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Lab Test Dictionary


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry

Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

3 Hours

Stat TAT

1 Hour

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1.0 ml blood

Container Type

Light Green (Lithium Heparin PST)

Collection Instructions

Draw Blood in Light Green tube (red or gold top also acceptable). For small infants 0.6ml whole blood in a green Microtainer will be sufficient.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Test Volume Required

0.3 ml plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 ml plasma

CPT Codes