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Galectin 3, Plasma

Test ID: CLHGAL3
Orderable by Ontario ND

Test

Aliases/Synonyms

Galectin-3

Method

Immunoassay

Platform

ELISA

Report Includes

Galectin 3

Specimens

Serum; Plasma (EDTA)

Clinical Utility

A galectin-3 test may be ordered for the identification of individuals with chronic heart failure at elevated risk of disease progression. Galectin-3 should not be used for diagnosis of heart failure.

Source: http://www.clevelandheartlab.com/tests/galectin-3/; Accessed 21-Oct-2016

Test Location

Cleveland Heart Lab, OH, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Specimen

Specimens

Serum; Plasma (EDTA)

Collection Containers

Preferred

Gel-barrier tube (Tiger Top)

Acceptable

EDTA (Lavender Top Tube)

Sample Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Collection & Handling

Collection Instructions

Store transport tube refrigerated at 2-8oC until ready to ship.

Handling Information

Store serum or EDTA plasma at 2 - 8oC after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland Heart Lab shipping box.

Additional Information

This test kit is provided by ICL Client Care. To order a kit, or for more information, please email info@iclabs.ca or call 416-422-3000 ext 300

For additional information refer to the Cleveland Heart Lab websiteGalectin-3

Stability

Ambient 22 days
Refrigerated 22 days
Frozen >1 year

Additional Stability Information

Deep Frozen (-80°C): >1 year

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis Present
Specimen Not serum or plasma (EDTA)

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Performance / Interpretation

Method

Immunoassay

Platform

ELISA

Turnaround Time

5 days

Test Location

Cleveland Heart Lab, OH, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Interface / Setup

Test Version

30-Sep-2019