Galectin-3, Serum
2007138
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
GALECTIN
Methodology
Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
Wed
Reported
1-8 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube (SST) or plain red  
Specimen Preparation
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport 1 mL serum. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma. Specimens stored or transported at room temperature for more than 48 hours. Severely hemolyzed specimens  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 4 months (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
0.0-26.2 ng/mL  
Interpretive Data
An elevated concentration of galectin-3 is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and adverse outcome in patients with heart failure. Medical management should rely on clinical findings.

Low risk: less than or equal to 17.8 ng/mL
Intermediate risk: 17.9-25.9 ng/mL;
Higher risk: Greater than 25.9 ng/mL.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82777
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2007139Galectin-3, Serum
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Aliases
  • Gal-3
  • Galectin