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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: 3.0 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: Monday - Thursday, 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

Peroxisomal Diseases Section, Room 530

707 North Broadway

Baltimore, MD 21205


Phone: (443) 923-2760


Department: Send Outs

Phone: (206) 987-2563

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 Monday - Thursday via FedEx. Whole blood may be shipped at room temperature. RBC's should be shipped on an ice pack.