Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 18, 2024 @ 9:13 am

91165

Methylmalonic Acid, Serum or Plasma

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Green Top (Na Heparin)
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 1.5 mL (Min:0.6 mL) Serum in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1.5 mL (Min:0.6 mL) Serum in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
  • 1.5 mL (Min:0.6 mL) Plasma in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
  • 1.5 mL (Min:0.6 mL) Plasma in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
  • 1.5 mL (Min:0.6 mL) Plasma in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
  • 1.5 mL (Min:0.6 mL) Plasma in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Separate aliquot required for each frozen test ordered
  • Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
  • Specimen submitted at room temperature
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 Week(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:2-6 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83921
Components:
  • 91165 - METHYLMALONIC ACID, SERUM OR PLASMA
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