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Methionine, plasma

CPT Code

82136

Specimen Requirements

3 mL Plasma

Collection Container/Tube

EDTA Lavender-top vacutainer tube

Transport Container/Tube

8 mL clear-capped plasma transfer vial containing Acetic acid

Minimum Specimen Volume

1 mL

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed

Stability Information

Room temperature: 10 days
Refrigerated: 10 days
Frozen: 4 weeks
37°C/99°F: 10 days

Methodology

LC/MS QQQ

Turnaround Time

3 - 5 days

Reference Intervals

Sex Age
Both 0-17 years 1.4-3.5 umol/dL
Both 18-199 years 1.6-3.6 umol/dL