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5 Nucleotidase


Name Method Department Units
5 Nucleotidase Quantitative Enzymatic
Send Out U/L

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL

Room temperature - 4 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Frozen - 2 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate
  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen
  • Not centrifuged within time frame

CPT Code

  • 83915