Test Details

Mnemonic

ARGAB

Ordering Code

3400786

CPT-4 Code(s)

83519

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Plasma

Stability

Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 75 days

Methodology

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
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Reference Range

Negative: <55 pmol/L
Borderline: 55 - 160 pmol/L
Positive: >160 pmol/L
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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