HomeTest Directory (M-P)

Test Directory (M-P)

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
MACROAMYLASEMACROSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
TAT – 15 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
MACROGLOBULIN, ALPHA 2
See ALPHA 2 MACROGLOBULIN
RCML
MACROPROLACTINRCMLSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport refrigerated
Must be collected in separate SST tube from prolactin test.
TAT – 25 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
MAGNESIUMMGSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
MAGNESIUM24UMG24 Hour Urine (no preservative)
(Also acceptable with 6N HCl 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 – 1 day
OHIPLL
MAGNESIUMRCMLUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in a 90 mL orange cap container
TAT—8 days
OHIPLL
MAGNESIUM, RBC
(RBC MAGNESIUM)
(MAGNESIUM, ERYTHROCYTES)
RBCMRed Cells
Centrifuge
Remove the plasma, buffy coat layer and a little of the red cells and place into an empty tube, cap and discard.
Keep the RED CELLS in the original Royal Blue tube. Ensure the cap is replaced tightly.
Freeze RED CELLS.
Store and transport frozen.
TAT – 10 days
ROYAL BLUE
with K2EDTA
.00LL
MAI
(MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM INTRACELLULAR)
See MYCOBACTERIUM
RPHL
MALARIAMALARWhole Blood
MUST BE MARKED & PROCESSED AS A STAT TAT – >Preliminary is reported within 1 hour from time of receipt at main lab
LAVENDEROHIPBTL
MALARIA PCR
(MALARIA GENOTYPING)
MALARWhole Blood, 2 mL
Store and transport at room temperature
Done on microscopically negative samples but clinical history and symptoms strongly suggest malaria or following consultation with the Medical Microbiologist/Head Technologist in the Toronto Parasitology lab.
Genotyping is available for testing malaria patients with P. falciparum infection.
Testing will only be performed following a discussion with the Medical Microbiologist for cases where the physician is concerned that the patient is not responding to standard anti-malarial therapy.
TAT – 1 day
LAVENDEROHIPPHL
MANGANESERCMLWhole Blood
Do not centrifuge
Send entire tube
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT -- 1-2 weeks
ROYAL BLUE with K2EDTA.00LL
MANGANESEMANGPlasma, 3 mL.
Centrifuge and separate within 30 minutes
Do not use gel-separator collection tubes.
TAT – 14 days
ROYAL BLUE
with K2EDTA
.00LL
MANGANESEMANGAUrine, 25 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 20 days
.00LL
MAPROTILINE
See LUDIOMIL
RCML
MARFAN SYNDROME
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)
RCHEO
MARIJUANA
(TETRAHYDRO CANNOBINOIDS, THC)
(CANNABINOIDS SCREEN)
See CANNABIS
UCB
MATERNAL CELL CONTAMINATION STUDIES
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)
RCHEO
MATERNAL SERUM SCREEN
(MSS)
(DOWN’S SYNDROME SCREEN) (TRIPLE MARKER SCREEN)
MSSSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge only
DO NOT FREEZE
For risk assessment of open neural tube defects
Testing is recommended at 15-20 weeks gestation
Complete a Maternal Serum Screen Form
Results will be reported directly to the requesting physician
●Testing includes hCG, AFP, uE3
***Covered for Ontario patients ONLY, all others must pay 0.00*** ***WE CANNOT ACCEPT CASH***
TAT—15 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
MCAD
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)
RCHEO
MCV, MCH, MCHC
(INDICES, RBC)
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
MEASLES
(RUBEOLA)
MEASSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
Indicate “Diagnostic” or “Immunity”

Diagnostic testing includes IgM and IgG. Immunity testing includes only IgG

For Diagnostic testing, collect an acute sample (within 7 days after the onset of the rash) or convalescent sample (7 to 10 days after the acute)
TAT—5 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
MELANINTEST NOT AVAILAVBLE
MELLARIL
(THIORIDAZINE)
RCMLSerum, 3 mL
Centrifuge only
TAT – 20 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
MENINGOCOCCAL ANTIBODYTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
MEPROBAMATE
(MILTOWN)
See EQUANIL
RCML
MEPROBAMATERCMLUrine, 50 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 20 days
OHIPLL
MERCURY
(HG BLOOD)
RCMLWhole Blood
DO NOT CENTRIFUGE
Keep in upright position
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 5-10 days
ROYAL BLUE with K2EDTA OHIPLL
MERCURY
(HG URINE)
RCML24 Hour Urine
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 – 5-10 days
OHIPLL
MERCURYRCMLUrine, 13 mL (random)
Avoid seafood consumption for 3 days prior to collection.
TAT – 14 days
OHIPLL
METABOLIC SCREEN
(Urine Metabolites)
METABUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in a 90 mL white cap container
State Date of Birth and clinical diagnosis.

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

TAT –15 days
.00LL
METANEPHRINESPlasma, 2 x 4mL Lavender tubes
Collect fasting sample.
Patient must abstain from smoking for at least 4 hours prior to collection.
Centrifuge vacutainer tubes and aliquot plasma into 2 separate labelled aliquot tubes and freeze.
Store and transport frozen. If specimen thaws, it is unsuitable for analysis.
TAT – 14 days
2 LAVENDEROHIPLL
METANEPHRINES
(NORMETANEPHRINE)
(METS)
24MET24 Hour Urine (6N HCl preservative)
20 mL aliquot – submit in a sterile urine container
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), Bananas, Alcohol, Tobacco

Medications to avoid: Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Cimitidine, Salicylate (Aspirin), Labitalol, Mathyldopa (Alsomet), Vitamin C

After the specimen is collected, the patient may resume normal diet.
TAT – 1 week
OHIPLL
METANEPHRINES, TOTALTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
METHADONERCMLUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 3 days
OHIPLL
METHEMALBUMIN SCREEN
(HAPTOGLOBIN) (HEMPEXIN SCREEN)
(FREE HEMOGLOBIN)
(PLASMA HEMOGLOBIN)
RCMLPlasma
Centrifuge and separate
●Testing consists of free hb, haptoglobin, hemopexin-heme complex and methemalbumin.
TAT – 5 days
LAVENDEROHIPLL
METHEMOGLOBINBy appointment only at local hospital
METHOBARBITALTEST NO LONGER AVAILALBE
METHOTREXATE
See AMETHOPTERIN
RCML
METHOTRIMEPRAMINE
(NOZINAN)
METHOSerum, 3 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
METHYLMALONIC ACID QUANTITATIVE
(MMA)
RCMLPlasma
Record any vitamin supplements taken and if any degree of renal compromise is present
Centrifuge and separate within 6 hours of collection
Store and ship frozen
TAT – 14 days
LAVENDER5.00LL
METHYLMALONIC ACID, URINEURINE TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE5.00LL
METHYLPHENIDATE
(RITALIN)
RCMLUrine, 25 mL (random)
Submit in an orange cap container
TAT – 15 days
OHIPLL
METHYPRYLON
(NOLUDAR)
RCMLSerum, 3 mL
Centrifuge and separate
TAT – 15days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
METHSUXIMIDE
(CELONTIN)
RCMLPlasma, 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
GREEN
with Heparin
OHIPLL
MEXILETINETEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
MICROALBUMIN
See ALBUMIN, QUANTITATIVE URINE
24UA
MICROALBUMIN
See ALBUMIN, QUANTITATIVE URINE
MALBU
MICROALBUMIN/ CREATININE RATIO24MACR24 Hour Urine (no preservative)
Submit 6 mL aliquot in a sterile urine container
Label container MICROALBUMIN RATIO
State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP requisition and on the specimen container
Retain a duplicate 90 mL sample in the fridge until test is reported.
TAT – 2 days
OHIPBTL
MICROALBUMIN/ CREATININE RATIOMACRUrine, 6 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container.
Label container MICROALBUMIN RATIO

Testing includes albumin and creatinine

Submit a separate sample for other urine tests
TAT –2 days
OHIPBTL
MICROGLOBULIN
(BETA 2 MICROGLOBULIN)
See B2 MICROGLOBULIN
B2MIC
MICROSOMAL THYROID
ANTIBODIES
(ATA, ATMA)
(ANTI-THYROID ANTIBODIES)
(MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES)
(ANTI-THYROID MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES)
(THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES)
(THYROID ANTIBODIES)
See ANTI–MICROSOMAL
ANTIBODIES
MSA
Or
ATA
MILONTIN
(PHENSUXIMIDE)
RCMLTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
MILTOWN
(MEPROBAMATE)
See EQUANIL
RCML
MISCELLANEOUS BLOOD
GROUPS
- Excluding Kell, Duffy
See ABO, Rh(D), GENOTYPE
MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODIES
(ANTI-SMOOTH MUSCLE
ANTIBODY, ASMA, SMA)
(SMOOTH MUSCLE
ANTIBODY)
See ANTI-MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODIES
RCML
MOGADON
(NITRAZEPAM)
RCMLSerum, 3 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
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
MOLECULAR GENETICS (I) TESTING:

Angelman Syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis *
Cystinosis *
Fragile X
Hereditary Non-Syndromic Deafness *
MCAD
Marfan Syndrome
Maternal Cell Contamination Studies
Myotopic Dystrophy TypeI *
Ocularpharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy
PKD autosomal dominant
Pompe Disease
Prader-Willi Syndrome
X-inactivation

* = MUST specify ethnic background
RCHEOWhole Blood
Adults & children > 1yr. = 10 ml blood
Newborns & infants = 3 ml minimum
(If sample < 3ml then use 3ml EDTA tube)
 
Label all tubes with minimum 2 patient identifiers
Submit Monday to Thursday before 4pm for best results
DO NOT FREEZE OR REFRIGERATE
 
Pre-package sample(s) with completed Molecular Genetics Form and a copy of the OHIP requisition in a separate brown paper bag
 
When possible, have Courier deliver sample(s) at Room Temp ASAP directly to the hospital on the same day of collection
TAT – 4 to 12 weeks
LAVENDEROHIPCHEO
MOLECULAR GENETICS (II) TESTING:

Thrombophilia
Wagner Syndrome
Hereditary Hemochromatosis
RCHEOWhole Blood
Adults & children > 1yr. = 5 ml blood
Newborns & infants = 3 ml minimum
(If sample < 3ml then use 3ml EDTA tube)
 
Label all tubes with minimum 2 patient identifiers
Submit Monday to Thursday before 4pm for best results
DO NOT FREEZE OR REFRIGERATE
 
Pre-package sample(s) with completed Molecular Genetics Form and a copy of the OHIP requisition in a separate brown paper bag
 
When possible, have Courier deliver sample(s) at Room Temp ASAP directly to the hospital on the same day of collection
TAT – 3 to 10 weeks
LAVENDEROHIPCHEO
MOLECULAR GENETICS (III) TESTING:

Myotonic Dystrophy Type II
Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT1A)
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP)
Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHMD)
Rett Syndrome *

 
* = All specimens require completed requisitions for DNA testing for each family member being tested
RCHEOWhole Blood
Adults & children > 1yr. = 15 ml blood
Newborns & infants = 3 ml minimum
(If sample < 3ml then use 3ml EDTA tube)
 
Label all tubes with minimum 2 patient identifiers
Submit Monday to Thursday before 4pm for best results
DO NOT FREEZE OR REFRIGERATE
 
Pre-package sample(s) with completed Molecular Genetics Form and a copy of the OHIP requisition in a separate brown paper bag
 
When possible, have Courier deliver sample(s) at Room Temp ASAP directly to the hospital on the same day of collection
TAT – 4 to 12 weeks
LAVENDEROHIPCHEO
MOLECULAR GENETICS (IV) TESTING:

Fetal RhD *
Fetal Kell *
Fetal Platelet Antigen (PLA)*

 
* = parental bloods required
RCHEOWhole Blood
Adults & children > 1yr. = 5 ml blood
 
Label all tubes with minimum 2 patient identifiers
Submit Monday to Thursday before 4pm for best results
DO NOT FREEZE OR REFRIGERATE
 
Pre-package sample(s) with completed Molecular Genetics Form and a copy of the OHIP requisition in a separate brown paper bag
 
When possible, have Courier deliver sample(s) at Room Temp ASAP directly to the hospital on the same day of collection
TAT – 1 to 2 weeks
LAVENDEROHIPCHEO
MONOCLONAL PROTEIN
(SPE)
See PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS
SPE
MONONUCLEOSIS SCREEN
(MONO)
(INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS)
See HETEROPHILE ANTIBODY
MONOT
MORPHINE
See DRUG SCREEN
BROAD SPECTRUM
UDSState under notes and instructions “CHECK FOR MORPHINE”
MOTRIN
See IBUPROFEN
IBU
MRSA SCREEN TEST
AXILLA
GROIN
NASAL
RECTAL
Nmrsa
Remrsa
Swab- state source
Place swab in charcoal transport media
TAT – 2 days
OHIPBTL
MSS
See MATERNAL SERUM SCREEN
MSS
MUCONIC ACIDTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDESRCMLUrine,10 mL (random)
Submit in a 90 mL orange cap container
Avoid first morning collection
Provide clinical history
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 40 days
OHIPLL
MULTIMER – VWF
See VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR SCREEN
RCML
MUMPS ANTIBODY, DIAGNOSTICMUMBlood, 3 mL
Clinical history of patient is required.
Acute samples (drawn at onset of illness), and convalescent samples (drawn 10-12 days later) are required.
Do not centrifuge tube
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 3 days
PLAIN REDN/CCHEO
MUMPS ANTIBODY, DIAGNOSTIC OR IMMUNITYRPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated

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

TAT—5 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
MUMPS PCR, SWABRPHLBuccal or throat swab 
Collect within 9 days after symptom onset
Submit in multi-organism transport medium
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT—3 to 18 days
N/CPHL
MUMPS PCR, URINERPHLUrine, 5 mL (random)
Submit in a orange cap container
Collect within 9 days after symptom onset
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT—3 to 18 days
N/CPHL
MURAMIDASE
(LYSOZYME)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
MYCOBACTERIUMRPHLWhole blood, 10 mL
Before collection, clean the caps of the tubes with 70% isopropyl alcohol and allow caps to dry
Store and transfer at room temperature

Testing includes identification of Mycobacteria species other than M. tuberculosis (NTM)

TAT—42 days
2 GREEN
with Heparin
N/CPHL
MYCOBACTERIUMRPHLSputum, 5-10 mL
Submit in sterile container with no fixative
Store and transport refrigerated
Sputum should be from an early morning collection from a deep productive cough on 3 consecutive days
TAT—49 days
N/CPHL
MYCOBACTERIUMRPHLStool, 1g
Submit in a sterile container with no fixative
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT—49 days
N/CPHL
MYCOPLASMA ANTIBODIESTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
MYCOPLASMA CULTUREMYCSwab – State source
Submit in multi-organism transport media (e.g. Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma culture kit)
Use the Copan UTM-RT Viral Swab for collection
Store and transport refrigerated

Testing includes Ureaplasmas

TAT – 17 days
N/CPHL
MYCOPLASMA ISOLATION
(UREAPLASMA)
MYCOSwab/Urine/Fluid/Tissue/Semen.
Place swab from vagina, cervix or urethra, sediment from centrifuged other fluid, or tissue in special Mycoplasma Transport Media.
Break off applicator and replace transport tube cap tightly.
Do not use swabs with wooden shaft
Store and ship refrigerated.
For Main Lab: collect Mon-Tues & Wednesday before 11 AM.
For all collection facilities (including physician offices), collect Mon-Tues ONLY
Urine is to be sent in a sterile container and shipped refrigerated.
TAT – 10 days
.00LL
MYELOPEROXIDASE PLASMA
(MPO)
RCMLPlasma, 1 mL
Immediately centrifuge for10 minutes.
Immediately separate
Store and transport refrigerated.
TAT – 6 days
LAVENDER.00LL
MYOGLOBINRCMLRandom Urine, 10 mL
Collect in a sterile 90mL urine container
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT -- 2 days
OHIPLL
MYOGLOBINSERUM/PLASMA TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
MYOTOPIC DYSTROPHY TYPE I
(DM1)
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)
RCHEO
MYOTOPIC DYSTROPHY TYPE II
(DM2)
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (III)
RCHEO
MYSIAL ANTIBODIES
See ANTI-ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY
ANTEN
MYSOLINE
(PRIMIDONE)
RCMLSerum, 1mL
Centrifuge and separate
Collect specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection
TAT – 5 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
NAPROXENETEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
NARCOTIC SCREEN
(DRUG OF ABUSE)
(STREET DRUGS)
(URINE TOXICOLOGY)
See DRUGS SCREEN
UDSC
NEIRHAUS
(KLEIHAUER ACID ELUTION)
(KLEIHAUER-BETKE TEST)
(KB TEST)
See KLEIHAUER STAIN
RCML
NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE
(GC, GONOCOCCUS)
See GONORRHOEAE CULTURE
RPHL
NEURONTIN
See GABAPENTIN
GAB
NEUROMYELITIS OPTIC ANTIBODY (IgG)TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
NEUTROPHIL ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE
(LEUKOCYTE ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE)
See LAP
Refer patient to local hospital
NH3
(NH4)
See AMMONIA
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
NICKELNICKELPlasma
Centrifuge and separate
TAT – 30 days
ROYAL BLUE
with K2EDTA
.00LL
NICKELNICKELUUrine, 50 mL (random)
Submit in a 90 mL orange cap container
TAT – 30 days
.00LL
NICKELRCML24 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
.00LL
NICOTINENICOUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT –15 days
.00LL
NICOTINE
(COTININE)
RCMLSerum
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport refrigerated.

Testing includes Nicotine and Nicotine Metabolite (Cotinine)

TAT – 1-2 weeks
PLAIN RED5.00LL
NITRAZEPAM
See MOGADON
RCML
NITROGENTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
NON–SPECIFIC COAGULATION INHIBITORS
(LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT)
See CIRCULATING ANTICOAGULANT
LUANT
NOREPINEPHRINE
See CATECHOLAMINES, FRACTIONATED
24CAT
NORMETANEPHRINE
See METANEPHRINES, FRACTIONATED and TOTAL
24MET
NORPACE
See DISOPYRAMIDE
RCML
NORPRAMINE
See DESIPRAMINE
DESIP
NORTRIPTYLINE
See AVENTYL
NOR
NOZINAN
See METHOTRIMEPRAMINE
METHO
N-TERMINAL PROBRAIN
NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE
(BNP)
(NT-PRO)
NATRCollect specimen in SST Gold top tube. Gently invert/mix tube 5-6 times. Allow to clot upright for a minimum of 30 minutes. Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 1300 RCF. Store and ship at 2-8 degrees C.
TAT – 5 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
NUCLEOTIDASE
(5’ NUCLEOTIDASE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
17-OH STEROIDS
See 17-HYDROXY CORTICOSTEROIDS
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
17-OH PROGESTERONE
(PREGNANETRIOL)
See 17-HYDROXY PROGESTERONE
17HP
OCCULT BLOODOB1Stool
Random specimen
Instructions for the patient are in the kit
Use code OB2 if two specimens
Use code OB3 if three specimens
TAT – 1 day
OHIPBTL
OCULOPHARYNGEAL MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
(OPMD)
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)
RCHEO
OLANZAPINE
(ZYPREXA)
OLANZASerum,1 ml
Collect trough sample
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 14 Days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
OLIGOSACCHARIDESOLIGOUrine
Submit in an orange or white cap container
Avoid first morning collection
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 40 days
.00LL
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID
(AA EPA RATIO)
RCMLWhole blood
Fasting is not required.
Store and transport refrigerated.
TAT – 10 days
LAVENDER.00LL
OPIATES
See DRUG SCREEN
UDSC
OPSA
See PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN, TOTAL-DISEASE STATE
PSAI
ORGANIC ACIDSRCMLUrine, 10 mL (random)
Early morning specimen preferred
Submit in an orange or white cap container
State age of patient and clinical diagnosis
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 30 days
OHIPLL
OSMOLALITYSOSSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 15 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
OSMOLALITYUOSUrine
This code can be used for either a random or a 24 hour urine
Submit in an orange or white cap container
Retain a duplicate sample in the fridge until the test is reported if the specimen is a 24 hour sample
TAT – 15 days
OHIPLL
OSMOTIC FRAGILITYRefer patient to a hospital laboratory due to time constraints of testing requirements
OSTEOCALCIN
(BGP)
(BONE GLA)
OSTEOSerum
Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes
Centrifuge as soon as possible
Separate into 2 x 1 mL aliquots and freeze as soon as possible
Store and transport frozen
Avoid hemolysis
TAT—25 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
OV 125
See CA 125
CA125
OVA AND PARASITES
(O&P)
OVP1Stool, Copan Fecal Swab (PCR testing)
Only 1 swab sample is required.
Only a small amount of stool is required to be swabbed and placed into the collection tube. Mix the specimen against the sides of the tube to evenly disperse the sample into the Cary Blair medium. Fill to ‘Max Fill’ line. Bend the shaft to break off the swab into the collection tube. Cap tightly and shake the vial to mix the sample.
Store and ship refrigerated.

*NOTE: Traditional O&P testing (in SAF containers) will continue to be provided for certain indications, including immunocompromised patients, immigrant/refugee screening or if Helminthic infestation is suspected. The ordering physician must indicate on the requisition and send samples in SAF is microscopy is needed.
Place approximately 1 tablespoon of stool in a PARA kit with SAF fixative
Store and ship at room temperature
Use test code OVP2 if two specimens received
Use test code OVP3 if three specimens received
TAT – 5 days
OHIPLL
OVARIAN ANTIBODIESOVA ABTEST NOT AVAILABLE
OXALATE
(OXALIC ACID)
24OXA24 hour Urine (6N HCl preservative)
Submit a 10 mL aliquots in white cap containers
Store and transport refrigerated
State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP Requisition and on the specimen container
Retain a duplicate 50 mL sample in the fridge until test is reported.
TAT – 10 days
OHIPLL
OXAZEPAM
(SERAX)
RCMLSerum, 3 mL
TAT – 15 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
OXYCODONE
(PERCODON)
OXYCODONUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 5 days
OHIPLL
OXYGEN AFFINITY OF HEMOGLOBIN
(P50)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
P– 24, HIV
(HIV SEROLOGY)
See HIV
HIV
PAPP-A
(INTEGRATED PRENATAL SCREENING)
See FIRST or SECOND TRIMESTER SCREENING
IPS1
PAP SMEARCONVENTIONAL (SLIDE) PAP TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PAP SMEAR, MONOLAYER/THINLAYERGYN30 mL M/L container
State source of specimen: cervical, vaginal, endocervical, combined
Ensure the head of the collection instrument (broom) is in the vial
Ensure the lid of the vial is screwed on tightly to avoid leakage or loss of the material
The physician must print the patient’s name on the container
Complete a Bio-Test (Blue and White) Cytology Form with all required information fields completed
TAT – 1-3 days
OHIPBTL
PARAINFLUENZA VIRUS ANTIBODIESTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PARANEOPLASTIC AUTOANTIBODY PANEL
(ANTI-NEURONAL AB)
(ANNA1), (ANNA2)
(ANTI-HU), (ANTI-RI), (ANTI-YO)
(PCA1)
(PURKINJE CELL ANTIBODY)
RCMLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 14 days
YELLOW SST0.00LL
PARASITE, INTESTINALFaeces
Collect in a PARA kit with SAF
Submit a series of 3 specimens, 1-2 days apart
Store and transport at room temperature
TAT—3 days
N/CPHL
PARASITE SEROLOGY TESTInformation regarding requests for specific tests available through Reference Lab Consultants
PARATHYROID HORMONE
(PTH)
(INTACT PTH)
PTHSerum, 2 mL
Allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes
Centrifuge and separate within 4 hours of collection
Store and transport refrigerated
For Quebec insured patients: Plasma, 3 mL
Separate ASAP - write on tube 'plasma'
Store and transport refrigerated
*Tested at Montfort Hospital
TAT – 2 days
YELLOW SST
 
 
LAVENDER (for QC insured patients)
OHIPLL
 
 
MTF
PARIETAL CELL ANTIBODIESPARABSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 25 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
PAROXETINE
(PAXIL)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PARTIAL THROMBOPLASTIN TIME
(PTT)
PTTPlasma
Fill tube completely
Centrifuge and separate
If unexpected delay in transport to lab overnight then FREEZE PLASMA & SEND FROZEN next day
Testing done on Tuesday and Friday
TAT – 2-3 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPBTL
PARVO VIRUS
(FIFTH DISEASE)
(PARVO VIRUS B19)
See ERYTHEMA INFECTIOSUM
PARVO
PASTEURELLA TULARENSIS ANTIBODY
(TULAREMIA)
(FRANCISELLA TULARENSIS
ANTIBODY)
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) sample may be required for laboratory diagnosis.
TAT—10 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
PATERNITY TESTINGNO LONGER AVAILABLE
*Consult Reporting Department for alternative laboratory locations
PATHOLOGY
(HISTOLOGY)
See HISTOLOGY
HISTO
PAXIL
See PAROXETINE
PAROX
PBG
(PORPHOBILINOGEN SCREEN)
RANDOM URINE TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PCB PANEL
(POLYCHLORINATED BIPENYLS PANEL
PCBSerum
Centrifuge and separate within 2 hrs of collection
Store and transport refrigerated
SST tubes are UNACCEPTABLE
TAT 1-2 weeks
PLAIN RED0.00LL
PCP
(PHENCYCLIDINE)
(ANGEL DUST)
UPCUrine, 10 mL( random) urine
Submit in an orange or white top container
Indicate “CHECK FOR PHENCYCLIDINE”
TAT – 5 days
OHIPLL
PEANUT COMPONENT TESTING PANEL
See ALLERGY TESTING -- PEANUT COMPONENT PANEL
RCML
PEMPHIGUS/PEMPHIGOID
ANTIBODIES
(EPIDERMAL ANTIBODIES)
See ANTI-SKIN ANTIBODIES
RCML
PENTACHLOROPHENOLRCMLPlasma
Centrifuge and separate
Store and ship frozen
TAT -- 1-2 weeks
LAVENDER0.00LL
PENTOBARBITALTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PERCHLOROETHYLENE
(TETRACHLOROTHELENE BLOOD)
RCMLWhole Blood
DO NOT OPEN
use parafilm to ensure tube remains unopened
Send entire tube
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT – 7 days
GREY0.00LL
PERCHLOROETHYLENE
(TETRACHLOROTHELENE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PERCHLOROETHYLENE
(TETRACHLOROTHELENE)
RCMLRandom Urine, 10-15 mL
Collect in a sterile 90 mL urine container
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT -- 1-2 weeks
0.00LL
PHADIATOPTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PHENCYCLIDINE
See PCP
UPC
PHENOBARBITALPHENOSerum
Collect specimen just prior to next dose (TROUGH SPECIMEN)
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection
Centrifuge and separate
Store and ship frozen
SST tubes are unacceptable for analysis
TAT – 1 day
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
PHENOL
(BENZENE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PHENOTHIAZINES, QUALITATIVEPHTUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 5 days
OHIPLL
PHENYLALANINE
See AMINO ACIDS QUANTITATIVE
AMINO
PHENYTOIN
See DILANTIN
DIL
PHOSPHATASE ACID,
PROSTATIC
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PHOSPHATASE ACID,
TOTAL
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PHOSPHATASE ALKALINE
See ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE
ALK
PHOSPHATASE ALKALINE ISOENZYME
(ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE FRACTIONATION)
See ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE ISOENZYME
API
PHOSPHOLIPIDSTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PHOSPHORUS
(INORGANIC PHOSPHATE)
PHOSSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT—1 day
OHIPBTL
PHOSPHORUS
(PHOSPHATE)
24UPH24 Hour Urine (no preservative)
(May also be accepted if collected with 6N HCl as preservative)
10 mL aliquot – submit in an sterile urine container
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
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT – 1 day
OHIPLL
PHOSPHORUSUrine , 10 mL (random)
Submit in a orange or white cap container
TAT – 2 days
OHIPLL
PHYTANIC ACIDPHY
TANIC
Plasma, 2 mL
Fasting sample preferred
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 25 days
GREEN
with Heparin
.00LL
PINWORM EXAMINATION
(ENTEROBIUS VERMICULARIS)
RPWPaddle – State Source
Obtain specimen from perianal area
Recommend specimen be obtained early morning prior to washing due to night time migration of pinworm
TAT – 2 day
OHIPLL
PK SCREEN
(PYRUVATE KINASE)
PYRUVWhole Blood
Store and transport refrigerated
Blood transfusion within the last 3 months will invalidate test results
TAT – 25 days
LAVENDEROHIPLL
PKD AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)
RCHEO
PKU
(PHENYLKETONURIA)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Refer patient to hospital
PLACIDYL
See ETHCHLORVYNOL
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PLASMA HEMOGLOBIN
See FREE HEMOGLOBIN
RCML
PLASMINOGENRCMLPlasma,1 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 15 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
PLATELET COUNT
(THROMBOCYTE COUNT)
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
PLATELET COUNT, CITRATE SAMPLE
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBCPlasma
Label both samples– platelet count
Elasticize the two tubes together for transport
TAT – 1 day
LIGHT BLUE &
LAVENDER
OHIPBTL
PLATELET ASSOCIATED ANTIBODIES
(PLATELET ASSOCIATED IGG)
See ANTI-PLATELET ANTIBODY
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PLATELET FUNCTION TESTBY HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT ONLY
PLATINUM24 HOUR URINE TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PNEUMOCYSTIS JIROVECII
(PNEUMOCYSTIS CARINII)
Sputum—1 mL
Collect in a sterile container
Store and transport at room temperature
TAT—1 day
N/CPHL
POLIOMYELITIS VIRUSPOLIOStool/ Swab
Submit 0.5g stool sample in a sterile container
Submit swabs in a multi-organism transport medium
Store and transport refrigerated
Viral history sheet must be completed
Stool is the preferred sample
 
Use codes:
Stool – VIRUS – TM
Throat Swab – VIRUS – SW
Rectal Swab – VIRUS – SW
TAT – 18 days
N/CPHL
POMPE DISEASE
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)
RCHEO
PORPHOBILINOGEN
See PBG
RCMLTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PORPHOBILINOGEN DEAMINASE
(PBG DEAMINASE)
(UROPORPHYRINOGEN SYNTHETASE)
RCMLWhole Blood, 7ml
Protect Green top tube from light
Store and transport refrigerated
Provide haematocrit result for calculation of results.
*If CBC test not ordered, collect a LAVENDER tube in addition to the GREEN top
TAT – 14 days
GREEN
with Heparin
.00LL
PORPHYRINS, BLOOD
(PORPHYRINS RBC)
(PROTOPORPHYRINS)
(FREE ERYTHROCYTE)
(QUANTITATIVE PORPHYRINS)
(FEP)
PORBL
PORPB
Whole Blood
Do not separate
Protect one LAVENDER tube from light only
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 10 days
2 LAVENDEROHIPLL
PORPHYRINS, QUALITATIVERCMLQUALITATIVE STOOL TEST NOT AVAILABLE
PORPHYRINS, QUANTITATIVE
(PORPHYRINS, FECES)
(MESOPORPHYRIN)
(PHOTOPORPHYRIN)
RCMLStool, 50 g (app. ½ tablespoon), random
Submit in a sterile container
Protect from light
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 5 days
OHIPLL
PORPHYRINS, QUANTITATIVE
(UROPORPHYRINS)
(COPROPORPHYRINS)
(HEPTACARBOXYLIC ACID)
(HEXACARBOXYLIC ACID)
(PENTACARBOXYLIC ACID)
RCML24-Hour Urine (Sodium Carbonate 5g preservative)
20 mL aliquot – submit in a 90 mL sterile urine container
Protect from light during collection, processing, and transport
Store and ship frozen
State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP requisition and on the specimen container
Retain a duplicate 50 mL sample in the fridge until test is reported.
TAT – 5 days
OHIPLL
PORPHYRINS SCREENTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
POST VAS
(SEMEN ANALYSIS, POST VASECTOMY)
(SEMEN POST VAS)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE - REFER TO DYNACARE
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE - REFER TO DYNACARE
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE - REFER TO DYNACARE
POTASSIUMKPlasma
Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable
Enter as “K” and put “Plasma” in comments
TAT – 1 day
GREEN
with Heparin
OHIPBTL
POTASSIUMKSerum
Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
POTASSIUMURKUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 2 days
OHIPLL
POTASSIUM24UK24 Hour Urine (no preservative)
(May also be accepted if collected with 6N HCl as preservative)
10mL aliquot – submit in a sterile urine container
●Testing includes urine creatinine and total volume
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 – 2 days
OHIPLL
PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME
(PWS)
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)
RCHEO
PREALBUMINRCMLSerum,1ml
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 10 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
PREGNANCY TESTPREGUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
First morning specimen preferred
TAT – 1 day
OHIPBTL
PREGNANEDIOL
(PROGESTERONE)
PROGSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
PREGNANETRIOL
(17-OH PROGESTERONE)
See 17-HYDROXY PROGESTERONE
17HP
PRE-NATAL SCREEN
(REPEAT PRENATAL ANTIBODIES)
(TYPE & SCREEN)
(ABO & SCREEN)
See ABO & Ab SCREEN
BGR
AS
PRE-NATAL SCREENING WITH HIV FOR PHLHEPBM
RUBL
HIV
VDRL
Blood
If using SST tubes, centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
Complete Prenatal form must be attached

Group test includes:

Hepatitis B Prenatal
Rubella Antibody Prenatal
HIV Prenatal
PHL Prenatal VDRL
**If Rubella is to be performed in-house, use code RPHL for Rubella.
TAT – 15 days
2 PLAIN RED
or
2 YELLOW SST
N/CPHL
 
BTL
(Rubella)
PRE-NATAL SCREENING WITHOUT HIV FOR PHLHEPBM
RUBL
VDRL
Blood
If using SST tubes, centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
Complete Prenatal form must be attached

Group test includes:

Hepatitis B Prenatal
Rubella Antibody Prenatal
PHL Prenatal VDRL
**If Rubella is to be performed in-house, use code RPHL for Rubella.
TAT – 15 days
2 PLAIN RED
 
2 YELLOW SST
N/CPHL
 
BTL
(Rubella)
PRIMIDONE
See MYSOLINE
RCML
PROCAINAMIDE
(PRONESTYL)
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 – 5 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
PROGESTERONE
See PREGNANEDIOL
PROG
PROGRAF
(TACROLIMUS)
See FK-506
RCML
PROINSULINRCMLPlasma, 2 mL
Overnight fasting sample is required
Allow tube to clot refrigerated
Centrifuge and separate as soon as possible
Freeze immediately
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 14 days
YELLOW SST.00LL
PROLACTINPRLSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
PROLIFERATING CELL NUCLEAR ANTIBODIES
(ANTI – PCNA)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PRONESTYL
See PROCAINAMIDE
RCML
PROPAFENONE
(RYTHMOL)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PROPOXYPHENE
See DARVON
RCML
PROPRANOLOL
See INDERAL
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN, TOTAL- SCREENING ONLY
(PSA SCREEN)
(PSA TOTAL)
PSAUSerum
Centrifuge only
Stable 48 hrs refrigerated or several weeks frozen
Cannot add PSA after 2 days as samples are not kept frozen
NOT COVERED BY OHIP
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SST.00BTL
PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN, TOTAL-DISEASE STATE
(PSA, TOTAL DISEASE STATE, OPSA)
(PSA-NO CHARGE)
PSAISerum
Centrifuge only
Stable 48 hrs refrigerated or several weeks frozen
Cannot add PSA after 2 days since Bio-Test doesn’t freeze samples
OHIP covered PSA
Physician MUST indicate on requisition for treatment, monitoring or diagnosis of cancer
Covered by OHIP, no charge
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN, FREE/TOTAL RATIO
(PSA, FREE / TOTAL RATIO)
FPSAUSerum
Centrifuge only

Testing Includes Total PSA ●

TAT – 3 days
YELLOW SST60.00BTL
PROTEIN C
(FUNCTIONAL/ IMMUNOLOGICAL)
PRO
TEINC
Plasma, 3 mL
Coumadin should be restricted for 2 weeks prior to the test.
Consult with the patient’s physician before proceeding with the test (document the call on the OHIP requisition).
Centrifuge and separate plasma immediately.
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 15 to 25 days
LIGHT BLUE.00LL
PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS
(SPE, MONOCLONAL PROTEIN)
(GAMMOPATHY SCREEN)
PESerum, 1 mL
Can detect monoclonal antibodies
● Testing Includes Total Protein and Albumin
●Testing done every 18 patients
TAT – variable
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS
(PEP)
(SPE- 24 HOUR)
24PEL24-Hour Urine (no preservative)
10 mL aliquot – submit in a white cap container labelled “CREATININE” and a 50 mL aliquot – submit in a white cap container labelled “PEP”
State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP Requisition and on the specimen container
Retain a duplicate 50 mL sample in the fridge until test is reported.
Store and ship refrigerated
● Testing Includes Total Protein, Urine Creatinine ●
TAT – 3-4 days
OHIPLL
PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS
(PEP- RANDOM)
RCMLUrine, 10mL (random)
Collect FIRST morning urine into a sterile 90mL urine container
Store and ship refrigerated
● Testing Includes Total Protein●
TAT – 3-4 days
OHIPLL
PROTEIN S, FREE/TOTALPRO
TEINS
Plasma, 2 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
Patient should not be on anticoagulant therapy
Reference range applies to patients 18 year of age and older
●Total analysis will only be performed if
Protein S, Free is low
TAT – 15 to 25 days
LIGHT BLUE.00LL
PROTEIN S, TOTAL
See PROTEIN S, FREE/TOTAL
PROTEIN, TOTAL-FLUIDRCMLFluid, 1 mL
State source
Submit in plastic transfer tube
TAT – 1 day
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
PROTEIN, TOTAL-SERUMTPSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
PROTEIN, TOTAL QUALITATIVE
(ALBUMIN, QUALITATIVE URINE)
RCMLUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 2 days
OHIPLL
PROTEIN, TOTAL QUANTITATIVERCMLUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 1 day
OHIPLL
PROTEIN, TOTAL 24 HOUR URINERCML24 Hour Urine (no preservative)
10 mL aliquot – submit in an orange or white cap container labelled “ CREATININE” and a 10 mL aliquot – submit in an orange or white cap container labelled “ PROTEIN”
State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP Requisition and on the specimen container
●Testing includes urine creatinine and total volume.
Retain a duplicate 50 mL sample in the fridge until test is reported.
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT – 1 day
OHIPLL
PROTEUS OX– 19SEROLOGY TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PROTHROMBIN MUTATION
See FACTOR II MUTATION
RCHEO
PROTHROMBIN TIME
(PRO TIME, PT)
See INR
COA
PROTOPORPHYRINS
(PORPHYRINS RBC)
See PORPHYRINS, BLOOD
PORBL
PORPB
PROTRIPTYLINE
(TRIPTIL)
RCMLSerum, 3 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.
TAT – 20 days
ROYAL BLUE
no additive
OHIPLL
PROZAC
See FLUOXETINE
PROZ
PSA, TOTAL
See PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN, TOTAL-SCREENING ONLY
PSAU
PSA, TOTAL
(PSA- NO CHARGE, OPSA)
See PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN, TOTAL-DISEASE STATE
PSAI
PSA, FREE / TOTAL RATIO
See PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN FREE/TOTAL RATIO
FPSAU
PSEUDOCHOLINESTERASE
See CHOLINESTERASE, PHENOTYPE
RCML
PSITTACOSIS ANTIBODY
See CHLAMYDIA, PSITTACI
RPHL
PT
(PRO TIME)
(PROTHROMBIN TIME)
See INR
COA
PTH
See PARATHYROID HORMONE
PTH
PTH RELATED PEPTIDE
(PTH-Rp)
RCMLPlasma
Centrifuge and separate immediately
Store and ship at ROOM TEMPERATURE
Whole Blood will not be accepted for testing
TAT -- 1-2 weeks
GREEN with Heparin.00LL
PTT
See PARTIAL THROMBO-PLASTIN TIME
PTT
PYRIDINIUMTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
PYRIDOXAL PHOSPHATE
(VITAMIN B6)
(PYRIDOXINE)
B6Plasma, 2 mL
Patient should avoid dietary Vitamin B6 on the day of collection.
Overnight fasting required.
Collect blood in Lavender top tube (EDTA). Mix thoroughly by gentle inversion. Centrifuge and separate as soon as possible. Transfer an aliquot of plasma to a labelled AMBER transport tube/protect from light.
Store and ship frozen
TAT – 10 days
LAVENDER.00LL
PYRUVATE KINASE
See PK SCREEN
PYRUV
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