97145:VAP CHOLESTEROL

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97145:VAP CHOLESTEROL
Alias Names: VAP
Methodology: Direct Measure
Edit Date: 7/27/2007
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: Three business days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 83701-90 / 84478-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). A 12-hour fast is preferred.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial.
Stability: 2 hours ambient, 72 hours refrigerated, or 1 year frozen.
Standard Volume: 4 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 2 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice if not received in lab within 72 hours.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; hemolysis.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST