Coenzyme Q10

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB2543
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CQ10
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 198268
Alternate Names
  • Coenzyme Q
  • Ubiquinol
  • Ubiquinone
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.


Specimen Collection & Preparation

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

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

14 days Refrigerated (Transport)
6 weeks Frozen

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

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

> 0.35 ug/L

(Optimal relative risk: >0.35; High relative risk: <0.36)


Methodology:
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

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.


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly to Cleveland HeartLab Inc.
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical
Turn Around Time

3 to 5 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00912419


CPT Coding

82491