Q and R

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
Q Fever Antibody
(QFEVR)
  
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
Quantiferon TB Gold Ref 1 ml of whole blood in each of three collection tubes (Nil Contro, TB antigen, and Mitogen Control) ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Quantitative Immunoglobulins
(QIGS2)
Includes IgG, IgA, IgM
Immu 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top   IgG: 700-1600 mg/dL
IgA:
70-400 mg/dL
IgM: 40-2
30 mg/dL
 
M-F
Result: 24-48 hrs
Quinidine
(QUIN)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 RT.
Do not use separator rubes or gels
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
RAJI Cell Immune Complex Assay Ref 7 ml blood, 1 RT
Critical frozen   
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Rapamycin [Sirolimus]
(RAPA)
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 LT See Sirolimus
 

RAST [Allergen Testing] Ref 10 ml blood, 1 Gold Top   ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
RBC {Red Blood Count}
(RBCG)


 
Heme 3.0 ml blood, 1 LT 
 
Male: 4.5 - 6.0 m/Ál 
Female: 3.8 - 5.2 m/Ál
Critical Value:
RBC < 2.0 and >7.0 m/Ál
24 hrs, 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
 
RBC Cholinesterase
(CLNS)
Ref 5 ml blood; 1 LT
Do not spin or Freeze 
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
RBC Folate

 

Ref See Folate, RBC  
RBC Indices  

*Only available with CBC

Heme 3.0 ml blood, 1 LT
 
MCV 79 - 102 fl
MCH 27 - 36 pg 
MCHC 30 - 36 g/dL
24 hrs, 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Red Cell Antigen Typing [Patient RBC Phenotype] BBK 1 EDTA tube and order sheet initialed by blood collector.  No transfusions within 3 mos. Varies; all results are determination of blood group antigens other than ABO. 24hrs/7days
Reducing Substances
 
Ref 5 g stool, frozen ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Renin
(REN2)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 LT
Critical frozen
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Reptilase Time

Special Coagulation

1 BLT

Specimen amount is critical to maintain proper ratio of blood to anticoagulant

13.9-20.5 seconds

7 days or less

 

Respiratory Culture and Gram Stain
(RSCLT)
Micro Sputum, endotracheal, or tracheal (not BALŚSee Bronchoalveolar Lavage) transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof container. Negative Daily
Results: 48-72 hrs.
Respiratory Synctial Virus Antibody
(RSV)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Label sample as "acute" or  "convalescent"
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Ribosomal P Antibody (RIBP) Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top Tube 0.0-9.0 AI
Negative <1.0
Positive  ≥1.0
M-F
Results: 24 hrs
RNP Antibody (A & 68)
(RNP)
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top Tube 0.0-9.0 AI
Negative <1.0
Positive  ≥1.0
M-F
Resluts: 24 hrs

RSV Rapid Antigen(RSVR)

 

Micro
  •   Nasal Wash transported in sterile leak proof container

  • Nasopharyngeal swab

  •  Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)

 

Negative

Physician will be called with Positive RSV results

 

Daily

Results: Same day

 

Respiratory Viral Panel
(RVP2)

Molecular Diagnostics

Nasopharyngeal Swab in viral transport media, send to lab at room temperature

Negative

Batched M-F
Results: 72 Hours

Reticulin Antibody, IgA Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Reticulocyte Count with IRF,
(RETAN-Adults)
(PRET - Peds)
Heme 3.0ml blood, 1 LT Retic: 0.5-2.0%
IRF: 0.040-0.200
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Reverse T3 Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top      ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Rhogam Work-up [Rho(D); Rh Immunoglobulin] BBK 1 EDTA tube (post partum, post abortion, post amniocentesis or 28 weeks pregnancy) and order sheet initialed by blood collector.  Rh neg mother with Rh pos infant or if infant type is unknown 24hrs/7days
Rheumatoid Factor
(RF)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 RT   ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Rickettsia Antibodies   See Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Antibodies    
Ritalin Ref 5 ml blood, 1 RT
Critical frozen
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Antibodies
{Rickettsia rickettsii}
(RMSFP)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top   
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Label sample as "acute" or "convalescent"
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Rotavirus Antigen
 
Ref 1 gm stool, frozen ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
RPR
(RPR)
Chem Adults: 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top

Neonates: 1 red microtainer
 
Done as a reflex to a positive T. Pallidum IgG or upon special request

Nonreactive

Reactive results will reflex a titer

24 hrs/ 7 days
Daily

 

Rubella IgG
(RUB)
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 RT Immune status routinely reported.
For diagnosis of current infection, contact CP Resident (501-688-2820).
24 hrs/7 days
Results: Same day
Rubeola [Measles] Antibody, IgG
(MEAS)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Label as "acute" or "convalescent"
 
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Rubeola, [Measles], IgM
(MEASM)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Label as "acute" or "convalescent"
 
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Rubeola, [Measles] Panel
(MEASP)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Label as "acute" or "convalescent"
 
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days

Updated 10.04.2013

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