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TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
RA (RHEUMATOID FACTOR) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM NA, REFRIGERATED 2DAYS, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS LATEX AGGLUTINATION AFTER 24 HOURS
RUBELLA IGG NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 7DAYS, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY AFTER 24 HOURS
RUBELLA IGM NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 7DAYS, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY AFTER 24 HOURS
RBC COUNT NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4HRS
RED CELL INDICES NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4HRS
RED CELL OSMOTIC FRAG.WITH INCUBATO NOT APPLICABLE WB SODIUM HEPARIN VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MANUAL 24 HOURS
RED CELL OSMOTIC FRAGILITY NOT APPLICABLE WB SODIUM HEPARIN VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MANUAL 24 HOURS
RETICULOCYTE COUNT NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 24HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4HRS
RBC FOLATE RECORD PCV VALUE ON THE REQUEST FORM EDTA (PLASMA) + BLOOD DO NOT FREEZE EDTA TUBE-LAVENDER CAPPED AND RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML(EDTA PLASMA) + 4ML(BLOOD) 2 TO 8°C FOR 72 HRS 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 4 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)

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TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
SCRAPINGS FOR FUNGAL SMEAR NONE SCRAPING MATERIAL STERILE CONTAINER NA NA 24 HRS MICROSCOPY AFTER 24 HOURS
SERODIAGNOSIS OF HYDATID DISEASE NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 7DAYS, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA AFTER 15 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
SERUM IGE NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 7DAYS, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY AFTER 24 HOURS
SERUM PCT (PROCALCITONIN) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 7DAYS, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS IMMUNO CHROMATOGRAPHY AFTER 1 HOUR
SMEAR FOR DIPHTHERIA NONE THROAT SWAB 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
SPUTUM CULTURE EARLY MORNINGOBTAIN SPUTUM SPECIMEN FROM A DEEP COUGH AND EXPEL INTO A CLEAN, STERILE CONTAINER. SPUTUM, ASPIRATE ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE SPUTUM 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
STOOL FOR HANGING DROP NONE STOOL (FAECES) STERILE CONTAINER SAMPLES AS PER THE CULTURE QUANTITY ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 24 HRS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS MICROSCOPY AFTER 6 HOURS
STOOL(FAECES) CULTURE NONE STOOL (FAECES) STERILE CONTAINER 1-2 GRAMS OR 5 ML IN CLEAN CONTAINER. ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 24 HRS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS MICROSCOPY CULTURE/SENSITIVITY 48 HOURS
SEMEN ANALYSIS 3 DAYS ABSTINENCE SEMEN 50 ML TIGHTLY CAPPED CLEAN PLASTIC CONTAINER 1-2 ML A – 30 MIN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. COLLECTION AT APOLLO HOSPITALS ONLY. CONTACT THE LAB FOR INSTRUCTIONS MICROSCOPY 24 HRS
SICKLING TEST NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/+ MICROSCOPY 4HRS
SMEAR ANALYSIS NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/+MICROSCOPY 4HRS
SMEAR FOR MALARIAL PARASITE NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ +MICROSCOPY 4HRS
SPUTUM CELL COUNT NOT APPLICABLE SPUTUM CLEAN STOPPERED PLASTIC TEST TUBE/ RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 1-2 ML R – 30 MIN F – 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
SPUTUM FOR EOSINOPHILS NOT APPLICABLE SPUTUM CLEAN STOPPERED PLASTIC TEST TUBE/ RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 1-2 ML R – 30 MIN F – 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
STOOL OCCULT BLOOD *See Below STOOL 50 ML PLASTIC CONTAINER WITH SPOON IN THE LID 5 GM R:1 HR NOT APPLICABLE HEMOSPOT 4HRS
STOOL REDUCING SUBSTANCE NOT APPLICABLE STOOL 50 ML PLASTIC CONTAINER WITH SPOON IN THE LID 5 GM A:1 HR NOT APPLICABLE BENEDICTS TEST 4HRS
STOOL ROUTINE NOT APPLICABLE STOOL 50 ML PLASTIC CONTAINER WITH SPOON IN THE LID 5 GM A:1 HR R:24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MANUAL 4 HRS
SUCROSE LYSIS TEST NOT APPLICABLE WB 3. 2% SODIUM CITRATE+ K2 EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A:3HRS R: 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MANUAL 24 HOURS
SUDAN BLACK "B" 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
SYNOVIAL FLUID ANALYSIS NOT APPLICABLE PLEURAL FLUID CLEAN STOPPERED PLASTIC TEST TUBE/ RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 5 ML R – 30 MIN F – 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
SODIUM (SERUM) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 3 DAYS 24 HRS ISE (DIRECT / INDIRECT) 3 HRS
SODIUM (24 HRS URINE) NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 10 ML REFRIGERATED 3 DAYS AFTER 24 HRS COLLECTION ISE (DIRECT / INDIRECT) 3 HRS
SODIUM (SPOT URINE) NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 10 ML REFRIGERATED 3 DAYS 24 HRS ISE (DIRECT / INDIRECT) 3 HRS
SODIUM (PERITONEAL FLUID) NONE FLUID STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 4 ML REFRIGERATED 3 DAYS 24 HRS ISE (DIRECT / INDIRECT) 3 HRS
SLIDES REVIEW -- PARAFFIN BLOCKS/ STAINED/UNSTAINED -- -- -- -- MANUAL AND MICROSCOPY 1-2DAYS
SLIDES EXTRA -- PARAFFIN BLOCKS -- -- -- -- MANUAL 24 HOURS

* PATIENT PREPARATION FOR STOOL OCCULT BLOOD
AVOID ASPIRIN AND OTHER NON- STEROIDAL ANTI- INFLAMMOTARY DRUGS SUCH AS : IBUPROFEN, NAPROXEN FOR SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO AND DURING THE TEST PERIOD. AVOID FOR 48 HRS PRIOR AND DURING THE TEST PERIOD VITAMIN-C IN EXCESS OF 250 MG/DAY, RED MEET ( BEEF, LAMB, LIVER ), RAW FRUITS, VEGETABLES (MELONS , TURNIP, HORSERADISH).

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TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
TB FERON NONE SERUM TUBE FROM RANBAXY EACH 1ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED NA, FROZEN NA   ELISA AFTER 15 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
TB IGA (TUBERCULOSIS) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 7DAYS, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA AFTER 2 DAYS O/S(ANAND DIAGNOSTICS)
TB IGG (TUBERCULOSIS) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 7DAYS, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA AFTER 2 DAYS O/S (ANAND DIAGNOSTICS)
TB IGM (TUBERCULOSIS) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 7DAYS, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA AFTER 2 DAYS O/S(ANAND DIAGNOSTICS)
TB PCR NONE BONE MARROW/BRONCHIAL LAVAGE/BRUSHINGS /OTHER BODY FLUID/SPUTUM/TISSUES/URINE (EARLY MORNING)(AFB 1+) STERILE CONTAINER COLLECT APPROXIMATELY 15-30 ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 7DAYS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS PCR 10 DAYS, O/S (APOLLO CHENNAI)
THROAT CULTURE NONE THROAT SWAB STERILE CULTURE COLLECTING SWAB 2 SWAB ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 24 HRS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS MICROSCOPY CULTURE/SENSITIVITY 48 HOURS
TIP CULTURE & SENSITIVITY NONE CVP TIP STERILE CONTAINER TIP ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 24 HRS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS CULTURE/SENSITIVITY. 72 HOURS
TISSUE CULTURE NONE TISSUE BIOPSY STERILE CONTAINER WITH NORMAL SALINE TISSUE BIT ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 24 HRS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS MICROSCOPY CULTURE/SENSITIVITY 72 HOURS
TORCH IGG NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 4 WEEKS IF REACHES BEFORE SUNDAY 2.00 PM ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY AFTER 24 HOURS
TORCH L IGM NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 4 WEEKS WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY AFTER 24 HOURS
TOXOPLASMA IGG NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY AFTER 24 HOURS
TOXOPLASMA IGM NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOFLUOROSCENCE ASSAY AFTER 24 HOURS
TPHA NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS HAEM AGGLUTINATION TEST AFTER 2 DAYS O/S(ANAND DIAGNOSTICS)
TYPHIDOT IGM/IGG NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS IMMUNOBLOT & ENZYME IMMUNO ASSAY AFTER 24 HOURS
TC DC NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4HRS
THALASSEMIA SCREENING NOT APPLICABLE WB + SERUM + PERIPHREAL SMEARS K2-EDTA + PLAIN (RED TOP) VACUTAINER 3.0 ML (2.0 ML) R/F BEFORE TRANSFUSION/ 3 MONTH INTERVAL AFTER TRANSFUSION AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY + ELECTROPHORESIS 7 DAYS
THROMBIN TIME NOT APPLICABLE 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 ELECTRO MECHANICAL DETECTION OF CLOT 4 HRS
THROMBOTIC PROFILE (OUTSOURCED TO SRL RELIGARE) FASTING PLASMA 3. 2% SODIUM CITRATE VACUTAINER THREE ALIQUOTS OF 1.5 ML EACH WB :< 2H PPP: A <4 HR R<24H -20°C -3 WEEKS -80°C- 3 MONTHS BEFORE HEPARIN THERAPY / NOT DURING ACUTE EPISODE ELECTRO MECHANICAL DETECTION OF CLOT, CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS
TOTAL COUNT (IIB, TLC, DEC) NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4HRS
TOTAL LEUCOCYTIC COUNT NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4HRS
TESTOSTERONE, FREE NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 8 C FOR 24 HRS FROZEN 4 WEEKS SAMPLE BY MONDAY AND THURSDAY BY 11 AM ENZYME IMMUNO ASSAY 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)
TESTOSTERONE 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
THEOPHYLLINE SERUM NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 3 DAYS O/S (ANAND LAB)
TRIGLYCERIDES (SERUM) OVERNIGHT FASTING REQUIRED BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 8°C 7 DAYS 15 TO 25 C 2 DAYS FASTING LIP / GK COLORIMET 3 HRS
TRIGLYCERIDES (PERITONEAL FLUID) NONE FLUID STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 10 ML 2 TO 8°C 7 DAYS 15 TO 25°C 2 DAYS 24 HRS LIP / GK COLORIMET 3 HRS
TRIGLYCERIDES (PLEURAL FLUID) NONE FLUID STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 5 ML 2 TO 8°C 7 DAYS 15 TO 25°C 2 DAYS 24 HRS LIP / GK COLORIMET 3 HRS
TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY (TIBC) - - - - - - CALCULATED VALUE (S.IRON + UIBC) 3 DAYS, O/S (ANAND LAB)
TRANSFERRIN 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
TRANSFERRIN SATURATION 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
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH) SAMPLE TO BE DRAWN BETWEEN 9 AM TO 11 AM 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 SAMPLE TO BE DRAWN BETWEEN 9 AM TO 11 AM CHEMILUMINESCENCE 6 HRS
THYROXINE, T4(TOTAL) OVERNIGHT FASTING REQUIRED 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 OVERNIGHT FASTING REQUIRED CHEMILUMINESCENCE 6 HRS
SAMPLE TO BE DRAWN BETWEEN 9 AM TO 11 AM 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 SAMPLE TO BE DRAWN BETWEEN 9 AM TO 11 AM CHEMILUMINESCENCE 6 HRS
TRIIODOTHYRONINE T3(TOTAL) OVERNIGHT FASTING REQUIRED 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 OVERNIGHT FASTING REQUIRED CHEMILUMINESCENCE 6 HRS
TRIIODOTHYRONINE FREE T3 SAMPLE TO BE DRAWN BETWEEN 9 AM TO 11 AM 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 SAMPLE TO BE DRAWN BETWEEN 9 AM TO 11 AM CHEMILUMINESCENCE 6 HRS
TRIPLE TEST (2ND TRIMESTER, 14-20 WEEKS) BLOOD TO BE DRAWN BETWEEN 14 TO 20 WEEKS BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS CHEMILUMINESCENCE 7 DAYS, O/S (APOLLO CHENNAI)
TZANCK SMEAR NIL SCRAPPINGS FROM BLISTERS ON GLASS SLIDES -- -- 24 HRS H & E, MGG 1 HR
TROPONIN - T NONE BLOOD GREEN COLOURED VACUTAINER - SODIUM HEPARIN 4 ML TO BE DONE IMMEDIATELY 24 HRS OPTICAL DETECTION 3 HRS
TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE IGA ANTIBODY NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME IMMUNO ASSAY 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S)

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