TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FFTIO    
Thiocyanate, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a green-top (sodium heparin) tube(s), plasma gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL sodium heparin plasma refrigerated in plastic vial.

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated in plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.50 mL Does not allow for repeat testing

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis Mild OK; Gross Reject
Lipemia Mild OK; Gross OK
Icterus Mild OK; Gross OK
Other Anticoagulants other than Sodium heparin, EDTA, plain red-top

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 180 days
 Ambient 72 hours