RETINOL BINDING PROTEIN

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens

Methodology
Quantitative Nephelometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
3–6 mg/dL

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time2-5 days
Test CodeRETBP
CPT-4 Code (s)
83883
LOINC Codes
1836-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory