Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Alpha 2 Macroglobulin
Synonyms:Alpha 2 Macroglobulin
CPT Codes: 83883 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-5 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood; testing also performed on CSF and pleural fluid.
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed specimens

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Stability:After separation from cells, 8 hours at room temperature; 8 days refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50005


Reference Range:131-293 mg/dL.

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