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Apolipoprotein, B, serum

CPT Code

82172

Collection Container/Tube

Red-top tube (no additive). Alternative: Serum gel-separator tube (SST). Can also be performed using plasma - EDTA (purple-top tube).

Transport Container/Tube

Clear plastic serum/plasma transfer vial

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL Serum

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis
< 2 mL serum
Room Temp and > 7 days old
If whole blood is received

Stability Information

Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 1 year
37°C/99°F: 7 days

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Turnaround Time

5 - 7 days

Reference Intervals

Sex Age
Both 1-199 years 50-130 mg/dL