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Test ID SC018 Whole Blood

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Whole blood


Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD) or light-blue top (3.2% sodium citrate)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

Testing Algorithm

This test helps to generate additional volume of whole blood to help complete testing in the scenario additional testing is needed.

Method Name

Collection Only

Reporting Name

Whole Blood

Specimen Type

Whole blood

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole blood Ambient (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days
  Refrigerated  14 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

Not Applicable

LOINC Code Information

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SC018 Whole Blood No LOINC Needed