Useful as a second-order screening test for the presumptive diagnosis of pheochromocytoma in patients with nonepisodic hypertension, and for confirming positive plasma metanephrine results in patients with nonepisodic hypertension.
Sterile Container (1)
If possible, discontinue any Tricyclic antidepressant and beta blockers (labetalol and sotalol) at least one week prior to collection.
Screening test for presumptive diagnosis of catecholamine-secreting pheochromocytomas or paragangliomas.
EDTA (1) Chill
Fasting required (12 HR). Avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco, and strenuous exercise prior to collection. Draw in a comfortable position. Use pre-chilled collection tubes and place on wet ice until spun. Pour off within 2 hours of collection.
Useful for diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathies when used in conjunction with urine monoclonal studies, and for monitoring patients with monoclonal gammopathies. Protein electrophoresis alone is not considered an adequate screen for monoclonal gammopathies.
Fasting Preferred (12 HR)
REFRIGERATE (14 Days)
Biuret, Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, Immunofixation
84155, 84165, 86334
Monoclonal Protein Study, Immunoelectrophoresis, Immunofixation, Immunotyping, MGUS (Monoclonal Gammopathy of Unknown Significance), Kappa Chains, Lambda Chains, Light Chains, Paraprotein, Special Protein Studies, IFE (Immunofixation Electrophoresis)
Useful for determination of postimmunization immune response of individuals to the mumps vaccine and/or documentation of previous infection with mumps virus in an individual with no previous record of immunization to mumps virus
Useful for the detection and identification of Mycobacterium species, Nocardia species, and other aerobic actinomycetes. Identification is performed using the Hologic/GenProbe AccuProbes for selected Mycobacterium species, matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry, or 500-base pair 16S rRNA gene sequencing. M tuberculosis complex species identification can be done upon request using rapid PCR targeting the regions of difference (RD) genomic areas.
Specimen source required.
REFRIGERATE (7 Days)
Automated Detection of Positive Cultures Followed by Organism Identification with Rapid Methods, which may include Nucleic Acid Probes, DNA Sequencing, and Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF) Mass Spectrometry.
87116, 87015, 87118, 87153, 87176, 87150 x2
Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Smear, Acid Fast Smear, Acid Fast Bacillus, Culture for TB (Tuberculosis), Mycobacteria, Nocardia, TB Culture
Useful for confirming the presence of a myopathy associated with any one of the following disorders: hereditary myoglobinuria, phosphorylase deficiency, sporadic myoglobinuria, exertional myoglobinuria in untrained individuals, crush syndrome, myocardial infarction, myoglobinuria of progressive muscle disease, and heat injury. May suggest a myopathic cause for acute renal failure.