Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

LACTATE, BODY FLUID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2583         Geisinger Epic ID: 19495

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Miscellaneous body fluids. Acceptable body fluid per testing location.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of CSF or synovial fluid; minimum 0.5 mL.
Special notes:
Deliver immediately to Chemistry Stat Lab.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge to remove any cellular material. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Stable 30 minutes at 15-25°C, 24 hours at 2-8°C, 2 months at (-25)–(-15°C).
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83605
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Lactic acid.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
LACFB
Clinical significance:
Refer to Body Fluid Testing for additional clinical interpretive information.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/09/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday-Sunday
Performed stat? Yes
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