TEST

CODE

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT

VACUTAINER

BILLING

LOC

A/G RATIO

(ALBUMIN/ GLOBULIN RATIO)

A/G

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 1 day

YELLOW SST

OHIP

BTL

A1C

(GLYCOSYLATED HEMOGLOBIN)

(HbA1C)

(HEMOGLOBIN A1C)

A1C

Whole Blood

TAT – 1 day

LAVENDER

OHIP

BTL

ABO, RhD

(ABO & TYPE)

(BLOOD GROUP & RhD)

(BLOOD TYPE)

(Rh FACTOR)

BGR

Whole blood

DO NOT SEPARATE

TAT – 1 day

LAVENDER

OHIP

BTL

ABO, Rh(D), GENOTYPE

(BLOOD GROUP, Rh(D) & GENOTYPE)

(GENOTYPE)

RCML

Whole Blood

DO NOT SEPARATE

TAT – 2-4 days

1 LAVENDER &

1 PINK (EDTA)

OHIP

LL

ABO & Ab SCREEN

(ABO & SCREEN)

(PRENATAL SCREEN)

(REPEAT PRENATAL ANTIBODIES)

(TYPE & SCREEN)

BGR

AS

Whole Blood

DO NOT SEPARATE

  • Testing includes ABO, RhD, antibody screen

TAT –1 day

1 LAVENDER &

1 PINK (EDTA)

OHIP

BTL

ACE

(ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME)

ACE

Serum

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT – 15 days

 

YELLOW SST

 

$45.00

LL

ACETAMINOPHEN

(TYLENOL)

ACETA

Serum, 2 mL

Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection

TAT – 10 days

PLAIN RED

OHIP

LL

ACETONE

(KETONES)

KETO

Serum, 2 mL

Centrifuge only.

Do not open tube.

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT – 14 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ACETONE, QUALITATIVE

(KETONES QUALITATIVE)

 

RCML

Urine,10 mL,( random)

Submit in an orange or white cap container

TAT – 1 day

 

 

OHIP

 

LL

ACETYCHOLINE

RECEPTOR ANTIBODY

(ANT-ACH RECEPTOR)

 

AACRA

Serum

Centrifuge and separate

TAT – 30 days

YELLOW SST

$145.00

LL

ACETYL CHOLINESTERASE

(CHOLINESTERASE, PLASMA AND RBC)

(RBC CHOLINESTERASE)

CHOLR

Red cells

Centrifuge tubes within 1-hour of collection.

Aliquot and discard plasma from lavender tubes

Keep tubes together with an elastic

Send red cells only

TAT – 15 days

2 LAVENDER

OHIP

LL

ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID

(ASA)

(ASPIRIN)

(SALICYLATE)

SAL

Serum, 2 mL

Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection

TAT – 15 days

PLAIN RED

OHIP

LL

ACID FAST BACILLUS

(AFB)

(T.B. CULTURE)

(TUBERCULOSIS CULTURE)

(MYCOBACTERIA TUBERCULOSIS DETECTION)

AFB

Sputum

First morning specimen – submit in a sterile container

Container must be tightly sealed

*Use Data Entry code AFB2, if two samples received

*Use Data Entry code AFB3, if three samples received

TAT – 60 days

 

N/C

PHL

ACID FAST BACILLUS

(AFB)

(T.B. CULTURE)

(TUBERCULOSIS CULTURE)

(MYCOBACTERIA TUBERCULOSIS DETECTION)

RPHL

Urine

Collect in a sterile container

Store and transport refrigerated with 48 hours of collection, or freeze at -70ºC and ship on dry ice

TAT—14 days

 

N/C

PHL

ACID PHOSPHATASE,

PROSTATIC

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ACID PHOSPHATASE, TOTAL

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ACTH

(ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE)

(CORTICOTROPIN)

 

ACTH

 

Plasma, 2 mL

Collect specimen in the morning (fasting specimen preferred)

Collect in a chilled lavender vacutainer tube

Mix well

Place on ice while waiting for centrifugation

Centrifuge within 30 minutes of collection, and separate

Store and transport frozen

TAT – 15 days

LAVENDER

OHIP

LL

ACTIVATED PROTEIN C

RESISTANCE

(APCR)

 

APROC

Plasma, 2 mL

Advise if patient is on Heparin, is Factor V deficient, has Factor V inhibitor or is a known specific inhibitor.

Partially fill a discard tube first. Collect a Light Blue top tube. Immediately centrifuge. Aliquot plasma (do not aliquot any buffy coat layer or red blood cells). Immediately centrifuge this plasma.

Aliquot the platelet poor plasma into another pour-off tube (do not transfer any cells at the bottom of the tube). Immediately freeze aliquot.

Store and transport frozen

TAT – 10 days

LIGHT BLUE

$40.00

LL

ACUTE RUBELLA

(RUBELLA ANTIBODY, IGM)

RUBLM

Full tube

Store and transport refrigerated

Physician must provide clinical history of patient, date of onset of illness and travel history (if pertinent).

It is recommended to draw an acute sample (at onset of illness) and convalescent samples (drawn 10-12 days later).

TAT – 7 days

PLAIN RED

N/C

CHEO

ACYLCARNITINE

(FRACTIONATION)

RCML

Serum

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport frozen

TAT—1-2 weeks

PLAIN RED

$80.00

LL

ADAMTS – 13

(THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA)

RCML

Plasma AND serum

Centrifuge and separate both tubes into separate transfer tubes.

Freeze immediately

Store and transport frozen

TAT—variable

PLAIN RED & LIGHT BLUE

OHIP

LL

ADENOVIRUS ANTIBODY

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ADENOVIRUS, ENTERIC

RPHL

Stool, 1g

Collect in a sterile urine container

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT—12 days

 

N/C

PHL

 

 

       

ADENOVIRUS, PCR

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ADENOVIRUS, RESPIRATORY

RPHL

Swab

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT—12 days 

 

N/C

PHL

ADH

(ANTI–DIURETIC HORMONE)

(ADH VASOPRESSIN)

ADH

Plasma, 3 mL

Collect in pre-chilled tube

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport frozen

TAT – 45 - 60 days

LAVENDER

$75.00

LL

ADIPONECTIN

RCML

Serum

Patient must be fasting for mininimum of 8 hours

Centrifuge after 30 minutes of collection, and separate

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT – 14 days.

YELLOW SST

$145.00

LL

ADRENAL ANTIBODIES

ADREN

Serum, 1 mL

Centrifuge only

TAT – 15 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC

HORMONE

See ACTH

ACTH

 

 

 

 

AGGLUTINATION REACTION SCREEN

(COLD AGGLUTININ SCREEN)

CAGG

Serum and Clot (blood drawn in an SST is not acceptable)

Clot at room temperature (preferable 37 degrees C)

DO NOT SPIN OR SEPARATE

DO NOT REFRIGERATE

Store and send at ROOM TEMPERATURE

TAT – 1 day

PLAIN RED

OHIP

BTL

AGA

(ANTI–GLIADIN ANTIBODY)

(GLIADIN ANTIBODY)

ANGLI

Serum, 2 mL

Centrifuge only

Transport specimen at room temperature

  • Testing Includes Gliadin Antibody IgA & IgG

TAT – 25 days

YELLOW SST

$90.00

LL

AIDS

(P-24, HIV)

(HIV SEROLOGY)

See HIV

HIV

 

 

 

ALA

(DELTA–AMINOLEVULINIC ACID)

RCML

24 Hour Urine (no preservative)

50 mL aliquot – submit in a sterile urine container

Protect from light

State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP Requisition and on the specimen container

Retain a duplicate 50 mL urine sample in the fridge until test is reported

TAT – 10 days

 

OHIP

LL

ALANINE TRANSAMINASE

(ALT)

(SGPT)

ALT

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 1 day

YELLOW SST

OHIP

BTL

ALBUMIN

ALB

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 1 day

YELLOW SST

OHIP

BTL

ALBUMIN, QUALITATIVE

(PROTEIN, TOTAL

QUALITATIVE)

ALB1

Urine, 10 mL (random)

Submit in an orange or white cap container

TAT – 2 days

 

OHIP

LL

ALBUMIN QUANTITATIVE

(MICROALBUMIN)

24UALB

24 Hour Urine (no preservative)

Submit an aliquot in sterile urine container to the lab.

State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP requisition, and on the specimen container

Retain a duplicate 90 mL urine sample in the fridge until test is reported

TAT –2 days

 

OHIP

BTL

ALBUMIN QUANTITATIVE

(MICROALBUMIN)

MA

Urine, 10 mL (random)

Submit in a sterile urine container

TAT – 2 days

 

OHIP

BTL

ALBUMIN/GLOBULIN RATIO

(A/G RATIO)

A/G

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 1 day

YELLOW SST

OHIP

BTL

ALCOHOL- ETHYL

(ETHANOL)

ALCO

Serum

Use an iodine swab to cleanse venipuncture site

Keep vacutainer tube sealed with minimum air space

Centrifuge only

DO NOT OPEN

Store and ship refrigerated

TAT- 2 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ALCOHOL- ETHYL

(ETHANOL)

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE    

 

ALCOHOL- ETHYL

(ETHANOL)

UAL

 

Urine, 10 mL (random)

Keep container closed with minimum air space.

Submit in an orange or white cap container

TAT – 2 days

 

OHIP

LL

ALCOHOL- ISOPROPYL

(ISOPROPANOL)

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ALCOHOL- METHYL

(METHANOL)

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ALDOLASE

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

SUGGEST REQUESTING HEALTH PRACTITIONER TO ORDER CPK & ALT

 

 

 

 

ALDOSTERONE

(ALDOSTERONE-SUPINE)

(ALDOSTERONE-UPRIGHT)

RCML

Plasma, 2 mL

Collect in the morning before 10:00am

Aldosterone-Supine - minimum time lying down before collection is 30 minutes.

Aldosterone-Upright - minimum time in upright position before collection is 2 hours.

Store and transport frozen

TAT – 2-6 days

LAVENDER

OHIP

LL

ALDOSTERONE

RCML

24 Hour Urine (no preservative)

50 mL aliquot – submit in a sterile urine container

STORE AND TRANSPORT FROZEN

State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP Requisition, and on the specimen container

Retain a duplicate 50 mL urine sample in the fridge until test is reported

TAT – 7 days

 

OHIP

LL

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE

(PHOSPHATASE ALKALINE)

ALK

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 1 day

YELLOW SST

OHIP

BTL

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE BONE SPECIFIC

(BASAP)

RCML

Serum

centrifuge and separate

TAT-5 days

PLAIN RED OHIP LL

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE

ISOENZYMES

(ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE

FRACTIONATION)

(PHOSPHATASE ALKALINE ISOENZYMES)

API

Serum

Label 1 SST tube and 1 ml tube labelled Alk. Phos. Fract.

● Testing includes Total Alkaline Phosphatase

TAT – 4 days

2 YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ALLERGIC ALVEOLITIS

(ALLERGIC LUNG)

(FARMERS LUNG)

RCML

Serum

Centrifuge only

**DO NOT CONFUSE WITH AVIAN PRECIPITANS**

●Testing includes M. Faeni and T Vulgaris.

TAT – 30 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ALLERGY TESTING

(ASIA)

(SERUM ALLERGEN TEST)

(ALLERGEN SPECIFIC IGE

ANTIBODY TEST)

(RAST)

(ALLERGEN SPECIFIC

IMMUNOASSAY)

(IMMUNOCAP)

RAST

Serum, 1 mL

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport refrigerated

The physician must complete a Lifelabs Allergen Test Requisition to be sent with the sample.

TAT—5 days

YELLOW SST

$25.00

per allergen

+

$15.00 interpretation fee/requisition

LL

ALLERGY TESTING MIX

RCML

Serum, 1 mL

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport refrigerated

The physician must complete a Lifelabs Allergen Test Requisition to be sent with the sample.

TAT—5 days

YELLOW SST

$25.00

per mix

+

$15.00 interpretation fee/requisition

LL

ALLERGY TESTING-MISCELLANEOUS ALLERGENS RCML

Serum, 1 mL

Centrifuge and separate

store and transport refrigerated

The physician must complete a Lifelabs Allergen Test Requisition to be sent with the sample.

*TO BE USED FOR MISC. ALLERGENS NOT LISTED ON THE LIFELABS REQUISITION*

TAT- 5 days

YELLOW SST

$60.00

per allergen

+

$15.00 interpretation fee/requisition
LL
ALLERGY TESTING-PEANUT COMPONENT PANEL RCML

Serum, 1 mL

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport refrigerated

The physician must complete a Lifelabs Allergen Test Requisition to be sent with the sample.

Includes all 5 peanut components +interpretation

Notes: individual peanut components may be ordered seperately as well.

TAT- 5 days

YELLOW SST $210.00 (includes all 5 components + interpretation) LL
ALLERGY TESTING-PEANUT COMPONENTS RCML

Serum, 1 mL

Centrifuge and separate

Store and Transport refrigerated

The physician must complete a Lifelabs Allergen Test Requisition to be sent with the sample.

Peanut components include: Peanut rAra h1, Peanut rAra h2, Peanut rAra h3, Peanut rAra h8, Peanut rAra h9

TAT - 5 days

YELLOW SST

$40.00 per component

+

$15.00 interpretation fee/requisition

LL

ALPHA–1 ANTITRYPSIN

(FOR EMPHYSEMA)

A1AT

Serum—1 mL

Centrifuge only

TAT – 1 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ALPHA–1 ANTITRYPSIN

PHENOTYPING

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ALPHA–1 ACID GLYCOPROTEIN

RCML

Serum

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT—15 days

PLAIN RED

$25.00

LL

ALPHA 2-MACROGLOBULIN

RCML

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT—20 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ALPHA 2 PLASMIN INHIBITOR

(ALPHA 2 ANTIPLASMIN)

RCML

Plasma

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport frozen

TAT—25 days

LIGHT BLUE

$40.00

LL

ALPHA FETOPROTEIN,

ONCOLOGY

(AFP-ONCOLOGY)

AFP

Serum, 1 mL

FOR ONCOLOGY (Cancer) PATIENTS ONLY

Indicate site of cancer

TAT – 1 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ALPHA FETOPROTEIN,

PREGNANCY

(AFP-PREGNANCY)

MSS

Serum, 2 mL

DO NOT REFRIGERATE

For risk assessment of open neural tube defects testing is recommended at 15-20 weeks gestation

Complete a "Maternal Serum Screen Form”

Indicate on the form "AFP ONLY"

TAT – 5 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

CHEO

ALT

(ALANINE TRANSAMINASE)

(SGPT)

 

ALT

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 1 day

YELLOW SST

OHIP

BTL

ALUMINUM

AL

Plasma

Centrifuge within 30 minutes of collection and separate

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT – 15 days

ROYAL BLUE

with K2 EDTA

$40.00

LL

ALUMINUM RCML

24 Hour Urine (Acid Washed Container)

*Order Acid Washed Container from Main Lab as required.

Patient must avoid: Fruits, chocolate, juices, beer, coffee, and teas for 24 hours prior to and during collection

Submit a 20mL sample in a sterile urine container

Record total volume on requisition and on the specimen container

Store and ship refrigerated

Retain a duplicate 90mL urine sample in the fridge until test is reported

TAT – 5 days

  $55.00 LL

ALZ-ID

(ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE)

 

TEST NO  LONGER AVAILABLE

     

AMETHOPTERIN

(METHOTREXATE)

 

METH

Serum, 2 mL

Protect from light

Collect specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose

Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection

TAT – 10 days

PLAIN RED

OHIP

LL

AMIKACIN

(GENTAMYCIN)

 

PEAK

 

TROUGH

 

RANDOM

 

 

 

GAP

 

GAT

 

RCML

Serum, 1 mL

Collect 'peak' specimen 30 minutes after IV infusion or 1-2 hours after IM injection by physician

Collect “trough” before IV/IM injection by physician

Peak/trough collections preferred; avoid random collections, if possible.

Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT – 15 days

PLAIN RED

OHIP

LL

AMINO ACIDS-QUANTITATIVE

(METABOLIC SCREEN)

METAB

Urine, 10 mL (random)

Submit in an orange or white cap container

State age of patient and clinical diagnosis

State if patient is on a special diet

  • Testing includes: Amino Acid Screen, reducing substances, other chemical tests, Fractionation and Cystine Quantitation will be performed if indicated

Store and transport frozen

TAT – 15 days

 

$60.00

LL

AMINO ACIDS-QUANTITATIVE

(AMINO ACID (PHENYLALANINE)

AMINO

Plasma, 1 mL

Fasting specimen preferred

State age of patient and clinical diagnosis

State if patient is on a special diet

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport frozen

TAT – 30 days

GREEN

with Heparin

OHIP

LL

AMINO ACIDS-QUANTITATIVE

 

24hr URINE TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

AMINOGLYCOSIDES

 

Specify whether Amikacin, Gentamycin or Tobramycin (See individual listings)

 

 

 

AMINOPHYLLINE

(THEOPHYLLINE)

(UNIPHYL)

THEO

Serum, 2 mL

Centrifuge only

Collect specimen 10 –12 hours after last dose

Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection

TAT – 1 day

PLAIN RED

OHIP

LL

AMIODARONE

AMIOD

Serum, 3 mL

Collect prior to next dose

(trough collection)

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport frozen

TAT –5 days

PLAIN RED

OHIP

LL

AMITRIPTYLINE

(ELAVIL)

AMI

Serum, 2 mL

Centrifuge and aliquot into serum tube

Collect specimen 10–12 hours after last dose

Record time in hours that has elapsed between last dose and specimen collection

Refrigerate during storage and transport

  • Testing Includes Nortriptyline

TAT – 15 days

ROYAL BLUE

no additive

OHIP

LL

AMMONIA

(NH3)

 RCML

 

Plasma

Collected Monday-Wednesday only

Handles as "Urgent" Sample

Specimen to be kept on ice prior to centrifugation

Spin within 15 minutes of collection

Aliquot and freeze immediately.Indicate time of collection on tube.

Specimen must be kept frozen until tested.

Mustbe tested within 96 hours of collection.

TAT- 1-2 days

LAVENDER OHIP LL

AMOBARBITAL

(AMYTAL)

RCML

Serum, 3 mL

TAT – 15 days

PLAIN RED

OHIP

LL

AMOBARBITAL

(AMYTAL)

RCML

Urine, 10 mL (random)

Submit in an orange or white cap container

TAT – 15 days

 

OHIP

LL

AMOXAPINE

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

AMPHETAMINES

RCML

Urine,10 mL (random)

Submit in an orange or white cap container

TAT – 3 days

 

OHIP

LL

AMPLIFIED MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS DIRECT TEST

(AMTD)

(detects <M.Tuberculosis Complex> MTBC rRNA)

RPHL

Sputum

First morning specimen – submit in a sterile container tightly sealed

ONLY 1 specimen/patient permitted

Unsuitable samples:

1-Grossly hemolized

2-Non-respiratory AFB smear negatives

3-Anti-tuberculous therapy within preceding 12 months

TAT – 2 days

 

N/C

PHL

AMYLASE

(DIASTASE)

 

AMY

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 1 day

YELLOW SST

OHIP

BTL

AMYLASE

(DIASTASE)

24UAM

24 Hour Urine (no preservative)

10 mL aliquot – submit in a sterile urine container

State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP Requisition and on the specimen container

Store and ship refrigerated

Retain a duplicate 90 mL urine sample in the fridge until test is reported

TAT – 1 day

 

OHIP

LL

AMYLASE

(DIASTASE)

RCML

Urine, 10 mL (random)

Submit in a white cap conical tube

TAT – 1 day

 

OHIP

LL

AMYLASE ISOENZYME

(AMYLASE FRACTIONATION)

AMYI

Serum, 2 mL

Indicate clinical problem requiring analysis

TAT – 45 to 60 days

YELLOW SST

$40.00

LL

ANA

(ANTI–NUCLEAR ANTIBODY)

(ANF)

(ANTI-NUCLEAR FACTOR)

(CENTROMERE ANTIBODY)

(SLE ANTIBODIES)

ANA

Serum

Centrifuge only

Positive results may be delayed due to interpretation by consultant

TAT – 2 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ANAFRANIL

(CLOMIPRAMINE)

CLOM

Serum, 2 ml

Centrifuge and separate

Collect specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose

Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection

  • Testing Includes Desmethylclomipramine dose

TAT – 20 days

ROYAL BLUE

no additive

OHIP

LL

ANCA–c ANCA-p

(ANCA MPRO)

(ANCA PR3)

(ANTI–NEUTROPHIL

CYTOPLASMIC

ANTIBODY)

(CYTOPLASMIC ANCA)

(PERINUCLEAR ANCA)

RCML

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 7-10 days

YELLOW SST

$70.00

LL

ANDROGEN TESTICULAR

(TESTOSTERONE)

TSTOS

Serum

Centrifuge only

State age and sex of patient

TAT – 1 day

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ANDROSTENEDIONE

ADS

Serum, 1 mL

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport frozen

TAT – 8 days

PLAIN RED

OHIP

LL

ANDROSTERONE

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ANF

see ANA

ANA

 

 

 

ANGELMAN SYNDROME

(AS)

See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)

RCHEO

 

 

 

ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME

See ACE

ACE

 

 

 

 

ANION GAP

RCML

Serum

Centrifuge only

Hemolyzed specimens are unacceptable

TAT – 1 day

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ANTABUSE

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ANTIBODY IDENTIFICATION

(ANTIBODY ID)

(REPEAT PATIENT WITH ANTIBODIES)

ABID

Blood

DO NOT SEPARATE

Store and transport refrigerated

  • Testing Includes titre if positive ·

TAT – 2-4 days

PINK (EDTA)

OHIP

LL

ANTIBODY SCREEN

(INDIRECT COOMBS)

(REPEAT PRENATAL ANTIBODY SCREEN)

ANSCR

Blood

DO NOT SEPARATE

TAT – 1day

LAVENDER

OHIP

BTL

ANTI-CARDIOLIPIN AB

(CARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODY)

(ACA)

(ACL)

ACL

Plasma, 2 mL

Partially fill a discard tube first. Collect a Light Blue top tube. Immediately cebtrifuge. Aliquot plasma (do not aliquot buffy coat layer or red blood cells). Immediately centrifuge this plasma. Aliquot the platelet poor plasma into another pour-off tube (do not transfer any cells at the bottom of the pour-off tube). Immediately freeze aliquot.

Store and transport frozen

TAT – 7-10 days

LIGHT BLUE

$55.00

LL

ANTI-CYCLIC CITRULLINATED PEPTIDE

(ANTI-CCP, ACCP)

(CCP IgG)

ANTICCP

Serum, 1 mL

Centrifuge only

Store and transport refrigerated

For Main Lab: collect Mon-Tues & Wednesday before 11 AM.

For all collection facilities (including physician offices), collect Mon-Tues ONLY.

TAT – 6 days

YELLOW SST

$55.00

LL

ANTI-dsDNA ANTIBODY

(ANTI-DNA)

(ANTI DSDNA DOUBLE STRANDED AB)

DNA

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 5 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ANTI–DIURETIC HORMONE

See ADH

ADH

 

 

 

ANTI–DNASE B

 

TEST NOT LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ANTI-ENA

(ENA ANTIBODY)

(EXTRACTABLE NUCLEAR ANTIGEN)

ENA

Serum, 2 mL

Positive results may be delayed due to confirmation

Note: Specific antigens reported only when screen is positive

  • Includes antibody screen for: dsDNA; Chromatin; Ribosomal Protein; SS-A52

SS-A60; SS-B; Sm; SmRNP; RNP A, RNP 68; Scl-70; Jo-1; Centromere B

TAT – 30 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ANTI–ENDOMYSIAL

ANTIBODY

(ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY)

(MYSIAL ANTIBODIES)

ANTEN

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 15 days

YELLOW SST

$55.00

LL

ANTI–EPIDERMAL ANTIBODY

(ANTI-SKIN ANTIBODIES)

(PEMPHIGUS/PEMPHIGOID ANTIBODIES)

 

RCML

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 25 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ANTI–GLIADIN ANTIBODY

(GLIADIN ANTIBODY)

See AGA

ANGLI

 

 

 

ANTI–GLOMERULAR

BASEMENT MEMBRANE

(ANTI–SKIN BASEMENT MEMBRANE)

AGBM

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 20 days

YELLOW SST

$40.00

LL

ANTI-GLUTAMIC ACID DEHYDECARBOXYLASE

(ANTI-GAD)

(GAD65)

RCML

Serum, 1 mL

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport frozen

TAT—1-2 weeks

YELLOW SST

$80.00

LL

ANTI–HISTONE

(HISTONE TEST)

(HISTONE ANTIBODIES)

AHIST

Serum, 2 mL

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport frozen

● Testing includes IgG and IgM antibodies

TAT – 60 days

YELLOW SST

$35.00

LL

ANTI–HBs

(HEPATITIS B–IMMUNE STATUS), Hep B surface Ag

See HEPATITIS B SURFACE AB

HBAB

 

 

 

 

ANTI–INSULIN

(INSULIN ANTIBODIES)

RCML

Serum—1 ml

Centrifuge only

TAT – 30 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ANTI–INTRINSIC FACTOR

(INTRINSIC FACTOR ANTIBODY)

 

IFA

Serum, 3 mL

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport refrigerated

DO NOT collect within 48 hours of vitamin B12 injection.

TAT – 30 days

 

PLAIN RED

 

OHIP

 

LL

ANTI–JO-1

See ANTI-ENA

ENA

 

 

 

 

ANTI–LA

See ANTI-ENA

ENA

 

 

 

ANTI-LKM ANTIBODY

(LKM ANTIBODY)

(ANTI-LIVER KIDNEY MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES)

RCML

Serum

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT—14 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ANTI–MICROSOMAL

ANTIBODIES

(ATA) (ATMA)

(ANTI-THYROID ANTIBODIES)

(MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES)

(MICROSOMAL THYROID ANTIBODIES)

(ANTI-THYROID MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES)

(THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES)

(THYROID ANTIBODIES)

ATA

 

Serum

Centrifuge only

Positive results may be delayed due to interpretation by consultant

NOTE: Not the same test as Thyroglobulin

TAT – 2 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ANTI–MITOCHONDRIAL

ANTIBODY

(ASMA)

(ANTI-SMOOTH MUSCLE ANTIBODIES)

(MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODIES)

(SMA)

(SMOOTH MUSCLE ANTIBODY)

RCML

Serum

Centrifuge only

Positive results may be delayed due to interpretation by consultant

● Testing includes both anti-smooth muscle and anti-mitochondria antibodies●

TAT – 2 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ANTIMONY

(SB 24 HOUR)

RCML

24 Hour Urine (Acid Washed Container)

*Order Acid Washed Container from Main Lab as required.

Submit a 20mL sample in a sterile urine container

Record total volume on requisition and on the specimen container

Store and ship refrigerated

Retain a duplicate 90mL urine sample in the fridge until test is reported

TAT – 10 days

  $60.00 LL

ANTIMONY

RCML

Urine, 20ml (random)

Ensure hands are washed and free of contamination.

For industrial exposure, collect at end of work shift.

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT – 10 days

 

$60.00

LL

ANTI-MULLERIAN HORMONE

(AMH)

(ANTI OVARIAN HORMONE)

(MULLERIAN INHIBITING SUBSTANCE)

(MIS)

AMH

Serum, 1 mL

Centrifuge only

Store and transport refrigerated

*Grossly hermolyzed, icteric and lipemic samples are unacceptable.

TAT—1-4 days

YELLOW SST

$70.00

LL

ANTI-MYOCARDIAL ANTIBODY

(HEART MUSCLE ANTIBODY)
(HMA)

RCML

Serum

Centrifuge only

Store and transport refrigerated.

TAT – 6 days

YELLOW SST

$50.00

LL

ANTI–NEUTROPHIL

CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODY-C

See ANCA-c ANCA-p

RCML

 

 

 

ANTI–NEUTROPHIL

CYTOPLASMIC

ANTIBODY-P

See ANCA-c ANCA-p

RCML

 

 

 

 

ANTI–NUCLEAR ANTIBODY

See ANA

ANA

 

 

 

ANTI–PANCREATIC ISLET CELLS ANTIBODY

(ANTI-ISLET CELL)

(ISLET CELL ANTIBODY)

ICA

Serum, 2 mL

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport frozen

TAT – 25 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

ANTI–PARIETAL CELL

ANTIBODIES

ANTPA

Serum, 2 mL

Centrifuge only

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT – 25 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

 

 

 

ANTI–PHOSPHOLIPID AB STUDIES

(APA)

(LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT)
(RVVT)
(RUSSELL VIPER VENOM TIME)

 

RCML

Plasma

Partially fill a discard tube first.

Collect four (4) Light Blue top tubes.

Immediately centrifuge all tubes. Aliquot plasma (do not aliquot any buffy coat layer or red blood cells) into two (2) pour-off tubes.

Immediately centrifuge these pour off tubes. Aliquot 1mL of platelet poor plasma into another pour-off tube and 3mL of platelet poor plasma into a second pour off tube (do not transfer any cells at the bottom of the tube).

Immediately freeze only the final aliquots (1mL and 3mL) for testing.

Store and transport frozen.

*Note: This test includes Anti-Cardiolipin

TAT- 7-10 days

4 LIGHT BLUE $65.00     LL
         
         
         

ANTI-PLATELET ANTIBODIES

(PLATELET ASSOCIATED ANTIBODIES)

(PLATELET ASSOCIATED IGG)

  TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE      

ANTI–RETICULIN ANTIBODY

(ANTI-RETICULIN AB)

(RETICULIN ANTIBODY)

RETAB

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT—20 days

YELLOW SST

$40.00

LL

ANTI–RNP

See ANTI-ENA

ENA

 

 

 

 

ANTI–RO

See ANTI-ENA

ENA

 

 

 

 

ANTI–SCL–70

(SCLERODERMAL ANTIBODY)

See ANTI-ENA

ENA

Test will only be done if ENA is positive

 

 

 

ANTI–SM

(ANTI–SMITH)

See ANTI-ENA

ENA

 

 

 

ANTI–SKIN ANTIBODIES

(PEMPHIGUS/PEMPHIGOID ANTIBODIES)

See ANTI-EPIDERMAL ANTIBODIES

RCML

 

 

 

 

ANTI–SKIN BASEMENT

MEMBRANE

See ANTI-GLOMERULAR BASEMENT MEMBRANE

AGBM

 

 

 

ANTI–SMOOTH MUSCLE

ANTIBODIES

See ANTI-MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODIES

RCML

 

 

 

 

ANTI–SPERM ANTIBODIES

(SPERM ANTIBODIES)

ASPA

Serum

Centrifuge only

Hemolysed samples are not acceptable

TAT – 30 days

 

YELLOW SST

 

OHIP

 

LL

ANTI–STREPTOCCAL

HYALURONIDASE ANTIBODY (ASH)

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTI–STREPTOLYSIN “O”

TITRE

ASOT

Serum—1 mL

Centrifuge only

TAT – 1 day

YELLOW SST

OHIP

BTL

ANTI–THYROID ANTIBODY

(ATA), (ATMA)

(ANTI-THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES)

(ANTI-THYROID MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES)

(THYROID ANTIBODIES)

(THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES)

See ANTI-MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES

MSA

or

ATA

 

 

 

 

ANTI–THROMBIN III

(ANTI-THROMBIN ASSAY)

(AT 3)

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ANTI-THROMBIN ACTIVITY RCML

Plasma, 2 mL

Partially fill a discard tube first. Collect a Light Blue top tube. Immediately centrifuge. Aliquot plasma (do not aliquot any buffy coat layer or red blood cells). Immediately centrifuge this plasma. Aliquot the platelet poor plasma into another pour-off tube (do not transfer any cells at the bottom of the tube). Immediately freeze aliquot.

Store and transport frozen

TAT - 7-10 days

LIGHT BLUE OHIP LL

ANTI-THROMBIN PEROXIDASE

(TPO AB)

(THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODY)

RCML

Serum, 2 mL

Centrifuge only

TAT – 25 days

YELLOW SST

OHIP

LL

APCR

SEE ACTIVATED PROTEIN C RESISTANCE

APROC

 

 

 

APOLIPOPROTEIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APOA1

APOB

 

Serum

Patient must fast a minimum of 12 hours

Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes and centrifuge as soon as possible.

Store and transport refrigerated.

Specify:

A1 – 1 mL

B   – 1 mL

C2 ACTIVATION - TEST NOT AVAILABLE

TAT – 1-2 DAYS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YELLOW SST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$35.00

$35.00

 

LL

APOLIPOPROTEIN

(E-GENOTYPE)

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ARBOVIRUS ANTIBODIES

RPHL

Serum, 1 mL

Centrifuge only

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT—3 days

YELLOW SST

N/C

PHL

ARSENIC- BLOOD

RCML

Whole Blood

Patient must avoid all seafood for 72 hours prior to collection

Do not centrifuge.

Keep in upright position after collection

Store and ship refrigerated

TAT—7-10 days

GREEN with heparin

(ROYAL BLUE with K2EDTA- also acceptable)

$75.00

LL

ARSENIC- HAIR

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ARSENIC- NAIL

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ARSENIC- 24 HOUR URINE

ARS24

24 Hour Urine (Acid Washed Container)

*Order Acid Washed Container from Main Lab as required.

Patient must avoid: All seafood for 72 hours prior to and during collection.

Submit a 20mL sample in a sterile urine container

Record total volume on requisition and on the specimen container

Store and ship refrigerated

Retain a duplicate 90mL urine sample in the fridge until test is reported

 

TAT – 5 days

 

 

$75.00

LL

ARSENIC- RANDOM URINE

ARSRU

Urine, 15 mL (random)

Submit in a 90 mL orange cap container

Avoid seafood consumption 5 days prior to collection.

Inorganic arsenic will be performed if total is elevated. For inorganic arsenic, collect in a acid washed container

TAT – 30 days

 

 

$75.00

LL

ARTHROPODS

(LICE, TICKS, MITES, FLEAS, BEDBUGS, FLIES)

RPHL

Send entire specimen in container

TAT – 15 days

 

N/C

PHL

ASA

SEE ACETYSALICYLIC ACID

SAL

 

 

 

ASCORBIC ACID

(VITAMIN C)

(ASCORBATE)

VITC

Serum, 2 mL

Protect from light

Centrifuge and separate as soon as possible.

Store and transport frozen

TAT – 3-4 days

GREEN with heparin

OHIP

LL

ASH

See ANTI–STREPTOCCAL HYALURONIDASE AB

 

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

ASMA

See ANTI-MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODY

MIT

 

 

 

ASOT

See ANTI–STREPTOLYSIN O TITRE

ASOT

 

 

 

 

ASPARTATE TRANSAMINASE

(AST), (SGOT)

(ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE)

ASTI

(insured)

 

ASTU

(uninsured)

Serum

Centrifuge only

TAT – 1 day

YELLOW SST

OHIP

 

 

$10.00

BTL

ASPERGILLUS ANTIBODY

See FUNGAL SEROLOGY

RPHL

 

 

 

 

ASPIRIN

See ACETYSALICYLIC ACID

SAL

 

 

 

 

AST

(SGOT)

See ASPARTATE TRANSAMINASE

ASTI

(insured)

 

ASTU

(uninsured)

 

 

 

 

ATA

See ANTI-MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES

MSA

or

ATA

 

 

 

 

ATIVAN

(LORAZEPAM)

RCML

Serum, 2 mL

Collect specimen 10 –12 hours after the last dose

Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen taken

Store and transport frozen

TAT – 15 days

PLAIN RED

OHIP

LL

ATIVAN

(LORAZEPAM)

 

URINE TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

AVENTYL

(NORTRIPTYLINE)

(NORTRYPTYLINE)

RCML

Serum, 2 mL

Collect specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose

Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection

Store and transport refrigerated

TAT – 15 days

ROYAL BLUE

no additive

OHIP

LL

AVIAN PRECIPITINS

(BIRD FANCIER’S DISEASE)

AVIAN

Serum

Centrifuge and separate

Store and transport refrigerated

Billed per each allergen.

Budgie & Pigeon done routinely: goose, chicken, duck, canary, cockatiel, parrot, turkey must be requested if clinically indicated.

TAT – 18 days.

PLAIN RED

$40.00

LL

24 Hour Urine (no preservative)

50 mL aliquot – submit in a sterile urine container

Protect from light

State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP Requisition and on the specimen container

Retain a duplicate 50 mL urine sample in the fridge until test is reported

TAT – 10 days 

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