AMINO ACIDS QUANTITATIVE, CSF

Mnemonic

MISC

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF, in a sterile collection container

Handling

Clinical information is needed for appropriate interpretation. Additional required information includes age, gender, diet (e.g., TPN therapy), drug therapy and family history. CRITICAL FROZEN. Centrifuge CSF to separate, remove cellular material and freeze supernatant. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Frozen

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

3-7 days

Method

LC-MS/MS

Referral Lab

ARUP (80137)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82139

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:56 AM