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  Tryptophan Specimen Type:
   

Blood


SCRAP

Specimen requirements: 6 mL Red Stopper; Plain
Unit of measure: mmol/L
Ideal sample: 4 mL Whole Blood
Absolute minimum amount: 2 mL Whole Blood (0.5 mL serum)
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Transport to the Laboratory immediately.
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: "Write in" MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s):  N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 3-5 days
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
This test is sent to : Quest Diagnostic Laboratory
Quest Link
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Special Instructions: Fasting specimen required. Patient should avoid food high in indoles: avocado, banana, tomato, plum, walnut, pineapple, and eggplant. Patient should also avoid tobacco, tea and coffee three days prior to specimen collection.
  Results are Qualitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: TRYPN
CyberLAB code: 9152
Lab Processing Instructions: Freeze specimen within 2 hours after processing.