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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
  Frozen 

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

83921

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

Yes

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.