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Alias Names: A-2M
Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 8/18/2010
Performed: Wednesday, Saturday
Released: 1-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 83883-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or pleural fluid. Plasma is not recommended.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Centrifuge CSC or pleural fluid to remove cellular material. Refrigerate.
Stability: 8 hours ambient, 8 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen if frozen within 24 hours.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum, CSF, or pleural fluid.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum, CSF, or pleural fluid.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Severe lipemia; contamination; hemolysis.

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