Code 3049
Test or Panel Test
Specimen Type Red top tube (plain)
Preferred Volume 1 mL
Minimum Volume (Emergencies only) 0.2 mL
Patient Prep N/A
Collection Procedure Draw just prior to next dose. Note times of dose and drawing.
Specimen Processing Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a standard aliquot tube.
Storage and Transport Refrigerated
Stability Refrigerated 2 weeks ?Frozen (-20 ?C) 1 month
Unacceptable Condition Plasma samples other than lithium heparin plasma and grossly hemolyzed specimens
Alternate Specimens SST and other gel-type tubes; however, they may artifactually, randomly lower results if they are not promptly centrifuged and separated and lithium heparin plasma (green top tubes).
Limitations N/A
CPT Codes 80184
Interface Order Code 3049
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri
Available STAT? Yes
Turnaround Time 24 Hours
Methodology LA
Alias PHB
Synonyms Luminal

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