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Methodology: Gas Chromatography (GC)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Tuesday, Thursday
Released: 48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82491-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Two 5 mL red top tubes. Also acceptable: EDTA plasma. Do not use serum separator tubes (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 14 days ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 12 month frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Use of SST or PST.

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