Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

A1AT STOOL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
A1AST      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82103         Geisinger Epic ID: 6443

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
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.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen (preferred) or refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: Indefinitely. Frozen: Indefinitely.
Rejection criteria:
Room temperature specimens not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
< 55 mg/dL
CPT code(s):
82103
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
Methodology:
Nephelometry
Synonyms:
A1AT STOOL, Quest test code 535118

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

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