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Apolipoprotein B

Components

Name Method Department Units
Apolipoprotein B Quantitative Nephelometry
Send Out mg/dL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 8 day(s)
Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Frozen - 3 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Hemolyzed specimen

Comments

Fasting recommended. This protein is found in low density lipoprotein.

CPT Code

  • 82172