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Test Code ACETAL Acetaldehyde

Collection Container

Red

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

EDTA or sodium fluoride plasma

Specimen Volume

2 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.7 mL

Special Handling Instructions

Serum or plasma should be separated from cells within 45 minutes
of venipuncture. Send serum or plasma in a plastic transport tube
and store at frozen conditions both post-collection and during
transport to the lab.

Freeze serum/plasma as soon as it is separated.

Transport Temperature

Freeze

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: unstable, Refrigerated: unstable, Frozen:
undetermined

Reasons for Rejection

Gel-barrier tube received room temperature or refrigerated.

Methodology

Headspace Gas Chromatography (HS-GC)

CPT Code

80320/G0480

LOINC Code

1700-4