Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

PH, BODY FLUID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2837         Geisinger Epic ID: 32951

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Miscellaneous body fluids. Specify fluid type on request.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL aliquot of fluid; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Stools (formed or loose) are NOT suitable for analysis.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Stable 4 hours at room temperature or refrigerated.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Stools (formed or loose) are not suitable for analysis.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83986
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:
pH
Methodology:
pH Meter
Synonyms:
PHFLD
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: 12/07/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Coagulation
Technical Lead: Margaret Knowles-Tuchman
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Lisa Meeker    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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