ALPHA-1-ACID GLYCOPROTEIN

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a green top tube (sodium or lithium heparin). Centrifuge and separate plasma within 2 hours of collection and send 1.0 mL plasma (0.5 mL minimum) in a screw-capped plastic vial. Send refrigerated.

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed specimens

Methodology
Quantitative Nephelometry

Stability
Room temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
47-125 mg/dL

Performed
Wednesday, Saturday

Turnaround Time3-7 days
Test CodeA1AG
CPT-4 Code (s)
82985
LOINC Codes
2685-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory