Alpha-1-Acid Glycoprotein [469X]

Test Code
469

CPT Codes
82985

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Patient Preparation
Overnight fasting is preferred

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 6 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 90 days

Methodology
Fixed Rate Time Nephelometry

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: Same day

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein is an acute phase reactant found in a number of conditions. It migrates with the alpha-1 proteins on serum protein electrophoresis.

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



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