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Edit Date:6/11/2010
Released:24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code:83915-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling:Allow to clot completely at ambient temperature, centrifuge and immediately separate serum from cells into a plastic vial. Refrigerate or freeze. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Stability:4 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or 2 weeks frozen at 0° C.
Standard Volume:1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume:200 µL serum.
Transport:Refrigerated; or if frozen, on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria:Ambient specimen received in laboratory more than 4 hours after collection.