To prevent repeat collections, please carefully label all specimens with the required information. Incorrect labeling can cause errors in result reporting, creating a significant risk to patients. The laboratory rejects all unlabelled and mislabelled specimens to ensure patient safety.
For correct test results, follow all specimen collection instructions carefully. Incorrect test results can cause important medical problems to be missed, or the ordering of more tests which may be unnecessary.
Fasting Blood Collection Guidelines
General 24 Hour Urine Collection
VMA (3 methoxy - 4 hydroxmandelic acid or HMMA)
5'-HIAA (5-hydroxyindole acetic acid)
Collection of Midstream Urine - Males
Collection of Midstream Urine - Females
Feces Culture and Sensitivity (Bottle with Pink Fluid)
Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) - Stool Occult Blood
Feces Ova and Parasites
Buccal Swabs for HLA Typing