Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

5 days

Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


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Test Overview

Test Methodology
Test Usage
Reference Range

<0.2 nmol half cystine/ mg protein

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

Specimen Requirements


Collect Mon - Thurs 11am - 4pm. Call sendouts if any deviation is needed. Depending on current shipping times it might be able to be a little earlier, but not much later.

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in ACD solution A tube. Send to Specimen Processing in a green bag, must be refrigerated within 1 hour of collection. Draw Mon- Thurs between 11am and 4pm only.

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in ACD solution A tube. Refrigerate within an hour of collection. Send to Specimen Processing refrigerated. Draw Mon- Thurs between 11am and 4 pm only.

ACD Solution A
Normal Volume
5 mL Whole blood
Minimum Volume
2 mL whole blood

Billing Information

CPT Code
Pro Fee Code

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Our High Standard

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.