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19826: Coenzyme Q10 Print View
Coenzyme Q10 HPLC  0.44 - 1.64  mg/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum Amber Tube 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Serum Foil Wrapped 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 7 Day(s)  

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat soluble cofactor that is essential for energy producing metabolic pathways and for the proper functioning of the mitochondrial oxidative system. With insufficient CoQ10, the electron transfer activity of the mitochondria decreases, resulting in a net failure to produce the energy necessary to run the cell. Tissues with high energy demand have even greater demands for CoQ10. For example, heart muscle, which continually exerts a pumping action for an entire lifetime, has an immense need for the cofactor. Studies demonstrate the effectiveness of supplemental coenzyme Q10 in cardiomyopathy, myocardial dysfunction, and congestive heart failure. CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant like vitamins E and C, and thus serves the role of neutralizing excess free radicals. It is now well established that the control of excessive free radical activity is key in preventing/delaying the progression of degenerative diseases.

Patient should fast 8-12 hours before collection.
Patient may have water. It is not necessary to discontinue
nutritional supplements before this test.


Send serum in an amber vial or wrap a clear , plastic screw-cap
vial in foil. Protect from light. Freeze and ship frozen.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
82542

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Samples not protected from light.






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