30680:ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE (ALT), SERUM

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30680:ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE (ALT), SERUM
Alias Names: ALT, SGPT
Methodology: Kinetic Rate (effective 1/16/06)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 84460
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin), one 4.5 mL plasma separator tube (PST), or one 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge SST or PST and transport in original tube. Specimen drawn in green (heparin) or lavender top tube must be centrifuged and the plasma separated into a plastic vial for transport.
Stability: 6 days refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis.

Male 17-63 IU/L
Female 14-54 IU/L
Adult (sex unknown) 14-63 IU/L

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