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Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Edit Date: 3/5/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: 24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 80299-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (sodium heparin) or 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA). Do not use serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 4 days ambient, 2 months refrigerated, or 2 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Use of SST or PST.
This test may require insurance company prior authorization before ordering.
Please check the prior authorization list
Failure to gain preauthorization may result in denial of coverage.

2.0-5.0 µg/mL
Toxic level: >7.0 µg/mL

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