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Biotinidase

Components

Name Method Department Units
Biotinidase, Serum Colorimetric assay
Send Out nmol/min/mL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Stability

Frozen - indefinitely month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Thawed frozen specimen

Comments

Biotinidase is very labile. Serum must be kept frozen at all times. Improper handling can result in a loss of enzyme activity. Please transport to the laboratory as soon as possible in order for it to be processed in a timely manner. Please fill out the attached form and transport with this submission.

CPT Code

  • 82261