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Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Edit Date: 8/13/2009
Performed: Tuesday, Thursday
Released: 24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82491-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Do not use serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: Plasma, any, except plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells immediately and pour into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 14 days ambient, refrigerated, or frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Recommended for therapeutic drug monitoring.
Rejection Criteria: Use of serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST).

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