Test Code: T53
A Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) method is used to identify and quantitate volatile components in biological fluids in units of % (g/dL).
2-column Headspace Gas Chromatography coupled to flame ionization diction (HS-GC-FID).
Typically, for positive, quantitative reports ≤ 5 business days TAT from receipt.
Whole Blood; 1 x 4 mL Sodium Fluoride (grey top; preferred) or EDTA (purple top) tubes. Any non-retrievable specimen will be considered.
Stored at 4oC until testing is completed. Long term storage of samples (1 year) is stored at -20oC.