3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl-Coenzyme A Reductase (HMGCR) Antibody (IgG)

Test Code
39044

CPT Codes
83520

Preferred Specimen
0.5 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

Minimum Volume
0.3 mL

Instructions
Allow blood to clot (10–15 minutes) at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum. Pour off serum and refrigerate as soon as possible.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 14 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Other body fluids • Serum separator tube • Received room temperature

Methodology
Chemiluminescence (CL)

Setup Schedule
Tuesday Morning
Report available: 2 Days

Reference Range
<20 CU

Clinical Significance
3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl-Coenzyme A Reductase (HMGCR) antibody is associated with necrotizing myopathy and is often associated with the use of statin medications.



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