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Lab Test Dictionary

Alpha Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone (91898)

Methodology

Extraction and Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Immunoassay


Synonyms

Alpha MSH

Specimen Type

Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest forwards to Pan Laboratories


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Wednesday-Saturday

Standard TAT

1 Day


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-6 mL Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Fasting specimen is preferred. Patient should be free from any medication for 2 days prior to collection.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 6 Hours; Frozen: 90 Days

Rejection Criteria

Received room temp; Received refrigerated

Test Volume Required

3 mL Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL Plasma


CPT Codes

83520


Revised

04-06-17

Initials

SL