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Test Compendium

7405: ALPHA SUBUNIT (FREE)

Test Code

  • 7405

Test Synonym

  • Alpha Subunit, Serum

Minimum Volume

  • 1.0 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, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Serum, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma

Storage

  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 5 days

CPT Codes

  • 83520
    *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

  • 1.0 mL SERUM OR EDTA OR HEPARIN PLASMA - SHIP FROZEN (stable only 1 day room temp or refrigerated)

Additional Information

  • Transfer the serum/plasma into a plastic transport tube with screw cap. FREEZE immediately and maintained frozen until tested. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple test on frozen samples, PLEASE SUBMIT SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMENS FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 1 day REFRIGERATED: 1 day FROZEN: 200 days