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Methodology: Chemiluminescence (Cl) / Enzymatic Glucose Oxidase/Peroxidase
Edit Date: 9/7/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82947
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4.5 mL green top plasma separator tube (PST), or one 4 mL grey top tube (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) for a post-prandial (after meal).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial. Centrifuge SST within one hour of collection. Specimen drawn in SST or PST can be transported in the original tube after centrifugation. Refrigerate.
Stability: 24 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or indefinitely frozen.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Centrifugation of SST delayed more than one hour.

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