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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

Q10

CPT CODE

82542

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

2-5 days 
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

TEST INCLUDES

Coenzyme Q10, Total

SYNONYMS

NA

COLLECTION

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

Patient should fast overnight prior to specimen collection. Patient may have water. It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this test. Serum or plasma must be separated from cells within 1 hour of collection.

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 2.0mL
Minimum: 1.0mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Specimens other than heparinized plasma or serum, hemolyzed specimens, and specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

Allow serum specimen to clot for 20-30 minutes. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into amber transport tube or wrap a clear tube in foil to protect from light.

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Serum (protected from light)

PROCESSING CONTAINERS

Transfer tube(s), amber

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 1.0mL
Minimum: 0.3mL

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

Unacceptable
3 week(s)
1 month(s)

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

⚠️ CRITICAL: Ship frozen.