Test Details

Mnemonic

PHLIP

Ordering Code

3681280

CPT-4 Code(s)

84311 RUO

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Patient should fast 12 hours prior to collection.
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Collect

SST
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Specimen Preparation

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Lavender EDTA, green sodium or lithium heparin
Serum: Red-top
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days
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Methodology

Quantitative Spectrophotometry
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Reference Range

160 - 300 mg/dL
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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