Test Details

Mnemonic

PARGM

Ordering Code

3003500

CPT-4 Code(s)

86747 x 2

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: 3 months

Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Negative: ≤0.90 IV
Equivocal: 0.9 - 1.1 IV
Positive: >1.1 IV
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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