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Test Code GAL3 Galectin-3, Serum


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Cardiovascular Test Request Form (T724) with the specimen.

Useful For

An aid in prognosis for patients diagnosed with heart failure

 

Risk-stratification of heart failure patients

 

An early indication of treatment failure and as a therapeutic target

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reporting Name

Galectin-3, S

Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Red Frozen (preferred) 365 days
  Refrigerated  24 hours

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

<24 months: not established

2-17 years: ≤25.0 ng/mL

≥18 years: ≤22.1 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday; 9 a.m.

Analytic Time

1 day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

82777-Galectin-3

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GAL3 Galectin-3, S 62419-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
86202 Galectin-3, S 62419-7