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Lab Test Dictionary


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Sharp- ***ALL Routines and STATs***

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

7 Days a week

Standard TAT

Same Day

Stat TAT

2 Hours

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Light Green (Lithium Heparin PST)

Collection Instructions

Serum collected in a red-top tube is also acceptable. Collect just prior to next dose

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.6 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma. Keep original tube in lab for possible add on test requests. ***Send ALL Theophylline to SHARP*** If ordered to be sent to Quest, cancel and reorder Other Reference Test for Theophylline to Sharp. Complete Sharp requisition and send to Sharp room temp.