CPT Code: 86334
Order Code: 549
ABN Requirement: No
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. Do not shake.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Fasting: Overnight fasting is preferred
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 4 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 30 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Reference Range: See Laboratory Report
Clinical Significance: Monoclonal increases in IgG or IgA are often associated with diseases such as multiple myeloma, lymphomas, or leukemia. A monoclonal increase in IgM is commonly associated with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia.
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