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Molecular Diagnostic Tests

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic MDLBL

MDL Test Name Prompt: Enter the name of the test indicated on the requisition. If "Store Sample only" is checked off on requisition, enter "Store Sample"
Specimen Requirements Adults:
3 x 4 mL (or 2 x 6 mL) lavender top EDTA tube - whole blood

Pediatric:
2 x 3 mL tubes

Infants:
2 to 3 mL

Newborns:

1 mL
Specimen Handling

DO NOT centrifuge or separate specimen. DO NOT freeze.

Transport specimen, along with copy of Molecular Diagnostic Lab requisition, at room temperature without delay. Specimen must arrive at ACH before noon on Friday. Specimens collected after noon Fridays and over the weekend can be stored in a refrigerator for shipment to the Molecular Diagnostic Lab on Monday mornings.

PSC:
Transport to DSC.

RRL:
Transport to ACH.

Additional Information  
Testing Location ACH Molecular Diagnostic Lab
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval