Mannose-binding Lectin (MBL) [16039X]

Test Code
16039

CPT Codes
83520

Preferred Specimen
1 mL frozen serum

Patient Preparation
Overnight fasting is preferred

Minimum Volume
0.3 mL

Instructions
Do not submit specimens that have been heat treated. Do not submit the sample in a glass tube.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Frozen

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 4 hours
Frozen: 21 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received room temperature • Received refrigerated • Hemolysis • Lipemia • Heat treated • Specimens containing visible particular matter

Methodology
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Immunoassay (ELISA)

FDA Status
This test was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Thurs a.m.; Report available: 2-9 days

Reference Range
Deficient: <100 ng/mL
Normal: ≥ 100 ng/mL

Clinical Significance
In conjunction with clinical findings and other laboratory tests, the deficiency of Mannose Binding Lectin (MBL) can be used to aid in the determination of susceptibility to infection.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Inst San Juan Capistrano
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130



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