Test Details

Mnemonic

LKMAB

Ordering Code

3007540

CPT-4 Code(s)

86376

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

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

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, plasma

Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 21 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Negative: ≤20 Units
Equivocal: 20.1 - 24.9 Units
Positive: ≥25 Units
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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