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Methodology: Nitroprusside Reaction
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82009
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: 4.5 mL plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Centrifuge and transport in original tube if possible. Keep tightly capped. If serum or plasma must be poured off, keep tightly capped after pouring off until testing can be done.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Does not detect betahydroxybutyric acid.


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