Test Details

Mnemonic

CCPAB

Ordering Code

3091050

CPT-4 Code(s)

86200

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

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

Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Lavender EDTA or light blue sodium citrate
Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Sodium or lithium heparin plasma, grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Negative <20 units
Weak positive 20 - 39 units
Moderate positive 40 - 59 units
Strong positive ≥60 units
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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