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Test Directory (Q-V)

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
QUININE
(Q-10 METABOLITE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
QUINIDINE
(Q-10 METABOLITE)
See BIQUIN
QUI
Q– FEVER ANTIBODYRPHLSerum, 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
RA
(RA FACTOR, RA FIXATION)
(RHEUMATOID FACTOR)
See LATEX FIXATION
ART
RABIES VIRUS ANTIBODIESRPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
Provide full clinical history on Lab Requisition including past vaccinations (number of shots and date), details of exposure/bite, whether RIG administered, travel, symptoms, etc.
TAT—7 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
RADIOALLERGOSORBENT TEST
(UNICAP)
(RAST)
See ALLERGEN TESTING
RAST
R. AKARI
(RICKETTSIAL ANTIBODY)
(RMSF)
(ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER)
(TYPHUS MURINE 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
RAPAMUNE
(RAPAMYCIN)
(SIROLIMUS TRANSPLANT)
RCMLWhole blood
Transplant hospital and Transplant physician MUST be provided on the requisition.
TAT – 15 days
LAVENDEROHIPLL
RAPID PLASMA REAGIN
(RPR, SYPHILIS)
See VDRL, CONFIRMATION
VDRL
RAST
(RADIO ALLERGOSORBENT TEST, UNICAP)
See ALLERGEN TESTING
RCML
RBC CHOLINESTERASE
(CHOLINESTERASE, PLASMA & RBC)
See ACETYL CHOLINESTERASE
CHOLR
RBC MAGNESIUM
See MAGNESIUM, RBC
RBCM
RED BLOOD CELL COUNT
(ERYTHROCYTE COUNT, RBC)
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH
(RDW)
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
RED MEASLES
(RUBEOLA)
See MEASLES
MEAS
REDUCING SUBSTANCESRESUBStool, 5 g (approx. 1 teaspoon), random
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 15 days
OHIPLL
REDUCING SUBSTANCESBLOOD TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
REPEAT PRENTAL ANTIBODIES
(ABO & SCREEN)
(PRENATAL SCREEN)
(TYPE & SCREEN)
See ABO & Ab SCREEN
BGR
AS
REPEAT PRENATAL ANTIBODY SCREEN
(INDIRECT COOMBS)
See ANTIBODY SCREEN
ANSCR
RENIN ACTIVITY
(RENIN DIRECT)
(RENIN SUPINE)
(RENIN UPRIGHT)
RCMLPlasma x2 aliquots
Minimum Volume required: 2 x 1mL aliquots
Centrifuge and separate plasma immediately
Freeze plasma aliquots immediately
Store and ship frozen
Renin Supine- Minimum time lying down before collection is 30 minutes.
Renin Upright- minimum time in upright position before collection is 2 hours. Record the time upright to nearest 0.5 hour.
TAT – 2-6 days
LAVENDEROHIPLL
REOVIRUS ANTIBODYTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
RESPIRATORY CULTURE
See MYCOPLASMA CULTURE
MYC
RETICULIN ANTIBODY
See ANTI-RETICULIN ANTIBODY
RETAB
RETICULOCYTE COUNTRETICPlasma
TAT – 1 day
LAVENDEROHIPBTL
RETINOL
(VITAMIN A)
VITASerum, 2 mL
Avoid hemolysis
Protect from light
Fasting specimen preferred
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 7 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
RETT SYNDROME
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (III)
RCHEO
REVERSE T3
(RT3)
(REVERSE TRIIODOTHYRONINE)
RCMLSerum
Centrifuge and separate
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT -- 1-2 weeks
PLAIN RED$35.00 LL
Rh FACTOR
(ABO & TYPE, BLOOD TYPE)
(BLOOD GROUP & Rh(D))
See ABO RhD
BGR
RHEUMATOID FACTOR
(RA FACTOR, RA)
(RA FIXATION)
See LATEX FIXATION
ART
RICKETTSIAL ANTIBODY
(ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER, RMSF)
(TYPHUS MURINE ANTIBODY)
See R.AKARI
RPHL
RINGWORM OF SCALP
(WOOD LAMPS TEST)
See DERMATOPHYTOSIS
RPHL
RISPERIDONE
(RISPERDAL)
RISPSerum, 2 mL
Collect trough specimen (prior to next dose) and document on requisition
Centrifuge and separate
Store and ship frozen
Serum from gel separator NOT acceptable
TAT – 7 days
PLAIN RED$50.00 LL
RISTOCETIN CO FACTOR VON WILLEBRANDTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
RITALIN
See METHYLPHENIDATE
RCML
RIVOTRIL
See CLONAZEPAM
RCML
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER ANTIBODY
(RICKETTSIAL ANTIBODY)
(TYPHUS MURINE ANTIBODY, RMSF)
See R.AKARI
RPHL
ROHYPNOL
(DATE RAPE DRUG)
(FLUNITRAZEPAM)
RCMLUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in a 90 mL orange cap container
TAT-15 days
OHIPLL
ROTAVIRUSRPHLFaeces, 1-2g
Submit in a sterile container or in a PHL Virus Enteric Kit.
Samples should be collected within the first 48 hours after onset of symptoms when possible.
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 3 days (variable in the winter)
N/CPHL
RUBELLA ANTIBODY, IGM
(RUBELLA IGM)
See ACUTE RUBELLA
RUBLM
RUBELLA ANTIBODY, IMMUNE STATUS
(RUBELLA IGG)
(RUBELLA ANTIBODY IGG IMMUNE)
RUBLSerum
Centrifuge only
Testing done on Thursday and Friday
TAT – 1-5 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
RUBELLA ANTIBODY, PRENATALRUBLSerum
Centrifuge only
To be sent in conjunction with Prenatal Hepatitis B, VDRL and Prenatal HIV
One tube is required for all the tests
TAT – 10 days
YELLOW SSTN/CBTL
RUBEOLA
See MEASLES
MEAS
RYTHMOL
See PROPAFENONE
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
SALICYLATE
(ASPIRIN, ASA)
See ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID
SAL
SCHILLINGS TESTRefer Patient to Hospital for testing
SCHISTOSOMARPHLUrine, 30 mL (mid-day)
Collect on 3 consecutive days in a sterile container
Collect specimens 2 hours before and after midday, preferably the last portion voided
Store and transport at room temperature
TAT—2 days
N/CPHL
SCHISTOSOMARPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport at room temperature
TAT—10 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
SCHISTOSOMA SPPRPHLFaeces
Collect in a PARA kit with SAF
Submit 1 specimen per day for 3 days
Store and transport at room temperature
TAT—3 days
N/CPHL
SCLERODERMAL ANTIBODY
See ANTI-ENA
ENA
SECOBARBITALRCMLSerum, 3 ml
Collect the 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
SEDIMENTATION RATE
(SED RATE)
See ESR
ESR
SELENIUMRCMLSerum
Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes at room temperature
Centrifuge and separate
Transfer an aliquot of serum to a new labelled Royal Blue top tube (without additive) and cap tightly
Store and transport frozen
TAT - 10 days
ROYAL BLUE
without additive
$55.00 LL
SELENIUMPLASMA TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
SELENIUMRCMLUrine, 20 mL( random)
Submit in a 90 mL orange cap container
TAT- 10 days
$55.00 LL
SELENIUMRCML24 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
$55.00 LL
SELENIUM RBC
(SELENIUM ERYTHROCYTES)
RCMLRed Cells
Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.
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.
Store and transport refrigerated.
TAT -- 1-3 weeks
ROYAL BLUE with K2EDTA$40.00 LL
SEMEN ANALYSIS,
FOR FERTILITY
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
SEMEN ANALYSIS,
POST VASECTOMY
(SEMEN POST VAS)
See POST VAS
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
SENSITIVE TSH
(THYROTROPIN, TSH)
TSHSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
SERAX
See OXAZEPAM
RCML
SEROTONIN
See 5-HYDROXYTRYPTAMINE
SEROT
SEROTONIN METABOLITE
(HYDROXYINDOLE ACETIC ACID, HYDROXYINDOLE)
See 5-HIAA
5HAAA
SERTRALINE
(ZOLOFT)
SERTSerum, 2 mL
Patient should be on the drug 7 days prior to testing
Collect the specimen 10 – 12 hours after last dose
Record time in hours that have elapsed between last dose and specimen collection
Centrifuge and separate
TAT – 25 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN
(SHBG)
SEXHSerum, 3 mL
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1-2 days
YELLOW SST$55.00 LL
SGOT
(AST)
See ASPARATATE TRANSAMINASE
ASTI
(insured)
 
ASTU
(uninsured)
SGPT
(ALT)
See ALANINE TRANSAMINE
ALT
SICKLE CELL PREP
(SICKLE CELL SCREEN)
(SICKLE CELL SOLUBILITY SCREEN, SICKLEDEX)
SICPlasma
Do not centrifuge
TAT – 1 day
LAVENDEROHIPLL
SILVERBLOOD TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
SILVERRCMLUrine, random 20 mL
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT - 10 days
$55.00 LL
SILVERRCML24 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
$55.00 LL
SINEQUAN
See DOXEPIN
DOX
SIROLIMUS TRANSPLANT
(RAPAMYCIN)
See RAPAMUNE
SLE ANTIBODIES
(ANTI NUCLEAR ANTIBODY, ANF)
(CENTROMERE ANTIBODY)
See ANA
LESCR
SMEAR FOR GRAM STAINOTHERSmear – State source
TAT – 1 day
OHIPBTL
SMEAR FOR VINCENT'S ORGANISMSTHROSwab
Throat swab in clear transport medium
Routinely included with throat culture and sensitivity
TAT– 3 days
OHIPBTL
SMOOTH MUSCLE ANTIBODIES
(ANTI-SMOOTH MUSCLE ANTIBODY, ASMA)
(MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODIES, SMA)
See ANTI-MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODIES
RCML
SODIUMNACentrifuge only
Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
SODIUMRCMLUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in a white cap or orange cap container
TAT – 2 days
OHIPLL
SODIUM24UNA24 Hour Urine (no preservative)
(May also be accepted if collected with 6N HCl as preservative)
10 mL aliquot – submit in an orange or white cap container tube
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
SOMATOMEDIN-C
(IGF-1)
See INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-1
SOMA
SPE
(MONOCLONAL PROTEIN)
See PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS
SPE
SPE
(PEP, SPE- 24 HOUR)
See PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS
24PEL
SPERM ANTIBODIES
See ANTI-SPERM ANTIBODIES
ASPA
SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (III)
RCHEO
SS– A
See ANTI-ENA
ENA
SS– B
See ANTI-ENA
ENA
STONE ANALYSIS
See CALCULUS ANALYSIS
STONE
STOOL, PHTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
STOOL, REDUCING SUBSTANCES
See REDUCING SUBSTANCES
RESUB
STREET DRUGS
(NARCOTIC SCREEN)
(URINE TOXICOLOGY)
(DRUGS OF ABUSE)
See DRUG SCREEN
UDSC
STREPTOCOCCUS THROAT SCREENTHROSwab
Place swab in charcoal transport media
TAT – 2 days
OHIPBTL
STREPTOZYME TEST
See ANTI–STREPTOLYSIN “O”
TITRE
STRONGYLOIDIASISRPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport at room temperature
TAT—10 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
STRONGYLOIDIASISRPHLFaeces
Collect in a PARA container with SAF
Store and transport at room temperature
Submit 1 specimen per day for 3 days
If disseminated Strogyloidiasis is suspected, submit sputum and urine samples in sterile container in addition to faeces.
TAT—3 days
N/CPHL
SUCROSE LYSISTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
SULFHEMOGLOBINTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
SULPHONAMIDESTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
SURMONTIL
(TRIMIPRAMINE)
RCMLPlasma, 2 mL
Centrifuge and centrifuge
Collect specimen 10– 12 hours after last dose
Record time in hours that has elapsed between last dose and specimen collection.
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 20 days
GREEN OHIP
with Heparin
OHIPLL
SYNOVIAL FLUID
(JOINT FLUID
See FLUID, TOTAL EXAM
SYNF
ASP
OTHER
RCML
SYPHILIS
(RPR, VDRL ROUTINE)
(RAPID PLASMA REAGIN)
See VDRL, CONFIRMATION
VDRL
T CELL LYMPHOCYTE
(CD3, CD4, CD8)
(LYMPHOCYTE MARKER-
T CELL ONLY)
See CD3, CD4, CD8
CD4
CD8
CD3
T3 RIA
(TOTAL T3)
(TRIIODOTHYRONINE)
RCMLSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
T4 TOTAL, THYROXINETEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
TACROLIMUS
(PROGRAF)
See FK-506
RCML
TAY SACHS
(BETA n-ACETYLHEXOSAMINIDASE)
CMLBlood
For Main Lab: collect Mon-Tues & Wednesday before 11 AM.
For all collection facilities (including physician offices), collect Mon-Tues ONLY
STORE AND SEND AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
**Physician must complete SKH Tay Sachs Registration Form and a Molecular Genetics Form. The forms are available from the Reporting department **
TAT - 15 days
1 LAVENDER
1 PLAIN RED
1 GREEN
with heparin
OHIPLL
T.B. CULTURE
(TUBERCULOSIS CULTURE)
(AFB)
See ACID FAST BACILLUS
AFB
T & B CELLS
(LYMPHOCYTHE MARKERS)
See IMMUNO PHENOTYPING
CD3
CD4
CD8
TBG
(THYROXINE BINDING GLOBULIN)
RCMLSerum,1 mL
Centrifuge only
For Main Lab: collect Mon-Tues & Wednesday before 11 AM.
For all collection facilities (including physician offices), collect Mon-Tues ONLY
TAT – 25 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
TBII
(LONG ACTING THYROID STIMULATOR)
(THYROTROPIN BINDING GLOBULIN)
(THYROID STIMULATING ANTIBODY)
(THYROID RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
(TRAB-TSH RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
See LATS
TSA
TEGRETOL
See CARBAMAZEPINE
CARB
TELLURIUM24 HOUR URINE TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
TELOPEPTIDE – C
See C-TELOPEPTIDE
TELOPEPTIDE– N
(BONE LOSS MARKER)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
See C-TELOPEPTIDE
TESTOSTERONE,
BIO AVAILABLE
See BIO AVAILABLE TESTOSTERONE
(Males)
BIOT
(Female)
BIOF
TESTOSTERONE, FREEFTESSerum
Centrifuge only
State age and sex of patient
TAT – 4 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
TESTOSTERONE, TOTAL
(TESTICULAR ANDROGEN)
TSTOSSerum
Centrifuge only
State age and sex of patient
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
TETANUSRPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated, within 48 hours of collection
Testing is available only for the rare event of an adverse reaction to the Tetanus vaccine or the possibility of humoral immunodeficiency in the patient. This must be indicated on the test requisition in order for testing to be performed.
TAT—28 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
THALASSEMIARCMLWhole Blood – 5 tubes
Serum – 1 tube
Min sample required – 10mL
Includes: CBC, Hemoglobin Electrophoresis and Ferritin
DNA Genetic Testing Form must be completed at Dr’s office
Prepackaged sample with completed DNA form in PRIORITY envelope, addressed to HLRC/MUMC
Collect Mon-Wed ONLY
TAT – 8 weeks
5 LAVENDER
1 YELLOW SST
N/CLL
THALLIUMRCMLWhole Blood
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 10 days
ROYAL BLUE
with K2EDTA
$60.00 LL
THALLIUMRCMLUrine, 20 ml (random)
Store and transport refrigerated.
TAT – 5-10 days
$60.00 LL
THALLIUMRCML24 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
$50.00  LL
THC
(CANNABOIDS)
(MARIJUANA)
(TETRAHYDRO
CANNABINOIDS)
See CANNABIS
UCB
THEOPHYLLINE
(UNIPHYL)
See AMINOPHYLLINE
THEO
THIAMINE
(VITAMIN B1)
VITB1Plasma, 2 mL
Protect from light
Centrifuge and separate as soon as possible
Freeze immediately
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 5 days
LAVENDER$80.00 LL
THIOCYANATERCMLSerum, 3 mL
Centrifuge and separate
TAT – 10 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
THIORIDAZINE
See MELLARIL
RCML
THROMBIN TIME
(THROMBIN CLOTTING TIME)
RCMLPlasma, 1 mL
Remove tourniquet when blood starts to flow
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 30 days
LIGHT BLUEOHIPLL
THROMBOCYTE COUNT
(PLATELET COUNT)
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
THROMBOPHILIA
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (II)
RCHEO
THROMBOPLASTIN TIME,
PARTIAL
(PTT)
See PARTIAL THROMBOPLASTIN TIME
PTT
THROMBOSIS GENETIC SCREEN
(FACTOR V LEIDEN)
(FACTOR V VON LEIDEN)
(PROTHROMBIN VARIANT)
(PROTHROMBIN MUTATION)
(PROTHROMBIN 20210A)
(MTHFR C677T)
RCMLWhole Blood
Store and ship Room Temperature
University Health Network (UHN) Toronto requisition must accompany sample.
Prothrombin variant, Factor V Leiden and MTHFR included if specifically requested on the requisition.
TAT -- 14-21 days
LAVENDER$260.00 LL
THYROGLOBULINTHYSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge only
Note: Not the same test as Thyroglobulin Antibodies
TAT – 10 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES
(ANTI-THYROID ANTIBODIES, ATA)
(MICROSOMAL THYROID ANTIBODIES)
(THYROID ANTIBODIES)
(ANTI-THYROID ANTIBODY)
See ANTI- MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES
MSA
or
ATA
THYROID PEROXIDASE
ANTIBODY
(TPO AB)
See ANTI-THYROID PEROXIDASE
RCML
THYROID RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES
(THYROID STIMULATING
ANTIBODY)
(LONG ACTING THYROID STIMULATOR, TBII)
(THYROTROPIN
BINDING INHIBITING IMMUNOGLOBULIN)
(TRAB-TSH RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
See LATS
TSA
THYROID STIMULATING
ANTIBODY
(LONG ACTING THYROID STIMULATOR, TBII)
(THYROTROPIN
BINDING INHIBITING IMMUNOGLOBULIN)
(THYROID RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
(TRAB-TSH RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
See LATS
TSA
THYROTROPIN
(TSH)
See SENSITIVE TSH
TSH
THYROTROPIN BINDING
INHIBITING IMMUNOGLOBULIN
(THYROID STIMULATING ANTIBODY, TBII)
(LONG ACTING THYROID STIMULATOR)
(THYROID RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
(TRAB-TSH RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
See LATS
TSA
THYROXINE BINDING
GLOBULIN
See TBG
THYROXINE, FREE
See FREE T4
FT4
THYROXINE, TOTAL (T4)TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
TIBC
(IRON SATURATION, TIBC)
(TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY)
(IRON BINDING CAPACITY)
See IRON
IRON
TISSUE TRANSGULTAMINASE IgA ANTIBODY
(TM FLUOROPERAZINE )
TTGSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 20 days
YELLOW SST$60.00 LL
TOBRAMYCIN
PEAK
TROUGH
RCML
TOT
Serum, 1 mL
Collection of pre and post doses must be collected
Collect blood prior to and 1 hour following I.M. injection
Record time in hours that have elapsed between doses
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 5 to 10 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
TOFRANIL
See IMIPRAMINE
IMIPR
TOPIRAMATE
(TOPOMAX)
TOPOMSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transfer frozen
TAT – 20 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
TORCH STUDIESRPHLSerum, 4 mL
Centrifuge only
● Testing Includes Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus & Herpes Serologies ●
TAT – 15 days
2 YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY
(IRON BINDING CAPACITY)
(IRON SATURATION, TIBC)
See IRON
IRON
TOTAL T3
(TRIIODOTHYRONINE)
See T3 RIA
RCML
TOXOCARIASIS
(TOXOCARA CANIS)
(TOXOCARA CATI)
RPHLSerum, 1 mL
​An acute (collected early after the onset of symptoms) and a convalescent (collected 2-3 weeks later) sample may be required for laboratory diagnosis.
Centrifuge only
Store and transport at room temperature
TAT—10 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
TOXOPLASMOSIS ANTIBODY
 
IgG
IgM
TOXO
TOXOM
Serum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT—5 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
TPO AB
(ANTIBODY THYROID PEROXIDASE AB)
See ANTI–THYROID PEROXIDASE
RCML
TRANSCOBALAMINERCMLTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
TRANSFERRINRCMLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 15 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
TRANSFERRIN SATURATION
(IRONBINDING CAPACITY) (TIBC, IRON SATURATION)
(TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY)
See IRON
IRON
TRANSGLUTAMINASE
IGA TISSUE
See TISSUE TRANSGULTAMINASE IgA ANTIBODY
RCML
TRAZADONE
See DESYREL
TRAZ
TREPONEMAL ANTIBODIES
(FTA-TREPONEMAL ANTIBODIES)
See VDRL, CONFIRMATION
FTA
TREPONEMA PALLIDUM
IMMOBILIZATION
(TPI)
See VDRL, CONFIRMATION
TREPONEMA PALLIDUM
PARTICULATE AGGLUTINATION ASSAY (TPPA)
See VDRL, CONFIRMATION
RPHL
TRIAZOLAMTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
TRICHINOSIS IMMOBILIZATION ANTIBODY
(TIA)
(TRICHINELLA ANTIBODY)
RPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
​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
TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS
(TRICH)
(WET PREPARATION)
VAG
CER
Swab – State source
Place swab in a charcoal transport medium
Routinely performed as part of vaginal culture and sensitivity
TAT – 1 day
OHIPBTL
TRICYCLIC & TETRACYCLIC
ANTIDEPRESSANTS
See SPECIFIC DRUG SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specify – Amitriptyline, Clomipramine, Desipramine, Doxepin, Imipramine, Maprotiline, Nortriptyline,Protriptyline, Trimipramine
TAT – variable
TRIGLYCERIDESTRIG
 
 
*RTRIG
Serum
Centrifuge only
Patient must fast overnight
 
*If patient NOT fasting
TAT – 1 day
TRIIODOTHYRONINE, TOTAL
(TOTAL T3)
See T3 RIA
RCML
TRIIODOTHYRONINE, FREE
See FREE T3
FT3
TRIIODOTHYRONINE, UPTAKE
(T3 UPTAKE)
TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
TRIMIPRAMINE
See SURMONTIL
TRI
TRIPLE MARKER TEST
See MATERNAL SERUM SCREEM
MSS
TRIPTIL
See PROTRIPTYLINE
RCML
TROPONIN I**Advise Doctor That We Do Not Perform This Test**
Send Patient Back To The Physician’ Office
If The Physician Is Not Available, Send Patient To Hospital
(Possible Heart Attack Patient)
TRYPSINTEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
TRYPTASETRYPTSerum, 2 ml
Collect 15 minutes to 3 hours post allergic reaction. To assess systemic mastocytosis or mast cell activation syndrome the specimen may be collected at any time.
Let clot for 30 minutes, centrifuge and separate as soon as possible. Freeze as soon as possible.
Store and ship frozen.
TAT – 12 days
YELLOW SST$70.00 LL
TSH RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES (TRAB)
LATS
(LONG ACTING THYROID STIMULATOR, TB11)
(THYROTROPIN
BINDING INHIBITING IMMUNOGLOBULIN)
(THYROID STIMULATING ANTIBODY)
(THYROID RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES)
See LATS
TSA
TSH, SENSITIVE
(THYROTROPIN)
See SENSITIVE TSH
TSH
TYLENOL
See ACETAMINOPHEN
ACETA
TYPHUS MURINE ANTIBODY
(RICKETTSIAL ANTIBODY)
(ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER, RMSP)
See R.AKARI
RPHL
TYROSINE
See Phenylalanine
UIBC
(IRON BINDING CAPACITY)
(IRON SATURATION, TIBC)
(TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY)
(TRANSFERRIN SATURATION)
See IRON
IRON
UNICAP
(RADIOALLERGOSORBENT TEST)
See ALLERGY TESTING
RAST
UNIPHYL
(THEOPHYLLINE)
See AMINOPHYLLINE
THEO
URATE
(URIC ACID)
URICSerum
Centrifuge only
TAT – 1 day
YELLOW SSTOHIPBTL
URATE
(URIC ACID)
24URA
24UU
24 Hour Urine (25% NaOH preservative)
10 mL aliquot – submit in an orange or white cap container tube
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
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT – 1 day
OHIPBTL
UREA
(BLOOD UREA NITROGEN)
See BUN
BUNSerum
UREA
See BUN
24URE24 Hour Urine
UREAPLASMA
See MYCOPLASMA ISOLATION
MYC
URIC ACID
See URATE
URICSerum
URIC ACID
See URATE
24URA
24UU
24 Hour Urine
URINALYSIS, CHEMICAL
(URINALYSIS ROUTINE)
DIPUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 1 day
OHIPBTL
URINALYSIS, MICROSCOPIC
(URINALYSIS MICRO)
MICUrine, 10 mL (random)
Submit in an orange or white cap container
TAT – 1 day
OHIPBTL
URINE TOXICOLOGY
(NARCOTIC SCREEN)
(STREET DRUGS)
(DRUGS OF ABUSE)
See DRUGS SCREEN
UDSC
UROBILINOGENUBILIUrine, 10 mL (random)
Protect from light
TAT – 1 day
OHIPLL
UROBILINOGENStool – TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
UROPORPHYRIN
(PORPHYRINS)
See COPROPORPHYRINS
RCML
24 HOUR URINE SUMMARY CHART (PRESERVATIVES REQUIRED, SPECIAL HANDLING REQUIREMENTS & DIET/MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS)

 



NO PRESERVATIVE


20mL 6N HYDROCHLORIC ACID (HCL) PRESERVATIVE

 



Aldosterone
ALA
Albumin Quantitative (Microalbumin)
Amylase
BUN (Urea)
Calcium*
Chloride
Citrate (Citric Acid)*
Cortisol
Creatinine
Creatinine Clearance



Immunofixation
Iodine
Iron
Magnesium*
Microalbumin.Creatinine Ratio
Osmolality
Phosphate (Phosphorus)*
Potassium*
Protein Electrophoresis (PEP)
Sodium*
Protein, Total




Catecholamines (CATS)
5-HIAA
Homovanillic Acid (HVA)
Metanephrines (METS)
Oxalate (Oxalic Acid)
Vanillymandelic Acid (VMA)



NOTE: Tests with an (*) under the ‘No Preservative’ column may also be collected with 20mL 6N HCl preservative.

 



20mL 25%
SODIUM HYDROXIDE (NaOH) PRESERVATIVE


5g
SODIUM CARBONATE PRESERVATIVE


24 HOUR TESTS TO BE COLLECTED IN AN ACID WASHED CONTAINER

 



Urate (Uric Acid)


Porphyrins


Aluminum
Antimony
Arsenic
Beryllium
Cadmium
Chromium
Cobalt
Copper



Lead
Mercury
Nickel
Selenium
Silver
Thallium
Zinc

 



24 HOUR TESTS WITH
DIET & MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS


24 HOUR TESTS WITH
SPECIAL HANDLING REQUIREMENTS

 



Aluminum
Arsenic
Catecholamines (CATS)
5-HIAA


Homovanillic Acid (HVA)
Metanephrines (METS)
Vanillymandelic Acid (VMA)


FROZEN


Aldosterone
ALA
Cortisol
Porphyrins


 



PROTECT FROM LIGHT


ALA
Porphyrins
24 HOUR URINE SUMMARY CHART (PRESERVATIVES REQUIRED, SPECIAL HANDLING REQUIREMENTS & DIET/MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS)
NO PRESERVATIVE20mL 6N HYDROCHLORIC ACID (HCL) PRESERVATIVE
Aldosterone
ALA
Albumin Quantitative (Microalbumin)
Amylase
BUN (Urea)
Calcium*
Chloride
Citrate (Citric Acid)*
Cortisol
Creatinine
Creatinine Clearance
Immunofixation
Iodine
Iron
Magnesium*
Microalbumin.Creatinine Ratio
Osmolality
Phosphate (Phosphorus)*
Potassium*
Protein Electrophoresis (PEP)
Sodium*
Protein, Total
Catecholamines (CATS)
5-HIAA
Homovanillic Acid (HVA)
Metanephrines (METS)
Oxalate (Oxalic Acid)
Vanillymandelic Acid (VMA)



NOTE: Tests with an (*) under the ‘No Preservative’ column may also be collected with 20mL 6N HCl preservative.
20mL 25%
SODIUM HYDROXIDE (NaOH) PRESERVATIVE
5g
SODIUM CARBONATE PRESERVATIVE
24 HOUR TESTS TO BE COLLECTED IN AN ACID WASHED CONTAINER
Urate (Uric Acid)PorphyrinsAluminum
Antimony
Arsenic
Beryllium
Cadmium
Chromium
Cobalt
Copper
Lead
Mercury
Nickel
Selenium
Silver
Thallium
Zinc
24 HOUR TESTS WITH
DIET & MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS
24 HOUR TESTS WITH
SPECIAL HANDLING REQUIREMENTS
Aluminum
Arsenic
Catecholamines (CATS)
5-HIAA
Homovanillic Acid (HVA)
Metanephrines (METS)
Vanillymandelic Acid (VMA)
FROZENAldosterone
ALA
Cortisol
Porphyrins
PROTECT FROM LIGHTALA
Porphyrins
VALPROIC ACID
(EPIVAL)
(DIVALPROEX)
See DEPAKENE
VPA
VALIUM
See DIAZEPAM
DIAZ
VANCOMYCIN, PEAKVANPSerum,1 mL
Indicate peak specimen
Collect the peak specimen one hour following an IM injection, or 15 minutes following a 60 minute IV infusion, or 30 minutes following a 30 minute IV administration.
State the time the IM or IV was administered and the time the specimen was drawn
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 5 to 10 days
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
VANCOMYCIN, TROUGHVANTSerum, 1 mL
Indicate trough specimen
Collect the trough specimen immediately before the IM injection or IV infusion.
State the time the specimen was drawn and the time the IM or IV was administered
Centrifuge and separate
Transfer serum to a labelled tube. Store and ship refrigerated at 2-8 degrees C. If there is a delay in shipping of More than 48 Hours to testing site, serum Must be aliquoted to a labelled tube, capped tightly. Store and ship Frozen at -20 degrees C.
TAT – 24 Hours
PLAIN REDOHIPLL
VANILLYMANDELIC ACID
(VMA)
RCML24 Hour Urine
10 mL aliquot – submit in an orange or white cap container labelled “CREATININE” and a 50 mL aliquot –submit in an orange or white cap container labelled “VMA”
To avoid 48 hours before collection:
Coffee, tea, cola, fruit, chocolate & vanilla
Note:   Report may be delayed for confirmation of abnormal results
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 – 14 days
OHIPLL
VARICELLA ZOSTER ANTIBODY
(VARICELLA ANTIBODY)
(ZOSTER ANTIBODY)
See CHICKEN POX
VARI
VARICELLA ZOSTER ANTIBODY
(VARICELLA ANTIBODY)
(ZOSTER ANTIBODY SWAB)
See CHICKEN POX, CULTURE
VARI
VARIOLA, VACCINETest no longer available
VDRL, CONFIRMATION
(RPR)
(FTA- TREPONEMAL ANTIBODIES)
(SYPHILIS)
(TPPA)
(TPI)
VDRLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
Include clinical information including presence of chancre, neurological symptoms, pregnancy, or if the specimen is for follow up.

Confirmatory testing is performed if results from VDRL screening serology show a reactive specimen.

TAT—7 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
VDRL, SCREEN
(SYPHILIS)
VDRLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
Specimens that are received >10 days from collection cannot be tested
If screening shows a reactive specimen, confirmatory testing will be performed
TAT—2-7 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
VERAPAMIL
(ISOPTIN)
(CALAN)
(VERELAN)
RCMLSerum
Collect PEAK level (1-2 hours after dose) and record on requisition
Centrifuge and separate
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT -- 1-2 weeks
PLAIN RED0.00LL
VERY LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN
(VLDL)
(LIPOPROTEIN FRACTIONATION)
(LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN)
(LIPOPROTEIN ULTRACENTRIFUGATION)
RCMLSerum, 2 mL
Patient must be fasting for 9-12 hours prior to collection
Centrifuge and separate
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT – 5-10 days
PLAIN RED.00LL
VINCENT'S ORGANISMS
See SMEAR FOR VINCENT’S ORGANISMS
THRO
VINYL CHLORIDERCMLUrine, 20 ml (random)
Store and transport refrigerated
Ensure hands are washed and clothes are free of contamination.
For industrial exposure, collect specimen at the end of the work shift.
TAT – 7-14 days
0.00LL
VIRAL STUDIESVIRSwab, state source
Use VIRUS TRANSPORT MEDIUM
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 4-32 days
N/CCHEO
VIRAL STUDIESVIRBlood, full tube
Do not centrifuge
For Adenovirus/CMV/EBV/Herpes/HIV/ Parvovirus/ Toxoplasma/Varicella PCR, antiretroviral drugs or HIV, use LAVENDER.
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT—3-60 days
PLAIN RED
or LAVENDER
N/CCHEO
VIRAL STUDIESRPHLStool, 1-2g (random)
Submit in a sterile container
Store and transport refrigerated, within 24 hours of collection
DO NOT USE CARY– BLAIR MEDIA
TAT – 12 days
N/CPHL
VIRAL STUDIES
(VIRUS ISOLATION)
RPHLSwab, state source
Use VIRUS TRANSPORT MEDIUM
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 25 days
N/CPHL
VIRAL LOAD
See HIV VIRAL LOAD
VIRL
VISCOSITY, RELATIVE QUANTITYVISSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT – 1-3 days
YELLOW SSTOHIPLL
VITAMIN A
See RETINOL
VITA
VITAMIN B1
See THIAMINE
B6
VITAMIN B5TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
VITAMIN B6
See PYRIDOXAL PHOSPHATE
B6
VITAMIN B12
See B12
B12
VITAMIN C
See ASCORBIC ACID
VITC
VITAMIN D
(25– HYDROXY)
(25– HYDROXYVITAMIN D)
(CALCIDIOL)
See 25–HYDROXY
VITDI
(insured)
 
VITDU
(uninsured)
VITAMIN EVITESerum—2 ml
Protect from light
Centrifuge and separate
Store and transport frozen
TAT – 7 days
PLAIN RED.00LL
VLDL
(VERY LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN)
(ULTRA-CENTRIFUGATION HDL/LDL)
See VERY LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN
RCML
VMA
(VANILLYMANDELIC ACID)
VMA24 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:
*Patient must contact their physician before stopping an prescription or non-prescription meds

Foods to avoid: Caffeine (coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate, caffeinated beverages), Amines (bananas, avocados, cheese, walnuts, alcohol, fruit and juices), Vanilla

Medications to avoid: Salicylate (Asprin), Histamine, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Levosopa, Ajmaline, Lithium, Epinephrine, Nitroglycerin, Glucagon, Rauwolfia (Alkaloids), Guanethidine

After the specimen is collected, the patient may resume normal diet.
TAT – 2-3 days
OHIPLL
VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR SCREEN
(VON WILLEBRAND MULTIMERS)
(VWF MULTIMERS)
(VON WILLEBRAND PROFILE)
(RISTOCETIN COFACTOR)
(VON WILLEBRAND ACTIVITY)
(VON WILLEBRAND ANTIGEN)
(VWB ACTIVITY)
(VWB ANTIGEN)
(VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR COMPLEX)
VONWILLSPlasma, 4 mL
Partially fill a discard tube first. Collect 2 Light Blue top tubes. 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 pout-off tube (do not transfer any cells at the bottom of the tube). Immediately freeze aliquot. Store and transport frozen.
 
Screening includes the following tests:
Von Willebrand Factor VIII-C
Von Willebrand Factor Antigen
Von Willebrand Activity
 
TAT -- 1-2 months
2 LIGHT BLUE5.00LL
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