Acetaminophen (Tylenol) [201]

Test Code
ACETA

Alias/See Also
201

CPT Codes
80329 (HCPCS: G0480)

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum SST

Instructions
Avoid hemolysis. Invert a minimum of 5 times then allow to clot in an upright position for 30 minuties. Centrifuge the SST for at least 10 minutes. Keep tightly stoppered.

Transport Container
SST (speckled top) tube

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (preferred)
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Specimen Stability
5 day room temperature or refrigerated if serum is separated from cells within 1 hour of collection and original SST tube stopper has not been removed.



Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis, Lipemia, incorrect specimen type, insufficient sample volume, improper storage conditions, exceeds specimen stability guidelines, contaminated sample.


Methodology
EMIT

Setup Schedule
Monday - Saturday
MVCHEM

Report Available
1 day

Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439



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.