Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

3 - 7 days

MiChart Code
Coenzyme Q10 Reduced and Total (Sendout)
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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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.

Normal Volume
0.5 mL plasma
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL plasma

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.