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Collection Tube Abbreviations

  RT  =  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
E. Histolytica Titers
 
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold Top   <1:8 no antibody detected Mailout: 5-7 days
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Antibody, IgG
(EEEG)
Ref 6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 7-10 days
EBV [Epstein-Barr Virus] Antibody Panel
(EBVAB)
 
Chem/Ref 5 ml blood, 2 Gold Tops   See Epstein-Barr Virus, IgG and Epstein-Barr Virus, IgM
EBV Plasma (EBVVP)   random urine or tall lavender for blood test ViraCor Laboratories  
Echinococcous Antibodies
(ECAB)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibodies, IgG & IgM
(EHRLP)
Ref 6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Mark sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
Elavil Ref  See Amitriptyline
 
ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
Electrophoresis, CSF
(SFPEP)
Imm 3 ml CSF + 5ml Gold Top.
Send serum Gold Top for electrophoresis. 
Prealbumin: 2 - 7%
Albumin: 50 - 70%
Alpha 1: 1 - 7%
Alpha 2: 3 -12%
Beta: 7 - 23%
Gamma: 3 -13%
plus interpretive report
M-F
Result: 24-72 hrs
Electrophoresis, Fluid
(FLPEP)
Imm 1 mL body fluid No reference ranges established M-F
Result: 24-72 hrs
Electrophoresis, Serum
(SPEP2)
Imm 3 ml blood, 1 Gold Top Albumin: 3.6- 5.6 g/dL
Alpha 1:  0.2 - 0.4
Alpha 2:  0.5 - 1.0
Beta:  0.5 -1.2
Gamma: 0.7-1.6
plus interpretive report
M-F
Result: 24-72 hrs
Electrophoresis, Urine
(UPEP)
Imm 10 mL urine, 24 hour collection preferred No proteins detected M-F
Result: 24-72 hrs
Eluate,RBC Adult  BBK 2 EDTA tubes Interpretive report.
Performed following a positive Direct Antiglobulin Test
24hrs/7days
Eluate, RBC Neonate  BBK 10 ml cord blood or 2 EDTA tubes  Includes eluates AB-ID and interpretive report.  Performed following a positive Direct Antiglobulin Test 24 hrs/7 days
 
Enterobius vermicularis [Pinworm]
(PIN)
Ref Contact reference lab.   Negative

Daily

Results: Upon receipt from ADH 
Enterovirus Culture ACH Throat or rectal swab in transport media. Stool-TRANSPORT ON ICE Negative; Positives called to physician. Mailout: 1-45 days
Enterovirus CSF (ENVVC)   CDF ViraCor Laboratories  
Enterovirus/PCR
(EV/P)
  Tall lavender    
Eosinophil Count, Blood (absolute)
(BLEO)
Heme 3.0 ml blood, 1 LT    0 - 450 cells/l 24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hours
STAT: 1 hour
Eosinophil Count, Urine
(UEOS) 
Heme 8 ml urine, freshly voided No eos seen Daily 8am-10pm
Results: 4 hours
STAT: 1 hour
Epinephrine/Norepinephrine
 
  See Catecholamines.    
EPO
(EPO4)
Chem See Erythropoetin    
Epstein-Barr Virus, IgG

Test includes:
EBV Ab NA-a IgG (EBVN), EBV Ab VCA IgG (EBVG), EBV Ab Early Detection (EBVD)
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Gold top Negative: ≤0.8 A.I. M-F
Results: 24 hrs
Epstein-Barr Virus, IgM (EBVM)
Test includes EBV Ab VCA IgM
Ref 5 ml Blood, 1 Gold Top ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Erythrocyte Porphobilinogen Deaminase (Same as Uroporphyrinogen- 1-synthase) Ref 5 ml blood, 1 LT, frozen. Include age of patient & hematocrit. Not valid for child under 1 yr of age.   Interpretive Report Mailout: 5-7 days
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Heme See Westergren Sed
Rate
   
Erythromycin Level
 
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold Top     Interpretive Report Mailout: 5-7 days
Erythropoietin 
(EPO4)
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Green Top Lithium Heparin 5-30 mIU/mL M,W,F
ESR -Sed Rate 

 
Heme
 
SEE Westergren Sed Rate
 
 
Estradiol
(ESTRA) 
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green Males: 1-47 pg/mL
Females: (pg/mL)
Mid-follicular:   27-122
Peri-ovulatory: 95-433
Mid-luteal:       49-291
Post-menopause: 1-40
M, W, F
 
Estrogen Receptor Assay  Ref 1 gm of tissue frozen in dry ice 15 min after surgical resection. Send to Pathology. Interpretive report Mailout: 5-7 days
Estrogens, Serum Fractionated
(FESTR)
Ref 6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
Estrone
 
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 RT or Gold Top ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
Ethanol Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green Negative
Toxic:  >350 mg/dL
24 hrs/7 days
Results:  2 hrs
Ethosuximide (Zarontin) Ref 5 ml blood, 1 RT ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days
Ethylene Glycol Ref 7 ml blood, 1 Gold Top

See also Delta Osmolality Screen

ARUP Test Directory   Mailout: 5-7 days

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Updated: 09.26.2012