Colchicine, Serum/Plasma [6095X]

Test Code
1001

CPT Codes
80299

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

Minimum Volume
0.7 mL

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

Instructions
Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic screw-capped vial using approved guidelines.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 8 months

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received room temperature • Polymer gel separation tube (PST) • Serum separator tube (SST)

Methodology
High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily; Report available: 7 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Indicated in acute gouty arthritis.

Performing Laboratory
NMS Labs
200 Welsh Rd
Horsham, PA 19044



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