Phenylethylmalonamide


Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:PEMA
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography
CPT Codes: 80339 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.6 mL Does not permit repeat analysis.
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is immediately prior to next dose (trough).
Causes for Rejection:Collection in a polymer gel tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.7 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: 14 days at room temperature or refrigerated; 4 months frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (National Medical Services via MedTox)
Referral Lab number:99744 / NMS 3707 SP


Interpretive

Reference Range:7-10 mcg PEMA/mL
Use:Therapeutic monitoring and assess toxicity.


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