Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

PREGNENOLONE, LC/MS/MS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2898         Geisinger Epic ID: 18880

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.2 mL.
Special notes:
Serum separator tube (SST) unacceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot (30 min) at room temperature. Centrifuge, aliquot, and freeze as soon as possible. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 72 hours. Frozen (-20°C): 14 days Frozen (-70°C): 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Serum in serum separator tubes (SST) and plasma are unacceptable. Specimens received room temperature are unacceptable. Light hemolysis is acceptable. Moderate or gross hemolysis is unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
84140
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:
Pregnenolone.
Methodology:
Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS)
Synonyms:
PREGNE, Quest test code 31493

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Sunday-Friday nights. Report available: 2-5 days.    
Performed stat? No
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