A short description of the method used to perform the test
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test
Formic Acid, Serum
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching
Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing
Draw blood in a red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL of serum refrigerated in plastic vial.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the testing laboratory. The minimum volume is sufficient for one attempt at testing.
Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected
| Hemolysis || NA |
| Lipemia || NA |
| Icterus || NA |
| Other || Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST) |
Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Reporting limit determined each analysis
Normal plasma formic acid range is 1 - 9 mcg/mL
(in pregnant women, 0.5 - 44 mcg/mL).
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results
Formic acid is also a metabolite of methanol, formaldehyde, and methyl formate among others. Values may vary depending on environmental and occupational exposures, diet, nutritional condition, and pregnancy status.
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Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.
CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.
||Test Order Name
Order LOINC Value
||Formic Acid, Serum
||Test Result Name
Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.