CPT Code: 82040|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Red top (no anticoagulant) or Green top ( lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume: 0.4 mL (minimum 0.2 mL)
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Modified bromcresol green binding assay
Special Instructions: If possible, the patient should be recumbent for at least one hour prior to specimen collection.
TAT: 1 hour
Additional Info: Reference range is age dependent; available on patient report
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