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Test Directory (D-G)

This database contains all the necessary information you require for specimen collection of a test being sent to Bio-Test Laboratory. The information has been taken from Bio-Test’s Test Specification Guide (TSG).

TAT = Turn around time.

Some tests have more
collection requirements.
Please read carefully.
If the patient is required
to pay for a test, there
will be an amount
indicated under the billing
column.
LOC = Location of
where test is being
performed.
BTL = Bio-Test
Laboratory
LL = Lifelabs
PHL = Public Health
Laboratory
TESTCODESPECIMEN REQUIREMENTVACUTAINERBILLINGLOC
7–DEHYDROCHOLESTEROL
(7DHC)
7DEHYTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
11-DEOXYCORTISOL11
DEOXY
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
D. DIMER
(FIBRIN DEGRADATION PRODUCTS)
(FDP)
DDIMPlasma, 1 mL
Centrifuge and separate.
Store and transport frozen
*Collection tube must accompany aliquot tube to testing site*
TAT – 2 days
Quebec patients send-out instructions: Separate, store, and transport refrigerated. Send on icepack.
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
DALMANE
(FLURAZEPAM)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
DARVON
(PROPOXYPHENE)
RCMLUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 7 days
OHIPLL
DEAMIDATED GLIADIN PEPTIDE IGG ANTIBODY
(DGP IgG)
(DEAMIDATED GLIADIN PEPTIDE IGG AB)
(GLIADIN ANTIBODIES)
RCMLSerum,1mL
Centrifuge only
TAT – 3 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
DEHYDRO
EPIANDROSTERONE-SULPHATE
(DHEA-S)
(DHEA SULPHATE)
DHEASSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
DELTA–AMINOLEVULINIC ACID
See ALA
RCML
DENGUE FEVER ANTIBODY
See ARBOVIRUS ANTIBODIES
RPHL
DEOXYPYRIDINOLINE
(DPD)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
DEPAKENE
(EPIVAL)
(VALPROIC ACID)
(VALPROATE)
(DIVALPROEX)
VPASerum,1 mL
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 REDOHIPLL
DERMATOPHYTOSIS
(RINGWORM OF SCALP)
(WOOD LAMPS TEST)
RPHLHair Roots
Submit only root ends of at least 12 hairs
Presence of certain oils or substance in hair may cause false positive fluorescence
TAT – 25 days
N/CPHL
DESIPRAMINE
(NORPRAMINE)
DESIPSerum, 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
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 15 days
ROYAL BLUE
no additive
OHIPLL
DESYREL
(TRAZADONE)
TRAZPlasma, 3 mL
Collect specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection
Separate as soon as possible
TAT – 20 days
GREEN
with Heparin
OHIPLL
DHEA-S
(DHEA SULPHATE)
See DEHYDRO
EPIANDROSTERONE- SULPHATE
DHEAS
DIASTASE
See AMYLASE (serum)
AMY
DIASTASE
See AMYLASE (urine)
RCML
DIAZEPAM
(VALIUM)
DIAZSerum, 3 mL
Collect specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose or immediately prior to next dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection
TAT – 15 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
DIGOXIN
(DIGITALIS)
(LANOXIN)
DIGSerum, 2 mL
Collect specimen 5 - 6 hours after last dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection
Hemolysed specimen not acceptable
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
DIGOXIN, FREERCMLSerum, 2 mL
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection

Testing Includes Total Digoxin

TAT – 15 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE
(DHT)
DIHYDSerum, 3 mL
Allow blood to clot upright at room temperature for 30 minutes
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport serum frozen
TAT – 14 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
1,25–DIHYDROXY
(VITAMIN D)
(CALCITRIOL)
1,25Serum, 2 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transfer serum refrigerated
TAT – 14 days
COVERED BY OHIP
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
DILANTIN
(PHENYTOIN)
DILSerum, 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
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
DILANTIN, FREE
(PHENYTOIN, FREE)
RCMLSerum, 2 mL
Collect specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between
last dose and specimen collection
TAT – 15 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
DIPHENHYDRAMINE
See BENADRYL
RCML
DIPHTHERIARPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated within 48 hours of collection (freeze if there is a delay of ≥48 hours)
TAT—28 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPPHL
DIRECT ANTI–HUMAN
GLOBULIN
(DIRECT ANTI-GLOBULIN)
(DIRECT COOMBS)
See COOMBS TEST
DAHGT
DIRECT BILIRUBIN
See CONJUGATED BILIRUBIN
DBIL
DIRECT COOMBS
(DIRECT ANTI-GLOBULIN)
(DIRECT ANTIHUMAN GLOBULIN)
See COOMBS TEST
DAHGT
DISOPYRAMIDE
(NORPACE)
RCMLPlasma, 2 mL
Centrifuge and separate plasma
TAT – 15 days
GREEN
with Heparin
OHIPLL
DIVALPROEX
(EPIVAL)
(VALPROIC ACID)
See DEPAKENE
DEP
DNA dsANTIBODIES
(DOUBLE STRANDED DNA Ab)
RCMLSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 5 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
DNA SEQUENCING
HEMOGLOBINOPATHY INVESTIGATION
(HEMOGLOBINOPATHY
INVESTIGATION – STAGE 1)
RCMLBlood
A hemoglobinopathy investigation form should be completed along with specimen and requisition.
If investigating Alpha Thalassemia or a rare HB variant send extra lavender tube.
Do not collect specimen until the form is completed
TAT – 30 to 60 days
LAVENDER.00LL
DOPAMINE
See CATECHOLAMINES, FRACTIONATED
24CAT
DORIDEN, SEROLOGY
(GLUTETHIMIDE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
DORIDEN, URINE
(GLUTETHIMIDE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
DOWN'S SYNDROME SCREEN
See MATERNAL SERUM SCREEN
DOXEPIN
(SINEQUAN)
DOXSerum, 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
Store and transport refrigerated

Testing Includes Desmethyl Doxepin ·

TAT – 20 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
DRUG SCREEN
See BROAD SPECTRUM –DRUG SCREEN
UDS
DRUGS SCREEN
(DRUGS OF ABUSE)
(NARCOTIC SCREEN)
(STREET DRUGS)
(URINE TOXICOLOGY)
UDSCUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
● Testing Includes: Amphetamines, Benzodiazepine, Cocaine metabolite
Cannabinoids (THC), Methadone Metabolite, Opiates, Oxycodone
NOTE: Any additional drugs of interest, drug analysis, indicate on the OHIP Requisition.
TAT – 10 days
OHIPLL
DRUG SCREEN
WITH ALCOHOL
UDS
UAL
Urine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
● Testing includes Ethanol
TAT – 10 days
OHIPLL
DRUG SCREEN
WITH CREATININE, pH
UDS
RCML
Urine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 10 days
OHIPLL
DRUG SCREEN
WITH CREATININE, pH
SODIUM,
POTASSIUM, and
CHLORIDE
UDS
RCML
Urine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 10 days
OHIPLL
E 1
(ESTRONE)
RCMLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 21 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
E 2
(ESTROGEN)
(ESTRADIOL-17 BETA)
ESTRASerum
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
E3
(ESTRIOL)
RCMLTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
E 3, PREGNANT
(ESTRIOL TOTAL)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
EBV
(EPSTEIN–BARR VIRUS)
EBVSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
● Testing includes IgG for VCA, EA and EBNA. EBV VCA IgM is tested on children 5 years and under and on special cases upon request (e.g. transplants). 
TAT – 5 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
ECG
(ELECTROCARDIOGRAM)
ECGT
ECGP
ECG
G310 – Technical Component
G313 – Professional Component
G700 – Documentation Fee
 
Refer to location protocol for billing codes
OHIPBTL
ECHINOCOCCOSUS ANTIBODY
(ECHINOCOCCUS GRANULOSUS ANTIBODY)
(HYDATID)
RPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
An acute and a convalescent sample is preferred
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT—10-42 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
ECHOVIRUS ISOLATIONRPHLStool/ Swab(throat or nasal)/Fluids
Submit 1-2 g of stool in sterile container, or 1 mL fluid, or swab in multi-organism transport medium
Stool is the preferred specimen
Stool               –VIRUS–TM
Throat Swab   –VIRUS–SW
Rectal Swab     –VIRUS–SW
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 12 days
N/CPHL
eGFR
See CREATININE
eGFR
E. HISTOLYTICA
(Entamoeba histolytica)
(AMEOBIC SEROLOGY)
RPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
An acute and a convalescent sample may be required for laboratory diagnosis
TAT—10 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
E. HISTOLYTICA, PARASITOLOGY
(Entamoeba histolytica)
RPHLStool
Submit 1 specimen per day for 3 days, in a ova and parasite container (SAF fixative).
Store and transport O&P container at room temperature if using a yellow-capped container. Store and transport O&P container at room temperature if using a white-capped container
 
Please note on the requisition if the patient has Eosinophilia, HIV, is immunocompromised, has a Critical illness or was admitted to ICU, or had a previous parasitic infection, or if the patient is a new immigrant or refugee or returned traveler (it is imperative that the foreign country be identified)
TAT –3 days
N/CPHL
ELASTASE STOOL
(FECAL ELASTASE)
RCMLStool
Submit in a sterile container
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT - 3 weeks
0.00LL
ELAVIL
See AMITRIPTYLINE
AMI
ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
See ECG
ECGT
ECGP
ECG
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
(EM)
RCMLTissue
Send specimen in an EM Fixative Kit
Kit available from CML Purchasing Department
Complete a Histology Form
TAT – 30 days
OHIPLL
ELECTROPHORESISSpecify test: protein, immuno, Isoenzyme (alk phos), or hemoglobin (See separate listings)
ENA ANTIBODY
(EXTRACTABLE NUCLEAR ANTIGEN)
See ANTI-ENA
ENA
ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY
See ANTI-ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY
ANTEN
EOSINOPHIL COUNTEOSINWhole Blood
TAT – 1 day
LAVENDEROHIPBTL
EOSINOPHIL SMEAR
(EYE, NASAL, SPUTUM, URINE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
EPIANDROSTERONE
See DEHYDRO EPIANDROSTERONE-SULPHATE
DHEA
EPIDERMAL ANTIBODIES
(PEMPHIGUS/PEMPHIGOID ANTIBODIES)
See ANTI-SKIN ANTIBODIES
EPIVAL
(VALPROIC ACID)
(DIVALPROEX)
See DEPAKENE
DEP
EPSTEIN–BARR VIRUS AB
See EBV
EBV
EQUANIL
(MEPROBAMATE)
(MILTOWN)
RCMLSerum, 3 mL
TAT – 10 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS
SEROLOGY
RPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport frozen
If molecular testing is required, aliquot 1 mL of serum and store/transport frozen
TAT—8-28 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
ERYTHEMA INFECTIOSUM
(FIFTH DISEASE)
(PARVO VIRUS )
(PARVO VIRUS B19)
PARVOSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated

Testing for Diagnosis includes Parvovirus IgG and IgM. Testing for Immunity will only include IgG

TAT—3 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
ERYTHROCYTE COUNT
(RBC)
(RED BLOOD COUNT)
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
ERYTHROPOIETIN
(EPO)
ERYTHSerum
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
Avoid hemolysis
TAT – 1-2 weeks
YELLOW SST0.00LL
ESR
(SED RATE)
(SEDIMENTATION RATE)
ESRBlood
Test must be performed within 10 hours of collection
TAT – 1 day
LAVENDEROHIPBTL
ESTRADIOL-17 BETA
(ESTROGEN)
See E 2
ESTROGEN
(ESTRADIOL-17 BETA)
(ESTROGEN)
See E2
ESTRONE
See E 1
ETHANOL
See ALCOHOL- ETHYL
Blood
ETHANOL
See ALCOHOL- ETHYL
Urine
ETHCHLORVYNOL
(PLACIDYL)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
ETHOSUXIMIDE
(ZARONTIN)
ZAROSerum, 1 mL
Collect specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection
TAT – 3 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
ETHYLBENZENE EXPOSURE
(MANDELIC ACID)
RCMLUrine
Collect in a orange or white cap container
Store and transport refrigerated.
For industrial exposure, collect specimen at the end of the work week.
TAT – 1-2 weeks
0.00LL
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
(ANTIFREEZE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
ETIOCHOLANOLONETEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
EXTRACTABLE NUCLEAR
ANTIGENS
(ENA ANTIBODY)
See ANTI-ENA
ENA
FACIOSCAPULOHUMERAL MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
(FSHMD)
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (III)
RCHEO
FACTOR ASSAY
(COAGULATION FACTOR)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
FACTOR II ASSAY
(FACTOR ll ACTIVITY)
RCMLPlasma, 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 aliqout.
Store and transport frozen.
TAT—2-3 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
FACTOR II MUTATION
(PROTHROMBIN MUTATION)
RCHEOWhole blood, 3-10 mL
Store and transport at room temperature
Samples cannot be >5 days old
A form for Molecular Genetic DNA Testing must be completed by the doctor and accompany the specimen
TAT– 8-10 weeks
LAVENDEROHIPCHEO
FACTOR V ASSAY
(FACTOR V ACTIVITY)
RCMLPlasma, 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 aliqout.
Store and transport frozen.
TAT— 2-3 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
FACTOR V
LEIDEN MUTATION
(FVL) (INCLUDES APCR)
See THROMBOSIS GENETIC SCREEN
RCML
FACTOR VII ASSAY
(FACTOR VII ACTIVITY)
RCMLPlasma, 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 aliqout.
Store and transport frozen.
TAT— 2-3 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
FACTOR VIII
(FACTOR VIII ACTIVITY)
(HEMOPHILIA A)
RCMLPlasma, 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 aliqout.
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 2-3 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
FACTOR VIII INHIBITOR
(FACTOR INHIBITOR (HUMAN))
(BETHESDA UNITS)
(BETHESDA INHIBITOR)
RCMLPlasma, 2 mL
Record type of factor inhibitor suspected. Also record if patient has a known inhibitor (such as lupus-like inhibitor)
 
Partially fill a discard tube first. Collect 2 Light Blue top tube.
Immediately centrifuge. Aliquot plasma from both tubes into one pour off tube (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 aliqout.
Store and transport frozen.

Testing includes Von Willebrand Factor VIII-C

TAT—13 days
2 LIGHT BLUE0.00LL
FACTOR IX ASSAY
(FACTOR 9)
(FACTOR IX ACTIVITY)
(HEMOPHILIA B)
RCMLPlasma, 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 aliqout.
Store and transport frozen.
TAT— 2-3 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
FACTOR X ASSAY
(FACTOR X ACTIVITY)
RCMLPlasma, 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 aliqout.
Store and transport frozen.
TAT— 2-3 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
FACTOR XI ASSAY
(FACTOR XI ACTIVITY)
RCMLPlasma, 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 aliqout.
Store and transport frozen.
TAT— 2-3 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
FACTOR XII ASSAY
(FACTOR XII ACTIVITY)
RCMLPlasma, 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 aliqout.
Store and transport frozen.
TAT— 2-3 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
FARMERS LUNG
(ALLERGIC LUNG)
See ALLERGIC ALVEOLITIS
RCML
FAT AND MEAT FIBRES
MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
FAT GLOBULES
(FAT SCREEN)
(FECAL FAT SCREEN)
RCMLStool, 1g sample
Submit in a sterile container
TAT – 7 days
OHIPLL
FATTY ACID, FREERCMLSerum,1 mL
Must fast a minimum of 12 hours
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 30 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
FATTY ACID, LONG CHAINFALCSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
Note: not the same as Fatty acid, free
TAT – 30 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
FEBRILE AGGLUTININSTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
FERRITINFERRSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
FERROUS SULPHATETEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
FETAL HEMOGLOBIN
(HEMOGLOBIN F, Hgb F)
(Foetal Hgb)
See HEMOGLOBIN ELECTROPHORESIS
HBEL
FETAL KELL
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (IV)
RCHEO
FETAL PLATELET ANTIGEN
(PLA)
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (IV)
RCHEO
FETAL RhD
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (IV)
RCHEO
FIBRIN DEGRADATION
PRODUCTS
See D.DIMER
DDIM
FIBRINOGEN, QUANTITATIVEFIBRIPlasma, 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 a 12x75mm opaque polypropylene pour-off tube (do not transfer any cells at the bottom of the tube) Immediately.

*Collection tube and Aliquot tube must be shipped at room temperature to testing site.
TAT – 1 day
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
FIFTH DISEASE
(PARVO VIRUS)
(PARVO VIRUS B19)
See ERYTHEMA INFECTIOSUM
PARVO
FIRST or SECOND
TRIMESTER SCREENING
(INTEGRATED PRENATAL
SCREENING)
(IPS)
(PAPP-A)
(FTS)
IPS1
IPS2
 
RCML for FTS
Serum—2 mL
Centrifuge and separate.
Store and transport refrigerated.
DO NOT FREEZE
Label all tubes with minimum 2 patient identifiers
 
A multiple marker screening requisition form for MSS and IPS must be completed by the physician and indicated whether the test is first or second trimester
1ST sample 11-13 weeks gestation
2nd sample 15-18 weeks gestation
 
Pre-package sample(s) with completed Molecular Genetics/Prenatal Screening Form from Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) and a copy of the OHIP requistion.
 
Sample sent to LifeLabs and forwarded from there to Mount Sinai for testing.
 
For IPS #1
***Covered for Ontario patients ONLY, all others must pay 0.00***
***WE CANNOT ACCEPT CASH***
For IPS #2
No charge if IPS #1 paid
 
TAT – 3 days after 2nd sample
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL (MSH)
FISH
(FLUORESCENT IN-SITU HYBRIDIZATION)
See CYTOGENETICS TESTING
RCMLSpecify probes
FK-506
(PROGRAF)
(TACROLIMUS)
RCMLWhole Blood
Collect sample prior to next dose (Trough)
Collect specimen Monday to Thursday only
Send a copy of the OHIP requisition with the following information: type of transplant, name of
Transplant centre/hospital, date & time of last dose, and date & time of collection (print “non-transplant” if indicated.)
Store and ship refrigerated.
TAT– variable
LAVENDEROHIPLL
FLUID, TOTAL EXAM
(JOINT FLUID)
(SYNOVIAL FLUID)
SYNF
 
ASP
 
OTHER
 
RCML
State source – synovial, knee fluid, aspirate, etc.
 
a) Crystals & Cells – transfer to a LAVENDER tube
b) Culture – transfer to an orange or white cap container
c) Chemistry – transfer to a plain RED tube
code test according to serum codes (tests are usually protein, uric acid, glucose)
 
Results may be delayed due to confirmation by Pathologist

Testing Includes LKcs, crystals, chemistry, differential ·

TAT – 4 days
OHIPLL
 
LL
 
BTL
 
LL
FLUORESCENT ABSORPTION TEST
(FTA- TREPONEMAL ANTIBODIES)
(TREPONEMAL ANTIBODIES)
(SYPHILLIS)
See VDRL, CONFIRMATION
FTA
FLUORIDEFLUORSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and ship refrigerated.
*Plasma--LavenderEDTA--is also acceptable for testing
TAT – 21 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
FLUORIDEURINE TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
FLUOXETINE
(PROZAC)
PROZPlasma, 2 mL
Collect sample 10 –12 hours after last dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection
TAT – 20 days
GREEN
with Heparin
OHIPLL
FLURAZEPAM
(DALMANE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
FLUVOXAMINE
(LUVOX)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
FOLATE, RBC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IF A QUEBEC INSURED PATIENT THEN USE THIS CODE
RBCFI
(insured)


 
 RBCFU
 (uninsured)
 
 
 
RMFT
Blood
Note: If CBC is NOT ordered, an additional lavender tube is required (2 tubes total)
Must specify RBC/red cell folate on requisition, otherwise Serum Folate will be tested.
Send-out instructions: Indicate hematocrit (hct) value on manifest. If no hct value, send 2 LAV tubes to reference lab for testing.

Testing Includes Hematocrit ·

For Quebec Insured patients - Freeze 2mL of whole blood and store and sent to Montfort frozen. If hematocrit is unavailable, also submit 1mL refrigerated whole blood.
TAT– 2 days
1 LAVENDER
(2 LAVENDER if CBC not ordered)
OHIP
 
 
 
 
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OHI[
LL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 MFT
FOLATE, SERUMFOLI
(insured)
 
FOLU
(uninsured)
Serum
Centrifuge only
Store and ship refrigerated
*Serum Folate will be tested if nothing specified on the requisition (Eg. RBC, red cell)
YELLOW SSTOHIP
 
 
.00
LL
FOLLITROPIN
(FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE)
(FSH)
FSHSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
FORMIC ACID
(FORMATE)
(FORMALDEHYDE METABOLITE)
RCMLPlasma
Centrifuge and separate
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT – 2-3 weeks
GREEN
with Heparin
5.00LL
FRAGILE X
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)
RCHEO
FREE CALCIUM
(Ca ²+, Ca++)
See CALCIUM, IONIZED
RCML
FREE HEMOGLOBIN
(PLASMA HEMOGLOBIN)
See METHEMALBUMIN SCREEN
RCML
FREE KAPPA/LAMBDA RATIO
(SERUM FREE LIGHT CHAINS)
RCMLSerum
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 8 days
PLAIN RED.00LL
FREE T3
(TRIIODOTHYRONINE, FREE)
FT3Serum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
FREE T4
(THYROXINE, FREE)
FT4Serum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
FREE TESTOSTERONEFTESSerum
Centrifuge only
State age and sex of patient
TAT – 4 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
FREE THYROXINE INDEX
(FTI)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
FREE / TOTAL PSA
(PSA FREE AND TOTAL RATIO)
FPSAUSerum
Centrifuge only
If sample cannot be transported within 24 hours of collection, store and transport serum frozen

Testing Includes Free & Total PSA ·

TAT – 3 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
FRISIUM
See CLOBAZAM
FRUCTOSAMINE
(GLYCATED ALBUMIN)
FRUCTSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store annd ship refrigerated.
TAT – 3 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
FRUCTOSEFRUCSemen, 1 mL
Freeze semen within 30 minutes of collection, and transport frozen.
TAT – 20 days
OHIPLL
FSH
(FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE)
(FOLLITRIOPIN)
See FOLLITROPIN
FTA
(FTA- TREPONEMAL ANTIBODIES)
See VDRL, CONFIRMATION
FTA
FUNGAL CULTURE, BLOODMYCOBlood, 6-10 mL
Samples should be collected at the time of febrile episodes
Store and transport at room temperature.
TAT—28 days
GREEN
with Heparin
N/CPHL
FUNGAL CULTURE, FLUIDMYCOBody fluids or secretions, pus from lesions, abscess aspirates
Submit 2 mL of specimen in an orange or white cap container
Store and transport refrigerated, within 24 hours of collection
TAT—28 days
N/CPHL
FUNGAL CULTURE, RESPIRATORYMYCOSputum
Submit specimen in an orange or white cap container
Store and transport refrigerated, within 24 hours of collection
TAT – 28 days
N/CPHL
FUNGAL CULTURE, SUPERFICIALMYCOSkin Scrapings, Nails, Hairs
State Source
Submit specimen in heavy black paper placed in a plastic transport container
Store and transport at room temperature, up to 24-48 hours after collection
TAT – 10 to 30 days
OHIPLL
FUNGAL CULTURE, Subcutaneous infections/ TissuesMYCOTissues
Submit specimen in an orange or white cap container
Store and transport at room temperature, within 24 hours of collection
TAT—28 days
N/CPHL
FUNGAL SEROLOGY
(Histoplasma capsulatum)
(Blastomyces dermatitidis)
(Coccidioides immitis)
(Aspergillus)
RPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport at room temperature
An acute serum (early after the onset of symptoms) and a convalescent (collected 2-3 weeks later) may be required for laboratory diagnosis.
Haemolysed, icteric, lipemic or microbially contaminated samples are not recommended for testing.
● Testing includes identification of: H. capsulatum, B. dermatitidis, C. immitis and Aspergillus species
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
FVL
(INCLUDES APCR)
See THROMBOSIS GENETIC SCREEN
RCML
G6PD, QUANTITATIVE
(GLUCOSE–6–PHOSPHATE
DEHYDROGENASE)
G6PDBlood
Collect Monday-Thursday ONLY. If Friday is a statutory holiday, ONLY collect Monday-Wednesday.
Do not collect within 30 days of a Hemolytic episode
Do not open tube
Store and ship both samples refrigerated.
TAT—1day
2 LAVENDEROHIPLL
G6PD, ROUTINE SCREENING
(GLUCOSE–6–PHOSPHATE
DEHYDROGENASE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
GABAPENTIN
(NEURONTIN)
GABSerum, 2 mL
Collect specimen 10 to 12 hours after last dose.
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection.
Clot for 30 minutes and
Centrifuge as soon as possible. Separate and freeze aliquot.
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 20 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
GALACTOSE–1–PHOSPHATE
URIDYL TRANSFERASE
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
GALECTIN-3RCMLSerum,1 mL
Centrifuge and separate.
Store and transport refrigerated.
TAT – 14 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
GAM
See IMMUNOGLOBULIN, QUANTITATIVE
RCML
GAMMA–GLUTAMYL
TRANSPEPTIDASE
(GGT)
(GGTP)
GGTSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
GAMMOPATHY SCREEN
(MONOCLONAL PROTEIN)
See PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS
SPE
GANGLIOSIDE ANTIBODY
(GM1 GANGLIOSIDE ANTIBODY)
(ANTI-GM1 GANGLIOSIDE)
RCMLSerum
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport refrigerated
DO NOT USE SST TUBES
TAT – 30 days
PLAIN RED.00LL
GASTRINRCMLSerum, 2 mL
Recommended that the patient be fasting for 12 hour prior to collection
Centrifuge and separate within 30 minutes
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 10 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
GCFT
(GONOCOCCAL COMPLEMENT FIXATION TEST)
(GONOCCAL INFECTION)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
GENOTYPE
(BLOOD GROUP, Rh(D) AND GENOTYPE)
See ABO, Rh(D), GENOTYPE
RCML
GENTAMICIN, PEAK
(POST)
GAPSerum, 1 mL
Collect ½ hour after IV infusion, or 1-2 hours after IM injection.
Record time in minutes that has elapsed between last dose and specimen collection.
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT—5-10 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
GENTAMICIN, TROUGH
(PRE)
GATSerum, 1 mL
Collect prior to IV infusion or IM injection.
Record time in minutes that has elapsed between last dose and specimen collection.
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 5 to 10 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
GGT
(GGPT)
See GAMMA–GLUTAMYL TRANSPEPTIDASE
GGT
GLIADIN ANTIBODY
(ANTI–GLIADIN)
See AGA
ANGLI
GLOBULINGLOBSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
GLOMERULAR BASEMENT MEMBRANE ANTIBODYAGBMSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 20 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
GLUCAGONRCMLPlasma
Collect fasting specimen in pre-chilled tube.
After draw, chill whole blood on ice for minimum 10 minutes
Centrifuge and separate. Freeze ASAP.
Store and transport frozen.
Thawed specimens are unsuitable for analysis
TAT – 14 days
LAVENDER.00LL
GLUCOSE
FASTING
RANDOM
PC (Codes for PC entry vary)
IF BOTH RANDOM AND FASTING
FGL
RGL
 
2GL
Serum
Centrifuge only
*If PC sample, specify time on tube
(i.e. 1 HR PC or 2 HR PC)
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
GLUCOSE CHALLENGE,
GESTATIONAL SCREEN
50g glucose load
GL50PDPlasma/Serum
Centrifuge only
Give patient 50 g glucose drink
Collect a grey or yellow top tube 1 hr after drink given
Record glucose load given
*Fasting Sample not required
TAT – 1 day
GREY
or
YELLOW SST
OHIPBTL
GLUCOSE GESTATIONAL
TOLERANCE
75g glucose load
**Entry code varies, depending on GTT intervals requested**
GL75PDPlasma/Serum
Centrifuge only
Collect a fasting grey or yellow top tube
Urine samples not required
DO NOT COLLECT A 3 HR SPECIMEN
Give patient 75 g glucose drink
Collect a grey or yellow top tube 1 hr and 2 hrs after drink consumed
Record glucose load given
Indicate time interval on every specimen
TAT – 1 day
GREY
or
YELLOW SST
OHIPBTL
GLUCOSE TOLERANCE, STANDARD TEST
(NON-PREGNANT)
75g glucose load
 
**Entry code varies, depending on GTT intervals requested**
UGL
FGL
 
 
 
 
GL1H
GL2H
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL3H
GL4H
GL5H
 
 
 
 
GL0.5H
GL1.5H
GL2.5H
Plasma or serum / Urine
Do not centrifuge urine
Centrifuge plasma/serum tubes
 
Patient MUST be fasting
Collect a fasting urine sample
Collect a fasting grey or yellow top tube
 
Give patient 75g glucose load drink
Collect a grey or yellow top tube for each timed interval requested:
1 hour and
2 hour
 
Record glucose load given
Additional hourly intervals may be requested by doctor
 
Code only for the last hourly interval ordered:
3 hour glucose requested
4 hour glucose requested
5 hour glucose requested
 
Additional half hour intervals may be requested by the doctor
Code for each interval that is collected:
½ hour glucose requested
1 ½ hour glucose requested
2 ½ hour glucose requested
 
Note: If fasting urine is not collected record in “Notes and Instructions” and on the OHIP requisition
TAT – 1 day
GREY
or
YELLOW SST
OHIPBTL
GLUCOSE–6–PHOSPHATE
DEHYDROGENASE ASSAY
See G6PD
GLUCOSE, QUALITATIVERCMLUrine, 10 mL( random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container tube
TAT – 1 day
OHIPLL
GLUTETHIMIDE
See DORIDEN
GLYCOPROTEIN ALPHA SUBUNIT
(ALPHA 1 GLYCOPROTEIN)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
GLYCOSYLATED HEMOGLOBIN
(HbA1C, HEMOGLOBIN A1C)
See A1C
A1C
GOLDTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
GONORRHOEAE
(GC,GONOCOCCUS)
See CHLAMYDIA (for urine and swab sources)
GONORRHOEAE CULTURE
(GC,GONOCOCCUS)
(Neisseria gonorrhoeae CULTURE)
GCSwab—State source
Submit swab in charcoal transport media
Store and transport at room temperature within 72 hours of collection
TAT—48 hours if negative
TAT- If positive referred to PHL
OHIPBTL
GRAM STAINSMEARSmear – state source
Label frosted end of prepared slide with pencil
TAT – 1 day
OHIPBTL
GROWTH HORMONE
(HGH)
(HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE)
(SOMATOTROPIN)
GHSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge and separate within 30 minutes
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 10 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
***RITALIN = METHYLPHENADATE – must be specifically requested
 
***ECSTACY included in confirmation testing
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