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34887: Interferon-alpha Print View
Interferon-alpha EIA  < 4  IU/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

IFNalpha is mainly produced by monocytes/macrophages, lymphoblastic cells and fibroblasts, but different types of virus activated cells may produce the cytokine. IFNalpha shows antiviral, antiparasitic, and antiproliferative properties. Increased levels suggest recent or ongoing viral or parasitic infection.

Keep samples frozen. Freeze within 30 minutes of draw.
Setup Schedule
Thursday

Reported (Analytical Time)
7 days

CPT Code
83520

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: Gross hemolysis; lipemia; icteric; heat inactivated serum; serum separator tubes; CSF and other body fluids Set up/ Analtic Time: Set up: Second and fourth Thurs of the month; Report available 7-14 days






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