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Lab Test Dictionary


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Sharp Memorial Hospital Lab

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

24 Hours

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 gold serum separator tube (SST) is also acceptable. Collect just prior to next dose.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Room Temp-OK/Refrigerate-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 2 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.25 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 a Sharp requisition and submit with specimen room temp. Call a RUSH pick-up with TForce.

CPT Codes