Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Glutathione, Whole Blood Order Code : LAB274
Synonyms: Glutathione; GSH; GSSG
Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Container Type: Lavender-top tube (EDTA)
Required Volume: Minimum volume as indicated on the lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Methodology: Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Components: Reduced Glutathione; Oxidized Glutathione.
Standard Run Times: Twice a week
Turnaround Time: 7 days
Special Handling: Draw blood into a lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Gently mix and do not open the vacutainer. No sharing. Immediately refrigerate or put on ice pack. Do not freeze. Keep cool during transport. Immediately transport to the Biochemical Genetics Lab at Hillview. Must be received by the Biochemical Genetics Lab at Hillview within 24 hours of draw. Glutathione is unstable. No weekend deliveries without arrangement with the Medical Director.
CPT Codes: 82978
SHC EPIC Code: LAB274
Causes For Rejection: Specimens not drawn into lavender-top (EDTA) tubes; Specimens that are frozen or at room temperature; Specimens that are not received by the Biochemical Genetics Lab at Hillview within 24 hours of draw.
Department: Biochemical Genetics