Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9)

Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:MMP9; Gelantinase-B
CPT Codes: 83520 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 3-7 days.

This test may be considered by Medicare and other carriers as investigational, and therefore may not be payable as a covered benefit for patients.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL (This volume does not permit repeat analysis)
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Plasma; room temperature or refrigerated specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL; 0.5 mL minimum. Freeze immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:4 hours at room temperature; 24 hours refrigerated; 30 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Pan Labs via ARUP)
Referral Lab number:MMP9


Reference Range:<900 ng/mL

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