Amphiregulin, Body Fluid


Abbrev Code:AREGN   
Order Code:LAB8144Order Name:Amphiregulin, Body Fluid
Methodology:Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Codes: 83520 x1
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 for additional information.
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:Saliva, BAL, CSF or Urine
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Alternate Containers: Sterile tube
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; stored at room temperature >2 hours.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 1000 x g. Samples should be aliquoted into a sterile container. Store samples 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:By report.
Use:Used to determine if BMT patients qualify for a drug treatment.


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