Homocysteine, Total, Plasma
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
One hundred microL of plasma are spiked with d(8)-homocystine (2 nmoles) added as internal standard. After specimen reduction and deproteinization, the analysis by tandem mass spectrometry is performed in the multiple reaction monitoring mode.(Magera MJ, Lacey JM, Casetta B, Rinaldo P: A method for the determination of total homocysteine in plasma and urine by stable isotope dilution and electrospray tandem mass spectrometry. Clin Chem 1999;45:1517-1522)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Friday; 2 p.m.