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Endotoxin Detection by Limulus Amebocyte Recombinant Factor C
2008110
Ordering Recommendation

Quantitative test used to detect gram-negative endotoxins in hemodialysis reuse water.

Mnemonic
ENDOTOXIN
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Wed
Reported
2-7 days
N/A
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Hemodialysis reuse water (dialysate). NOT FOR CLINICAL SPECIMENS. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport 3 mL hemodialysis reuse water in a plastic tube. (Min: 1 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Biological specimens. Glass tubes/vials. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
2.00 EU/mL or less
Interpretive Data
2.00 EU/mL is the published USP acceptable upper limit for hemodialysis reuse water. This is a quantitative test for the detection of gram negative endotoxin in hemodialysis reuse water used in patient management.

Note
Must maintain specimen sterility to prevent false positive results due to contamination from exogenous gram negative bacteria.
CPT Code(s)
Not applicable
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2008111Endotoxin Limulus Amebocyte Rcmb Fac C33643-8
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Aliases
  • Limulus Amebocyte Lysate