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Test Code Plasgn RBC Plasmalogens RBC

Clinical System Name

Plasmalogens RBC

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 3 mL

Minimum Vol:


Note: Patient should be fasting. Draw Mon - Thurs before 1400 only. If test is ordered with plasma Pipecolic Acid, both tests can be performed on a single sample of 3 mL whole blood.


Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 8 C

Storage location: Affix large Cerner label to original lavender top tube and store in CPA refrigerator send-outs rack. RBCs (separated from plasma and buffy coat) may be substituted for whole blood if necessary. RBCs should be kept in orginal lavender top tube affixed with large label and delivered to CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.


Off-site collection: M - Th send whole blood refrigerated.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood Room temp Y
  Refrigerated Y
  Frozen N



STAT Performed TAT
N   2 w


Performing Laboratory

Kennedy Krieger Institute


Kennedy Krieger Institute

Room 530, 707 N Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
(443) 923-2760

Reference Range

Reference values accompany patient report.



Analytical Volume: 1.5 mL whole blood or 0.8 mL RBCs


CPT Codes

82492 x2

Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Red Blood Cell Plasmalogen Content
Reference Test Number:  
Instructions: Send out Mon - Thurs via Fed Ex. Whole blood may be shipped ambient, RBC's should be shipped refrigerated (on a cold pack). Send to Kennedy Krieger Institute, Peroxismal Diseases Lab. DO NOT give them the name of the ordering physician!! We will not get results if the doctor's name is provided.