Test Details

Mnemonic

AMA

Ordering Code

3002220

CPT-4 Code(s)

86381

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: 48 hours
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay
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Reference Range

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

Warde Medical Laboratory
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