Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1482             Geisinger Epic ID: 23567

Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL. Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.
Special notes:
Early morning specimen preferred. Serum separator tubes are not acceptable. Do not submit in glass tubes.

Specimen processing instructions:
Serum: Allow to clot. Serum or plasma: Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Early morning specimen preferred. Serum separator tubes not acceptable. Do not submit in glass tubes.

CPT code(s):
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:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
11DEOX, Compound S, Metyrapone Response, Quest code 30543
Clinical significance:
11-Deoxycortisol (Compound S) is useful in diagnosing patients with 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency (second leading cause of congenital adrenal hyperplasia) and primary (adrenal failure) or secondary (hypothalamic-pituitary ACTH deficiency) adrenal insufficiency.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Tuesday. Report available: 3-10 days.    
Performed STAT? No
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