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Test Code LAB1114 Haptoglobin, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
HAPTOGLOBIN LAB1114 HAPT

 

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Lipemic or hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.

2. Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of draw.

Additional Information:

1. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Alternate:

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Lipemic or hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.

2. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of draw.

Additional Information:

1. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 3 days/Ambient 8 hours OK/Frozen OK

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

28-200 mg/dL

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83010

Performing Laboratory

Chemistry-

Central Region: St. Joseph's Medical Center Lab

East Region: SMDC Clinical Lab