82080:CAROTENE

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82080:CAROTENE
Methodology: Spectrophotometry
Edit Date: 5/17/2010
Performed: Tuesday-Sunday
Released: 1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82380-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). NOTE: Fasting specimen is preferred. CRITICAL: Protect from light during collection, storage, and transport.
Handling: Protect from light by wrapping tube in foil. Avoid hemolysis. Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Refrigerate or put on ice immediately. Freeze within 4 hours of collection. If multiple tests are ordered, send separate specimen for this test.
Stability: After separation specimen stable 4 hours refrigerated or 1 month frozen. Specimen unstable ambient.
Standard Volume: 3 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 2 mL serum.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Critical frozen. Protect from light.
Rejection Criteria: Ambient, refrigerated, icteric or hemolyzed specimen; specimen unprotected from light.

60-200 µg/dL

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