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Alias Names: IgA / Gammaglobulin A / Total Serum
Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 4/18/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82784
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells as soon as possible. Refrigerate.
Stability: 8 days refrigerated at 2-8° C. Stable one year frozen if frozen within 24 hours of collection. Allow only one freeze/thaw cycle.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 150 µL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated if received in laboratory within 8 days of collection, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: See also: Immunoglobulin Panel (IgA, IgG, and IgM) (12600) .
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; gross hemolysis or gross lipemia; specimen that has been frozen and thawed more than once; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 8 days after collection.

Reference Range:
Adult IgA 40-350 mg/dL

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