|Name: ||Homocyst(e)ine, Total, Serum/Plasma|
|Specimen: ||1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. A fasting sample is preferred. |
Centrifuge the sample ASAP; separate plasma from cells within 1 hour of collection. If the sample cannot be centrifuged immediately, keep the sample on wet ice.
|Minimum Spec: ||0.3 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable up to 4 weeks refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0099869|
| Method: ||Enzymatic|
|Note: ||False elevations of plasma or serum homocysteine may occur if the plasma or serum is not promptly separated from the cells at the time of collection.|
|Processing Info: ||MOB: Send to lab immediately and in a separate bag. |
CR: Separate plasma from cells within 1 hour of collection.