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TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
ACETYL CHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 48 HR, REFRIGERATED 2 WEEKS, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS RADIO IMMUNO ASSAY 5 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
AFB CULTURE NONE BONE MARROW/BRONCHIAL LAVAGE/BRUSHINGS /OTHER BODY FLUID/SPUTUM/TISSUES/URINE (EARLY MORNING) STERILE CONTAINER COLLECT APPROXIMATELY 15-30 ML OF FLUID .URINE FULL VOIDED SAMPLE ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 7 DAYS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS MICROSCOPY CULTURE/MB BACT SYSTEM 45 DAYS
AFB CULTURE NONE BONE MARROW/BRONCHIAL LAVAGE/BRUSHINGS /OTHER BODY FLUID/SPUTUM/TISSUES/URINE (EARLY MORNING) STERILE CONTAINER COLLECT APPROXIMATELY 15-30 ML OF FLUID .URINE FULL VOIDED SAMPLE ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 7DAYS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS L J CULTURE METHOD/MB BACT SYSTEM. 8-12 WEEKS
AFB RADIOMETRIC SUSCEPTIBILITY : (SIREP) PANE NONE PURE CULTURE MB/BACT BOTTLE NONE 1MONTH AT 37ºC 24 HRS RADIOMETRIC 4WEEKS O/S (RANBAXY)
AFB RADIOMETRIC SUSCEPTIBILITY : 5 DRUG PANEL NONE PURE CULTURE MB/BACT BOTTLE NONE 1MONTH AT 37ºC 24 HRS RADIOMETRIC 4WEEKS O/S (RANBAXY)
AFB RADIOMETRIC SUSCEPTIBILITY:10 DRUG PANEL NONE PURE CULTURE MB/BACT BOTTLE NONE 1MONTH AT 37ºC 24 HRS RADIOMETRIC 4WEEKS O/S (RANBAXY)
AFB RADIOMETRIC SUSCEPTIBILITY:10 DRUG PANEL NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML 1MONTH AT 37ºC 24 HRS  RADIOMETRIC 4WEEKS O/S (RANBAXY)
AFB SENSITIVITY NONE PURE CULTURE MB/BACT BOTTLE NONE 1MONTH AT 37ºC 24 HRS RADIOMETRIC 4WEEKS
AFB STAIN (ACID FAST BACILLI NONE ANY SPECIMEN STERILE CONTAINER SAMPLES AS PER THE CULTURE QUANTITY ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 24 HRS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS MICROSCOPY 6 HOURS
AMA (IF) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS IMMUNO FLUOROSCENCE IF 24 HOURS
ANA PROFILE NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS IMMUNOBLOT & ENZYME IMMUNO ASSAY 24 HOURS
ANA QUANTITATIVE (IF) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS IMMUNO FLUOROSCENCE IF 24 HOURS
ANA SCREENING NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS LATEX AGGLUTINATION 24 HOURS
ANAEROBIC CULTURE NONE EAR SWAB/ MIDDLE EAR EFFUSION/AMNIOTIC FLUID, ASCITIC FLUID, PERICARDIAL FLUID, PERITONEAL FLUID, PLEURAL FLUID, SYNOVIAL FLUID/EXUDATES PUS SWABS STERILE CONTAINER SAMPLES AS PER THE CULTURE QUANTITY IF A DELAY IN TRANSPORT OR PROCESSING IS ANTICIPATED, KEEP THE SPECIMEN AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. 24 HRS MICROSCOPY, CULTURE. 1WEEK
ANCA (IF) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS IMMUNO FLUOROSCENCE ASSAY ( IFA) 24 HOURS
ANTI CCP ANTIBODY NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS SAMPLE BY MONDAY AND THURSDAY 7 AM ELISA 3 DAYS
ANTI ENDOMYSIUM ANTIBODY NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS IMMUNO FLUOROSCENCE ASSAY ( IFA) 5 DAYS
ANTI PLATELET ANTIBODY NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS IMMUNO FLUOROSCENCE ASSAY ( IFA) 5 DAYS
ANTI HAV ANTI BODY TOTAL NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA 5 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
ANTI HAV IGM NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY 24 HOURS
ANTI HBC (TOTAL) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY 5 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
ANTI HBC IGM NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY 24 HOURS
ANTI HBE ANTIBODY NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY 24 HOURS
ANTI HBSAG ANTIBODY NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY 24 HOURS
ANTI HEV IGM NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA 24 HOURS
ANTI PARIETAL ANTIBODY NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS IMMUNO FLUOROSCENCE IF 10 DAYS, O/S (APOLLO CHENNAI)
ANTI SPERM ANTIBODY NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA 7 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
ASLO (ANTI STREPTOLYSIN O) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS LATEX AGGLUTINATION 24 HOURS
ASMA (IF) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS IMMUNO FLUOROSCENCE IF 24 HOURS
ABSOLUTE EOSINOPHIL COUNT NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 12HRS, R- 6 DAYS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4HRS
ABSOLUTE LYMPHOCYTE COUNT NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2 HRS, R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4HRS
ABSOLUTE NEUTROPHILS COUNT NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2 HRS, R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4HRS
ACTIVATED PROTEIN C RESISTANCE (OUTSOURCED TO SRL RELIGARE) 12 HR FASTING PLASMA 3. 2% SODIUM CITRATE VACUTAINER 2.7ML / 4.5 ML WB :< 2H PPP: A <4 HR R<24H -20°C -3 WEEKS -80°C- 3 MONTHS NOT APPLICABLE CLOT BASED 6 WEEKS
ACUTE LEUKEMIA COMPREHENSIVE DIAG. PANEL & KARYOTYPING (OUTSOURCED TO DABUR ONCQUEST) NOT APPLICABLE WB/ BMA SODIUM HEPARIN VACUTAINER 7 – 8 ML WB/ 4 - 5 ML. BMA IN TWO GREEN TOP TUBES  20-25°C NOT APPLICABLE FLOW CYTOMETRY + CONVENTIONAL KARYOTYPING  2 WEEKS
ACUTE LUKEMIA COMPREHENSIVE DIAG PANEL (OUTSOURCED TO DABUR ONCQUEST) NOT APPLICABLE WB/ BMA SODIUM HEPARIN VACUTAINER 7 – 8 ML WB/ 4 - 5 ML. BMA IN TWO GREEN TOP TUBES  20-25°C DO NOT FREEZE NOT APPLICABLE FLOW CYTOMETRY  1 WEEK
ALPHA THALASSEMIA MUTATION DETECECTION (OUTSOURCED TO SRL RELIGARE NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 5.0 ML ( 2.0 ML)  R-72 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MULTIPLEX DNA POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION  2 WEEKS
ANTI THROMBIN III DEFICIENCY (OUTSOURCED TO SRL RELIGARE) 12 HR FASTING PLATELET POOR PLASMA 3. 2% SODIUM CITRATE VACUTAINER 2.7ML / 4.5 ML WB :< 2H PPP: A <4 HR R<24H -20°C -3 WEEKS -80°C- 3 MONTHS NOT APPLICABLE CHROMOGENIC 1 WEEK
APT TEST NOT APPLICABLE GASTRIC CONTENTS/ STOOL 50 ML TIGHTLY CAPPED WIDE MOUTH PLASTIC CONTAINER NOT APPLICABLE A: 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MANUAL 4 HRS
ASCITIC FLUID CELL COUNT NOT APPLICABLE ASCITIC /PERITONEAL FLUID CLEAN STOPPERED PLASTIC TEST TUBE/ RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 5 ML A – 1-2HRS R– 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
17 – ALPHA -HYDROXYPROGESTERONE NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 24 HOURS FROZEN 2 WEEKS SAMPLE BY MON 4 PM ENZYME IMMUNO ASSAY 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
5-HYDROXY INDOLEACETIC ACID FRUITS - PINEAPPLE, BANANA, WALNUT, TOMATOES, PLUM,AVOCADO, CHOCOLATES, DRUGS - PHENOTHIAZINE, MAO INHIBITORS,RESERPINE FLUOROURACIL,MELPHALAN, IMIPRAMINE TO BE AVOIDED 72 HRS BEFORE SAMPLE COLLECTION URINE-24HRS CONTAINER WITH PRESERVATIVE ADD DROP BY DROP 6N HCL TO BRING PH < 3.0 50 ML REFRIGERATED 2 WEEKS FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24HRS COLLECTION COLUMN CHROMATOGRAPHY 7 DAYS, O/S (APOLLO CHENNAI)
ADRENO CORTICOTROPIC HORMONE (ACTH) NONE BLOOD EDTA TUBE- LAVENDER CAPPED 4 ML MIX WELL & IMMEDIATELY TRANSFER PLASMA INTO A SEPARATE CONTAINER & FREEZE- STABILITY 2WEEKS DRAW SAMPLE BETWEEN 8A.M.- 10A.M CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS, O/S (ANAND LAB)
ALBUMIN NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML SEPARATE FROM CELLS IMMEDIATELY REFRIGERATE 2 TO 8°C FOR 30 DAYS, 24 HRS BCG 3 HRS
ACETAMINOPHEN NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 8 C FOR 24 HRS 24 HRS SPECTROPHOTOMETRY 4 HR
ALDOSTERONE OVER NIGHT FASTING.DRAW SPECIMEN AFTER PATIENT IS MADE TO SIT UP FOR 30 MINS BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 24 HRS FROZEN 2 WEEKS SAMPLE BY THURSDAY 4 PM CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 25°C FOR 7 DAYS 24 HRS PNP AMPBUFFER 3 HRS
AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (ALA) (24HRS URINE) NONE URINE- 24HRS COLLECT IN A DARK COLOURED CONTAINER WITH 0.1 ML GLACIAL ACETIC ACID 10 ML REFRIGERATE 20 DAYS FROZEN 4 WEEKS ONCE A WEEK SAMPLE BY FRIDAY 7 AM COLUMN CROMATO GRAPHY 72 HRS (LALPATH'S)
AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (ALA) (SPOT URINE) NONE SPOT URINE (2ND MORNING URINE SAMPLE) COLLECT IN A DARK COLOURED CONTAINER WITH 0.1 ML GLACIAL ACETIC ACID (WRAP COMPLETELY WITH BLACK PAPER OR ALUMINUM FOIL) 10 ML REFRIGERATE 20 DAYS FROZEN 4 WEEKS SAMPLE BY FRIDAY 7 AM COLUMN CHROMAT OGRAPHY 7 DAYS, O/S
ANDROSTENEDIONE EARLY MORNING SPECIMEN, AGE & SEX TO BE NOTED BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 48 HRS FROZEN 4 WEEKS EARLY MORNING SAMPLE CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME OVERNIGHT FASTING REQUIRED BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 72 HRS FROZEN 2 WEEKS FASTING SPECTROPHOTOMETRY 7 DAYS, O/S (ANAND LAB)
ANTI DIURETIC HORMONE (VASSOPRESSIN) NONE URINE-RANDOM URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 10 ML REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 2 WEEKS SAMPLE BY 7TH OF THE MONTH RIA 3 WEEKS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
APOLIPOPROTEIN A-1 12 HRS FASTING IS REQUIRED BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 3 DAYS FROZEN 2 WEEKS FASTING IMMUNOTURBIDOMETRY 7 DAYS, O/S (ANAND LAB)
APOLIPOPROTEIN B 12 HRS FASTING IS REQUIRED BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 3 DAYS FROZEN 2 WEEKS FASTING IMMUNOTURBIDOMETRY 7 DAYS, O/S (ANAND LAB)
AMMONIA NONE BLOOD LAVENDER CAPPED TUBE-EDTA 3ML SAMPLE TO BE BROUGHT IN ICE TO BE DONE IMMEDIATELY 24 HRS SPECTROPHOTOMETRY 2 HRS
AST (S.G.O.T) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4ML 2 TO 8°C FOR 7 DAYS 24 HRS UV WITHOUT P5P 3 HRS
ALT (S.G.P.T) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4ML 2 TO 8°C FOR 7 DAYS 24 HRS UV WITHOUT P5P 3 HRS
ALPHA – 1 – ANTITRYPSIN OVER NIGHT FASTING IS REQUIRED BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML CENTRIFUGE AND SEPARATE SERUM IMMEDIATELY REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 2 WEEKS FASTING NEPHELOMETRY 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
AMYLASE NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 25°C FOR 7 DAYS 24 HRS\ CNPG3 3 HRS
AMYLASE NONE URINE (RANDOM) URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 10 ML 2 TO 8 C FOR 10 DAYS 24 HRS\ CNPG3 3 HRS
ACID PHOSPHATASE (TOTAL) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML LABILE CENTRIFUGE SEPARATE SERUM AND TRANSFER IN PLASTIC VIAL WITH STABILIZER IMMEDIATELY SERUM WITH STABILIZER (20ML ACETATE BUFFER) 24 HRS\ NAPHTHYL PHOSPHATE 7 DAYS, O/S (ANAND LAB)
ACID PHOSPHATASE (PROSTATIC) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML LABILE CENTRIFUGE SEPARATE SERUM AND TRANSFER IN PLASTIC VIAL WITH STABILIZER IMMEDIATELY SERUM WITH STABILIZER (20ML ACETATE BUFFER) 24 HRS NAPHTHYL PHOSPHATE 7 DAYS, O/S (ANAND LAB)
ANTI GLIADIN IGG NA SERUM/PLASMA RED CAP 4 ML 2-8 DEG C ANY TIME ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY 3 WORKING DAYS

B

TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
BLOOD CULTURE NONE BLOOD BLOOD AEROBIC FA, BLOOD CULTURE ANAEROBIC FN,BLOOD CULTURE PEDIATRICPF 8-10 ML, 8-10 ML, 3-5 ML IF A DELAY IN TRANSPORT OR PROCESSING IS ANTICIPATED, KEEP THE SPECIMEN AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. 24 HRS BACT ALERT BLOOD CULTURE SYSTEM, MICROSCOPY,CULTURE,SENSITIVITY. PRELIMINARY REPORTS AFTER 24, 48 AND 72 HOURS,FINAL REPORT 7 DAYS
BRONCHIAL LAVAGE CULTURE NONE BRONCHIAL LAVAGE BRONCHIAL ASPIRATE BRONCHIL BRUSHINGS,BRONCHIAL WASHINGS, BRONCHOALVEOR LAVAGE, TRANSTHORACIC ASPIRATE, TRANSTRACHEAL ASPIRATE STERILE CONTAINER COLLECT APPROXIMATELY 15-30 ML OF FLUID IF THERE IS A DELAY IN PROCESSING (>2 HOURS), REFRIGERATE SPECIMENS AT 2 – 8 C. LONG DELAYS (>24 HOURS) MAY COMPROMISE THE RECOVERY OF ORGANISMS SUCH AS HAEMOPHILUS SPP. AND NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS AND ALSO MAY ALLOW OVERGROWTH OF NON-FASTIDIOUS GRAM-NEGATIVE RODS. 24 HRS MICROSCOPY CULTURE/SENSITIVITY. 48 HOURS
BRUCELLA AGGLUTINATION TEST NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM NA, REFRIGERATED 48 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS TUBE AGGLUTINATION AFTER 24 HOURS
B A L CELL COUNT NOT APPLICABLE BAL FLUID CLEAN STOPPERED PLASTIC TEST TUBE/ RED VACUTAINER 5 ML A –1-2HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
BASOPHILIC STIPPLING NOT APPLICABLE WEDGE SMEAR PREPARED WITH A DROP OF FINGER PRICK BLOOD NOT APPLICABLE 2 SMEARS A- 2HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4HRS
BLEEDING TIME IF ACCEPTABLE TO YOUR PHYSICIAN, REFRAIN FROM TAKING ASPIRIN FOR 3 TO 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TEST. W B BLOTTING PAPER NOT APPLICABLE NOT APPLICABLE NOT APPLICABLE MODIFIED IVYS METHOD 1 HR
BLOOD PARASITES (MP BY QBC) NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML CENTRIFUGED TUBE A:3 DAYS NOT APPLICABLE QBC + MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
BLOOD PARASITES (MP/MF) NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML CENTRIFUGED TUBE A:3 DAYS R: 2 WEEKS NOT APPLICABLE QBC + MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
BMA CYTOLOGY WITH PERLSSTAIN NOT APPLICABLE BONE MARROW ASPIRATE + CLINICAL HISTORY + CBC FIXED/ UNFIXED SMEARS MIN 6 AIR DRIED SMEARS + 2 PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEARS A: UNFIXED: 24 HRS FIXED : PERMANENT NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 48 HRS
BONE MARROW [PERLS STAIN] NOT APPLICABLE BONE MARROW ASPIRATE + CLINICAL HISTORY + CBC FIXED/ UNFIXED SMEARS MIN 6 AIR DRIED SMEARS + 2 PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEARS A: UNFIXED: 24 HRS FIXED : PERMANENT NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 48 HRS
BONE MARROW ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY[BMA] NOT APPLICABLE BONE MARROW ASPIRATE + CLINICAL HISTORY + CBC FIXED/ UNFIXED SMEARS MIN 6 AIR DRIED SMEARS + 2 PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEARS A: UNFIXED: 24 HRS FIXED : PERMANENT NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 48 HRS
BONE MARROW CYTOGENIC STUDY NOT APPLICABLE BONE MARROW ASPIRATE + CLINICAL HISTORY + CBC SODIUM HEPARIN VACUTAINER (GREEN CAP) 2-3 ML R:48 HRS F : UNACCEPTABLE NOT APPLICABLE CULTURE 3 WEEKS
BONE MARROW SMEAR FOR OPINION NOT APPLICABLE BONE MARROW ASPIRATE + CLINICAL HISTORY + CBC FIXED/ UNFIXED SMEARS MIN 6 AIR DRIED SMEARS + 2 PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEARS A: UNFIXED: 24 HRS FIXED : PERMANENT NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 48 HRS
BONE MARROW-IRON STAIN NOT APPLICABLE BONE MARROW ASPIRATE + CLINICAL HISTORY + CBC FIXED/ UNFIXED SMEARS MIN 6 AIR DRIED SMEARS + 2 PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEARS A: UNFIXED: 24 HRS FIXED : PERMANENT NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 48 HRS
BRONCHIAL BRUSH CELL COUNT NOT APPLICABLE BRONCHIAL BRUSH FLUID CLEAN STOPPERED PLASTIC TEST TUBE/ RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 5 ML A – 1-2HRS30 MIN R– 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
BRONCHICAL WASH CELL COUNT NOT APPLICABLE BRONCHIAL WASH FLUID CLEAN STOPPERED PLASTIC TEST TUBE/ RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 5 ML A – 1-2HRS R– 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
BLOOD GROUP AND TYPE NA WB & SERUM EDTA & PLAIN (RED TOP) VACUTAINER 2ML EACH 24 HRS NA TUBE METHOD 3 HRS
BETA-HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN, (BETA HCG - TOTAL) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 15 TO 30 C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8 C FOR 48 HRS > 48 HRS AT -20 C 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 6 HRS
BETA-HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN, (BETA HCG - FREE) USED IN DUAL MARKER TEST NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 24 HRS FROZEN 2 MONTHS 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
BICARBONATE SAMPLE TO BE BROUGHT IN ICE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML SEPARATE FROM SERUM IMMEDIATELY 2 TO 8 C FOR 8 HRS PROTECT FROM EXPOSURE TO AIR 24 HRS PEP CARBOXYLASE 3 HRS
BILIRUBIN TOTAL NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 15 TO 25 C FOR 1 DAY HEMOLYSED SAMPLES TO BE AVOIDED 24 HRS SULPH ACID DPL / CAFF-BENZ 3 HRS
BILIRUBIN DIRECT NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 15 TO 25 C FOR 3 DAYS HEMOLYSED AND LIPAEMIC SAMPLES TO BE AVOIDED 24 HRS DIAZ. SULPH ACID 3 HRS
BIOPSY FOR HISTOPATHOLOGY NONE ANATOMICAL PARTS  SPECIMEN IN PLASTIC NON- PERFORATING CLEAN AND CAPPED CONTAINER WITH 10% FORMALIN- 1:10 RATIO ENTIRE SPECIMEN EXCISED  NA  24HRS  AUTOMATED & MANUAL METHOD  4 DAYS 

C

TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
C1 ESTERASE INHIBITOR NONE SERUM/PLASMA RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ VIOLET CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 4, REFRIGERATED 48 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS NA AFTER 15 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
C3 QUANTITATIVE NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM NA, REFRIGERATED 48 HRS, FROZEN 1 WEEK 24 HRS NEPHELOMETRY AFTER 2 DAYS O/S(ANAND DIAGNOSTICS)
C4 QUANTITATIVE NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM NA, REFRIGERATED 48 HRS, FROZEN 1 WEEK 24 NEPHELOMETRY AFTER 2 DAYS O/S(ANAND DIAGNOSTICS)
CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TOXIN NONE STOOL (FAECES) STERILE CONTAINER 3-5 ML ROOM 6, REFRIGERATED 48 HRS, FROZEN NA 24 ELISA  5-7 DAYS O/S (SRL RELIGARE)
CARDIOLIPIN IGM/IGG NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS IF REACHES BEFORE SUNDAY 2.00 PM ELISA AFTER 24 HOURS
CD4 & CD8 QUANTITATIVE NONE EDTA BLOOD VIOLET CAPPED VACUTAINER 3ML IF A DELAY IN TRANSPORT OR PROCESSING IS ANTICIPATED, KEEP THE SPECIMEN AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.DO NOT FREEZE 24 HRS FLOW CYTOMETRY AFTER 2 DAYS
CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS IGG ANTIBODIES NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA AFTER 5 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS IGM ANTIBODIES NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA AFTER 5 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
CMV IGG NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY AFTER 24 HOURS
CMV IGM NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 24 ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY AFTER 24 HOURS
CMV RT PCR - QUANTITATIVE NONE EDTA BLOOD VIOLET CAPPED VACUTAINER 3ML SEPARATE ASEPTICALLY PLASMA WITH IN I HOUR OF COLLECTION ROOM NA, REFRIGERATED NA, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS PCR 10 DAYS, O/S (APOLLO CHENNAI)
CRYPTOCOCCAL STAIN (INDIA INK) NONE CSF STERILE CONTAINER SAMPLES AS PER THE CULTURE QUANTITY IF A DELAY IN TRANSPORT OR PROCESSING IS ANTICIPATED, KEEP THE SPECIMEN AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. 24 HRS MICROSCOPY AFTER 6 HOURS
CRYPTOSPORIDIUM OCCYSTS NONE STOOL (FAECES) STERILE CONTAINER SAMPLES AS PER THE CULTURE QUANTITY ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS MODIFIED AFB STAIN AFTER 24 HOURS
CSF CULTURE NONE CSF STERILE CONTAINER 5 -10ML IF A DELAY IN TRANSPORT OR PROCESSING IS ANTICIPATED, KEEP THE SPECIMEN AT ROOM TEMPERATURE 24 HRS MICROSCOPY CULTURE/SENSITIVITY 72 HOURS
CYSTICERCOSIS ELISA NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA AFTER 5 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
C S F (CELL COUNT / CELL TYPE) NOT APPLICABLE CSF CLEAN STOPPERED PLASTIC TEST TUBE/ RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 5 A –1-2HRS R – 3-5 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
CAPD FLUID CELL COUNT NOT APPLICABLE CAPD FLUID CLEAN STOPPERED PLASTIC TEST TUBE/ RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 5 ML A– 1-2HRS R – 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
CHROMOSOMAL ANALYSIS - HEMAT.DIS.BMA NOT APPLICABLE BONE MARROW - RECENT CBC REPORT HEPARIN VACUTAINER 3.0 ML (1.5 ML) R: 48 HRS NOT APPLICABLE CELL CULTURE 20 DAYS
CHROMOSOMAL ANALYSIS - POC CLINICAL HISTORY I ST TRIMESTER: CHORIONIC VILLI 2ND OR 3 RD TRIMESTER: PLACENTAL VILLI 2 STERILE RED TOP VACUTAINERS, CONTAINING STERILE SALINE WITH 3-4 DROPS OF PROCAINE PENICILLIN OR GENTAMICIN 10 GM A/R :48 HRS NOT APPLICABLE FISH 20 DAYS
CLOT RETRACTION TIME NOT APPLICABLE WB RED TOP VACUTAINER 3 ML A : IMMEDIATE NOT APPLICABLE MANUAL 24 HRS
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT [CBC] NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
COMPLETE HAEMOGRAM NOT APPLICABLE W B K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
COMPREHENSIVE CLL PANEL (OUTSOURCED TO DABUR ONCQUEST) NOT APPLICABLE WB/ BMA SODIUM HEPARIN VACUTAINER 7 – 8 ML WB/ 4 - 5 ML. BMA IN TWO GREEN TOP TUBES 20-25°C DO NOT FREEZE. NOT APPLICABLE FLOW CYTOMETRY 1 WEEK
CYTOCHEMISTRY PAS NOT APPLICABLE REPRESENTATIVE BONE MARROW ASPIRATE / SMEARS / PBS + CLINICAL HISTORY UNFIXED SMEARS MINIMUM 6 SMEARS BMA + PBS A: 24 HR NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 48 HOURS
CYTOCHEMISTRY-MPO NOT APPLICABLE REPRESENTATIVE BONE MARROW ASPIRATE / SMEARS / PBS + CLINICAL HISTORY UNFIXED SMEARS MINIMUM 6 SMEARS BMA + PBS A: 24 HR NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 48 HOURS
CYTOCHEMISTRY-NSE NOT APPLICABLE REPRESENTATIVE BONE MARROW ASPIRATE / SMEARS / PBS + CLINICAL HISTORY UNFIXED SMEARS MINIMUM 6 SMEARS BMA + PBS A: 24 HR NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 48 HOURS
CARBAMAZEPINE (TEGRETOL) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER,DONOT INVERT THE TUBE. DONOT USE GEL BARRIER TUBE 4 ML REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 3 DAYS, O/S (ANAND LAB)
CHOLINESTERASE (PSEUDO) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 25 C FOR 1 YEAR 24 HRS SPECTROPHOTOMETRY 3 HRS
CERULOPLASMIN NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS IMMUNOTURBIDMETRY 7 DAYS, O/S
CHOLESTEROL (TOTAL) FASTING SAMPLE IS REQUIRED BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 8 C FOR 7 FASTING CHOD-PAP 3 HRS
CREATININE NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 25 C FOR 7 DAYS 24 HRS ALKALINE PICRATE (JAFFE'S) 3 HRS
CREATININE (24 HRS URINE) NONE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE/10ML 6N HCL 10 ML 2 TO 8 C FOR 1 WEEK AFTER 24 HRS COLLECTION ALKALINE PICRATE (JAFFE'S) 3 HRS
CREATININE (SPOT URINE) NONE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 10 ML 2 TO 8 C FOR 1 WEEK 24 HRS ALKALINE PICRATE (JAFFE'S) 3 HRS
CREATININE CLEARANCE (24 HRS URINE) NONE BLOOD / 24 HOURS URINE RED CAPPED VACUTAINER / CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE/10ML 6N HCL 4 ML BLOOD / 10 ML URINE 2 TO 25 C FOR 7 DAYS FOR BLOOD / 2 TO 8 C FOR 1 WEEK FOR URINE AFTER 24 HRS COLLECTION ALKALINE PICRATE (JAFFE'S) 3 HRS
CALCIUM NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 8 C FOR 3 WEEKS 15 TO 25 C FOR 7 DAYS 24 HRS ARSENAZO III 3 HRS
CALCIUM (24 HRS URINE) NONE URINE 10 ML OF 6 N HCL PH>2.0 10 ML 2 TO 8 C FOR 4 DAYS 15 TO 25 C FOR 2 DAYS AFTER 24 HRS COLLECTION ARSENAZO III 3 HRS
CALCIUM (SPOT URINE) NONE URINE 10 ML OF 6 N HCL PH>2.0 10 ML 2 TO 8 C FOR 4 DAYS 15 TO 25 C FOR 2 DAYS 24 HRS ARSENAZO III 3 HRS
COPPER NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 8 FOR 1 WEEK -20 FOR 2 WEEKS 24 HRS SPECTROPHOTOMETRY 7 DAYS, O/S (ANAND LAB)
COPPER NONE URINE METAL FREE URINE CONTAINER 10 ML 2 TO 8 FOR 1 WEEK -20 FOR2 WEEKS SAMPLE BY MONDAY AND THURSDAY 7 AM ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROMETRY 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
CALCITONIN OVERNIGHT FASTING REQUIRED BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML AT -20 FOR 2 WEEKS FASTING CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS, O/S (APOLLO CHENNAI)
CORTISOL (8 A.M, 4 P.M, & RANDOM) OVERNIGHT FASTING FOR MORNING SPECIMEN AND 4 HRS FASTING FOR EVENING SPECIMEN SPECIFY DATE AND TIME OF COLLECTION BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 15 TO 30 C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8 C FOR 48 HRS >48 HRS AT -20 C FASTING FOR 8 A.M SAMPLE, 4 HRS FASTING FOR 4 P.M SAMPLE NO FASTING FOR RANDOM SAMPLE CHEMILUMINESCENCE 6 HRS
CORTISOL FREE, URINE (24 HRS) NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITH PRESERVATIVE (10 GRAMS OF BORIC ACID) 10 ML OF 24 HRS URINE REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
C – PEPTIDE (FASTING) OVERNIGHT FASTING REQUIRED BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML FROZEN 2 WEEKS FASTING CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
C – PEPTIDE (POSTPRANDIAL) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML FROZEN 2 WEEKS 1HRS AFTER BREAKFAST CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
CYCLOSPORINE (TROUGH LEVEL) JUST BEFORE NEXT DOSE IS DUE BLOOD LAVENDER CAPPED TUBE-EDTA 4 ML DO NOT FREEZE 2 TO 8 FOR 72 HRS JUST BEFORE NEXT DOSE IS DUE ENZYME IMMUNO ASSAY 48 HRS , O/S (ANAND LAB)
CYCLOSPORINE (PEAK LEVEL) 2 HRS AFTER THE DOSE IS GIVEN BLOOD LAVENDER CAPPED TUBE-EDTA 4 ML DO NOT FREEZE 2 TO 8 FOR 72 HRS 2 HRS AFTER THE DOSE IS GIVEN ENZYME IMMUNO ASSAY 48 HRS , O/S (ANAND LAB)
CK - NAC NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 8 C AT 8 TO 12 HRS 15 TO 25 C 4 HRS 24 HRS UV: NAC ACTIVATED 3 HRS
CK - MB NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML PROTECT FROM LIGHT 2 TO 8 C FOR 7 DAYS 20 TO 25 C 2 DAYS 24 HRS ENZYME IMMUNO INHIBITION 3 HRS
CHLORIDE NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML HEMOLYSED AND LIPAEMIC SAMPLES TO BE AVOIDED SEPARATE FROM CELLS IMMEDIATELY 2 TO 25 C FOR 7 DAYS 24 HRS ISE (DIRECT / INDIRECT) 3 HRS
CHLORIDE NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 10 ML 2 TO 25 FOR 7 DAYS 24 HRS ISE (DIRECT / INDIRECT) 3 HRS
CHLORIDE NONE CSF STERILE CONTAINER 1 ML IMMEDIATE 24 HRS ISE (DIRECT / INDIRECT) 3 HRS
C REACTIVE PROTEIN NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 60 DAYS AT 2 TO 8 C, 11 DAYS AT 15 – 25 C 24 HRS IMMUNOTURBIDIMETRY 3 HRS
CEA NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 15 TO 30 C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8 C FOR 48 HRS > 48 HRS AT -20 C 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 6 HRS
CA 125 NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 15 TO 30 C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8 C FOR 48 HRS > 48 HRS AT -20 C 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 6 HRS
CA 19.9 NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 15 TO 30 C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8 C FOR 48 HRS > 48 HRS AT -20 C 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 6 HRS
CA 15.3 NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 15 TO 30 C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8 C FOR 48 HRS > 48 HRS AT -20 C 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 6 HRS
CATECHOLAMINES (PLASMA) PATIENT SHOULD BE AT REST (SUPINE) FOR 30 MINS IMMERSE SPECIMEN IMMEDIATELY IN ICE WATER SEPARATE PLASMA WITHIN 10 MINS TRANSFER INTO A PLASTIC CONTAINER AND FREEZE IMMEDIATELY. DRUG RESTRICTIONS REFER LAST PAGE PLASMA FOUR SPECIAL GREEN TOP VACUTAINER SODIUM HEPARIN CONTAINING 5 MG SODIUM METABISULPHITE AVAILABLE FROM LALPATH'S LAB 8 ML FROZEN 2 WEEKS SAMPLE BY FRIDAY 7AM HPLC 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
CYTOLOGY NON – GYNAECOLOGICAL SMEARS NONE FIXED AND AIR DRIED UNSTAINED SMEARS COPLIN JARS WITH 80% ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL NONE NONE 24 HRS MANUAL AND MICROSCOPY 48HOURS
CYTOLOGY BODY FLUIDS NONE BODY FLUID DIRECTLY STERILE PLASTIC CAPPED CONTAINERS NONE TAPPED BODY FLUID TO BE SENT FRESH TO LAB 24 HRS MANUAL AND MICROSCOPY 48HOURS
CYTOLOGY PAP SMEARS (GYNAEC SMEARS) NONE FIXED UNSTAINED SMEARS COPLIN JARS WITH 80% ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL NONE NONE 24 HRS MANUAL AND MICROSCOPY 48HOURS

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TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
DENGUE IGG NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA AFTER 24 HOURS
DENGUE IGM NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 6 HRS, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA AFTER 24 HOURS
DIFFERENTIAL LEUCOCYTIC COUNT NOT APPLICABLE W B- K3 EDTA K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS, R- 24HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
DRAINAGE TUBE ASPERATE FLUID FOR ANALYSIS NOT APPLICABLE DRAIN FLUID CLEAN STOPPERED PLASTIC TEST TUBE/ RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 5 ML A 1-2 HRS,R– 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS.
D-DIMER NOT APPLICABLE PLASMA 3. 2% SODIUM CITRATE VACUTAINER 3.7 ML WB :< 2H , PPP: A<4HR, R<24H, -20°C -3 WEEKS, -80°C- 3 MONTHS NOT APPLICABLE IMMUNO TURBIDOMETRY 4 HOURS
DEL QUEST 13 Q(OUTSOURCED TO DABUR ONQUEST) NOT APPLICABLE WHOLE BLOOD/ BONE MARROW SODIUM HEPARIN VACUTAINER 4-5ML BLOOD /2-3 ML BONE MARROW 20-25°C NOT APPLICABLE FISH 6 DAYS
DIRECT COOMBS TEST NA WB EDTA VACUTAINER 2ML 24 HRS NA TUBE METHOD 3 HRS
DIGOXIN NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 72 HRS , O/S (ANAND LAB)
DRUGS OF ABUSE: AMPHETAMINE NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 15 ML 15 TO 30°C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8°C FOR 3 DAYS 24 HRS FLOW CHROMATOGRAPHIC 2 HRS
DRUGS OF ABUSE: BARBITURATES NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 15 ML 15 TO 30°C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8°C FOR 3 DAYS 24 HRS FLOW CHROMATOGRAPHIC 2 HRS
DRUGS OF ABUSE: BENZODIAZEPINES NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 15 ML 15 TO 30°C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8°C FOR 3 DAYS 24 HRS FLOW CHROMATOGRAPHIC IMMUNOASSAY 2 HRS
DRUGS OF ABUSE: CANNABINOIDS (MARIJUANA) NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 15 ML 15 TO 30C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8C FOR 3 DAYS 24 HRS FLOW CHROMATOGRAPHIC IMMUNOASSAY 2 HRS
DRUGS OF ABUSE: COCAINE NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 15 ML 15 TO 30°C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8°C FOR 3 DAYS 24 HRS FLOW CHROMATOGRAPHIC IMMUNOASSAY 2 HRS
DRUGS OF ABUSE: OPIATES (MORPHINE) NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 15 ML 15 TO 30°C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8°C FOR 3 DAYS 24 HRS FLOW CHROMATOGRAPHIC IMMUNOASSAY 2 HRS
DRUGS OF ABUSE: METHAMPHETAMINE NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 15 ML 15 TO 30°C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8°C FOR 3 DAYS 24 HRS FLOW CHROMATOGRAPHIC IMMUNOASSAY 2 HRS
DRUGS OF ABUSE: PHENYCYCLIDINE (PCP) NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 15 ML 15 TO 30°C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8°C FOR 3 DAYS 24 HRS FLOW CHROMATOGRAPHIC IMMUNOASSAY 2 HRS
DRUGS OF ABUSE: TCA NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 15 ML 15 TO 30°C FOR 8 HRS 2 TO 8°C FOR 3 DAYS 24 HRS FLOW CHROMATOGRAPHIC IMMUNOASSAY 2 HRS
DRUGS-METANEPHRINES DRUGS - METHYLDOPHA, ISOPROTERENOL, NITRATES, MINOXIDIL, HYDRALAZINE AND CIGARETTE SMOKING AND CAFFEINE TO BE AVOIDED 72 HRS BEFORE COLLECTION URINE URINE CONTAINER WITH PRESERVATIVE 20ML OF 6N HCL 10 ML 2 TO 8C FOR 15 DAYS WITH ADJUSTMENT OF PH <3.0 AFTER 24 HRS COLLECTION COLUMN CHROMATOGRAPHY 72 HRS
DHEA OVERNIGHT FASTING REQUIRED, SPECIFY AGE AND SEX ON THE TEST REQUEST FORM BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 2 WEEKS DONE ONCE A WEEK FASTING SAMPLE TO BE GIVEN ON MONDAY ENZYME IMMUNO ASSAY 4 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
DHEAS OVERNIGHT FASTING REQUIRED, SPECIFY AGE AND SEX ON THE TEST REQUEST FORM< BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 8°ree;C AND FROZEN 4 WEEKS FASTING MORNING COLLECTION CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS O/S(APOLLO CHENNAI)
DUAL MARKER( 1ST TRIMESTER , 10-13 WEEKS) BLOOD TO BE DRAWN BETWEEN 10 TO 13 WEEKS BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 24 HRS, FROZEN 2 MONTHS 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS O/S( LAPATH'S)

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