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Lab Test Dictionary

Pipecolic Acid, Serum (PIPA)


Gass Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday; 8 A.M.

Standard TAT

2-31 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-3 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Fasting 12 hours or more. (Draw infants and small children just before next feeding).

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 94 Days (Preferred)

Test Volume Required

1.5 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL Serum

Processing Instructions

Separate serum within 45 minutes of collection. Order in Mayolink and send with Mayo courier Monday-Friday.

CPT Codes