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  • Amino Acids, Quantitative, CSF

Amino Acids, Quantitative, CSF

Tube Type

Test ID LAB5131
CPT Code(s) 82139
Group/Individual Test Group
Group Members See separate table (Amino Acids Ranges CSF.doc)
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: 1.0 mL Spinal Fluid (CSF); Sterile Container; see Comments
micro: 0.5 mL CSF

Deliver to lab immediately

Off Site Collections:
Aliquot tube & Freeze at -20 °C
Frozen, -20 °C, 14 days
Ambient: Not acceptable
Refrigerated: Not Acceptable
Availability Routine: twice per week, Monday & Thursday; Not available STAT
Turnaround Time 1 week
Reference Range Normal:
Call for interpretation (984)974-1415
Critical Value Range
Deliver Immediately
Method: High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Multiple test requests with same sample type will require additional volumes for testing.

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Aliquot and freeze

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on June 15, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514