Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin, adult-994

Test info

  
Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin, adult
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
CDT
Dcdt
Diasialotransferrin
Transferrin isoforms
  

An indicator of chronic alcohol abuse

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.75 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  3. Transfer serum to a Screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport vial/tube - 4mL (LabCorp), labelled as serum
  4. Freeze

 

  
  
  1. Allow sample to clo
  2. Spin 
  3. Transfer serum to a Screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport vial/tube - 4mL (LabCorp), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  4. Freeze
  

Frozen (preferred) - 7 days

Refrigerated - 2 days

Ambient - 2 days

  
  • Fibrinogen present in sample
  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Aged and improperly stored specimen
  • Anticoagulated specimen (citrate, EDTA)
  • Presence of genetic variants of transferrin

Performance

  
LabCorp Burlington (123211): R-NX
  
Mo, We, Fr
  
1 - 3 days
  

Capillary electrophoresis (CE)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Normal: < 1.4%

Inconclusive: 1.4% - 1.6%

Elevated: > 1.6%

Billing

  
82373
  
Result 48495-6

Tracking

  
05/31/2019
  
04/27/2020