Acetaldehyde, Serum/Plasma Test (0021SP)
||Exposure Monitoring; Compliance Monitoring; Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; This test is New York State approved.
||Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)
||2 mL Serum or Plasma
||NMS Labs has no experimental or literature-based data regarding the choice of specific specimen collection containers for this test.
||Immediately process sample after collection and store at frozen conditions both post-collection and during transport to the lab.
Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
|Light Protection Required
||Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: Not Stable
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined
Acetaldehyde is an unstable compound post-collection and will both form and degrade under certain sample handling conditions. Even when extreme precautions are taken to maintain the integrity of Acetaldehyde during sample collection, transport and analysis, the results will be affected under typical collection and laboratory procedures.
||Received Room Temperature. Received Refrigerated. Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).
|Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT
||[Headspace GC] Tuesday Thursday Sunday / 3 days
|Suggested CPT Code
|Test Summary Sheet
*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.