Orderable EAP code:
Billable EAP Codes:
Routine: 2 Hours
Urgent: 1 Hour
24 hours, 7 days a week.
Cord Blood: greater than or equal to 3.5 mg/dL
Neonates: greater than or equal to 15 mg/dL
4 mL blood in a GREEN top, lithium heparin tube. Protect specimen from light.
Serum/plasma is stable up to and including 3 days refrigerated at 4 degrees C in a serum separator tube.
Serum/plasma separated from the cells is stable up to and including 3 days at room temperature in the dark or up to and including 30 days refrigerated at 4 degrees C in the dark.
Pediatric Specimen Requirements:
0.5 mL in a 1.0 mL GREEN top, lithium heparin tube.
|Up to 1 day old||1.4 to 8.7 mg/dL|
|1 day to 2 days old||3.4 to 11.5 mg/dL|
|2 days to 5 days old||1.5 to 12.0 mg/dL|
|5 days to 150 years old||0.3 to 1.2 mg/dL|