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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
WAGNER SYNDROME
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (II)
RCHEO
WARFARIN
See COUMADIN
RCML
WBC
(LEUKOCYTE COUNT)
(WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT)
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
WEIL'S DISEASE
(LEPTOSPIROSIS ANTIBODIES)
See LEPTOSPIRA ANTIBODIES
RPHL
WEST NILE VIRUSWNVSerum, 2 mL
Centrifuge only
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT—2-10 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
WET PREPARATION
(TRICH)
See TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS
VAG
CER
WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT
(LEUKOCYTE COUNT, WBC)
See BLOOD FILM EXAMINATION
CBC
WHOOPING COUGH
See BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS ANTIBODY
PERT
WIDAL TEST
See BRUCELLA ANTIBODIES
RPHL
WOOD LAMPS TEST
(RINGWORM OF SCALP)
See DERMATOPHYTOSIS
RPHL
WORM IDENTIFICATION
(ASCARIS)
RPHLStool
Submit stool and/or whole worm 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
WORM IDENTIFICATIONRPHLWorm
Submit whole worm in a sterile container with 0.90% saline solution.
Store and transport at room temperature
Kits for worm identification can be provided upon request.
TAT –3 days
N/CPHL
X-INACTIVATION
See MOLECULAR GENETICS (I)
RCHEO
XYLENE
(METHYLHIPPURIC ACID)
RCMLUrine, 20ml (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 – 1-2 days
0.00LL
YERSINIA ANTIBODIESRPHLSerum, 1 mL
Centrifuge only
TAT—10 days
YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
ZARONTIN
See ETHOSUXIMIDE
ZARO
ZIKA VIRUS, SEROLOGYRPHLSerum
Centrifuge
Store and transport refrigerated
Note: Hemolysed, icteric, lipemic or microbially contaminated sera is not recommended for testing
TAT - 3 weeks
2 YELLOW SSTN/CPHL
ZINCZNCSerum
Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes at room temp
Centrifuge and separate
Transfer an aliquot of serum to a new labelled Royal Blue top tube (without additive) cap tightly
Store and transport refrigerated
TAT – 2 days
ROYAL BLUE
without additive
OHIPLL
ZINCURINE-RANDOM TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE
ZINCRCML24 Hour Urine (Acid Washed Container)
*Order Acid Washed Container from Main Lab as required.
Submit 7mL of urine in a labelled ROYAL BLUE top tube (WITHOUT ADDITIVE)
State total 24-hour volume on the OHIP Requisition and on the specimen container
Retain a duplicate 90mL urine sample in the fridge until test is reported
Store and ship refrigerated
TAT – 1-2 weeks
OHIPLL
ZINC, RBCRCMLRed 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 -- 1-2 weeks
ROYAL BLUE with K2EDTA.00LL
ZINC PROTOPORPHYRINSZPPWhole Blood
*Protect from light.
*Do not centrifuge
For Main Lab: Collect Mon-Wed and Thursday before 11 AM.
For all other collection facilities (including physician offices), collect Mon-Wed ONLY.
TAT – 1-2 weeks
ROYAL BLUE
with K2EDTA
.00LL
ZOLOFT
See SERTRALINE
RCML
ZOSTER ANTIBODY
(VARICELLA ANTIBODY)
(VARICELLA ZOSTER ANTIBODY)
See CHICKEN POX
VARIBlood
ZOSTER ANTIBODY
(VARICELLA ANTIBODY)
(VARICELLA ZOSTER ANTIBODY)
See CHICKEN POX, CULTURE
VARISwab
ZYPREXA
See OLANZAPINE
RCML
1,25-DIHYDROXY
(25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D)
(VITAMIN D)
(CALCITRIOL)
See SECTION D3
VITD
5-HIAA
(5-HYDROXYINDOL
ACETIC ACID)
(HYDROXYINDOLE)
(SEROTONIN METABOLITE)
See SECTION H1
5HAAA
5-HYDROXYTRYPTAMINE
(SEROTONIN)
See SECTION H1
SEROT
7-DEHYDROCHOLESTEROL
(7DHC)
See SECTION D1
7DE
HYDRO
11-DEOXYCORTISOL
See SECTION D1
11–DEOXY
17-OH STEROIDS
(17-HYDROXY CORTICOSTEROIDS)
See SECTION H1
24OH
17-OH PROGESTERONE
(PREGNANETRIOL)
(17-HYDROXY PROGESTERONE)
See SECTION H1
17HP
17-KGS
(17-KETOGENIC STEROIDS)
See SECTION K1
RCML
17-KS
(17 KETOSTEROIDS, TOTAL)
See SECTION K1
17KET
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