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Methodology: Particle Enhanced Immunoassay (PETENIA)
Edit Date: 1/5/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 80176
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA) or one 4 mL green top tube (heparin). NOTE: Separator gel tubes may NOT be used as lidocaine may be extracted by the gel.
Handling: Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and separate into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 6 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 150 µL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Use of a gel barrier tube; more than 2 hours between collection and centrifugation.

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