Q10 - Specimen: Coenzyme Q10, Reduced and Total, Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: Q10    
Coenzyme Q10, Reduced and Total, Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma Heparin

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Patient Preparation: Fasting (8 hours)

Collection Container/Tube: Green top (lithium or sodium heparin)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Immediately place specimen on wet ice. Maintain on wet ice and process within 3 hours of draw.

2. Spin down, separate plasma from cells, and immediately freeze specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild reject; Gross reject


Mild reject; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross OK


Plasma gel tube, serum gel tube, EDTA plasma, or serum

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Plasma HeparinFrozen (preferred)72 hours
 Refrigerated 8 hours