Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

PCB PANEL, CONGENERS, SERUM/PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2824         Geisinger Epic ID: 32310

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot serum or plasma; minimum 0.7 mL
Special notes:
Serum separator tubes not acceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and transfer serum or plasma specimens to clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 1 year (-20°C).
Rejection criteria:
Received room temperature. Serum separator tubes are unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Accompanies report. Report available in 5 days.
CPT code(s):
82441
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:
Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) metabolites.
Methodology:
Gas Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS/MS)
Synonyms:
Polychlorinated biphenyl, Quest test code 93277
PCBP

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Report available: 5 days after set up    
Performed stat? No
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