Within 24 hours
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.
Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate used as an anticoagulant. Hemolyzed specimens. Specimens containing cellular material.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 3 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 weeks
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Alanine transaminase
- AST/ALT ratio
- Serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase
- Transaminase, SGPT