Test ID: Z0109
CPT code: 82085
Specimen Type: Red or SST
Frequency: 2 – 3 days shifts.
Instructions: 0.5mL Serum or Plasma from Red or SST OR blue(sod cit),gray(sod fluor),lav(EDTA)or grn(hep),Refrig,Separate within 30 minutes. Min 0.2mL.
Text: Evaluate muscle wasting process. High levels are found in progressive Duchenne muscular dystrophy (MD). Elevations occur in carriers of MD, in limb-girdle dystrophy and other dystrophies, in dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and trichinosis, but not in neurogenic atrophies (eg, multiple sclerosis or in myasthenia gravis).
Methodology: Kinetic – 340 nm at 37(degrees)C