Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ANDROSTENEDIONE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1752         Geisinger Epic ID: 24053

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 0.25 mL.
Special notes:
Serum separator tube unacceptable. Early morning specimen is preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated, frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 2 weeks. Refrigerated: 4 weeks. Frozen: 2 years.
Rejection criteria:
Serum separator tubes unacceptable. Submission in glass tube unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Accompanies report.
CPT code(s):
82157
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:
Androstenedione
Methodology:
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Synonyms:
ANDROS, Quest code 17182

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily, nights. Report available: 3-6 days.    
Performed stat? No
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