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Lab Test Dictionary

a-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase Complex (KDC)

Methodology

Radioactive Enzyme Assay


Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

CIDEM


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Varies

Standard TAT

2 Weeks


Collection Information

Specimen Required

10-20 mL Whole Blood collected in an ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube

Container Type

Yellow (ACD)

Collection Instructions

Lab must preschedule date for draw with CIDEM prior to collection. Collect Monday-Wednesday 0900-1300 only.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Ambient-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=24 Hours; Refrigerated=Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Test Volume Required

20 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

10 mL Whole Blood

Processing Instructions

Collect and send 20 mL control specimen (unrelated adult) with patient's specimen same day as collection Monday-Wednesday only. Call CIDEM with FedEx tracking number.


CPT Codes

82658, 8657, 84157


Revised

03-23-20

Initials

SL