44450:IMMUNOGLOBULIN M (IgM)

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44450:IMMUNOGLOBULIN M (IgM)
Alias Names: IgM / Gammaglobulin M
Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82784
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum from cells. Refrigerate.
Stability: Specimen stable 8 days refrigerated at 2-8° C, or one year frozen if frozen within 24 hours of collection. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: See also: Immunoglobulin Panel (IgA, IgG, and IgM) (12600) .
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; gross hemolysis or gross lipemia.

Reference Range:
Varies with age.
Adults 50-250 mg/dL