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Methodology: Gas Chromatography (GC)
Edit Date: 12/23/2009
Performed: Monday
Released: 7 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82491-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: Plasma. Do not use a serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 7 days ambient, 12 days refrigerated, or 12 days frozen at -20° C.
Standard Volume: 4 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 2.2 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Use of polymer gel separator tube (SST or PST).

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