Test Details

Mnemonic

CLCTN

Ordering Code

1004035

CPT-4 Code(s)

82308

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

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

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Critical frozen

Rejection Criteria

Plasma, lipemic, icteric or hemolyzed specimens

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 15 days

Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

Males: <18 pg/mL
Females: <12 pg/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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