Test Details

Mnemonic

MPO

Ordering Code

3091300

CPT-4 Code(s)

83516

Specimen Information

Collect

SST
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red-top
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, plasma
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Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 14 days
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Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Negative: ≤20 units
Weak Positive: 21 - 30 units
Moderate to Strong Positive: >30 units
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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