Alpha-2-Macroglobulin


Sunquest Code:AMAC  
Epic Code:LAB3277Epic Name:Alpha 2 Macroglobulin
Synonyms:Alpha 2 Macroglobulin
Methodology:Nephelometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-5 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood; testing also performed on CSF and pleural fluid.
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed specimens


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Stability: After separation from cells, 8 hours at room temperature; 8 days refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50005


Interpretive

Reference Range:131-293 mg/dL.


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