Collect

3 mL blood in Light Green (Lithium Heparin) 

Minimum Collection Volume

1.0 mL Plasma or Serum (Plasma is preferred)

Acceptable Specimen Collect Alternatives

3 mL blood in Dark Green (Sodium Heparin)
               or
3 mL blood in Red or Gold tubes

Unacceptable Conditions

Unacceptable transportation temperature, tubes with EDTA, whole blood more than 24 hours old, grossly hemolyzed samples, frozen whole blood

Storage/Transport Temperature

Main Lab Processing to Oak:  FROZEN plasma or serum on dry ice

For outside providers ad researchers:  FROZEN plasma or serum on dry ice (not whole blood). :
     Ship Monday - Thursday only

CCHMC Outpatient Labs to Main Lab Processing:  Unopened and REFRIGERATED

Specimen Preparation

CCHMC Outpatient Lab:  Transport centrifiged, unopened, refrigerated Lithium Heparin plasma or Sodium Heparin whole blood within 24 hours to CCHMC Processing Department.

Lab Processing Instructions:  Blood should be centrifuged and separated from cells immediately after receipt if not already centrifuged. Transfer plasma or serum into a polypropylene tube, then cap and immediately freeze at -80 C.

CoQ10 Specimen Collection Information (Link)

 

Stability (from collection to initiation)

After separation from cells: 

  • Frozen -20°C: 1 week
  • Frozen -70°C: 1 month

3 mL whole blood for up to 24 hours, if the tube has not been opened and has been refrigerated

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Performing Laboratory

Special Chemistry

Units of Measure

mcg/mL

Methodology

High performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Reported

1-3 Days

Tests Included

Coenzyme Q10 Total, Coenzyme Q10 Reduced, Coenzyme Q10 Oxidized, Coenzyme Q10 % Reduced, Coenzyme Q10:Cholesterol, Cholesterol

Synonyms

  • Coenzyme Q10
  • CoQ10
  • Q10

Reference Interval

See Report

CPT Codes

82542

Lab Use Only

Blood should be centrifuged and separated from cells immediately. Transfer plasma to polypropylene tube, cap and freeze at -70°C or below.

Outside providers and researchers: Mail frozen on dry ice Monday - Thursday only.

CCHMC processors: Transport to Special Chemistry Lab frozen.

Acceptable Specimen Collect Alternatives

3 mL blood in Dark Green (Sodium Heparin)
               or
3 mL blood in Red or Gold tubes

Collection

Collect

3 mL blood in Light Green (Lithium Heparin) 

Minimum Collection Volume

1.0 mL Plasma or Serum (Plasma is preferred)

Acceptable Specimen Collect Alternatives

3 mL blood in Dark Green (Sodium Heparin)
               or
3 mL blood in Red or Gold tubes

Unacceptable Conditions

Unacceptable transportation temperature, tubes with EDTA, whole blood more than 24 hours old, grossly hemolyzed samples, frozen whole blood

Storage/Transport Temperature

Main Lab Processing to Oak:  FROZEN plasma or serum on dry ice

For outside providers ad researchers:  FROZEN plasma or serum on dry ice (not whole blood). :
     Ship Monday - Thursday only

CCHMC Outpatient Labs to Main Lab Processing:  Unopened and REFRIGERATED

Specimen Preparation

CCHMC Outpatient Lab:  Transport centrifiged, unopened, refrigerated Lithium Heparin plasma or Sodium Heparin whole blood within 24 hours to CCHMC Processing Department.

Lab Processing Instructions:  Blood should be centrifuged and separated from cells immediately after receipt if not already centrifuged. Transfer plasma or serum into a polypropylene tube, then cap and immediately freeze at -80 C.

CoQ10 Specimen Collection Information (Link)

 

Stability (from collection to initiation)

After separation from cells: 

  • Frozen -20°C: 1 week
  • Frozen -70°C: 1 month

3 mL whole blood for up to 24 hours, if the tube has not been opened and has been refrigerated

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Performing Laboratory

Special Chemistry

Units of Measure

mcg/mL
Ordering

Methodology

High performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Reported

1-3 Days

Tests Included

Coenzyme Q10 Total, Coenzyme Q10 Reduced, Coenzyme Q10 Oxidized, Coenzyme Q10 % Reduced, Coenzyme Q10:Cholesterol, Cholesterol

Synonyms

  • Coenzyme Q10
  • CoQ10
  • Q10
Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

See Report
Laboratory Personnel Use

CPT Codes

82542

Lab Use Only

Blood should be centrifuged and separated from cells immediately. Transfer plasma to polypropylene tube, cap and freeze at -70°C or below.

Outside providers and researchers: Mail frozen on dry ice Monday - Thursday only.

CCHMC processors: Transport to Special Chemistry Lab frozen.

Acceptable Specimen Collect Alternatives

3 mL blood in Dark Green (Sodium Heparin)
               or
3 mL blood in Red or Gold tubes