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Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)
Edit Date: 2/22/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 82533
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4.5 light green top plasma separator tube (PST), 5 mL red top tibe, or 4 mL green top tube (heparin).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours. Refrigerate. Freeze at -20 degrees C or colder if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Stability: 48 hours refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 100 µL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Specimens frozen and thawed more than once.

Reference Range:
AM 6-26 µg/dL

PM 2-12 µg/dL

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