Lithium Heparin Tube(To be obtained from DPLM Client Services, after office hour call extension 1352)
Testing is by appointment only. Please call 6321 4960/4922 for appointment before blood collection.
Obtain samples in the morning, dispatch immediately to the laboratory, reaching the laboratory no later than 9am the same day.
Adults: 10mL bloodChildren: 4mL bloodNeutropenia: at least 20mL blood
Invert tube contents 8 to 10 times to ensure the whole blood is mixed thoroughly with the anticoagulant.
Testing is available only on Mondays to Thursday. Testing is not available on public holidays and eves of public holidays. Urgent test requests are not indicated nor available.
Do NOT refrigerate at any time. Store and transport only at room temperature (18 to 25°C), otherwise the WBCs will not be viable.
Dispatch immediately to the laboratory, reaching the laboratory no later than 9am the same day.
Results reported as Reactive, Non-Reactive, Borderline, Indeterminate or Inconclusive with spot-count details and interpretation.
Monday - Thursday, except public holiday or holiday eve.
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