10660:DEMENTIA PANEL 2

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10660:DEMENTIA PANEL 2
Methodology: See individual components.
Edit Date: 1/18/2010
Components: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel / Folate / CBC (NO DIFF) / Sedimentation Rate, Westergren / Syphilis Test (RPR) / Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) / Free T4 / Vitamin B12
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 80053 / 82607 / 82746 / 84439 / 84443 / 85027 / 85652 / 86780
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Patient should be fasting 12-16 hours. One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA) and three 7.5 mL serum separator tubes (SST).
Handling: Wrap one SST in foil to protect from light. Allow all SSTs to clot, centrifuge within 2 hours of collection, separate serum from foil-wrapped SST and continue to protect from light. Other two SSTs can be transported in original tubes. Refrigerate. Transport all specimens within 12 hours of collection.
Standard Volume: 4 mL EDTA whole blood and 6 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 2 mL EDTA whole blood and 3.5 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen age; hemolysis or lipemia; frozen specimen.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST