Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry
Purple top (EDTA) tube
Cause for rejection:
Hemolysis, icterus, lipemia, not delivered on ice
Refrigerated; Frozen if specimen can't be run immediately
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Enzymatic, with glutamate dehydrogenase
Venipuncture only! Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Akron campus.
Reference range is on patient report