Test Details

Mnemonic

HCY

Ordering Code

1006300

CPT-4 Code(s)

83090

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Separate plasma from cells within 60 minutes of collection and send 2.0 mL plasma in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Lithium heparin

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Grossly lipemic, grossly hemolyzed specimens, serum

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 2 days
Frozen: 13 weeks

Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

4 - 14 ┬Ámol/L
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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