Test Details

Mnemonic

A1CE

Ordering Code

1004020

CPT-4 Code(s)

82164

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 0.5 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Green sodium heparin, green lithium heparin
Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed serum or plasma

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay
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Reference Range

8 - 52 U/L
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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