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Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), serum or plasma (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), serum or plasma Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
Send Out ng/mL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Frozen - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 30 minutes, separate supernatant, and freeze

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

Frozen - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 30 minutes, separate supernatant, and freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong type of specimen
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross lipemia
  • Non frozen specimen

CPT Code

  • 83520