Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: March 1, 2024 @ 10:13 am

91446

Vitamin C

Specimen:Collect:
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)

Also Acceptable:
  • One Green Top (Na Heparin)
Submit:
  • 0.5 mL (Min:0.3 mL) Plasma in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 0.5 mL (Min:0.3 mL) Plasma in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Critical Frozen
  • Fasting Specimen is Preferred
  • Place specimen in ice bath immediately after collecting. Centrifuge, transfer plasma and freeze within 1 hour of collection. Transfer plasma to an Amber Transport Tube.
    Thawing and refreezing of the specimen and exposure to light will result in decreased Vitamin C concentration.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Body fluid
  • EDTA plasma
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Whole blood
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatoqraphy-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:2-7 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82180
Components:
  • 91446 - VITAMIN C
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