Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Phytanic Acid, Serum or Plasma

Test Name: Phytanic Acid, Serum or Plasma
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red or 6 mL Green (Sodium Heparinized) top Vacutainer
Collection Information: Fasting specimen preferred. Store and send frozen.

Collect, spin and separate plasma immediately.

A minimum of 0.5 mL of plasma should be sent frozen to ICL.

Serum or heparinized plasma is acceptable.

Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
35 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: < 5 years: ≤ 3.5 μmol/L (97.5%ile)
≥ 5 years: ≤ 2.2 μmol/L (97.5%ile)
Effective Date: 2006-09-06
Revised Date: 2019-02-04
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Referred out Tuesday - Thursday
Method of Analysis: Ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and send frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
PYTA
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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