5' Nucleotidase


Sunquest Code:5NUCL  
Epic Code:LAB6024Epic Name:5' Nucleotidase
Methodology:Enzymatic
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-3 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Room temperature specimens


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:4 hours at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated; 2 weeks frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:80235


Interpretive

Reference Range:0-15 U/L
Use:Determine whether enzyme elevation is due to hepatocellular or cholestatic pattern.


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