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Lab Test Dictionary

Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha, Highly Sensitive (34485)

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)


Synonyms

TNF Alpha HS; Cachectin; Cytokine; TNF Alpha HS

Specimen Type

Serum

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01076

Lab Test Days

Monday

Standard TAT

1-4 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Collect blood in a red-top tube (no gel).


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 9 Months

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Grossly lipemic; Grossly icteric; Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Serum

Processing Instructions

Allow blood to clot (10-15 minutes) at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate the serum from the cells. Transfer the serum to a clean 12x75 mm tube. Freeze as soon as possible.


CPT Codes

83520


Revised

6/29/23

Initials

SA