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homocysteine
Synonyms:  
Computer Code: HCS
Specimen Collection: 4 mL blood (red, gold or lithium green top tube). Place immediately on ice. Tranport immediately to Chemistry or see handling instructions. 
Minimum Volume: 1 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Serum: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove serum, refrigerate. Min 0.5 mL serum. Plasma: Centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove plasma, refrigerate. Min. 0.5 mL plasma. 
Reference Values: 5.0-15.0 uMOL/L  
Lab Code: CC 
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: 1/week 
Routine TAT: 5 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 82131 
LCD or NCD: (LCD)  
Methodology Used: 49
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 02/07/2016
Time: 10:10:51 (24hr)