Pipecolic Acid, Plasma or Urine

Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Isotope-dilution gas chromatography/mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 82543 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Thur; results are reported within 2-3 weeks.
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Urine Collection Procedure

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, urine
Optimal Volume:3 mL blood, 10 mL cleanly collected urine
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.2 mL blood, 5 mL cleanly collected urine
Container:Purple (EDTA), Plastic leakproof container, sterile

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.5 mL, 1 mL minimum plasma, or 5 mL urine. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Kennedy Krieger Institute)

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