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Galectin 3, Plasma

Test ID: CLHGAL3
Orderable by Ontario ND

Test

Aliases/Synonyms

Galectin-3

Method

Immunoassay

Platform

ELISA

Report Includes

Galectin 3

Specimens

Serum; Plasma (EDTA)

Clinical Utility

A galectin-3 test may be ordered for the identification of individuals with chronic heart failure at elevated risk of disease progression. Galectin-3 should not be used for diagnosis of heart failure.

Source: http://www.clevelandheartlab.com/tests/galectin-3/; Accessed 21-Oct-2016

Test Location

Cleveland Heart Lab, OH, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Specimen

Specimens

Serum; Plasma (EDTA)

Collection Containers

Preferred

Gel-barrier tube (Tiger Top)

Acceptable

EDTA (Lavender Top Tube)

Sample Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Collection & Handling

Collection Instructions

Store transport tube refrigerated at 2-8oC until ready to ship.

Handling Information

Store serum or EDTA plasma at 2 - 8oC after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland Heart Lab shipping box.

Additional Information

A specimen collection kit is available. To order a kit online, please register or login. For assistance or more information, please click here to send us an email or call 416-422-3000 x 300.

For additional information refer to the Cleveland Heart Lab websiteGalectin-3

Stability

Ambient 22 days
Refrigerated 22 days
Frozen >1 year

Additional Stability Information

Deep Frozen (-80°C): >1 year

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis Present
Specimen Not serum or plasma (EDTA)

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Performance / Interpretation

Method

Immunoassay

Platform

ELISA

Turnaround Time

5 days

Test Location

Cleveland Heart Lab, OH, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Interface / Setup

Test Version

30-Sep-2019