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Methodology: Spectrophotometry
Edit Date: 2/4/2009
Performed: Monda-Friday
Released: 1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 84430-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin), one 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA), or one 4 mL grey top tube (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate). Do not use serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma and pour into a plastic vial within 2 hours of collection.
Stability: 5 days ambient, 5 days refrigerated, or 5 days frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 300 µL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.

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