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

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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.

Compliance Category

Not Applicable

Note

Must maintain specimen sterility to prevent false positive results due to contamination from exogenous gram negative bacteria.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

NA

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2008111 Endotoxin Limulus Amebocyte Rcmb Fac C 33643-8
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Aliases
  • Limulus Amebocyte Lysate
Endotoxin Detection by Limulus Amebocyte Recombinant Factor C