HomeTest Directory (H-L)

Test Directory (H-L)

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
5-HIAA
(5-HYDROXYINDOL ACETIC ACID)
(HYDROXYINDOLE)
(SEROTONIN METABOLITE)
5HAAA24 Hour Urine (6N HCl preservative)
20 mL aliquot – submit in a sterile urine cont
Refrigerate during storage and transport
State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP Requisition, and on the specimen container
Retain a duplicate 50 mL aliquot in the fridge until test is reported
Avoid strenuous exercise prior to collection
The following foods and medications must be avoided for 3 days prior to and during collection:
*Patient must contact their physician before stopping an prescription or non-prescription meds
Foods to avoid: Food rich in serotonin (bananas, plums, pineapple and juices, kiwi, avocados, eggplant, any tomato products and nuts (esp walnuts), Chocolate, coffee, and tea
Medications to avoid: Cough and antihistamine preparations, hypertension drugs, fluorouracil, MAO inhibitors, Acetominophen (Tylenol), Salicylate (Asprin), Melphalan
After the specimen is collected, the patient may resume normal diet.
TAT – 1 week
OHIPLL
5-HYDROXYTRYPTAMINE
(SEROTONIN)
(5-OH TRYPTAMINE)
(5HT)
SEROTSerum
Collect in a pre-chilled red top tube and clot refrigerated
Centrifuge and separate.
Store and transport frozen
To avoid 48 hrs prior to collection:
Avocados, bananas, coffee, plums, pineapple, tomatoes, walnuts, hickory nuts, mollusks, eggplant, and meds such as aspirin, corticotrophins, MAO inhibitors, phenacetin, catecholamines, reserpine, nicotine
TAT – 21 days
PLAIN RED (Pre-chilled).00LL
17-HYDROXYCORTICO-STEROIDS
(17-OH STEROIDS)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
17-HYDROXY PROGESTERONE
(17-OH PROGESTERONE)
(PREGNANETRIOL)
17HPSerum,1 mL
Centrifuge and separate
For Quebec patients, draw sample in a Green tube with heparin; sample must be centrifuged, separated and frozen.
TAT –25 days
YELLOW SST
or
GREEN
with Heparin (Quebec patients)
OHIPLL
25–HYDROXY (INSURED)
(VITAMIN D)
(CALCIDIOL)
VITDISerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and ship refrigerated
Patient must meet eligibility criteria for insurable Vitamin D testing
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
25–HYDROXY (UNINSURED)
(VITAMIN D)
(CALCIDIOL)
VITDUSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
HALCION
(TRIAZOLAM)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
HALOPERIDOL
(HALDOL)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
HAM’S TESTTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
HAND, FOOT, MOUTH DISEASE
(COXSACKIE VIRUS ISOLATION)
See COXSACKIE VIRUS ISOLATION
RPHL
HAPTOGLOBINHAPTOSerum
Centrifuge only
Avoid hemolysis
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HbA1C
(GLYCOSYLATED HEMOGLOBIN)
(HEMOGLOBIN A1C)
See A1C
A1C
HBDH
(HYDROXYBUTYRATE
DEHYDROGENASE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
HCG, PREGNANCY
(HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN)
See Beta-HCG, PREGNANCY
HCG
HCG, ONCOLOGY
(HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN)
See Beta-HCG, ONCOLOGY
HCG
HDL CHOLESTEROL
*Fasting sample
(Complete Lipid Profile)
*Random sample
(Complete Lipid Profile)
 
*If ordered by itself and fasting
 
*If ordered by itself and random
HDL
 
RHDL
 
 
HDLF
 
RDHDL
Serum
Centrifuge only
Patient must be fasting >10 hours. Indicate # of hours
 
Patient not fasting
 
Patient fasting
 
Patient not fasting
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
HDL/LDL CHOLESTEROLHDLSerum
Centrifuge only
Indicate if patient has been fasting (>10 hrs) and # of hours fasting.
● Testing Includes Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol and non-HDL ●
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
HEAVY & LIGHT CHAINS
(IMMUNO ELECTROPHORESIS)
(IMMUNOFIXATION)
IMM
 
IF
Serum, 1 ml
Centrifuge only
TAT – 5 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEAVY & LIGHT CHAINS
(BENCE JONES PROTEIN)
(IEP)
(IMMUNOELECTROPHORESIS)
BENCUrine, 50 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
First morning sample preferred
TAT – 5 days
OHIPLL
HEAVY & LIGHT CHAINS
(IMMUNO
ELECTROPHORESIS)
(BENCE JONES PROTEIN)
(IMMUNOFIXATION)
(IFE 24 HOUR)
24BJ24 Hour Urine (no preservative)
10 mL aliquot – submit in a white cap container labelled CREATININE and a 50 mL aliquot – submit in a 90 mL white cap container labelled IEP
State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP requisition, and on the specimen container
Store and ship refrigerated
Retain a duplicate 50 mL urine sample in the fridge until test is reported
TAT – 3-4 days
OHIPLL
HEAVY METAL SCREENNO SCREEN TEST AVAILABLE
Dr. must order individual metals. Blood tests are more accurate than urine, but most can be done on 24hr. urine specimen. If metal not listed in this TSG (Test Specification Guide) then call reference lab. Test may not be covered by OHIP.
OHIPLL
HEINZ BODIESRCMLBlood
Do not open tube
Part of hemolytic investigation – form available from Reference lab
TAT – 30 days
LAVENDEROHIPLL
HELICOBACTER PYLORI
(H. PYLORI)
(H. PYLORI ANTIBODY)
HPYLOSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated, within 8 days of collection
TAT – 7 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPPHL
HEMATOCRIT
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
HEMOCHROMATOSIS
(HEREDITARY
HEMOCHROMATOSIS)
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (II)
RCHEO
HEMOGLOBIN
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
HEMOGLOBIN A1C
(GLYCOSYLATED HEMOGLOBIN)
(HbA1C)
See A1C
A1C
HEMOGLOBIN A2
QUANTITATION
(QUANTITATION COLUMN)
HGBA2Blood
Do not open the tube
TAT – 10 days
LAVENDEROHIPLL
HEMOGLOBIN ELECTROPHORESIS
(HGB FRACTIONATION)
(HEMOGLOBIN A, A2, C, F, S)
(FETAL HEMOGLOBIN)
(Hgb A, Hgb A2, Hgb C, Hgb F, Hgb S)
(HEMOGLOBINPOATHY SCREEN)
(THALASSEMIA SCREEN)
HBELBlood
Note:If CBC is NOT ordered, an additional lavender tube is required (2 tubes total)
Do not open tube
Send-out instructions: Indicate hemoglobin (hgb) value on manifest. If no hgb value, send 2 LAV tubes to reference lab for testing.
Abnormal results may be delayed due to interpretation by consultant
Quebec patients should be referred to the Ottawa Hospital General Campus
TAT – 1 days
1 LAVENDER (2 LAVENDER if CBC not ordered)OHIPLL
HEMOLYTIC COMPLEMENT
FIXATION
(COMPLEMENT HEMOLYTIC)
See CH50
CH50
HEMOLYTIC INVESTIGATIONS STAGE 1RCMLWhole Blood
Please provide current CBC results
Hemolytic investigation form should be completed and sent with req. Form available from Client Services at 789.4242
TAT – 8 days
LAVENDER.00LL
HEMOPEXIN (See METHEMALBUMIN SCREEN)RCML
HEMOSIDERINHEMOSUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
First morning sample
TAT – 20 days
OHIPLL
HEPARIN ASSAY XA INHIBITOR, FONDAPARINUX
(ARIXTRA)
RCMLTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
HEPARIN ASSAY XA INHIBITOR, UNFRACTIONATEDRCMLPlasma, 2 mL
Partially fill a discard tube first. Collect a Light Blue top tube. Immediately centrifuge. Aliqout plasma (do not aliqout any buffy coat layer or red blood cells). Immediately centrifuge this plasma. Aliqout 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– 4 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
HEPARIN ASSAY, ORGARAN
(HEPARIN ANTIXA-DANAPAROID)
(ORGARAN)
RCMLPlasma, 2 mL
Partially fill a discard tube first. Collect a Light Blue top tube. Immediately centrifuge. Aliqout plasma (do not aliqout any buffy coat layer or red blood cells). Immediately centrifuge this plasma. Aliqout 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– 4 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
HEPARIN CO FACTOR IITEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
HEPARIN INDUCED THROMBOCYTOPENIA
(HIT TEST)
(HEPARIN DEPENDANT PLATELET ANTIBODY)
(HEPARIN PF4 ANTIBODY)
RCMLPlasma, 2 mL
Partially fill a discard tube first. Collect a Light Blue top tube. Immediately centrifuge. Aliqout plasma (do not aliqout any buffy coat layer or red blood cells). Immediately centrifuge this plasma. Aliqout 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 froze
TAT– 4 days
LIGHT BLUE0.00LL
HEPARIN LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT
(HEPARIN ANTIXA-LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT)
(FRAGMIN)
(TINZAPARIN)
(ENOXPARIN)
(LMWH)
HEPLMWPlasma, 2 mL
Partially fill a discard tube first. Collect a Light Blue top tube. Immediately centrifuge. Aliqout plasma (do not aliqout any buffy coat layer or red blood cells). Immediately centrifuge this plasma. Aliqout 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 froze
TAT– 5 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
HEPATITIS TESTS PROCESSED AT BIO-TEST QUICK REFERENCE CODING SHEET:
 
**NEW**                                            HEPATITIS TESTING DETAILS
Information pertaining to Hepatitis testing and coding is now displayed with the following set up:
 

A Quick Reference Coding Sheet which is set up to show:

Coding when the Hepatitis request is checked off in the pre-printed section of the OHIP Requisition.
Coding when the Hepatitis request is hand written on the OHIP Requisition.

Hepatitis Test Details are displayed as listings of test names and their corresponding codes as per their Specimen requirements.

 





AS PRINTED ON THE OHIP REQUISITION
 
Viral Hepatitis (check one only)
q  Acute Hepatitis
 
q  Chronic Hepatitis (Carrier)
 
q  Immune status/prev. exposure
Specify:         Hepatitis A ____
                       Hepatitis B ____
                         Hepatitis C ____
AS PRINTED ON THE OHIP REQUISITION
 
Viral Hepatitis (check one only)
q  Acute Hepatitis
 
q  Chronic Hepatitis (Carrier)
 
q  Immune status/prev. exposure
Specify:         Hepatitis A ____
                       Hepatitis B ____
                         Hepatitis C ____
HEPATITIS, ACUTEACUTESerum
Centrifuge tubes only
● Includes all tests associated with codes HBAG & HAIGM
TAT – 2 days
2 YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEPATITIS, CHRONICCHRONSerum
Centrifuge only
All markers only 1 FULL tube needed
● Includes all tests associated with codes HBAG & HEPC
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEPATITIS A, IMMUNE
(IMMUNE STATUS/PREV.EXPOSURE
HEPATITIS A)
IMMASerum
Centrifuge only
All markers only 1 FULL tube needed

Includes all tests associated with code HEPA

TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEPATITIS B, IMMUNE
(IMMUNE STATUS/PREV.EXPOSURE
HEPATITIS B)
IMMBSerum
Centrifuge only
All markers only 1 FULL tube needed

Includes all tests associated with code HBAB

TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEPATITIS TESTS PROCESSED AT BIO-TEST QUICK REFERENCE CODING SHEET:
 

PHYSICIAN’S REQUEST


ORDER ENTRY CODE

The codes listed below cannot be ordered in combination with the checked Hepatitis test ordered.
(They are automatically included by the computer system).
 


AS PRINTED ON THE OHIP REQUISITION
Viral Hepatitis (check one only)
q  Acute Hepatitis
 
q  Chronic Hepatitis (Carrier)
 
q  Immune status/prev. exposure
Specify:     Hepatitis A ____
                   Hepatitis B ____
                   Hepatitis C ____



 
ACUTE
 
CHRON
 
 
IMMA
IMMB


(Automatically includes tests HBAG + HAIGM)
 
(Automatically includes tests HBAG + HEPC)
 
 
(Automatically includes all tests in HEP A)
(Automatically includes all tests in HEP B AB)
 


PHYSICIAN’S REQUEST


ORDER ENTRY CODE


PHYSICIAN’S REQUEST


ORDER ENTRY CODE



IF THE PHYSICIAN REQUEST IS HAND WRITTEN ON THE OHIP REQUISITION FOLLOW THESE CODES:



Australian Antigen
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Hep B S Ag
B Surface Antigen
B. Antigen
HbsAg


 
HBAG


Hepatitis A Antibody (IgG + IgM)
Hep A Ab (IgG + IgM)
Hep A Antibody Total
Anti-HAV
Hav ab (HAV AB)
Hep A Total
Anti-HAV IgG + IgM Total


 
 
HEPA




Hep B Surface Antibody
Hep B Surface Ab
Hep B Surface Ab Titre
Hep B Titre
AHBS
Antibody to Hepatitis B S Antigen
Antibody to Hepatitis B S Ag
HBsAb
Hep B Antibodies
Post Hepatitis Vaccination
Anti-HbsAg / Anti-HBs


HBAB


Hepatitis A IgM Antibody
Anti-HAV IgM
Hepatitis A (current infection)
HAVAB-M
Hep A (M)
Hep A Ab (IgM)
Hep A Antibody IgM
Hep A IgM


HAIGM




Hepatitis B Core Antibody
Anti – HBc
Hep B Core Ab
AHBC
B Core
HBcAb
Hep Bc
Hep BcAb


 
HBIGG
 


Hepatitis C
Non A Non B
Non A and Non B
Anti-HCV
HCV
Hep C
Hepatitis C Exposure
Hepatitis C Screen


HEPC

Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody
Anti-HBc IgM
AHBC – IgM
Hep B Core IgM
Core IgM
 


HBIGM


Hepatitis Be Antibody
Anti-HBe
AHBe
Hep Be Antibody
Hep Be Ab
Be Antibody
HbeAb


HBEAB




Hepatitis Be Antigen
HBe Ag
Hep Be Ag
Be Antigen
E antigen


HBEAG
 

Hepatitis A B Screen/Profile
Hepatitis Titre
Anti-HB Virus


Call Doctor to clarify request
ORDER ENTRY CODEThe codes listed below cannot be ordered in combination with the checked Hepatitis test ordered.
(They are automatically included by the computer system).
ORDER ENTRY CODE
PHYSICIAN’S REQUESTORDER ENTRY CODEThe codes listed below cannot be ordered in combination with the checked Hepatitis test ordered.
(They are automatically included by the computer system).
AS PRINTED ON THE OHIP REQUISITION
Viral Hepatitis (check one only)
q  Acute Hepatitis
 
q  Chronic Hepatitis (Carrier)
 
q  Immune status/prev. exposure
Specify:     Hepatitis A ____
                   Hepatitis B ____
                   Hepatitis C ____
ACUTE
 
CHRON
 
 
IMMA
IMMB
(Automatically includes tests HBAG + HAIGM)
 
(Automatically includes tests HBAG + HEPC)
 
 
(Automatically includes all tests in HEP A)
(Automatically includes all tests in HEP B AB)
PHYSICIAN’S REQUESTORDER ENTRY CODEPHYSICIAN’S REQUESTORDER ENTRY CODE
IF THE PHYSICIAN REQUEST IS HAND WRITTEN ON THE OHIP REQUISITION FOLLOW THESE CODES:
Australian Antigen
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Hep B S Ag
B Surface Antigen
B. Antigen
HbsAg
HBAGHepatitis A Antibody (IgG + IgM)
Hep A Ab (IgG + IgM)
Hep A Antibody Total
Anti-HAV
Hav ab (HAV AB)
Hep A Total
Anti-HAV IgG + IgM Total
HEPA
Hep B Surface Antibody
Hep B Surface Ab
Hep B Surface Ab Titre
Hep B Titre
AHBS
Antibody to Hepatitis B S Antigen
Antibody to Hepatitis B S Ag
HBsAb
Hep B Antibodies
Post Hepatitis Vaccination
Anti-HbsAg / Anti-HBs
HBABHepatitis A IgM Antibody
Anti-HAV IgM
Hepatitis A (current infection)
HAVAB-M
Hep A (M)
Hep A Ab (IgM)
Hep A Antibody IgM
Hep A IgM
HAIGM
Hepatitis B Core Antibody
Anti – HBc
Hep B Core Ab
AHBC
B Core
HBcAb
Hep Bc
Hep BcAb
HBIGGHepatitis C
Non A Non B
Non A and Non B
Anti-HCV
HCV
Hep C
Hepatitis C Exposure
Hepatitis C Screen
HEPC
Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody
Anti-HBc IgM
AHBC – IgM
Hep B Core IgM
Core IgM
HBIGMHepatitis Be Antibody
Anti-HBe
AHBe
Hep Be Antibody
Hep Be Ab
Be Antibody
HbeAb
HBEAB
Hepatitis Be Antigen
HBe Ag
Hep Be Ag
Be Antigen
E antigen
HBEAGHepatitis A B Screen/Profile
Hepatitis Titre
Anti-HB Virus
Call Doctor to clarify request
HEPATITIS A ANTIBODY
(IGG & IGM)
(Anti-HAA IgG+IgM Total)
(Anti-HAV IgG + IgM)
(Anti-HAV Total, Hep A Total)
(Hav ab (HAV AB))
(Hep A Ab (IgG + IgM))
(Hepatitis A Antibody Total)
See HEPATITIS A, IMMUNE
IMMA
HEPATITIS A ANTIBODY IgG
(Anti-HAA IgG)
(Anti-HAV IgG)
(Anti-HAV)
(Havab (HAVAB))
(Hep A Ab (IgG))
RCMLSerum
Centrifuge only
All markers only 1 FULL tube needed.
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEPATITIS A IgM ANTIBODY
(Anti-HAV IgM)
(HAVAB-M)
(Hep A (current infection))
(Hep A (M), Hep A IgM)
(Hep A AB (IgM))
(Hep A Antibody IgM)
HAIGMSerum
Centrifuge only
All markers only 1 FULL tube needed
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEPATITIS B CORE ANTIBODY
(AHBC, Anti-HBc)
(B Core, HbcAb, Hep Bc)
(Hep B Core Ab, Hep BcAb)
HBIGGSerum
Centrifuge only
All markers only 1 FULL tube needed
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEPATITIS B CORE IgM AB
(AHBC-IgM, Core IgM)
(Anti-HBc IgM, )
(Hep B Core IgM)
HBIGMSerum
Centrifuge only
All markers only 1 FULL tube needed
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEPATITIS B SURFACE AB
(AHBS, Hep B Titre)
(Antibody to Hepatitis B S Ag)
(Antibody to Hepatitis B S Antigen, HbsAb)
(Anti-HBS, Anti-HbsAg)
(Hep B Antibodies, )
(Hep B Surface Ab)
(Hep B Surface Ab Titre)
(Hep B Surface Antibody)
(Post Hepatitis Vaccination)
See HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN
HBAG
HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN
(Australian Antigen)
(B Surface Antigen)
(B. Antigen, HbsAg)
(Hep B S Ag)
HBAGSerum
Centrifuge only
All markers only 1 FULL tube needed
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEPATITIS Be ANTIBODY
(AHBe, Anti-Hbe, Be Antibody)
(E Antibody, HbeAb)
(Hep Be Ab, Hep Be Antibody)
See HEPATITIS Be ANTIGEN
HBEAG
HEPATITIS Be ANTIGEN
(Be Antigen, E Antigen)
(Hbe Ag, Hep Be Ag)
HBEAGSerum
Centrifuge only
All markers only 1 FULL tube needed
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEPATITIS B PRENATAL
(HBsAg Prenatal)
(Hep B Prenatal (HBSAG) only)
(Maternal Hepatitis B Screening)
HEPBMSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT—3 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
HEPATITIS B VIRUS DNA
(HEPATITIS B GENOTYPING)
(HEPATITIS B VIRAL LOAD)
HBDNASerum or plasma, 2.5 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT –21 days
YELLOW SST
or
LAVENDER
N/CPHL
HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY
(Anti-HCV, HCV, Hep C)
(Hepatitis C Exposure)
(Hepatitis C Screen)
(Non A and Non B Anti–HCV)
HEPCSerum
Centrifuge only
All markers only 1 FULL tube needed
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
HEPATITIS C GENOTYPINGHCVGSerum, 1.5 mL
Centrifuge and separate within 4 hours of collection
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 10 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
HEPATITIS C RNA/RT-PCR
(HEPATITIS C VIRAL LOAD)
HCVSerum, 2.5 mL
Centrifuge and separate within 4 hours of collection
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 10 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) RNA USING DRIED BLOOD SPOTS (DBS)RPHLDried Blood Spots (DBS)-finger prick
DBS for HCV RNA detection only to be submitted when an serum sample cannot be obtained due to difficult venous access
A Whatman 903 blood collection filter card may be obtained from PHL labs for collection.
Fill completely at least 4 circles
Let dry completely on flat surface
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT – 10 days
N/CPHL
HEPATITIS DELTA AGENT
(DELTA AGENT)
(HEPATITIS D VIRUS ANTIBODY)
HEPDSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
●Test is only performed on HBsAg positive samples
TAT—14 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
HEPATITIS E ANTIBODYHEPESerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 14 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
HEREDITARY HEMOCHROMATOSIS
(HEMOCHROMATOSIS)
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (II)
RCHEO
HEREDITARY NEUROPATHY WITH LIABILITY TO PRESSURE PALSIES
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (III)
RCHEO
HEREDITARY NON-SYNDROMIC DEAFNESS
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)
RCHEO
HEROINRCMLUrine,10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 3 days
OHIPLL
HERPES SIMPLEX,
SEROLOGY
(HERPES SIMPLEX IgG)
HSVSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated

Testing for Herpes Simplex IgM is not available. For Herpes Simplex typing, see Herpes Simplez Viral Culture

TAT—5 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
HERPES SIMPLEX,
VIRAL CULTURE
VIRSwab
Submit swab in a multi-organism transport medium (e.g. PHL Virus Culture Collection Kit)
State source
Store and transport refrigerated

Testing includes Herpes Simplex typing if result is positive

TAT – 12 days
N/CPHL
HERPES SIMPLEX TYPE 1 AND 2 (HSV)
(IMMUNOBLOT)
RCMLSerum
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT - 1-2 weeks
PLAIN RED0.00LL
HETEROPHILE ANTIBODIES
(MONO)
(MONONUCLEOSIS SCREEN)
MONOTSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
Hgb A
(HGB A, HEMOGLOBIN A)
(Hgb ELECT)
See HEMOGLOBIN ELECTROPHORESIS
HBEL
Hgb A2
(HGB A2, HEMOGLOBIN A2)
(Hgb ELECT)
See HEMOGLOBIN ELECTROPHORESIS
HBEL
Hgb C
(HGB C, HEMOGLOBIN C)
(Hgb ELECT)
See HEMOGLOBIN ELECTROPHORESIS
HBEL
Hgb F
(HGB F, HEMOGLOBIN F)
(Hgb ELECT, FETAL HGB)
(FETAL HEMOGLOBIN)
See HEMOGLOBIN ELECTROPHORESIS
HBEL
Hgb S
(HGB S, HEMOGLOBIN S)
(Hgb ELECT)
See HEMOGLOBIN ELECTROPHORESIS
HBEL
HGH
(GROWTH HORMONE)
(HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE)
See GROWTH HORMONE
GH
HHV-6
See HUMAN HERPES VIRUS-6
RPHL
HIPPURIC ACID
(NBENZOYGLYCINE)
(TOLUENE EXPOSURE)
(BENZYALCOHOL METABOLITE)
RCMLUrine, 20 mL (random)
Collect in orange or white cap container
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 1-2 weeks
5.00LL
HISTAMINERCMLPlasma
Collect in pre-chilled tubes
Centrifuge and separate into 2 x 1 ml aliquots
Store and transport frozen
Avoid hemolysis.
To be avoided 5-hours of collection before collection:
Cheese, wine, red meat, spinach, tomatoes.
Antihistamine drugs should not be taken within 48-hours prior to collection.
TAT – 30 to 60 days
LAVENDEROHIPLL
HISTOLOGY
(PATHOLOGY)
HISTOTissue
Submit specimen in a 30 mL bottle containing 10% neutral buffered formalin. Specimens should be placed in fixative immediately.
Indicate the time that specimen was placed in fixative on the requisition.
A complete histopathology form must accompany the specimen.
Ensure that the patient’s name, date of birth and the tissue site is recorded on both the bottle and the requisition.
Follow Irreplaceable Specimen Procedure
All Quebec and Ontario Histology/Pathology samples are sent to Gamma Dynacare.
*For second Histo sample, user order entry code histo2
TAT – 10 days
OHIPDYN
HISTONE TEST
See ANTI-HISTONE
AHIST
HISTOPLASMOSIS ANTIBODY
(HISTOPLASMA ANTIBODY)
See FUNGAL SEROLOGY
RPHL
HISTOPLASMOSIS
(HISTOPLASMA CAPSULATUM)
(HISTOPLASMA CULTURE)
See FUNGAL CULTURE, RESPIRATORY
RPHL
HISTOPLASMOSIS
See FUNGAL CULTURE, FLUIDS
RPHL
HIV
(AIDS)
(HIV ROUTINE)
(HIV SEROLOGY)
(HIV, PRENATAL)
(HIV, DIAGNOSTIC)
HIVSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
For diagnostic serology, if a delay of >7 days is expected, freeze serum.
TAT—3 to 6 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
HIV GENOTYPING
(HIV Drug Resistance Testing)
RPHLThe test will be performed from the HIV VIRAL LOAD samples held by Public Health
HIV Genotyping can be ordered as a follow up to a positive Viral load result
The physician must directly notify MOH and send the appropriate form to have this test performed
TAT – 21 days
N/CPHL
HIV PCRVIRLWhole blood, 7 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
The Viral Load form MUST be completed by the physician.
DO NOT collect the specimen until the form is completed by the physician
TAT—14 days
2 LAVENDERSN/CCHEO
HIV, PRENATAL
See HIV
HIV
HIV VIRAL LOAD
(VIRAL LOAD)
VIRLPlasma, 2.5 mL
Centrifuge and separate plasma into 1 aliquot
Store and transport frozen
Viral load testing is only available to patients known to be HIV positive.
The Viral Load form MUST be completed by the physician
TAT – 6 days
2 LAVENDERN/CCHEO
HLA–B27HLABlood
For Main Lab: collect Mon-Tues & Wednesday before 11 AM.
For all collection facilities (including physician offices), collect Mon-Tues ONLY
Quebec patients should be referred to the Ottawa Hospital General Campus
DO NOT REFRIGERATE
TAT - 25 days
LAVENDEROHIPLL
HLA-B27 PCRHLAB27PTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
HLA–B29TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
HLA–B57:01Whole Blood, 3-5 mL
Store and transmport refrigerated
For Main Lab: collect Mon-Tues & Wednesday before 11 AM.
For all collection facilities (including physician offices), collect Mon-Tues ONLY.
Specific Public Health Requisition must accompany sample
TAT - 3-6 weeks
2 LAVENDERN/CPHL
HLA - D, DR, DRW
(HLA - TYPING)
(HISTOCOMPATIBILITY TESTING)
Test must be requested on the HLA DNA Typing Requisition/Questionnaire, and approval obtained from the Histocompatability Head of Service at the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program.
HLA-TISSUE TYPING
(HLA - A, B, C)
(HLA - TYPING)
(HISTOCOMPATIBILITY TESTING)
For organ/tissue
Transplant purposes only
RCMLBlood
DO NOT REFRIGERATE – ROOM TEMPERATURE ONLY
For Main Lab: collect Mon-Tues & Wednesday before 11 AM.
For all collection facilities (including physician offices), collect Mon-Tues ONLY.
Doctor's name and telephone number MUST be on requisition. An HLA DNA Typing Requisition/Questionnaire from the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program must be completed—the questionnaire is available from the Bio-Test Laboratory Reporting Department must be completed
This requires:
1-Clinical information
2-Type of organ transplant
3-Donor’s residency (Ontario Yes or No)
Place samples, copy of OHIP requisition, and questionnaire in a Priority labelled zip-lock bag for transport
TAT – 63 days
4 LAVENDEROHIPLL
HOLTER MONITORREFER PATIENT TO HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT CARDIOLOGY DIAGNOSTICS
HOMOCYSTEINEHOMOPlasma, 2 mL
Fasting sample preferred
Collect in a Pre-chilled Lavender tube
Centrifuge and separate immediately (must be separatedwithin 1 hour of collection).
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 5 days
LAVENDER
(Pre-Chilled)
.00LL
HOMOGENTISIC ACID
(HOMOGENTISATE)
RCMLUrine, 25 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
Freeze within 30 minutes of collection, and store and transport frozen
TAT – 20 days
OHIPLL
HOMOVANILLIC ACID
(HVA)
HVA24 Hour Urine (6N HCl preservative)
20 mL aliquot – submit in a sterile urine cont
Refrigerate during storage and transport
State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP Requisition, and on the specimen container
Retain a duplicate 50 mL aliquot in the fridge until test is reported
Avoid strenuous exercise prior to collection
The following foods and medications must be avoided for 3 days prior to and during collection:
Foods to avoid: Caffeine, coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate, caffeinated beverages, fruits and their juices:bananas, pineapple, tomatoes, vanilla, walnuts
Medications to avoid: Salicylate (Asprin and/or medications containing Asprin)
After the specimen is collected, the patient may resume normal diet.
TAT – 1 week
OHIPLL
HOUSE CALLSHouse calls area performed in the city of Ottawa
House calls are performed on an appointment basis and can be booked by calling the Main Lab at 789-4242 and asking for the House Calls department
.00BTL
H. PYLORI
(H. PYLORI ANTIBODY)
See HELICOBACTER PYLORI
HPYLO
HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN
(BHCG)
See BETA-Hcg, PREGNANCY
HCG
HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE
(HGH)
See GROWTH HORMONE
GH
HUMAN HERPES VIRUS-6
(HHV-6)
(HHV-6 PCR)
RPHLPlasma, 1 mL
Store and transport refrigerated
Do not use heparin tubes
● Testing is for primary infection or reactivation in immunocompromised individuals.
TAT – 21 days
LAVENDERN/CPHL
HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS
(HPV)
RDYNSwab
CALL REPORTING DEPARTMENT AT 789-4242 TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR COLLECTION IN PAP CONTAINER AND DELIVERY TO LIFELABS (THIS METHOD OF HPV TESTING IS NOT COVERED BY OHIP)
LL
HUMAN PLACENTAL LACTOGEN
(HPL)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
HYDATID
(ECHINOCOCCUS GRANULOSUS ANTIBODY)
See ECHINOCOCCOSUS ANTIBODY
RPHL
HYDROXYBUTYRATE
DEHYDROGENASE
See HBDH
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
HYDROXYPROLINE, FREERCML24 Hour Urine
50 mL aliquot – submit in an orange or white cap container
A controlled diet free of gelatin and low in collagen is required.
Avoid meat, fish, jam, ice cream for 1 day prior to, and day of collection.
Refrigerate during storage and transport.
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 – 20 days
OHIPLL
HYDROXYPROLINE, TOTALRCML24 Hour Urine
50 mL aliquot – submit in an orange or white cap container
A controlled diet free of gelatin and low in collagen is required.
Avoid meat, fish, jam, ice cream for 1 day prior to, and day of collection.
Refrigerate during storage and transport.
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 – 20 days
OHIPLL
HVA
See HOMOVANILLIC ACID
RCML
IBUPROFEN
(MOTRIN)
IBUPlasma,3 mL
Centrifuge and separate
TAT – 15 days
GREEN
with Heparin
.00LL
IGF-1
(SOMATOMEDIN-C)
See INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-1
SOMA
IGF BP3
(IGF BINDING PROTEIN 3)
(INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-3)
RCMLSerum
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT 10-15 days
PLAIN RED.00LL
IgG SUBCLASSES
(IMMUNOGLOBULIN IgG)
See IMMUNOGLOBULIN, IgG
SUBCLASSES
IGG
IgE SPECIFIC-ALLERGEN TESTING
See ALLERGY TESTING
RCML
IL28B PANEL
(INTERLEUKIN 28B GENOTYPE TOTAL)
(HCV RESISTANCE)
(HEPATITIS C RESISTANCE) (HEPATITIS C GENOTYPING IL28B)
RCMLWhole Blood, 5 mL
Store and transport refrigerated

Testing includes variants: RS12979860, RS8099917 and RS12980275

TAT – 14 days
LAVENDER0.00LL
IL28BRS12979860RCMLWhole Blood, 5 mL
Store and transport refrigerated

Testing includes variants: RS12979868

TAT – 14 days
LAVENDER0.00LL
IMIPRAMINE
(TOFRANIL)
IMIPRSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport refrigerated
Collect specimen 10 – 12 after last dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection
● Testing Includes Desipramine ●
TAT – 20 days
ROYAL BLUE
no additive
OHIPLL
IMMUNE COMPLEXES, C1Q
(C1Q COMPLEMENT BINDING ACTIVITY)
(COMPLEMENT C1Q)
See C1Q IMMUNE COMPLEXES
C1Q
IMMUNO ELECTROPHORESIS
(IMMUNOFIXATION)
See HEAVY & LIGHT CHAINS IMMUNO ELECTROPHORESIS
IMMIF
IMMUNO
ELECTROPHORESIS
See BENCE JONES PROTEIN
BENCRandom urine
IMMUNO ELECTROPHORESIS
See BENCE JONES PROTEIN
24BJ24hr urine
IMMUNOFIXATION
(IMMUNO ELECTROPHORESIS)
See HEAVY & LIGHT CHAINS IMMUNO
IMMIF
IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE
(IF)
RCMLTissue
Send specimen in an IF Transport Kit
Kit available from Bio-Test Supply Department
Complete a Histology Form
TAT – 20 days
OHIPLL
IMMUNOGLOBULIN, IgAIGASerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
IMMUNOGLOBULIN, IgDRCMLSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
IMMUNOGLOBULIN, IgERCMLSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
IMMUNOGLOBULIN, IgGIGGSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
IMMUNOGLOBULIN, IgG
SUBCLASSES
(IMMUNOGLOBULIN-IgG FRACTIONATION)
(IgG SUBTYPES)
RCMLSerum, 1 mL
Fasting preferred
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
● Testing Includes IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, and IgG4
TAT – 9 days
YELLOW SST0.00LL
IMMUNOGLOBULIN, IgG4 SUBCLASS
(IgG4 SUBCLASS)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
IMMUNOGLOBULIN, IgMIGMSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
IMMUNOGLOBULIN, QUANTITATIVE
(IMMUNO GAM)
(GAM)
RCMLSerum
Centrifuge only
● Testing Includes IgA, IgG, & IgM ●
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
IMMUNO PHENOTYPING
(LYMPHOCYTE MARKERS)
(T & B CELLS)
CD3
CD4
CD8
Whole Blood
Store and transport at room temperature
The specimens must be accompanied by Mount Sinai Hosptial Flow Cytometry Requisition (available from Bio-Test Laboratory’s Client Services) and a photocopy of a physician signed OHIP requisition requesting Lymphocyte Marker analysis with diagnosis indicated.
Collect samples Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning provided that samples are guaranteed to arrive at the Main Lab by Wednesday 11am.
Specimen MUST be tested within 24 hours
Quebec patients should be referred to the Ottawa Hospital General Campus
TAT – 10 days
2 LAVENDEROHIPLL
INDERAL
(PROPRANOLOL)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
INDICANTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
INDICES, RBC
(MCV, MCH, MCHC)
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
INDIRECT BILIRUBIN
(UNCONJUGATED BILIRUBIN)
See BILIRUBIN, UNCONJUGATED
INBL
INDIRECT COOMBS
(REPEAT PRENATAL ANTIBODY SCREEN)
See ANTIBODY SCREEN
ANSCR
INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS
(MONO)
See HETEROPHILE ANTIBODY
MONOT
INFLUENZA VIRUS A & B ANTIBODYINFLUSEROLOGY TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
INFLUENZA VIRUS, A and B RT-PCRVIRNasopharyngeal swab
Store and transport refrigerated, within 72 hours of collection
TAT—3 days
INHALANT ALLERGENSTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
INORGANIC PHOSPHATE
(PHOSPHPHORUS)
PHOSSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
INR
(PRO TIME, PT)
(PROTHROMBIN TIME)
COABlood
Fill tube completely
Do not centrifuge
Store and transport at room temperature
Sample should only be spun/separated/frozen when PTT is also ordered.
TAT – 1 day
LIGHT BLUEOHIPBTL
INSULIN
Fasting
Random
INSSerum, 2 mL
Patient must fast a minimum of 8 hours for fasting test
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport refrigerated.
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
INSULIN ANTIBODIES
See ANTI-INSULIN
RCML
INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-1
(SOMATOMEDIN-C)
(IGF-1)
SOMASerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 25 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-3
(IGF BINDING PROTEIN 3)
See IGF-BP3
RCML
INSULIN RESPONSE STUDY
(INSULIN GLUCOSE CHALLENGE)
RCMLSerum
Patient must be fasting minimum of 8 hours
Collect a fasting SST; label as fasting
Adult Dose: Give patient 75g glucose drink
Child Dose: Give patient 1.75 g/kg up to max 75g.
Collect 6 samples total: fasting, 1/2 h after finishing drink, then 1h, 2h, 3h, and 4 hours after finishing drink.
Label each tube with the corresponding timed collection interval.
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated.
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SST
(6 tubes total)
OHIPLL
INTEGRATED PRENATAL SCREENING
(PAPP-A)
See FIRST or SECOND TRIMESTER SCREENING
IPS1
IPS2
INTERSTITIAL CELL STIMULATING HORMONE
(LH)
(LUTEINIZING HORMONE)
LHSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
INTRINSIC FACTOR ANTIBODIES
See ANTI-INTRINSIC FACTOR
IFA
IODINERCML24 Hour Urine (no preservative)
50 mL aliquot – submit in an orange or white cap container
Store and transport refrigerated.
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 – 1-2 weeks
0.00LL
IODINE
(IODIDE)
RCMLPlasma
Centrifuge after 30 minutes of collection, and transfer plasma into a new, labelled Royal Blue top tube without K2EDTA
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 1-2 weeks
ROYAL BLUE
with K2EDTA
.00LL
IRON
(IRON BINDING CAPACITY)
(IRON SATURATION, TIBC)
(TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY)
IRONSerum
Centrifuge only
Morning sample preferred
● Testing Includes IRON, TIBC,
% Saturation and unsaturated iron binding capacity (UIBC)
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
IRON, URINERCML24 Hour Urine (no preservative)
50 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 50 mL urine sample in the fridge until test is reported
TAT – 20 days
OHIPLL
ISLET CELL ANTIBODY
(ANTI-ISLET CELL)
See ANTI–PANCREATIC ISLET CELLS ANTIBODY
ISONIAZIDTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
JAK 2 PCR
(JAK 2 GENE MUTATION)
Whole Blood
Store and transport at room temperature
A Molecular Hematology form should be completed and submitted along with specimen and requisition.
Collect samples Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning provided that samples are guaranteed to arrive at the Main Lab by Wednesday 11am.
Form is available on reference la b website
If patient does not have a health card, there is a .00 charge
TAT – 13 days
LAVENDEROHIPLL
JOINT FLUID
(SYNOVIAL FLUID)
See FLUID, TOTAL EXAM
SYNF
ASP
OTHER
RCML
KARYOTYPING
See CYTOGENETICS TESTING
RCHEO
KEPPRA
(LEVETIRACETAM)
RCMLSerum
Spin and separate
Store and transport refrigerated
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
KETONES
See ACETONE
KETO
KETONES QUALITATIVE
See ACETONE QUALITATIVE
RCML
17 KETOGENIC STEROIDS
(17-KGS)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
17 KETOSTEROIDS, TOTAL
(17-KS)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
KLEIHAUER STAIN
NEIRHAUS
(KLEIHAUER ACID ELUTION)
(KLEIHAUER-BETKE TEST)
(KB TEST)
(FETAL-MATERNAL RBC RATIO)
RCMLWhole Blood, 4 mL
Send entire tube
Store and ship refrigerated.
TAT – 2 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
LACTIC ACID
(LACTATE)
LACPlasma, 2 mL
Centrifuge and separate as soon as possible
Store and ship refrigerated.
TAT – 3 days
GREYOHIPLL
LACTIC DEHYDROGENASE
(LD, LDH)
LDHSerum
Centrifuge only
Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
LACTIC DEHYDROGENASE, ISOENZYMES
(LD ISOENZYMES)
(LDH ISOENZYMES)
(LD FRACTIONATION)
RCMLSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge only
DO NOT REFRIGERATE
Store and ship at Room Temperature
TAT -- 7 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
LACTOSE TOLERANCE
(LACTOSE ABSORPTION TEST)
 
*2 Codes required
LTT*Test only available at the main lab (2006 Roberston rd.) Mon-Fri 7:30-4:00pm
Plasma
Adult dose 50g lactose dissolved in 300 mL water
Child Dose: 2 grams lactose per kilogram of body
Weight to a maximum of 50 g
Collect 3 samples: fasting, ½ h after finishing drink, then 1h after finishing drink
Label each tube with the corresponding timed collection interval.
Additional intervals of collection may be requested by the physician.
TAT – 1 day
GREYOHIPBTL
LAMOTRIGINE
(LAMICTAL)
LAMSerum, 2 mL
Collect specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection
TAT – 20 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
LANOXIN
(DIGITALIS)
See DIGOXIN
DIG
LAP
(LEUCINE AMINOPEPTIDASE)
Serum AND 24 Hour Urine
TESTS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
LAP
(LEUKOCYTE ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE)
(NEUTROPHIL ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE)
Direct patient to the Ottawa General Hospital
LARGACTIL
See CHLORPROMAZINE
CHLOR
LATEX FIXATION
(RA, RA FACTOR)
(RA FIXATION)
(RHEUMATOID FACTOR)
ARTSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
LATS
(LONG ACTING THYROID STIMULATOR, TB11)
(THYROTROPIN
BINDING INHIBITING IMMUNOGLOBULIN)
(THYROID STIMULATING ANTIBODY)
(THYROID RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
(TRAB-TSH RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
(TBIG)
(TSI)
(THYROTROPIN RECEPTOR AB)
TSASerum, 2 mL
Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes
Centrifuge and separate within 1 hour of collection
Store and transport frozen
Requires clinical information re:
Thyroid status, presence of exophthalmos
TAT – 15 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
LCM ANTIBODY
(LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS ANTIBODY)
RPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT—28 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
LDH
(LH)
See LACTIC DEHYDROGENASE
LDH
LDH ISOENZYMES
(LD ISOENZYMES)
See LACTIC DEHYDROGENASE, ISOENZYMES
RCML
LDL CHOLESTEROL
See HDL/LDL CHOLESTEROL
 
*If patient not fasting
HDL
 
 
RHDL
LE CELL PREPARATIONLEBlood
Do not remove plasma from cells
TAT – 1 day
GREEN
with Heparin
OHIPLL
LE SCREEN
(LE LATEX)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
LEADLEDBlood
DO NOT CENTRIFUGE
TAT – 7 days
ROYAL BLUE
with K2EDTA
OHIPLL
LEAD24UL24 Hour Urine (Acid Washed Container)
*Order Acid Washed Container from Main Lab as required.
Submit a 7mL sample in a labelled ROYAL BLUE top tube (WITHOUT ADDITIVE)
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 – 1-2 weeks
OHIPLL
LEGIONELLOSIS
(LEGIONAIRES DISEASE)
(Legionella)
LEGINSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT—5 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
LEPTOSPIRA ANTIBODIES
(LEPTOSPIROSIS ANTIBODIES)
(WEIL’S DISEASE)
RPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
​An acute (collected early after the onset of symptoms) and a convalescent (collected 2-3 weeks later) may be required for laboratory diagnosis. 
TAT—42 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
LEPTOSPIROSIS, URINETEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
LEUCINE AMINOPEPTIDASE
(LAP)
Serum and 24 hour urine
TESTS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
LEUKOCYTE ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE
(NEUTROPHIL ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE)
See LAP
LEUKOCYTE COUNT
(WBC)
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
LEVETIRACETAM
See KEPPRA
RCML
LH
(LUTEINIZING HORMONE)
See INTERSTITIAL CELL STIMULATING HORMONE
LH
LIBRIUM
See CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE
RCML
LICE
(BUGS)
See ARTHROPODS
RPHL
LIGHT CHAINS IMMUNO ELECTROPHORESIS
(HEAVY & LIGHT CHAINS IMMUNO-ELECTROPHORESIS)
(IEP-RANDOM)
See BENCE JONES PROTEIN
BENC
LIGHT CHAINS IMMUNO ELECTROPHORESIS
See HEAVY & LIGHT CHAINS IMMUNO ELECTROPHORESIS
IMM
LIPASELIPXSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
LIPID PROFILE (Fasting)
LIPIDS, TOTAL (Random)
See HDL/LDL CHOLESTEROL
HDL
RHDL
LIPOPROTEIN a
LP(a)
LIPOASerum, 2 mL
Patient must be fasting minimum 12 hours
Centrifuge and separate
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT - -8 days
YELLOW
SST
.00LL
LIPOPROTEIN PHENOTYPING WITH ELECTROPHORESISTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
LISTERIA ANTIBODYTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
LITHIUMRLISerum
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 SSTOHIPLL
LONG ACTING THYROID STIMULATOR
(TB11)
(THYROTROPIN BINDING INHIBITING IMMUNOGLOBULIN)
(THYROID STIMULATING ANTIBODY)
(THYROID RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
(TRAB-TSH RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
See LATS
TSA
LORAZEPAM
(ATIVAN)
RCMLSerum, 1 mL
Collect specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 15 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
LORAZEPAMURINE TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
LP-PLA2
(PLAC)
(LIPOPROPROTEIN ASSOCIATED PHOSPHOROUS A2)
(LP-PLAC2)
(LP-PLAC)
(LP-AL2)
RCMLPlasma
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT--1-2 weeks
LAVENDER.00LL
LUDIOMIL
(MAPROTILINE)
RCMLPlasma, 3 mL
Collect specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection.
Centrifuge and separate
Refrigerate during storage and transport.
TAT – 20 days
GREEN
with Heparin
OHIPLL
LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT
(NON SPECIFIC COAGULATION INHIBITORS)
See CIRCULATING ANTICOAGULANT
LUANT
LUTEINIZING HORMONE
(LH)
See INTERSTITIAL CELL STIMULATING HORMONE
LH
LUVOX
See FLUVOXAMINE
LUVOX
LYME DISEASE
(LA-2 ANTIBODIES)
(OSPA ANTIBODIES)
See BORRELIA BURGDORFERI
LYM
LYMPHOCYTE MARKERS
(T & B CELLS)
See IMMUNO PHENOTYPING
CD3
CD4
CD8
LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS ANTIBODY
See LCM ANTIBODY
RPHL
LYMPHOGRANULOMA
VENEREUM GROUP
ANTIBODIES
(LGV)
See CHLAMYDIA, SEROLOGY
RPHL
LYSOZYME
(MURAMIDASE)
RCMLSerum
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 1-2 weeks
PLAIN RED0.00LL
LYSOZYME
(MURAMIDASE)
RCMLUrine, 25ml (random)
Store and transport frozen
TAT 1-2 weeks
5.00LL
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