FORMIC ACID, SERUM/PLASMA

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells, and send 2.0 mL serum (0.4 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Green sodium heparin or Gray sodium fluoride

Rejection Criteria
Specimens received room temperature, SST, PST, Soidum Fluoride/Potassium oxalate

Methodology
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 30 days; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Wednesday

Turnaround Time10-12 days
Test CodeFORMA
CPT-4 Code (s)
83921
LOINC Codes
2292-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory