Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Sterols Order Code : LAB18000005
Note: This is a Sendout/Referred Test and is only offered to registered patients of SHC or LPCH.
Synonyms: Campesterol, Desmosterolosis, Lathosterol, Phytosterolemia, Sitosterolemia, Tendinous Zanthomatosis
Specimen Type: Plasma
Container Type: Preferred: Green top (Na Heparin); Acceptable: Lavender (EDTA).
Required Volume: 1 mL blood (0.5 mL plasma)
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.5 mL blood (0.25 mL plasma)
Methodology: Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Components: Desmosterol, Lathosterol, Campesterol, Sitosterol, Cholestanol
Turnaround Time: 10 days
Special Handling: Transport Temperature: Frozen (plasma). Specimen Stability - Frozen (preferred): 90 days; Refrigerated: 90 days.
CPT Codes: 82542
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB18000005
SHC EPIC Code: LAB18000005
Department: Sendouts
Clinical Specialties: Genetics
Sendout Lab: Mayo Medical Laboratories