87340:POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs)

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87340:POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs)
Alias Names: PCB
Methodology: Gas Chromatography (GC)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released: 72 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82441-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Two 5 mL red top tubes. Also acceptable: Any plasma. Do not use serum separator tubes (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Allot to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial within 2 hours of collection. Refrigerate.
Stability: 14 days ambient, 4 months refrigerated, or 4 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 3 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Use of SST or PST.

Reference Range, based on Aroclor 1260.
General population Up to 30 PPB
Average 6 PPB