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ORGANIC ACIDS, PLASMA

Mnemonic

ORG AC P

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Plasma, one green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube

Handling

CRITICAL FROZEN. Remove plasma from cells within one hour of collection. Clinical information is needed for appropriate interpretation. Additional required information includes age, gender, diet (e.g. TPN therapy), drug therapy and family history. See the Patient History for Biochemical Genetics Testing Form.

Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL

Minimum Volume

2.0 mL

Transport

Frozen

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Tue

Reported

3-15 days

Method

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectormetry

Referral Lab

ARUP (99289)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

83918

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 01:41:33 PM


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