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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

RETINOL BINDING PROTEIN

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

RBP

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

83883 – Nephelometry, each analyte not elsewhere specified

Test Includes:

Retinol binding protein concentration reported in mg/dL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

Mayo Medical Laboratories forward to Quest Diagnostic Laboratories (MML Test: 90331/FREB)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

3 - 11 days, performed once weekly

Special Instructions:

See Patient Preparation

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

6 mL (Minimum: 1.5 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

2 mL (Minimum: 0.5 mL) serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture, avoid hemolysis

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen immediately; remove serum aliquot into a screw-top round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

12 hour fast is required.

Sample Rejection:

Specimens other than serum; gross hemolysis; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

1.5 – 6.7 mg/dL

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Fixed Rate Time Nephelometry

References:

Mayo Medical Laboratories (August 2013)

Quest Diagnostic Laboratories www.questdiagnostics.com

Updates:

3/18/2004: Test moved from Fairview Diagnostic Laboratories (forward to ARUP Laboratories) to Mayo Medical Laboratories (forward to Quest Diagnostic Laboratories).



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