Coenzyme Q10

Last Modified: 5/16/2023 11:27:25 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Patient should not take Coenzyme Q10 supplements the morning of the blood draw. 
Patient may take other nutritional supplements prior to testing
Patient may have water. 

It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements before this test.
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube in Amber Vial/Opaque Bag
Collection Instructions: Gently invert tube 5x (Do not Shake) after collected

Let clot for 30 minutes at room temperature

Centrifuge for 10 minutes 

Protect from Light by placing the serum in a Opaque Bag

Freeze and ship frozen
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 14 days Refrigerated (Transport)
6 weeks Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Not protected from light; specimens not shipped same day of collection; Ambient; red top no gel
Reference Range: > 0.35 ug/L

(Optimal relative risk: >0.35; High relative risk: <0.36)
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Clinical Significance: CoQ10 testing is useful for individuals on statin therapy who may or may not be experiencing myalgia symptoms, hypercholesterolemic individuals, and asymptomatic individuals at risk for vascular disease who may have low ApoA1 and/or HDL levels.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 5 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to Cleveland HeartLab Inc.
PHL Test Code: CQ10
EPIC Test Code: LAB2543
Send Out Test Code: 198268
Alternate Test Names: Coenzyme Q; Ubiquinol; Ubiquinone
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82491

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