Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1540         Geisinger Epic ID: 14290

Specimen type:
24 hour urine.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL aliquot of 24-hour urine, as above; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Urine with preservatives is not acceptable. Mix well. Estimate total collection volume from 24-hour urine container. Remove required aliquot. Record total volume on both aliquot tube and request slip (if applicable).

Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 2 days. Refrigerated: 1 week . Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Urine with preservatives is not acceptable.

Interpretation guide:
Normal less than 30 mg/24 hours
High 30-300 mg/24 hours
Very High greater than 300 mg/24 hours
Nephrotic greater than 2200 mg/24 hours
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:
Albumin - 24-hour urine 24-hour total volume.
Microalbumin, 24-hour urine, albumin, 24 hour urine; ALB24
Clinical significance:
Albumin excreted in the urine is a sensitive marker of nephropathy. It is used to screen for early renal diseases in diabetic patients.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/14/2022

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Megan Woodruff / Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed STAT? No

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Danielle Mostowski    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed STAT? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily, Monday-Sunday    
Performed STAT? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed STAT? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Jane Kifer  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed STAT? Yes
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