5′ Nucleotidase

Alternate Name: 5' Nucleotidase_LC

SAL Code:

9871

CPT:

83915

Loinc:

1690-7

Turn Around Time:

2-4 days

Units:

IU/L

Department:

Special Chemistry

Methodology:

Kinetic - 340 nm

Specimen Requirements:

Primary Tube:

Red

Primary Substance:

Serum RED

Alternate Sample Info:

EDTA or heparinized plasma.

Temperature

Period

Stable Ambient:

14 Days

Stable Fridge:

14 days

Stable Frozen:

14 days

Rejection Criteria:

Gross hemolysis; improper labeling

Clinical Info:

5' nucleotidase is used to investigate the origin of increased serum alkaline phosphatase. It is a liver-related enzyme used to work up cholestatic/biliary obstruction. It parallels the increases of alkaline phosphatase and leucine aminopeptidase in hepatobiliary diseases, but is not usually elevated in skeletal disorders such as Paget disease of bone. It is increased with metastatic neoplasia in liver and in primary biliary cirrhosis, biliary obstruction from calculi and tumor.

Sample Collection:

Collect patient samples using standard phlebotomy techniques. Click here for additional collection instructions.

Test Information:

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