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Methodology: Gas Chromatography (GC)
Edit Date: 6/1/2009
Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released: 24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82491-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL plain red top tube. Do not use a serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (sodium heparin), 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA), or 4 mL grey top tube (potassium/oxalate/sodium fluoride).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial.
Stability: 48 hours ambient, 5 days refrigerated, or 2 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 1.5 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.8 mL serum or plasma.
Rejection Criteria: SST and gels.

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