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Hepatic Function Panel

Components

Name Method Department Units
Hepatic Function Panel Multiple methods
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine

Battery Members

Albumin, Total Bilirubin, Direct Bilirubin, Alkaline phosphatase, ALT, AST, Total Protein

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3.5 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

Micro sample tube 0.3 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 3 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate
  • Avoid excessive light exposure. Protection is sufficient if kept in closed, dark container (refrigerator, transport bag). If this is not possible, and light exposure is expected to exceed 4 hours, please protect from light by wrapping in foil or other similar product.

Reasons for Rejection

  • Gross hemolysis
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Not received at proper temperature

Comments

This is a HCFA approved chemistry panel. Patient must be > 15 days old.

CPT Code

  • 80076