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Methodology:Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay (FPIA)
Edit Date:1/11/2010
Released:24 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories' reference lab.
CPT Code:80194-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (sodium heparin). DO NOT use serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST), lavender top tube (EDTA), or grey top tube (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate).
Handling:Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial. Freeze.
Stability:8 hours ambient, 24 hours refrigerated, or 30 days frozen.
Standard Volume:1 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume:0.5 mL serum or plasma
Transport:Freeze on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria:Hemolysis; use of tube of than specified.
Reference Range:
1.5-4.5 µg/mL
Toxic: ≥10.1 µg/mL