Melanocyte Stimulation Hormone, Beta (b-MSH) - LG5043


Sunquest Code:ARMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:MSH Beta
Methodology:Radioimmunoassay
CPT Code:83519
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 3-28 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.2 mL
Patient Preparation:Patient should not be on any steroid, ACTH, or hypertension medication, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to specimen collection. Morning fasting specimens are preferred.
Causes for Rejection:Room temperature specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 3 mL, 1 mL minimum plasma within 2 hours of collection. Freeze immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:98818


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.


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