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CATECHOLAMINES FRACTIONATED, PLASMA

Test Number:
  • 0080216
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • PLASMA
Container Type:
  • HEPARIN/GREEN TOP OR TAN TOP TUBE
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • 5 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • PATIENT PREPARATION: Overnight fasting is required. Patient should avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco and strenuous exercise prior to collection. COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: Draw specimen in a pre-chilled green-top vacutainer. Plasma should be separated in a refrigerated centrifuge within 30 minutes of collection and then frozen immediately at -20° C in plastic vials.
Transport Temperature:
  • FROZEN
Specimen Stability:
  • After separation from cells: Ambient: 6 hours; Refrigerated: 6 hours; Frozen: 1 month
Methodology:
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with Electrochemical Detection
CPT Code:
  • 82384
Reject Criteria:
  • Received room temperature • Received refrigerated
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 8 DAYS

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