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Test Compendium

6353: CHROMOGRANIN A

Test Code

  • 6353

Test Synonym

  • Chromogranin A

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum Or Plasma

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube, Green Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Transfer Tube- Plasma

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 5 days

CPT Codes

  • 86316
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Values obtained with different assay methods should not be used interchangeably in serial testing. It is recommended that only one assay method be used consistently to monitor each patient's course of therapy. If serial monitoring is required, please use the same monitoring number 480847 to order.

Additional Information

  • Separate serum or plasma from cells and transfer to a plastic transport tube

Specimen Stability

  • AMB: 3hrs REF: 7 Days FRZ: 14 Days FRZ/THAW CYCLES: Stable x3