PARALDEHYDE AND METABOLITE, SERUM/PLASMA

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a gray sodium fluoride tube. Promptly centrifuge, separate plasma from cells, and send 2.0 mL plasma (0.7 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped palstic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
SST or PST, sampe received at room temperature or refrigerated.

Methodology
Headspace Gas Chromatography

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Undetermined

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodePARAS
CPT-4 Code (s)
82542
LOINC Codes
Acetaldehyde   1701-2  
Paraldehyde   3905-7  

Warde
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Laboratory