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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

LEPTIN

CPT CODE

83520

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

Leptin (LEPTIN)

SYNONYMS

NA

COLLECTION

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Red top tube (clot activator)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 1.2mL
Minimum: 0.5mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Nonfasting specimens, icteric or severly hemolyzed specimens are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

Allow specimen to clot for 20-30 minutes. Centrifuge and separate serum into a plastic transport tube, FREEZE.

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Serum

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 0.5mL
Minimum: 0.2mL

PROCESSING CONTAINER

Transfer tube(s)

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

24 hour(s)
2 day(s)
2 month(s)

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship frozen (use dry ice if necessary to prevent thawing).