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CAFFEINE

Mnemonic

CAFFEINE

Synonym

VivarineĀ®

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, plain red or lavender (K2EDTA)

Handling

Separate from cells ASAP or within 6 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an aliquot tube.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL Serum/Plasma (1.25 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Citrated plasma, serum separator tube (SST)

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 1 week; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 week; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Wed, Sat

Reported

2-6 days

Method

Quantitative EMIT Immunoassay

Referral Lab

ARUP (2011603)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

80155

Last Updated: Friday, March 24, 2017 03:26:23 PM


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