MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE-9 (MMP-9)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, remove serum from cells, and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Stability
Room temperature: 30 minutes; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 200 days

Reference Range
0-983 ng/mL

Performed
Monday

Turnaround Time4-8 days
Test CodeMMP9
CPT-4 Code (s)
83520 RUO
LOINC Codes
60243-3

Warde
Medical
Laboratory