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* HEPATIC FUNCTION PANEL

Mnemonic

HEPFUNC

Synonym

Liver Function Panel - Liver Function Tests - LFT - Adult Liver Function - Neonatal Liver Function - NEO LIVER

Includes

Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT (GPT), AST (GOT), Direct Bilirubin, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein

Guidelines

This test panel is intended for both adult and pediatric patients. The former Neonatal Liver Function Panel (NEO LIVER) has been discontinued.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube, also acceptable: one plain or lithium heparin microtainer tube

Supply Item Number - 101235 or 101192

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

AVOID EXPOSURE TO LIGHT.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum/Plasma (0.60 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 7 days

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry, Enzymatic

Reference Values

Comments

Refer to specific tests for interference.

CPT Codes

80076

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 01:50:40 PM


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