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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1500             Geisinger Epic ID: 6443

Specimen type:
Random stool
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
10 g random stool; minimum 2 g.
Special notes:
Collect fresh stool in a plastic, leakproof container. Adult and older children patients can collect the specimen by passing feces into plastic wrap stretched loosely over the toilet bowl. Then transfer 10 g of the stool specimen into the plastic container. With young children and infants wearing diapers, the diaper should be lined with clean plastic wrap to prevent absorption. A pediatric urine bag can be attached to the child to ensure that the stool specimen is not contaminated with urine. Then transfer 10 g of the stool specimen from the plastic-lined diaper to the plastic container. Do not submit the diaper itself. Freeze and ship frozen.

Transport temperature:
Frozen (preferred) or refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated:8 days. Frozen: 28 days.
Rejection criteria:
Room temperature specimens not acceptable.

Reference interval:
< 55 mg/dL
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:
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin, Feces, Random
A1AT STOOL, Quest test code 535118, A1AST

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily p.m.; Report available: 2 days    
Performed STAT? No
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