CPT Code: 82600|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Gray top (Potassium oxalate/Sodium Fluoride) tube: Whole Blood
Call Centralized Core Lab (CCL) to obtain tube if necessary.
Collection Volume: 2.0 mL (minimum 1.5 mL)
Cause for rejection: Clotted or hemolyzed specimens
Availability: Sent to reference lab Performed: Mon, Wed, Fri
Methodology: Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Special Instructions: Keep container tightly capped. Days Performed: Mon-Sun
No laboratory test is available to assess cyanide toxicity in a patient who is on nitroprusside therapy; this test should not be ordered when the patient is on nitroprusside.
TAT: 6-10 days
Additional Info: Reference range
Normal: Non-smoker <0.025 mg/L
Smoker average 0.41 mg/L
Toxic: 1.0-3.0 mg/L
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308