Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

RIBOSOMAL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
RIBOP      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 83520.14         Geisinger Epic ID: 21582

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 1 week. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Gross hemolysis. Grossly lipemic. Grossly icteric.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83516
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:
Ribosomal Protein P antibody.
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Ribosomal Protein P Ab
Quest test code 34283
Clinical significance:
Ribosomal P antibody is present in 5-10% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday morning    
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