Blood is collected in the blue top vials provided in the test kit and should be stored at room temperature until shipped. Each vial collected must be filled to capacity. The number of vials is clearly indicated on the lab requisition form. Specimens should not be frozen, spun, or refrigerated. The laboratory will determine if the cells’ viability is within specifications for testing.
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- How much does the Alcat test cost?
- Do I need to test through a healthcare practitioner, or may I test on my own?
- Are these tests covered by health insurance?
- What are the medication restrictions for the Alcat Test?
- Can I have the test done while I am pregnant?
- What if the baby is breastfed or formula fed?
- Regarding testing children, must a child be a certain age to take the Alcat Test?
- Is there any special handling for the sample?
- Are there limitations regarding the days the blood specimen can be drawn and sent to the lab?
- Is fasting required before taking the Alcat Test?