EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME
(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.
Coenzyme Q10, Total
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.
Gold top tube (SST)
Specimens other than heparinized plasma or serum, hemolyzed specimens, and specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles are unacceptable.
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.
Serum (protected from light)
Transfer tube(s), amber
SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE
⚠️ CRITICAL: Ship frozen.