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Performing Laboratory

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML)

Methodology

Chemiluminescence DPC IMMULITE®

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must be drawn from a fasting patient between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

 

Draw blood in pre-chilled, lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s) from a fasting patient. (Non-siliconized tube is not acceptable.) Separate plasma from cells immediately in a refrigerated centrifuge, and send 2 mL (minimum volume:  0.5 mL) of EDTA plasma frozen in plastic vial.  Froz: 1 month.  Specimen cannot be at ambient temperature or refrigerated.

Reference Values

0-46 pg/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday, Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82024