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Test Code GAL3 Galectin-3, Serum

Reporting Name

Galectin-3, S

Useful For

Aiding in the prognosis for patients diagnosed with heart failure

 

Risk-stratification of heart failure patients

 

An early indication of treatment failure and as a therapeutic target

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot serum into plastic vial.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Frozen (preferred) 365 days
  Refrigerated  24 hours

Reference Values

<24 months: not established

2-17 years: ≤25.0 ng/mL

≥18 years: ≤22.1 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday; 9 a.m.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

82777-Galectin-3

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GAL3 Galectin-3, S 62419-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
86202 Galectin-3, S 62419-7

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Cardiovascular Test Request Form (T724) with the specimen.