Test Details

Mnemonic

BIACT

Ordering Code

3717900

CPT-4 Code(s)

82239

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Patient must fast a minimum of eight hours prior to collection.

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

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

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Unspun Serum separator tube (SST) or red top tubes

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Spectrophotometry
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Reference Range

0 - 19 ┬Ámol/L
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Performing Laboratory

Quest Valencia
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