29Mar, 2018

Vancomycin, Trough Level

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Test code: L314 Methodology: Immunoassay Specimen Required: Collect: Red Top Tube – 0.5 ml seerum. Specimen Preparation: Serum free from hemolysis is the recommended specimens. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum from the Red top tube to a Standard Transport Tube. Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated. Unacceptable Conditions: Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate), Green (sodium or lithium heparin). lavender (EDTA), Lt. blue (sodium citrate), or Separator tubes. Grossly hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens. Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month At Lincoln Diagnostics […]
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29Mar, 2018

Haptoglobin

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Test code: L645 Methodology: Immunoturbidimetric Specimen Required: Patient Prep: Fasting specimen preferred. Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) – 0.5 ml. Specimen Preparation: Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature . Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated. Stability: After separation of cells: Refrigerated: 1 week , Frozen: 1 month Performing Lab  Lincoln Diagnostics Lab
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29Mar, 2018

Immunoglobulin G, (IgG), Serum

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Test code: L187 The spectrum of abnormalities in serum immunoglobulin concentrations is broad. Abnormal concentrations range from a virtual absence of one or more of the three major classes of immunoglobulin (IgA, IgG and IgM) to polyclonal increases in one or more immunoglobulins. Measurement of IgG aids in the diagnosis of abnormal protein metabolism and the body’s lack of ability to resist infectious agents. Methodology: Nephelometry Specimen Required: PATIENT PREPARATION: An 8 to 12-hour fast is recommended but not required in order to minimize any possible lipemia. Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) – […]
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29Mar, 2018

Immunoglobulin M, (IgM), Serum

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Test code: L188 The spectrum of abnormalities in serum immunoglobulin concentrations is broad. Abnormal concentrations range from a virtual absence of one or more of the three major classes of immunoglobulin (IgA, IgG and IgM) to polyclonal increases in one or more immunoglobulins. Measurement of these immunoglobulins aids in the diagnosis of abnormal protein metabolism and the body’s lack of ability to resist infectious agents. Methodology: Quantitative Nephelometry Specimen Required: Patient Preparation:  An 8 to 12-hour fast is recommended but not required in order to minimize any possible lipemia. Collect: Serum Separator Tube […]
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29Mar, 2018

Immunoglobulin A, (IgA), Serum

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Test code: L186 The spectrum of abnormalities in serum immunoglobulin concentrations is broad. Abnormal concentrations range from a virtual absence of one or more of the three major classes of immunoglobulin (IgG, IgA and IgM) to polyclonal increases in one or more immunoglobulins. Measurement of these immunoglobulins aids in the diagnosis of abnormal protein metabolism and the body’s lack of ability to resist infectious agents. Methodology: Nephelometry Specimen Required: Patient Preparation:  An 8 to 12-hour fast is recommended but not required in order to minimize any possible lipemia. Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) […]
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