Lab Test



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TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
URINE AFB - PCR EARLY MORNING SPECIMEN URINE STERILE CONTAINER 15-30ML ROOM NA, REFRIGERATED 72 HRS, FROZEN NA. 24 HRS PCR 10 DAYS, O/S (APOLLO CHENNAI)
URINE CULTURE MIDSTREAM URINE (MSU) FIRST, CAREFULLY CLEAN THE URETHRAL MEATUS. THEN VOID AND DISCARD THE FIRST 10 - 20 ML OF URINE IN ORDER TO CLEAR THE URETHRA. COLLECT THE SUBSEQUENT URINE INTO A CLEAN, STERILE CONTAINER BAG CATCH CSU , MSU,SUPRA PUBIC STERILE CONTAINER COLLECT APPROXIMATELY 15-30 ML OF URINE ROOM 1 HR, REFRIGERATED 48 HRS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS MICROSCOPY CULTURE/SENSITIVITY. 48 HOURS
URINE PREGNANCY TEST (RAPID) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 1 HR, REFRIGERATED 48 HRS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS IMMUNO CHROMATOGRAPHY AFTER 24 HOURS
URINARY HAEMOSIDERIN NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A-1- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
URINARY MYOGLOBOLIN NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE SPECTRO PHOTOMETRY 4 HRS
URINE ACETONE NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 12DAYS R- 24 DAYS F>12 DAYS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER 4 HRS
URINE ALBUMIN (NEPHROLOGY) (CP002 / 1305) NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A->2HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER 4 HRS
URINE BENCE JONES PROTEIN NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS EARLY MORNING FIRST VOID SAMPLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER + MANUAL METHOD 4 HRS
URINE BILE SALT + BILE PIGMENTS NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER +FOUCHETS TEST+HAYS METHOD 4 HRS
URINE FOR EOSINOPHILS NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 1-2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
URINE FOR FAT GLOBULES NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
URINE FOR METACHROMATIC GRANULES NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
URINE FOR RBC ( CP003 / 1306) NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 1-2HRS R-1- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER + MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
URINE HAEMOGLOBIN NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER + SPECTROPHOTOMETRY 4 HRS
URINE KETONES NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER 4 HRS
URINE OCCULT BLOOD NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER + MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
URINE ROUTINE NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 1-2HRS R- 2 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER + MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
URINE TEST FOR ALBUMIN (DIPSTICK) NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A->2HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER 4 HRS.
URINE PROTIEN NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A->2HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER 4 HRS.
URINE UROBILINOGEN NOT APPLICABLE URINE 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED URINE ANALYSER 4 HRS.
URINE PROTEIN / CREATININE RATIO URINE SPOT NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 10 ML REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS BIURET / JAFFE'S 3 HRS
UREA (SERUM) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 25°C FOR 7 DAYS FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS UREASE KINETIC 3 HRS
UREA (URINE 24 HRS) NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE TO REFRIGERATE DURING AND AFTER COLLECTION 10 ML 2 TO 8°C FOR 7 DAYS 15 TO 25°C FOR 2 DAYS AFTER 24 HRS COLLECTION UREASE KINETIC 3 HRS
UREA (SPOT / RANDOM URINE) NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 10 ML 2 TO 8°C FOR 7 DAYS 15 TO 25°C FOR 2 DAYS 24 HRS UREASE KINETIC 3 HRS
URIC ACID (SERUM) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 8°C FOR 7 DAYS 15 TO 25°C FOR 3 DAYS 24 HRS URICASE / PEROX 3 HRS
URIC ACID (URINE 24 HRS NONE URINE URINE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE TO REFRIGERATE DURING AND AFTER COLLECTION 10 ML 15 TO 25°C FOR 4 DAYS ADD SODIUM HYDROXIDE TO BRING THE PH BETWEEN 8 TO 9 AFTER 24 HRS COLLECTION URICASE / PEROX 3 HRS

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TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
VAGINAL CULTURE NONE HIGH VAGINAL SWAB,VAGINAL DISCHARGE, VULVAL SWAB, LABIAL SWAB STERILE CULTURE COLLECTING SWAB 2 SWAB ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 24 HRS, FROZEN NA 24 HRS MICROSCOPY CULTURE/SENSITIVITY. 48 HOURS
VDRL (RPR) NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS FLOCCULATION TEST AFTER 24 HOURS
VZV - PCR 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 AFTER 7 DAYS(RANBAXY)
VZV IGG NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA AFTER 7 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
VZV IGM NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM 2 HRS, REFRIGERATED 1WEEK, FROZEN 4 WEEKS 24 HRS ELISA AFTER 7 DAYS O/S(RANBAXY)
VOMITUS FOR HAEMOSIDERIN NOT APPLICABLE VOMITUS 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE MICROSCOPY 4 HRS
VOMITUS FOR OCCULT BLOOD NOT APPLICABLE VOMITUS 50 ML PLASTIC TIGHTLY CAPPED CONTAINER 20 ML A- 2HRS R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE HEMOSPOT 4 HRS
VALPROIC ACID NONE BLOOD RED RED CAPPED VACUTAINER,DONOT INVERT THE TUBE. DONOT USE GEL BARRIER TUBE. 4 ML REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS CHEMILULMINESCENCE 3 DAYS, O/S (ANAND LAB)
VANILLYLMANDELIC ACID (VMA) (24 HRS URINE) DRUGS - THEOPHYLLINE, CHOCOLATE, VANILLA, BANANA, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, TEA / COFFEE, TOBACCO AND STRENMUOUS EXERCISE TO BE AVOIDED 72 HRS BEFORE SAMPLE COLLECTION URINE URINE CONTAINER WITH PRESERVATIVE 10 ML OF 6 N HCL 10 ML 2 TO 8°C FOR 15 DAYS WITH ADJUSTMENT OF PH <2.0 AFTER 24 HRS COLLECTION COLUMN CHROMATOGRAPHY 72 HRS
VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL PEPTIDES NONE BLOOD EDTA TUBE-LAVENDER CAPPED 4 ML MIX BY INVERSION CENTRIFUGE AND SEPARATE PLASMA AND TRANSFER TO PLASTIC VIAL AND FREEZE IMMEDIATELY SAMPLE BY 7TH OF THE MONTH RADIO IMMUNO ASSAY 3 WEEKS, O/S (LALPATH'S - USA)
VITAMIN B12 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 FASTING CHEMILUMINESCENCE 24 HRS
VITAMIN D (25 –HYDROXY) NONE BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER 4 ML 2 TO 8°C FOR 3 DAYS -20°C FOR 3 WEEKS 24 HRS ENZYME IMMUNO ASSAY 7 DAYS, O/S (APOLLO CHENNAI)

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TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
WEIL FELIX NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM NA, REFRIGERATED 2DAYS,FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS TUBE AGGLUTINATION AFTER 24 HOURS
WIDAL NONE SERUM RED CAPPED VACUTAINER/ YELLOW CAP VACUTAINER 4ML ROOM NA,REFRIGERATED 2DAYS,FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS TUBE AGGLUTINATION AFTER 24 HOURS
WOUND CULTURE NONE EXUDATES PUS SWABS STERILE CULTURE COLLECTING SWAB 2 SWAB ROOM 2 HRS,REFRIGERATED 48 HRS,FROZEN NA 24 HRS MICROSCOPY CULTURE/SENSITIVITY 48 HOURS
WBC COUNT [DIFFERENTIAL] NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS,R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4HRS
WBC COUNT [TOTAL] NOT APPLICABLE WB K2- EDTA VACUTAINER 3 ML A- 2HRS, R- 24 HRS NOT APPLICABLE AUTOMATED CELL COUNTER/ MICROSCOPY 4HRS

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TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
XCYTON TB PULMONARY (NAAT-CHEX) NONE BONE MARROW/BRONCHIAL LAVAGE/BRUSHINGS /OTHER BODY FLUID/SPUTUM/URINE (EARLY MORNING) STERILE CULTURE COLLECTING SWAB COLLECT APPROXIMATELY 15-30 ML OF URINE IF A DELAY IN TRANSPORT OR PROCESSING IS ANTICIPATED, KEEP THE SPECIMEN AT 4O°C. 24 HRS NAAT CHEX AFTER 48 HOURS

Z

TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
ZINC PATIENT SHOULD AVOID SEA / FRESH WATER FISH 3 DAYS BEFORE COLLECTION BLOOD RED CAPPED VACUTAINER METAL FREE 4 ML 2 TO 8 C 48 HRS FROZEN 1 WEEK SAMPLE BY MONDAY / THURSDAY 11 AM ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROMETRY 7 DAYS, O/S (LALPATH'S LAB)

Others

TEST NAMEPATIENT PREPARATIONTYPE OF SAMPLETYPE OF CONTAINERQUANTITY OF SAMPLE REQUIREDSTABILITY S/P/U/CSFSAMPLE COLLECTION TIMEMETHODTURN AROUND TIME
PROTEIN NONE PERITONEAL FLUID STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 10 ML REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS 24 HRS BIURET 3 HRS
LDH NONE PERITONEAL FLUID STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE 10 ML 2 TO 8°C FOR 4 DAYS, 15 TO 25°C FOR 7 DAYS 24 HRS LACTATE- PYRUVATE UV 3 HRS
GLUCOSE  NONE  PERITONEAL FLUID  STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE  10 ML  TO BE DONE IMMEDIATELY  24 HRS  HEXOKINASE/GLUCOSE & PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE 3 HRS 
PROTEIN  NONE  CSF  STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE   4 ML  ANALYSE FRESH  24 HRS  PYROGALLOL RED  3 HRS 
LDH  NONE  CSF  STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE   4 ML  ANALYSE FRESH  24 HRS  LACTATE- PYRUVATE UV  3 HRS 
GLUCOSE  NONE  CSF  STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE   4 ML  ANALYSE FRESH  24 HRS  HEXOKINASE/ GLUCOSE-6- PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE  3 HRS 
CHLORIDE  NONE  CSF  STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE   4 ML  ANALYSE FRESH  24 HRS  ISE ( DIRECT/INDIRECT)  3 HRS 
GLUCOSE  NONE  PLEURAL FLUID  STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE   10 ML  TO BE DONE IMMEDIATELY  24 HRS  HEXOKINASE/ GLUCOSE-6- PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE  3 HRS 
PROTEIN  NONE  PLEURAL FLUID  STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE   10 ML  REFRIGERATED 1 WEEK, FROZEN 2 WEEKS  24 HRS  BIURET  3 HRS 
LDH  NONE  PLEURAL FLUID  STERILE CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE   10 ML  2 TO 8°C FOR 4 DAYS, 15 TO 25°C FOR 7 DAYS  24 HRS  LACTATE- PYRUVATE UV  3 HRS 
GLUCOSE  NONE  URINE  CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE  10 ML  TO BE DONE IMMEDIATELY  24 HRS  HEXOKINASE/ GLUCOSE-6- PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE  3 HRS 
PROTEIN  NONE  URINE  CONTAINER WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE  10 ML  2 TO 8°C FOR 48 HRS  24 HRS  PYROGALLOL RED  3 HRS 

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