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* NEONATAL ACUTE NUTRITION PANEL

Mnemonic

NEO ACUTE

Synonym

NEO ACUTE, Neonatal TPN, NEO TPN

Includes

Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT (SGPT), Direct Bilirubin, BUN, Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Triglyceride

Guidelines

This panel replaces the discontinued Neonatal TPN Panel (NEO TPN).

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): 8 hours, Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days, Frozen (≤ -20°C): 7 days

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

Within 24 hours

Method

Ion Selective Electrode, Colorimetry, Enzymatic

Reference Values

Comments

Refer to specific tests for interference.

CPT Codes

84295, 82310, 84100, 82248, 84075, 84478, 84520, 84460

Last Updated: Thursday, November 9, 2017 01:15:02 PM


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