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Michael J. Palmieri Metabolic Disease Laboratory

Amino Acid Quantitation (CSF)

  • LIS Mnemonic: AAQC

    Collect

    Plastic CSF tube

    Volume Required

    1.0 mL

    Minimum Required

    0.5 mL

    Transport

    Room temperature

    Stability

    overnight

    Processing

    Refrigerate if delay in transport > 18 hours. Freeze if delay is >24 hours. If sending specimen from outside CHOP, send on dry ice by overnight courier (Mon-Thurs only).

    Unacceptable conditions

    If specimen is bloody, test will be cancelled.

Days Performed

Monday - Friday

Reported

1-3 days

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

82139

Methodology

UPLC

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