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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
Saint Louis Encephalitis Antibody, IgG
(STLAB)
Ref 6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Mark sample as acute" or  "convalescent"
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Salicylate
(SAL)
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green  4.0-20 mg/mL
Critical Value: >20mg/mL
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Salmonella/ Shigella Culture
(ITCLT)
Micro See Culture, Stool    
Selenium Ref One 7 ml Royal Blue Top ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Serotonin Ref 6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top   ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Serum Viscosity
(PV)
Chem  See Plasma Viscosity    
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin
(SHBG)
Ref 6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top   ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Sezary Cell/Mycosis Fungoides Panel Flow 1 Lav top, Bone marrow aspirate, Biopsy, Tissue or Body Fluid Interpretive report.  Includes enumeration of all lymphocytes and subsets. 24-48 hrs
SGOT   See AST    
SGPT   See ALT    
Sinequan Ref See Doxepin    
Sirolimus (Rapamycin)
(SIRO)
Chem 5 ml blood, 1 LT 5-15 ng/ml
Critical: >20
 
Daily, cut-off at 11:30AM, Results same day
Smith Antigen
Chem See Anti-Smith Antibody    
Smooth Muscle Antibody, IgG
(SMAB)
Ref 6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top   ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Sodium
Adults (NA)
Neonates (NAP)
Chem Adults: 5 ml blood, 1 Light Green

Neonates: 1 green bullet tube
Adults: 135-145 mEq/L
Adult C
ritical Values:
< 120 or >155

Infants: 133-145 mmol/L
Infant Critical Values:

≤130 or ≥146
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 30 min


Sodium, Direct
Adult
(NADIR)
Chem

Adults: 1 ml serum or plasma

Adults: 137-145 mEq/L
Adult Critical Values:
<120 or >155
24hrs/7 days
Results:  2 hrs
STAT: 30 min
Specific Gravity, Body Fluid Heme See Body
Fluid Cell Count
Specific Gravity, Urine 
(USG)
Heme 8 ml urine 1.003-1.030
Varies with state of hydration and renal function
24 hrs/ 7 days
Results: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr

 
Spinal Fluid Cell Count and Differential
(CSFCT)

 

Heme See Cell Count and Differential, CSF
Spinal Fluid Electrophoresis,
(SFPEP)
Imm See Electrophoresis, CSF
SS-A Antibody Chem See Anti-SS-A    
SS-B Antibody Chem See Anti-SS-B    
St. Louis Encephalitis Antibody, IgG
(STLAB)
Ref 6 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Mark sample as "acute" or  "convalescent"
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Stone Analysis
(STON1)
Ref Submit stone in clean, dry container ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days

Stool Culture  
(ITCLT) 

Includes culture for:

Salmonella and Shigella

(Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, and Vibrio are looked for upon request.)
Micro

Fresh stool in Cary-Blair preservative/transport vial; fill to the line indicated on vial and mix well. (Must be filled to fill line or specimen will be rejected.)

Not performed on in-patients who have been hospitalized more than 3 days.

Negative

Physician will be called if Positive for Salmonella or Shigella (or designated pathogens when requested)
Daily
Results: 72-96 hrs.
Stool, Leukocytes
(FWBC)
Micro Stool transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof container  Negative Daily,
7am-11pm
Result: Same day
Stool, Occult Blood
(OCBLD)
Micro Stool transported in sterile, no additive, leakproof container  Negative Daily 5am-12pm Result: Same Day
Stool, Ova & Parasite Exam
(OP)
Ref

Stool transported in PVA and 10% Formalin collection set.

(pink and blue cap)

(Must be filled to fill line or specimen will be rejected.)

ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Stool, pH Ref Stool Container: Fresh stool; 1 gm ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Stool, Reducing Substances
 
Ref 5 gm stool, frozen ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Streptococcus, Group A Throat Screen
(SGRA)
Micro Swab transported in LQ Stuart media (red cap)

Negative

Physician will be called with Positive results. 

Daily

Results: Same day
 
Streptolysin O Antibody
(ASOTI)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top   ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Streptozyme Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top   ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Striated Muscle Antibody, IgG
(STRMA)
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 Gold Top  
Separate serum from cells ASAP
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Sugar Water Test Ref 5 ml light blue top, kept at
20-25 C
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Sulfonamides [Sulfas]
 
Ref 5 ml blood, 1 RT
Indicate which sulfa drug is being administered
ARUP Test Directory Mailout: 5-7 days
Surmontil
 
Ref See Trimipramine    
Synovial Fluid Cell Count & Crystal Exam
(BFSCT)
Heme See Cell Count and Differential, Synovial
Synovial Fluid Smear & Culture
(BFCLT)
Micro See Culture, Body Fluid

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