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  • Amino Acids, Quantitative, Plasma

Amino Acids, Quantitative, Plasma

Tube Type

Test ID LAB811
CPT Code(s) 82139
Group/Individual Test
Group - see separate table (Amino Acids Ranges Plasma.doc) for group members
Laboratory Core - Special Chemistry Laboratory
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: 5 mL whole blood/Sodium (Na) Heparin green top tube; Deliver to lab immediately; see Comments
Micro: 2 mL whole blood/pediatric Sodium (Na) Heparin green top tube

Room Temperature: 4 hrs

Off Site Collections:
Centrifuge sample; Aliquot plasma & Freeze at -20 °C within 4 hours of collection
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: Age-dependent; See separate Table (Amino Acids Ranges, Plasma.doc); call laboratory (984)974-1415 for interpretation.
Critical Value Range See separate Table (Amino Acids Significance.doc)
Multiple test requests with same sample type will require additional volumes for testing.
Pediatric Sodium (Na) Heparin green tops available from Phlebotomy Services

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate

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