CPT Code: 83605|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Gray top (Fluoride/heparin) tube
Collection Volume: 2.0 mL (minimum 0.2 mL)
Cause for rejection: Specimen not received on ice, specimen not delivered to lab within 2 hours of collection.
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Enzymatic, colorimetric method
Special Instructions: Patient should not exercise 30 minutes prior to collection. Try to collect sample without using a tourniquet. If this is not possible, apply a tourniquet for no longer than 3 minutes. Do not instruct patient to clench and unclench fist to pump" the vein. Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately."
TAT: 1 hour
Additional Info: reference range: 0.5-2.2 mmol/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