MEGALOBLASTIC ANEMIA, SERUM

Synonyms: Anemia Profile, Megaloblastic, Serum; Test includes: Cystathionine, homocysteine, 2-methylcitric acid, methylmalonic acid
Computer Code: (RANEM)
Specimen Collection: 4 mL blood (red, gold or sodium heparin green top tube). Send to Special Chemistry immediately.
Minimum Volume: 3 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Serum: Allow to clot, centrifuge, remove serum, refrigerate. Min 1 mL serum. Plasma: centrifuge, remove plasma, refrigerate. Min 1 mL plasma. Separate serum or plasma cells within 1 hour of collection.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: CC REF
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA
Routine TAT: 9 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 83918, 82136
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII