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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Chromogranin A

Recent changes for Chromogranin A

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
12th September 2018
Request Group

CHRA/CHRMA

CHRA

External Laboratory

Sydney South West Pathology Service(RPA)

Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute

External Transport Instructions

Sample must be packed by IATA certified staff member.

Transport serum frozen on dry ice.

Samples will be sent to Peter MacCallum/Sydney South West Pathology (RPA).

Frequency

Monthly

Weekly

Chromogranin A

Ordering information:

Please note this test is not covered by Medicare rebate and the cost to the patient will be $38.50 (as at March 2018).

Dual reporting has ended. If dual reporting required, please contact the lab prior to sending the sample. Dr Ailie Connell, Chemical Pathologist.

If patient required dual reporting please ask the patient to sign the consent form.

THE REQUEST FORM MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE PATIENT CONSENT FORM OR THE REFERRAL LABORATORY CANNOT PERFORM THE TEST.  CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THIS CONSENT FORM.

 

 

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
CHRA
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport ON ICE IMMEDIATELY to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable

 

 

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Reference Interval:

<3.0 nmol/L (old)

27 – 94 ug/L (new)

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Cold centrifuge, separate and freeze a serum.

External Laboratory:
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute
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