Clotted Blood specimens are not acceptable. Collect sample in plastic tube. Submit in container with a non-Heparin based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Heparin based anticoagulants are not acceptable.
Plasma: Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)
Glass container. Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). Tan top tube - glass (Sodium Heparin). Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; Sodium Heparin). Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). Lavender top tube (EDTA). Green top tube (Sodium Heparin).
Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA
Guidelines and are for informational purposes only. NMS Labs
Does not assume responsibility for billing errors due to
Reliance on the CPT Codes listed in this document.
*The information contained in this document represents database configurations, as they will appear on the effective date listed above.