Test Details

Mnemonic

VARM

Ordering Code

3017400

CPT-4 Code(s)

86787

Specimen Information

Collect

SST

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated 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: 30 days

Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Negative: ≤0.9 Index
Equivocal: 0.91 - 1.09 Index
Positive: ≥1.10 Index
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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