Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

G-6-PD, RBC

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2330         Geisinger Epic ID: 21581

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL EDTA whole blood; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 2 days. Refrigerated: 1 week. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimens unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
G-6-PD, RBC: 4.6-13.5 U/g Hb.
CPT code(s):
82955
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:
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Quantification
Methodology:
Kinetic
UV
Synonyms:
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase
G6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase, RBC
G6PD, G6PDR
Quest test code 500
Clinical significance:
G-6-PD is the most common enzyme deficiency in the world. Newborns with G-6-PD may have prolonged and more pronounced neonatal jaundice than other newborns. Older individuals are subject to hemolytic anemia that can be induced by some foods, drugs, and infections.

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday morning    
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