Acetaldehyde, Serum/Plasma Test (0021SP)

Acetaldehyde, Serum/Plasma Test (0021SP)

Analysis Code 0021SP 
Test Name Acetaldehyde, Serum/Plasma 
Test Includes Acetaldehyde 
Purpose Exposure Monitoring; Compliance Monitoring; Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Environmental/Occupation Toxin 
Method(s) Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) 
Specimen Requirements 2 mL Serum or Plasma 
Transport Temperature Frozen 
Specimen Container NMS Labs has no experimental or literature-based data regarding the choice of specific specimen collection containers for this test. 
Special Handling 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 Not Required 
Stability 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. 
*Rejection Criteria 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 80320 
**Minimum Volume 0.7 mL 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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