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91237: Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (mmp-9) [112] Print View
MMP-9 IMMUNOASSAY  < 901  ng/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 4 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of Zinc-dependent endopeptidases that degrade extracellular matrix proteins. Human MMP-9 Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (Gelatinase-B), with a molecular weight of 82 Kd, is inhibited by TIMP-1 and alpha 2 macroglobulin. MMP-9 is secreted by tumor cells, endothelial cells, fibroblasts and leucocytes. MMP-9 is involved in inflammation, tissue modeling, wound healing and processing of cytokines. Expression of MMP-9 correlates with abnormal collagen deposition that accompanies pancreatic cancer, with the metastasis to lymph nodes by human breast cancer cells and invasion of regional vessels in giant cell tumors of bones. MMP-9 is elevated in saliva in patients with gingivitis and periodontal diseases.
Setup Schedule
Wednesday

Reported (Analytical Time)
4-9 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
**This test is not available for New York patient testing** Rejection Criteria: Received room temperature; gross hemolysis Transport Temperature: Frozen






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