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Methodology: Enzymatic Rate
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82550
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin) or one 4.5 mL light green plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Centrifuge SST or PST within 2 hours of collection and transport in original tube. Centrifuge green top tube within 2 hours of collection, separate plasma from cells and pour into a plastic vial for transport. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 24 hours.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 150 µL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated if received in laboratory within 24 hours of collection, or frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 24 hours after collection.

5-290 IU/L

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