CPT Code: 83520
Order Code: 90367
ABN Requirement: No
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.2 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.
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): Not Acceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C): 35 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; moderate to gross hemolysis; hypericteric specimens
Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence (ECL)
Turn Around Time: 5-9 days
Clinical Significance: Leptin is an adipocyte-derived hormone that is essential for normal body weight regulation. Leptin production is under neuroendocrine control so that serum concentrations vary directly with the amount of triglycerides stored in adipose tissue depots.
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