CERAMIDES, PLASMA

Specimen Required
Draw Blood in a lavender EDTA. Centrifuge, remove plasma from cells, and send 1.0 mL plasma (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Moderate hemolysis, gross lipemia, gross icterus

Methodology
Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Tuesday

Turnaround Time4-9 days
Test CodeCERAM
CPT-4 Code (s)
82542
LOINC Codes
Ceramide (16:0)   Not available  
Ceramide (18:0)   Not available  
Ceramide (24:1)   Not available  
Ceramide (16:0)/(24:0) ratio   Not available  
Ceramide (18:0)/(24:0) ratio   Not available  
Ceramide (24:1)/(24:0) ratio   Not available  
Ceramide Score   Not available  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory