Test Details

Mnemonic

PMSCQ

Ordering Code

3423685

CPT-4 Code(s)

86235

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 1 hour of collection and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis, bacterial contamination, lipemic, icteric, non-serum specimen types

Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 60 days

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Negative: <20
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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