5'NUCLEOTIDASE

Mnemonic

5NUC

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP. Avoid hemolysis.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Ambient specimens more than 4 hours old

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 weeks, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Enzymatic

Referral Lab

ARUP (80235)

Reference Values

Reference Values

0-15 U/L

CPT Codes

83915

Last Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013 03:19:25 PM