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Test Code 5NUC / 001701-LC 5' NUCLEOTIDASE, SERUM

Performing Laboratory

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)

Useful For

Investigating the origin of increased serum alkaline phosphatase

Method Name


Reference Values

0-10 IU/L

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Report Available

2 Days

Specimen Type


Preferred Container

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Volume

Serum: 1 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Minimum Volume

Serum: 0.2 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Specimen Collection and Handling

Spin specimen, separate from cells and send refrigerated.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Serum

Frozen: 14 Days

Refrigerated: 14 Days

Room Temp: 14 Days

Note: Stable x3 freeze/thaw cycles. Stability information also applies to plasma specimens that have been removed from cells.

Add On Capable

Contact Reference Lab – If add-on can never be done, report the test to the Administrative Analyst

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

83915 Nucleotidase 5’

Acceptable Alternative Container(s)

Dark Green Top Tube (Lithium Heparin) – Plasma

Green Top Tube (Sodium Heparin) – Plasma

Lavender Top Tube (EDTA) – Plasma

Red Top Tube

Performing Laboratory Location

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)