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Components

Name Method Department Units
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Ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, acetone

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

6 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

6 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

6 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 3 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

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

Refrigerated - 3 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Do not use a skin preparation containing alcohol prior to drawing the specimen.

CPT Code

  • 82010
  • 80320 (x3)