|Preferred Container||EDTA, K2 (Lavender)|
|Optimum Volume||1 mL|
|Collection Instructions||Draw full tube. Immediately after collection, place tube in wet ice.|
|Handling Instructions||QMC draws: Send tightly capped specimen on wet ice to the testing lab within 1 hour of draw|
Other draw sites: Immediately after collection, centrifuge specimen (capped) to separate, aliquot and freeze.
|Transport Requirements||Oahu: Frozen|
|Specimen Stability||Ambient: 30 Minutes|
Refrigerated: 2 Hours
Frozen at -15 to -25 C: 3 Days
Frozen at -60 to -90 C: At least 4 weeks
|Rejection Criteria||Insufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits,|
Specimen/aliquot tube not capped or loosely capped, Moderate hemolysis, Specimen not frozen, Specimen not on ice
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Methodology||Enzymatic - glutamate dehydrogenase (GLDH)|
The reference ranges listed below are valid on this date of April 11, 2021.
|Component||Age||Male Norm||Male Critical Low||Male Critical High||Female Norm||Female Critical High||Female Critical Low||Units||Add'l info|