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IMMUNOGLOBULIN PANEL

Mnemonic

IMM S

Synonym

GAM Immunoglobulin

Includes

IgA, IgG, IgM

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum for SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within one hour of collection

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 3 months if frozen within 24 hours of collection

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

24-72 hours

Method

Nephelometry

Reference Values

Reference Values

See specific test.

CPT Codes

82784 (X3)

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:49:16 PM


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