LEPTIN

Mnemonic

LEP

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Patient must be fasting.

Collect

Serum, one 5 mL plain red or gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Non-fasting specimens. Icteric or severely hemolyzed specimens.

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 2 days; Frozen: 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Thu

Reported

2-6 days

Method

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

ARUP (70263)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

83520

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:19 AM