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Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Homocystine (Total)

  • LIS Mnemonic: HOMOC

    Collect

    Light Green (PST - Lithium heparin) Satellite locations must send Gold top tube

    Volume Required

    1.0 mL blood

    Minimum Required

    N/A

    Transport

    On ice

    Stability

    3 hrs room temp, 5 days refrigerated

    Processing

    spin PST in refrigerated centrifuge at 3400 RPMs for 10 minutes.

    Unacceptable conditions

    specimen not delivered on ice

Days Performed

daily

Reported

Same shift

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

83090

Methodology

ARCHITECT 1000

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