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Methodology: Gas Chromatography / Flame Ionization Detection (GC/FID)
Edit Date: 9/9/2010
Released: 72 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82491-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Do not use serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST). Also acceptable: Heparinized plasma.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL serum or plasma (micro method does not allow for repeats or confirmations).
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Trough levels are most reproducible.
Rejection Criteria: Use of SST or PST.

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