Lab Test

Coenzyme Q10

Test Codes

Mayo: TQ10, EPIC: LAB5983, Beaker: XCOQ

Department

Send Outs

Instructions

  • It is recommended the patient fast overnight prior to specimen collection, however the patient may have water during this time.
  • It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this test.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One Dark Green-top Lithium or Sodium Heparin tube.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to separate plasma from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer plasma to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C/-4°F or below) immediately.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 0.5 mL plasma, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Minimum: 0.3 mL)

Rejection Criteria

Lipemic specimens.

Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Inpatient Specimen Preparation

Transport specimen to the Laboratory immediately for processing.

In-Lab Processing

Centrifuge to separate plasma from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer plasma to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C/-4°F or below) immediately.

Transport: 0.5 mL plasma, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Minimum: 0.3 mL)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 10 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 14 days

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Send Outs Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester, MN.

Performed

Tuesday, Friday.
Results available in 2-6 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Quantitative High-Performance Liquid Chromatography.

CPT Codes

82542
LOINC:  27923-2

Contacts

Last Updated

7/7/2021

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