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Lab Test Dictionary

Alpha-1-Antitrypsin, Quantitative (235)

Methodology

Nephelometry


Specimen Type

Serum

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB00909

Lab Test Days

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Standard TAT

2-4 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Overnight fasting is preferred. Serum Separator Tubes (SST) also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 72 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 90 Days

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; Lipemia

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Serum

Processing Instructions

Allow blood to clot in the original closed container at room temperature (usually 20 to 30 minutes). After clot has formed, centrifuge blood 10 minutes at a relative centrifugal force (CRF) of 850 to 1000 g in the stoppered container.


CPT Codes

82103


Revised

06-10-16

Initials

SL