30056:ADULT RENAL TRANSPLANT PROTOCOL

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30056:ADULT RENAL TRANSPLANT PROTOCOL
Methodology: Random access multiple analyzer which performs photometric and potentiometric assays.
Edit Date: 8/16/2010
Components: Bilirubin, Direct / Creatinine / Glucose / Phosphorus / Potassium / Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82248 / 82565 / 82947 / 84100 / 84132 / 84520
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin) or 4.5 mL plasma separator tube (PST).
Avoid drawing from are receiving intravenous transfusion. Patient should avoid exercising forearm before collection, which can cause an increase in potassium levels.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial. Serum left in contact with cells for more than 3 hours may cause spurious results. Refrigerate.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; freezing/thawing; serum left on cells more than 3 hours.