Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

THALLIUM, SERUM/PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3142         Geisinger Epic ID: 44140

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL serum or plasma; minimum 0.4 mL
Special notes:
All venipunctures should be performed using trace metal-free, dark blue-top tubes. Do not use gel separation tubes (PST, SST).

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma specimens from the cells into acid-washed or metal-free, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 30 days. Refrigerated: 30 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Specimen collected in gel separation tubes (PST, SST).

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83018
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:
Thallium.
Methodology:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 4256
THALLM
Clinical significance:
Overexposure, poisoning determination.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: As needed. Report available: 3 days.    
Performed stat? No
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