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​Ordering Recommendation 
  • Please provide drug dose information, frequency, method and date and time of last dose prior to draw on the Pharmacokinetics Lab (PK) requisition available on the National Jewish Health website
  • If the exact time of dose and blood draw are not accurately recorded, accurate interpretation cannot be provided by the reference laboratory

​Specimen Requirements​

Type​
  • ​Serum
​Container
​Collection Procedure
  • ​Aliquot and freeze as soon as possible after collection, but within 6 hours​​
​​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: Two 4 mL Full collection tubes
  • Minimum Volume:  2 mL serum
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
  • Pediatric Volume:  0.5 mL serum or plasma
​Stability/Storage
  • ​Stable for up to 6 hours at room temperature.
  • Ship frozen on dry ice
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
  • ​Shipped as received
Testing Site​
  • ​Referred out by St. Paul’s Hospital Laboratory​ to National Jewish Health Center

Results Reporting​
  • Within 2-7day turn around time by testing laboratory
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​RIFAM (For Laboratory Use Only)​
​ ​Test Ordering Requirements
​Preferred Specimen Collection
  • Send patient to a PSC or to Hospital Test Centre for collection, if unable to process within the required time frame
​Forms Required
  • ​Fully complete IDPL requisition, including drug dose amount, frequency, method, and date and time of last dose prior to draw (available on National Jewish website)

 

​If y​ou choose to print this information, it is valid only on date of print.

Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-744 v3

Last Modified: Friday, September 14, 2018 |
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