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Collection Tube Abbreviations

  RT  =  Plain Red top   GYT  =  Gray top   RBL  =  Royal Blue top
  RHalo = Red Halo   YT  =  Yellow top   PT  =  Pink top
  BLT  =  Blue top   GRN  =  Green top   PPT  =  Pearl top
  LT  =  Lavender top   SGRN  =  Special Green   GHalo = Green Halo

Test
(TEST CODE)

Lab
Section

Special
Requirements

Reference Ranges and Critical Values
Testing Schedule and Expected
Turnaround
Time
D-Dimer
(D-DIQ)
Coag 3.5 ml blood, 1 BLT  
Specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant
0-0.50 g/mL FEU 24hrs/7days
Results: 2 hrs

STAT: 1 hr
Darvon Ref See Propoxyphene ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days

 
Delta Osmolality
(OSMD) 

Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green

 
0 - 10 mOsm/kg
 
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 3 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
 
Demerol
 
Ref See Meperidine ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
Depakene {Valproic Acid} 
(VALP)
Chem See Valproic Acid    
Desipramine [Norpramin) Ref 7 ml blood, 1 RT
Avoid serum separators  
ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
DHEA Sulfate
(D-SO4)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP. 
Plasma is unacceptable
   
ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
Diazepam/Nordiazepam
 
Ref  7 ml blood, RT ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days

                     

Dibucaine Number 
(DIBU)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
 
ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
DIC Profile
(DIC2)
Includes CBC and automated diff, PT, PTT, FBG and D-Dimer
Heme 1 LT plus 1 BLT
Contact CP Resident   (688-2820) for clinical, peripheral smear and laboratory evaluation.
Interpretive Report 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results:
2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Differential, WBC  (Manual)
(DIFF)
Heme  3.0 ml blood, 1 LT   ADULT
Neutrophils 40 - 80%
                  2.5-8.2 K/ul

Eosinophils  0 - 10%
                  0.0-0.4 K/ul

Basophils    0 - 5%
                 0.00-0.22 K/ul
              

Lymphocytes 10 - 60%
                     1.0-4.8 K/ul

Monocytes  0 -20%
                  0.1-1.0 K/ul
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results:
2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Digoxin 
(DIG)
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green

See TDM Guidelines

Therapeutic: 0.8 - 2.0 ng/mL
Critical Value: >2.20 ng/mL
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results:
2-4 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
5-a-Dihydrotestosterone Ref 10 ml blood, 2 Gold Top
Freeze serum
ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
Dilantin, Free  {Phenytoin}
(FDIL1)
Ref See Phenytoin, Free    
Dilantin, Total  {Phenytoin}
(PTN)
Chem  See Phenytoin    
Direct Coombs Test, Adult [Antihuman Globulin Test]
(DDC)
BBK 1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector Profile includes monospecific AHG Eluate (antibody ID of the eluate) & interpretation 24hrs/7days
Direct Coombs Test, Neonate [Antihuman Globulin Test]
(DAT)
BBK 1 EDTA tube of cord specimen or venous blood.  Tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector. Detection of hemolytic disease of newborn (HDN). Eluates performed as indicated. 24hrs/7days
Directed Donation ARC Call the American Red Cross for consultation
(614-4433)
   
Disopyramide [Norpace] Ref 5 ml blood, 1 RT
Avoid serum separators
ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
DNase-B Antibody Ref 6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP 
ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
Donath-Landsteiner Screening Test  BBK Contact Blood Bank for consultation (686-5867) Interpretive report Call Blood Bank
Dopamine
(PLCAT)
Ref See Catecholamines, Plasma    
Double Stranded DNA
(DNA)
  
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top Negative    <4.0 A.I.
Equivocal    5-9 A.I.
Positive    ≥10.0 A.I.
M-F
Results: 24 hrs
Doxepin Ref 10 ml blood, 1 large RT
Avoid serum separators
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
D-Xylose Absorption
(DXYLO)
Ref Refer to ARUP manual for specific specific instructions ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days

Last updated: 9.26.2012

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