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Coenzyme Q10, Total


TEST DIRECTORY
Test Name
Coenzyme Q10, Total
Alternate Names
co-enzyme Q10
Q10 coenzyme
Test Code
CoQ10
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Requirements
Minimum of 1.0 mL serum; alternately 1.0 mL serum from Red Top tube
Supplies for Submission
SST/Gold Top (1); alternately Red Top (1)
Specimen Collection
Patient should fast overnight prior to sample collection.
Submit a minimum of 1.0 mL serum – send this in a separate tube if other tests are ordered.
Storage Requirements
Frozen.
After separation from cells, specimens are stable if refrigerated for 3 weeks or frozen for 1 month.
Causes for Rejections
Specimens with the following conditions are not accepted:
  • hemolysis
  • room temperature
  • multiple freeze/thaw cycles
  • samples other than serum or heparin plasma
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
CPT Code
82542