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Test Code LAB73/1329/IgA IgA, SERUM

Important Note

Immunology - Allergy

Specimen Type

1 GEL BARRIER SST CLOT TUBE

Specimen Required

MIN: 0.5 ML SERUM

PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

INPATIENT: BRING DIRECTLY TO LABORATORY, WITHOUT DELAY.

 

CENTRAL PROCESSING:
ALLOW BLOOD TO CLOT UPRIGHT FOR 30 MINUTES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, THEN CENTRIFUGE AND SEPARATE SERUM FROM BLOOD (INTO A PLASTIC 12 x75 TUBE) WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION; FREEZE IN CENTRAL PROCESSING.

 

OUTPATIENT:
ALLOW BLOOD TO CLOT UPRIGHT FOR 30 MINUTES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, CENTRIFUGE WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION, THEN REFRIGERATE.

METHOD

RATE NEPHELOMETRY

Specimen Retention Time

7 DAYS AFTER TESTING PERFORMED

TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE

REFRIGERATED

DAY(S) TEST PERFORMED

MONDAY - FRIDAY

CPT

82784

LOINC

2458-8

SYNONYMS

IMMUNOGLOBULIN A

SPECIMEN STABILITY FOR TESTING

ROOM TEMPERATURE:  UP TO 8 HOURS

REFRIGERATED:  UP TO 72 HOURS

FROZEN:  FOR LONGER STORAGE