Test Details

Mnemonic

GAS

Ordering Code

1000640

CPT-4 Code(s)

82941

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Fast for 12 hours
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Collect

SST
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 2.0 mL serum frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.
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Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red-top
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Minimum Volume

0.6 mL
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Transport Temperature

Critical frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed, grossly lipemic or grossly icteric specimens, EDTA plasma
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Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 30 days
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Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

13 - 115 pg/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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