:  Semen (>500,00 sperm)    

Collection:  2 ml screwcap or 15 ml conical tube

Storage:  Refrigerate                                    

Shipping:  Cold

Stability:  Ambient – N/A; Refrigerated – 9 days; Frozen – N/A

Method:  Bioassay

Notes: Specimen may be kept refrigerated for up to 7 days prior to shipping. Please contact our lab for specific instructions.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

T-3, Free

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                  

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days;  Frozen – 28 days                                                                  

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

 

T-3, Total

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 28 days      

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

 

T-4

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                        

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days;Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 28 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

 

T-4, Free

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                    

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 28 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

 

Testosterone, Free

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 7 days;   Frozen – 2 months                         

Method:  Equilibrium  Dialysis

Notes:

 

Testosterone, Total

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.8 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                             

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 2 months                       

Method:  Radioimmunoassay

Notes:

 

Thyroglobulin

Specimen:  1ml serum                                     

Collection: Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                          

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Refrigerated- 7 days; Frozen-1 year

Method:  IRMA
Notes:

 

Thyroglobulin Antibody

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                   

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 5 days ; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 2 months

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

T-3, Free

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                  

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days;  Frozen – 28 days                                                                  

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

 

T-3, Total

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 28 days      

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

 

T-4

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                        

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days;Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 28 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

 

T-4, Free

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                    

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 7 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 28 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

 

Testosterone, Free

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 7 days;   Frozen – 2 months                         

Method:  Equilibrium  Dialysis

Notes:

 

Testosterone, Total

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.8 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                             

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 2 months                       

Method:  Radioimmunoassay

Notes:

 

Thyroglobulin

Specimen:  1ml serum                                     

Collection: Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                          

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Refrigerated- 7 days; Frozen-1 year

Method:  IRMA
Notes:

 

Thyroglobulin Antibody

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                   

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 5 days ; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 2 months

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

  

Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibody

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 4 days; Refrigerated – 7 days ; Frozen – 2 months

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

 

TSH Receptor Antibody

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                         

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 3 days; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

Ureaplasma urealyticum / Mycoplasma hominis Culture

Specimen:  Swab                                   

Collection:  Copan UTM-RT Swab

Storage:  Ambient                                          

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 48 hours; Frozen – 1 month

Method:  Culture

Notes:

 

Urinalysis with Micro Exam

Specimen:  10 ml Urine (5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Routine urinalysis tube, BD urine transport

Storage:  Refrigerate                                              

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 72 hours; Refrigerated – N/A; Frozen – N/A

Method:  Microscopic Examination

Notes: Specimen must be put in tube with preservative. If not preserved please call.

 

Varicella zoster Antibody IgG

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Ambient                                             

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 4 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 1 month

Method: Immunoassay

Notes:

 

Vitamin D, 25-OH

Specimen:  1 ml Serum (.5 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Tiger SST

Storage:  Refrigerate                                      

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 3 days; Refrigerated – 7 days; Frozen – 21 days

Method:  Immunoassay

Notes:

 

West Nile Virus (FDA Licensed for Donor Screening)

Specimen:  5 ml Whole Blood (3 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                                          

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 24 hours; Refrigerated – 3 days;Frozen – N/A

Method: PCR

Notes: Specimens may be stored an additional five days at 2° to 8°C following centrifugation.

 

Y Chromosome Microdeletion (YCMD)

Specimen:  7 ml Whole Blood (3 ml minimum)    

Collection:  Lavender (EDTA)

Storage:  Ambient                                                           

Shipping:  Ambient

Stability:  Ambient – 8 days; Refrigerated – 8 days; Frozen – N/A

Method: PCR

Notes: