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Test ID FORAC Formic Acid, Serum

Specimen Required

Draw blood in a red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL of serum refrigerated in plastic vial.

Method Name

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

Reporting Name

Formic Acid, Serum

Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.7 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 30 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reference Values

Reporting limit determined each analysis

Units: mcg/mL 

Normal plasma formic acid range is 1 - 9 mcg/mL

(in pregnant women, 0.5 - 44 mcg/mL).

Day(s) Performed

Monday - Sunday

Report Available

8 to 10 days

Performing Laboratory

NMS Labs

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FORAC Formic Acid, Serum 2292-1


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z3538 Formic Acid 2292-1

NY State Approved


Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.