Ordering Recommendation

Monitor replacement therapy in coenzyme Q deficiencies; not useful in coenzyme Q deficiency diagnosis.

Mnemonic
COENZ Q10
Methodology

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Performed

Tues, Thu, Sat

Reported

1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

Patient should fast overnight prior to specimen collection. Patient may have water. It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this test.

Collect

Plasma separator tube, green (sodium or lithium heparin), serum separator tube, or plain red.

Specimen Preparation

Separate plasma or serum from cells within 1 hour of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens other than heparinized plasma or serum. Hemolyzed specimens. Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

0.4-1.6 mg/L

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82542

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0081120 Coenzyme Q10 27923-2
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Aliases
  • CoQ10
Coenzyme Q10, Total