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CBC/CMP/LIPID/FREE T3/TSH

Test Code

700564X

CPT Code(s)

80050
80053
80061
84443
84481
85025

Includes

COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL; LIPID PROFILE; T3, FREE; TSH ; CBC (INCLUDES DIFF/PLT)

Preferred Specimen(s)

(8000) COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL
SR
PATIENT PREPARATION:
FASTING SPECIMEN IS PREFERRED

1 FULL UNOPENED SPUN GEL BARRIER TUBE
(9651) LIPID PROFILE
SR
PATIENT SHOULD FAST 9-12 HOURS PRIOR TO COLLECTION. 1.5 ML
SERUM PREFERRED.
(35010) CBC (INCLUDES DIFF/PLT)
WB
WHOLE BLOOD (FULL LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE)

INSTRUCTIONS:
MAINTAIN SPECIMEN AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. IF MULTIPLE DRAW
COLLECT LAVENDER-TOP (EDTA) TUBE LAST. TRAUMATIC TAP CAN
INTRODUCE THROMBOPLASTIN AND TRAP WBC AND PLATELETS.
REFRIGERATION CAN PRECIPITATE FIBRIN AND TRAP WBC AND
PLATELETS. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
(42020) T3, FREE
SR
2 ML SERUM
(42500) TSH
SR
1 ML SERUM

Minimum Volume

(8000) COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL
0.5 ML
(9651) LIPID PROFILE
0.5 ML
(35010) CBC (INCLUDES DIFF/PLT)
1.0 ML
(42020) T3, FREE
2.0 ML
(42500) TSH
1.0 ML

Transport Container

(8000) COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL
SERUM SEPARATOR (SST)
(9651) LIPID PROFILE
SERUM SEPARATOR (SST)
(35010) CBC (INCLUDES DIFF/PLT)
LAVENDER TOP
(42020) T3, FREE
SERUM TRANSPORT TUBE
(42500) TSH
SERUM TRANSPORT TUBE

Transport Temperature

(8000) COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL
ROOM TEMPERATURE
(9651) LIPID PROFILE
ROOM TEMPERATURE
(35010) CBC (INCLUDES DIFF/PLT)
ROOM TEMPERATURE
(42020) T3, FREE
ROOM TEMPERATURE
(42500) TSH
ROOM TEMPERATURE

Specimen Stability

(8000) COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL
ROOM TEMPERATURE: 24 HOURS
REFRIGERATED: 72 HOURS
FROZEN: UNACCEPTABLE
(35010) CBC (INCLUDES DIFF/PLT)
ROOM TEMPERATURE: 2 DAYS
REFRIGERATED: UNSTABLE
-20 DEG. C: UNSTABLE
-70 DEG. C: UNSTABLE
(42020) T3, FREE
ROOM TEMPERATURE: 7 DAYS
REFRIGERATED: 7 DAYS
FROZEN: 28 DAYS
(42500) TSH
SERUM:
ROOM TEMPERATURE: 7 DAYS
REFRIGERATED: 7 DAYS
FROZEN: 28 DAYS

Methodology

(9651) LIPID PROFILE
ENZYMATIC
(35010) CBC (INCLUDES DIFF/PLT)
FLOW CYTOMETRY
(42020) T3, FREE
CHEMILUMINESCENCE
(42500) TSH
CHEMILUMINESCENCE

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics
3714 Northgate Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834

Setup Time

(9651) LIPID PROFILE
3RD SHIFT
(35010) CBC (INCLUDES DIFF/PLT)
2ND, 3RD SHIFT
(42020) T3, FREE
3RD SHIFT
(42500) TSH
3RD SHIFT

Setup Days

(8000) COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL
MON - SAT
(9651) LIPID PROFILE
SUN - FRI
(35010) CBC (INCLUDES DIFF/PLT)
MON - SUN
(42020) T3, FREE
MON - FRI
(42500) TSH
MON - FRI

Report Available

(9651) LIPID PROFILE
24 HOURS
(35010) CBC (INCLUDES DIFF/PLT)
24 HOURS
(42020) T3, FREE
24 - 72 HOURS
(42500) TSH
24 HOURS

Clinical Significance

(8000) COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL
SEE INDIVIDUAL TESTS FOR CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE.
(35010) CBC (INCLUDES DIFF/PLT)
A COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT IS USED AS A SCREENING TEST FOR
VARIOUS DISEASE STATES TO INCLUDE: ANEMIA, LEUKEMIA AND
INFLAMMATORY PROCESSES.
(42020) T3, FREE
THIS TEST IS USED TO DIAGNOSE HYPERTHYROIDISM AND TO CLARIFY
THYROID STATUS IN THE PRESENCE OF A POSSIBLE PROTEIN BINDING
ABNORMALITY.
(42500) TSH
FOR DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF PRIMARY, SECONDARY, AND
TERTIARY HYPOTHYROIDISM. ALSO USEFUL IN SCREENING FOR
HYPERTHYROIDISM. THIS ASSAY ALLOWS ADJUSTMENT OF EXOGENOUS
THYROXINE DOSAGE IN HYPOTHYROID PATIENTS AND IN PATIENTS ON
SUPPRESSIVE THYROXINE THERAPY FOR THYROID NEOPLASIA.

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