Purpose
Exposure Monitoring
Method(s)
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
82441
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Dichloromethane Methylene Chloride Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin

Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.7 mL
Special Handling
Tube should be filled to prevent loss of volatile compound into headspace. Ensure that container remains tightly sealed. Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
Specimen Container
Plastic container (preservative-free)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature. Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 5 day(s)
Refrigerated: 10 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 14 day(s)
1 Dichloromethane Methylene Chloride Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin

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