Amphiregulin, Plasma


Sunquest Code:AREG  
Epic Code:LAB8143Epic Name:Amphiregulin, Plasma
Methodology:Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5 days.
Special Instructions:Contact the Cytokine Reference Laboratory at 612-626-7057.
Compliance:

This test has not been FDA approved. The results are to be used for research purposes or in attempts to understand the pathophysiology of immune, infectious or inflammatory disorders and not intended as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; stored at room temperature >2 hours.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 1000 x g within 30 minutes of collection. Samples should be aliquoted into two vials containing 0.25 mL - 0.75 mL each. Store at -20°C (-70°C preferred). Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (UMCytokine)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Less than 5.0 pg/mL.


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