Test Directory

4241 Homocysteine

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
EDTA Plasma
  or
Serum
7 Days 2-8° C
3.7-13.9 umol/L

Specimen Requirements

Preferred Specimen: EDTA Plasma
Container: 1 Lavender Top Tube
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL
  or
Alternate Specimen: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Immunochemiluminometric(ICMA)

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24hrs; Also offered STAT at an additional charge

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

To screen patients who may be at risk for thrombosis, heart disease and stroke.

CPT Codes

83090

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