Fetomaternal Bleed

TEST CODE: FETOM

TESTING AREA: Referral (Mayo)

Days Tested: Monday through Sunday - varies
Analytic Time: 1 day

COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Preferred: EDTA tube (lavender)
Volume: 4 mL of blood
Min. Vol.: 1 mL of blood

Special Instructions: Specimen must arrive at Mayo within 72 hours of collection. (Preferably, 24 hours)

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:
Specimen Type Preferred: EDTA (lavender) whole blood
Stability:

  • Preferred: 2-8°C, 72 hours
  • Acceptable: 20-26°C, 72 hours

Volume: 4 mL

Minimum Volume: 1 mL

Transport (submission) Container: Original Tube

Reject Due To:

  • Hemolysis: Reject
  • Lipemia: Mild OK; Gross Reject
  • Icterus: Mild OK; Gross Reject
  • Other: N/A

Specimen Retention Time: 7 days at Mayo

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