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Alias Names: B-Cardone / Betacardone / Betapace / Sotacor
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography / Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS)
Edit Date: 8/10/2010
Performed: Tuesday, Thursday
Released: 5-7 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 82542-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Do not use serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: Plasma. Do not use plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial.
Stability: 14 days ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 14 days frozen.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Use of SST or PST.

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