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Homocysteine *

SIM

15233 

CPT

83090 

Synonyms

Homocysteine,  Ultraquant;  Homocystine 

Specimen Type

Plasma(preferred); serum is acceptable 

Container

Lavender-top ,red-top or gold-top tube

Collection

Plasma preferred

 

Volume

Volume:   2 ml
Min. volume: 1 ml.

Additional Information

Screen patients who may be at risk for heart disease and stroke; not intended for use in the diagnosis of  folate or vitamin B12

Patient Preparation

Fasting  preferred

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

 Room Temp or Refrigerated  :14 days   Frozen : 6 months 

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; whole blood; plasma from light blue tube or ACD tube; quantity not sufficient

Reference Range

Reference Range accompanies report

CriticalValue

 

Test Includes

Homocysteine 

Methodology

Enzymatic 

TestingFrequency

 

LCA

706994 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride                    

Reviewed Date

2/19/2018 

Supplemental

 * Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 19, 2018

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