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PCBs

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic PCB
Specimen Requirements This is a user pay test not covered by Alberta Health & Wellness. The patient’s employer must have arrangements in place to be invoiced by CLS for the testing, or the patient must pay $105 at time of collection. Employers who need to make billing arrangements should be referred to CLS Finance (Accounts Receivable) at 403-770-3239.

2 x 4 mL red top tubes, NOT SST

4 mL serum
Specimen Handling

PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off, and transport serum on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze serum prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.

Additional Information
Testing Location National Medical Services (USA)
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Polychlorinated Bi-phenyls
Reference Interval