Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

HALOPERIDOL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2397         Geisinger Epic ID: 31822

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
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
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum (preferred) or plasma.
Special notes:
Preferred: 6 mL red-top (plain, nonserum separator) tube. Do not use gel barrier tubes.
Patient preparation:
Collect sample 11-17 hours after last dose.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred)or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 2 days. Refrigerated(preferred): 1 week. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Do not use gel barrier tubes.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
5-15 ng/mL.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Toxic: 50 ng/mL or more.
CPT code(s):
80173
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:
Haloperidol.
Methodology:
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Synonyms:
Haldol
Quest test code 564
HALOP

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday & Friday    
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