CPT Code: 80301|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Red top (no anticoagulant) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube or Gray top (Sodium Fluoride)
Collection Volume: 0.4 mL (minimum 0.2 mL)
Cause for rejection: Gross lipemia
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Enzymatic method with alcohol dehydrogenase
Special Instructions: Do not use alcohol wipes to prepare venipuncture site. Deliver specimen to lab immediately. Levels obtained are for medical use only; not intended for legal use.
For Off-site locations, please draw specimen into a sodium fluoride vacutainer, and send by a STAT Courier to Akron Childrens at Mahoning Valley Hospital lab.
TAT: 1 hour
Additional Info: Reference range is 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