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Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)
Edit Date: 2/18/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 83874
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: Red top tube, lavender top tube (EDTA), green top tube (heparin), or plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells immediately. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 24 hours. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 200 uL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated if received in laboratory within 24 hours of collection, or frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen that has been frozen and thawed more than once; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 24 hours after collection.

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