Order Code: C2386
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Nucleotidase; 5NT
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Note: Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection.
Transport: Store serum at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 4 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 14 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 14 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Enzymatic Assay
Turn Around Time: 3-4 days
Clinical Significance: 5’ Nucleotidase levels are elevated in obstructive or cholestatic liver disease, hepatitis, intrinsic liver damage, primary liver malignancy and metastasis, biliary cirrhosis, and use of hepatotoxic drugs.
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