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Test Code LAB13016 T3, Reverse, LC/MS/MS

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

RT3

Collection Requirements

Draw blood in a Red-top. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection, and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Primary Collection Container

Red (No Gel)

Alternate Collection Container

Lavender 6 mL (K3EDTA)

Transport

Refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection, and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Stability

Ambient: Unaccepatable

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 3 months

Minimum Testing Volume

0.5 mL

Reference Range

≥18 years: 9.0-27.0 ng/dL

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Reported

5 Days

CPT Codes

84482

Unacceptable Conditions

SST, grossly lipemic or hemolyzed samples.