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Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB132
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   84460
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 2 mL blood/Li heparin plasma separator tube/mint green top
  micro: 200 µL blood/ mint green top bullet
Unspun - 3 days
Spun/Separated Room temp - 3 days
Spun/Separated Refrigerated - 7 days
Frozen-not recommended
Availability 24 hours/day
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Normal:
Age Female, U/L Male U/L
<3 years 13-45 13-45
3-12 years 15-35 15-35
13-18 years 12-26 15-47
>18 years 10-49 10-49
For unknown, unspecified or transgender patients, both male and female reference ranges will be reported with the following comment: "Sex-specific reference interval.  Interpret in the context of patient's hormone profile." 
Reference Range effective 7/13/2021

Reviewed by Karen Hrischuk on December 13, 2019

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