Acetoacetate, Serum/Plasma [6004X]

Test Code
4917

CPT Codes
82010

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

Minimum Volume
1.2 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), or (pink-top) tube

Instructions
Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a transport tube and freeze (preferably at -70° C). Ship overnight Monday through Thursday to arrive at NMS Labs the following day.

Transport Temperature
Frozen

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Not stable
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen -20° C: 29 days
Frozen -70° C: 21 months

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received room temperature • Received refrigerated • Serum Separator Tube (SST®) • PST tube

Methodology

Gas Chromatography (GC)



Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Diagnostic monitoring.

Performing Laboratory
National Medical Services
3701 Welsh Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.