Test Overview
Test Methodology

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with Electrochemical Detection

Test Usage

Diagnosis of coenzyme Q10 deficiency in mitochondrial disorders; Monitoring patients receiving statin therapy; Monitoring coenzyme Q10 status during treatment of various degenerative conditions including Parkinson and Alzheimer disease.

Reference Range *

CoQ10 REDUCED: <18 years: 320 - 1,376 mcg/L; > or =18 years: 415 - 1,480 mcg/L. TOTAL CoQ10: <18 years: 320 - 1,558 mcg/L; > or =18 years: 433 - 1,532 mcg/L. % REDUCED CoQ10: <18 years: 93 - 100%; > or =18 years: 92 - 98%.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

3 - 7 days

Soft Order Code
Q10
MiChart Code
Coenzyme Q10 Reduced and Total (Sendout)
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo Q10 (87853)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a green top tube from a fasting patient (8 hour fast). Place on wet ice immediately. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic tube and freeze within 3 hours of collection.

Special Handling

Fasting specimen. Place on wet ice immediately. Must be spun and frozen within 3 hours.

Normal Volume
0.5 mL plasma
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL plasma
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
82542
Fee Code
AA216
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