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Methodology: Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Released: 2-7 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82017-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate plasma from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Freeze immediately. Critical frozen. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Clinical information is needed for appropriate interpretation, and includes age, gender, diet (eg, TPN therapy), drug therapy, and family history. Form is available from Client Services. If other tests are ordered send a separate specimen.
Stability: 12 hours refrigerated or 1 month frozen. Specimen unstable ambient.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL plasma.
Minimum Volume: 200 µL plasma.
Transport: Frozen, on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Ambient specimen. Specimen refrigerated more than 12 hours.

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