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Collection Tube Abbreviations

  RT  =  Plain Red top

  GYT  =  Gray top
   PPT  =  Pearl top   YT  =  Yellow top
  BLT  =  Blue top   GRN  =  Green top
  LT  =  Lavender top   SGRN  =  Special Green
  RBL  =  Royal Blue top   PT  =  Pink top
Test
(TEST CODE)
Lab
Section
Special
Requirements
Reference Ranges and Critical Values Testing Schedule and Expected
Turnaround
Time
B & T Cell Panel Flow See Acute Leukemia Panel
 
 
B2M {Beta 2 Microglobulin}
(B2M)   
Immu 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top 0 - 2 mg/L   M-F
Results:  24-48 hours
B12
(B12)  
Chem 5 ml blood; 1 Light Green 
Protect from light.
180-914 pg/mL

World Health Organization defines
>200 pg/ml as acceptable and
<150 pg/ml as deficient
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
B-cell Panel Flow See Acute Leukemia Panel
 
   
Babesia
(BPSM)

Includes Babesia, Malaria, Trypanosomes, & Microfilaria.

Micro

3 ml blood; 1 LT

In cases of suspected malaria, specimens should be taken at intervals of 6 to 18 hours for at least three successive days.

Negative
Physician will be called with Positive results
M-F
Results: 24 hrs. After hours contact CP Resident (688- 2820).
Barbiturates Screen
Serum (SBAR) 
Urine (UBAR
)   

 

 
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green

Urine: Random urine
Negative

This is a screening test.  These results should not be used for forensic or pre-employment purposes.
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
Barbiturates,
Confirmation
Ref 10 ml blood, RT.  Avoid serum separators
 
ARUP TEST DIRECTORY
 
Mailout: 5-7 days
Bartonella [Cat Scratch] Antibody Tests Ref See Cat Scratch    
BCR Gene Rearrangement DNA/SB  (BCR1) Ref 20 ml blood, 4 LT Room temperature - DO NOT CENTRIFUGE! No rearrangement detected. Mailout: 10-15 days
Bence-Jones Protein Imm See Immunofixation Electrophoresis Urine (UIFE)    
Benzodiazepine Screen

Serum (SBNZ)
   
Urine (UBNZ)
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green
 
Negative

This is a screening test.  These results should not be used for forensic or pre-employment purposes.

 
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
Benzoylecgonine
 
Ref  5 mL random urine.
Test performed if Cocaine and Metabolites Screen is pos.
ARUP TEST DIRECTORY Mailout: 5-7 days
Beta-2 Glycoprotein
(AB2G)

REF

1 RT on ice ARUP TEST DIRECTORY Mailout
Beta-2 Microglobulin
(B2M)   
Immu See B2M    
Beta-hCG, Qualitative Serum {Pregnancy Test} 
(SPREG)
Chem 
 
5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top Negative 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
Beta-hCG, Qualitative Urine
(UPREG)
Heme 8 ml fresh urine Normal = negative 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
Beta-hCG, Quantitative
(BHCG2)
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green  Non-pregnant females:
<10 mIU/ml

Age(weeks) hCG Range
(mlIU/ml, IU/L)
0.2-1 5-50
1-2 50-500
2-3 100-5,000
3-4 500-100,000
4-5 1,000-5,000
5-6 10,000-100,000
6-8 15,000-200,000
8-12 10,000-100,000
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
Beta-Hydroxybutyric acid
(BHOB)
 
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Green top Lithium Heparin <0.05-0.27 mmol/L 24 hrs/7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1hr

Beta glucan
(BGLUC)

 

Ref

5ml blood, 1 Gold Top

Must be a separate dedicated gold-top tube.  Tube cannot be used for other serum tests.

Viracor Laboratories Mailout: 5-7 days

Bethesda Assay, Quantitative
(BETHS)
Ref 25 ml blood, 5 BLTs.  Check ARUP manual for specific collection instructions ARUP TEST DIRECTORY Mailout: 5-7 days
Bile Acids, Total (BILET) Ref 6 ml blood, 1 ST
Freeze serum
ARUP TEST DIRECTORY Mailout: 5-7 days
Bilirubin, Direct Serum 
(DBIL) 
Neonate (DBILP)
  
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green
P
erformed only if TBIL is >1.5 mg/dl. 

Neonates: 1 green bullet tube protected from light

Adults:0 - 0.5 mg/dL
Peds:  0.0 - 1.5 mg/dL

Indirect bilirubin =
Total bilirubin minus Direct bilirubin.

 

24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
Bilirubin Scan, Amniotic fluid OD-450
(SCAN)    
Ref See Amniotic Fluid
OD- 450
Bilirubin, Urine Qualitative
(Included in routine urinalysis)
Heme
 
8 ml urine Negative

 
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
Bilirubin, Total 
Adult (TBIL)
Peds (PBIL)
Chem
 
Adults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green

Neonates: 1 green or amber bullet tube; protect from light
Adults: 0.2 - 1.2 mg/dL

Neonates: S
ee chart below
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
Age Ref. Range-Total Bilirubin Panic High
Preterm D1 1.0-5.0 mg/dL > 5.0 mg/dL
Preterm D2 3.0-7.0 mg/dL > 7.0 mg/dL
Preterm ≥D3 5.0-8.0 mg/dL > 8.0 mg/dL

Term D1

1.0-5.0 mg/dL

> 5.0 mg/dL

Term D2

5.0-10.0 mg/dL

>10.0 mg/dL

Term ≥D3-21

10.0-15.0 mg/dL

D3: >13.0 mg/dL

D4-21:>15.0
Term D22-2 yrs

0.0-2.0 mg/dL

>15.0 mg/dL
BK Virus Plasma (BKVIP)   random urine or tall lavender for blood test ViraCor Laboratories  
BK Virus Urine (BKVIU)   random urine or tall lavender for blood test ViraCor Laboratories  
Blastomycosis Antibody, Serum   Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  ARUP TEST DIRECTORY Mailout: 5-7 days
Blood Culture
(BCLT)  
Micro

Adults: 20 mL total-10mL blood in each aerobic & anaerobic bottle.

Nursery: 0.5-4mL per pediatric bottle

Use Chloraprep to disinfectant skin. Disinfect the tops of the bottles with alcohol swab. Place 8-10 mL blood in BacT/Alert aerobic bottle and 8-10 mL blood in BacT/Alert anaerobic bottle. For samples less than 5 mL, collect blood in pediatric BacT/Alert bottle (yellow).  See Nursing Procedure for Blood Culture Collection 

Negative
Physician will be called with Positive results.
Daily
Result: 5 days.

Blood Culture for Histoplasma
(BCHIS)

 

Micro

Isolator Tube (10 mL) obtained through the Omni system.

Use Chloraprep to disinfectant skin. Disinfect the tops of the tube with alcohol swab.  See Nursing Procedure for Blood Culture Collection

 

Negative
Physician will be called with Positive results.

M-F
Results: 4 wks.

 

                                                                           

Blood Parasites Smear
(BPSM)

Includes Babesia, Malaria, Trypanosomes, & Microfilaria.

Micro

3 ml blood; 1 LT

In cases of suspected malaria, specimens should be taken at intervals of 6 to 18 hours for at least three successive days. 

Negative
Physician will be called with Positive results
M-F
Results: 24 hrs. After hours contact CP Resident (688- 2820).
Blood Smear Preparation
(PS)
Heme  1 LT; 3.0 mL
Must submit physician reason for pathologist review of slide. A CBCC must be ordered with this test.
Interpretive Report 24 hrs/7 days
 
Blood Sugar (Glucose)
(GLUC)
Chem 
See Glucose
     
BNP
{B-type Natriuretic Peptide}
(BNP)
Chem 7 ml blood, 1 LT Normal range:
≤100 pg/mL
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
BNP, NT-Pro
(NTPRO)
Chem See NT-Pro BNP
Body Fluid Cell Count/ Differential (BFSCT)
Peritoneal
Pleural 
Peritoneal Lavage
Synovial
 

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSFCT)
Heme Sterile container.  Do not submit syringe or bag.  Clotted specimens cannot have cell count performed Interpretive report 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
Body Fluid Culture
(BFCLT)
Micro See Culture, Body Fluid
Bone Marrow  Aspiration and Biopsy Heme In-patient bone marrows must be scheduled with the Bone Marrow Clinic (686-7027) and ordered in e-Chart.  After hours call the Heme Lab (686-6193) to schedule in-patient bone marrows.  Out-patient bone marrows must be scheduled with BONC (296-1503 ext 1369).  Weekends and holidays need to be approved by the path resident (688-2820) Interpretive report M-F 8am-4pm
Result: Next day by 10 am
Cutoff: 2pm for biopsy
Bone Marrow Culture
(BFCLT)
 
Micro

0.5 ml minimum.

When scheduling bone marrow, request technologist to bring special Pediatric Isolator tube to bedside 

Negative Daily
Results: 72 hours
Borrelia burgdorferi 
 
Ref See Lyme Antibody
Bordetella pertussis by PCR Ref Respiratory specimen should be collected on Rayon or Dacron swab, or direct respiratory specimen such as BAL, respiratory aspirate or sputum.  (Calcium alginate swab has been shown to inhibit PCR)

Transport respiratory specimen or swab in sterile container, or viral transport media (Microtest M4), frozen.

ARUP TEST DIRECTORY Mailout 
Bordetella pertussis Culture Ref NP swab in transport media, nasal washing or aspirate in sterile container

Jones-Kendrick or Regan-Lowe media may be inoculated @ collection (available in Reference Send out area).  Incubate 24-48 hrs @ 35°C. 

Also acceptable :  NP swab in Amies w/charcoal media, BAL, bronch washings.

If BOTH culture and DFA ordered, two swabs or swab plus slides are required.

 

ARUP TEST DIRECTORY Mailout: 5-7 days
Bromide Ref 7 ml blood, RT ARUP TEST DIRECTORY Mailout: 5-7 days
Brucella  Agglutinins    Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top ARUP TEST DIRECTORY Mailout
BUN {Blood Urea Nitrogen}
Adult  (BUN)
  
Adult, Urine (UREA)
Neonate  (BUNP)
Chem Adults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green
Urine: 24 hr collection Infants: 1 green or amber bullet tube

Adults:
6 - 20 mg/dL
Urine: 12 - 20 g/24 hrs

Neonates: 8 - 34 mg/dL
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr

 

Updated 9.26.2012

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