Coenzyme Q10

Test Code
CO Q10 (19826)

Quest Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum foil wrapped

Patient Preparation
Fasting is not required. Patients should not take Coenzyme Q10 supplements the morning of the test. They may take other nutritional supplements prior to testing.

Minimum Volume
0.3 mL

It is preferred that the specimen is shipped the day it is drawn. Please wrap the specimen in foil or transfer specimens to amber tubes if they are not to be shipped the same day. Specimens must be protected from direct light.

1. Gently invert 5X (DO NOT SHAKE!)
2. Let blood clot for 30 minutes at room temperature
3. Centrifuge for 10 minutes
4. Store and transport refrigerated

Transport Container
Amber Plastic Transport Vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 6 weeks

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Samples that are not shipped the same day of collection • Samples without protection from light exposure

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Setup Schedule
Tue, Thu, Sat

Report Available
2 to 5 Day(s)

Reference Range
>0.35 ug/mL
(Optimal relative risk: >0.35; High relative risk: <0.36)

Clinical Significance
CoQ10 testing is useful for individuals on statin therapy who may or may not be experiencing myalgia symptoms, hypercholesterolemic individuals, and asymptomatic individuals at risk for vascular disease who may have low ApoA1 and/or HDL levels.

Performing Laboratory
Cleveland HeartLab, Inc
6701 Carnegie Ave. Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44103

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.