Amino acid, taurine
Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume1 mL whole blood.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection ProtocolCollect blood into a green top tube. If the sample is stored overnight or longer, the blood sample should be frozen.
Fasting collection preferred. Samples are frozen and thawed twice to break the cells and release all taurine before further processing. Shipping (test code: xtrnu) and handling (test code: xhand) fees are also applicable on each submission. External test price is subject to change.