Test Details

Mnemonic

HCY

Ordering Code

1006300

CPT-4 Code(s)

83090

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA
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Specimen Preparation

Separate plasma from cells within 60 minutes of collection and send 2.0 mL plasma frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Lithium heparin
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Grossly lipemic, grossly hemolyzed specimens, serum
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Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 2 days
Frozen: 13 weeks
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Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

4 - 14 ┬Ámol/L
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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