Test Details

Mnemonic

BTBF

Ordering Code

3619800

CPT-4 Code(s)

82247

Specimen Information

Collect

Acceptable fluid types are Billary/Hepatic, Drain, Peritoneal/Ascites, or Pleural fluid
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Specimen Preparation

Specimen must be protected from light during collection, storage and shipment. Send 0.5 mL fluid refrigerated in an amber plastic vial.
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Minimum Volume

0.2 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Amniotic fluid, CSF, specimens too viscous to analyze
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Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 6 months
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Methodology

Quantitative Spectrophotometry
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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