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Eosinophil Cationic Protein

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous

Synonyms

ECP Test

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.6 mL

 

Note: Gold SST samples are unacceptable.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Gel separator.

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Spin sample and aliquot serum into plastic aliquot tube. Refrigerate specimen in CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin sample and aliquot serum into plastic aliquot tube. Transport refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

24 h

  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen 30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Drawn daily; set-up T & F at Quest.

5 - 8 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

 

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

ug/L

2 - 10

 

Methodology

Method: Fluoroenzyme Immunoassay (UNICAP)

Analytical Volume: 0.3 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83520

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Eosinophil Cationic Protein (ECP) (37914X)

Reference Test Number:

82891N

Instructions: Send out M - F with the Quest courier.