Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Biotinidase Order Code : BTDASE
Specimen Type: Plasma/Serum
Container Type: Mint-top gel tube (Lithium heparin), Green-top gel tube (Sodium heparin), SST Gold-top gel tube, Red-top tube (Plain) no additive
Required Volume: 1 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.5 mL
Methodology: Spectrophotometry
Components: Biotinidase
Standard Run Times: Varies
Turnaround Time: 7 days
Special Handling: Separate plasma from cells ASAP and freeze plasma immediately. If submitting serum, separate serum from cells as soon as clotted and freeze immediately. Store and transport frozen. Critical Frozen.
CPT Codes: 82261
SHC EPIC Code: LABBTDASE or LAB273 (Order for Biotinidase confirmation testing from the state of California )
Causes For Rejection: Room temp for more than 2 hours must be discussed with medical director.
Department: Biochemical Genetics