Gold, Serum/Plasma [8827X]

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum collected in a no additive, trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.6 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in an EDTA, trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube

Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST)

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Fri a.m.; Report available: 7 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Drug level 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.