Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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


Sunquest Test Code:
HANST      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 89190         Geisinger Epic ID: 7695

Specimen type:
Nasal or body secretion smeared on two slides and allowed to air dry
Preferred collection container:
Glass Slides
Specimen required:
Slides from nasal secretion; sputum specimen; or body secretion. Label slides with two identifiers (e.g., MRN and name).
Special notes:
Nasal secretions: Two (2) slides.
For sputums, first morning sample preferred. Sputum in sterile container acceptable.

Specimen processing instructions:
If possible, smears should be prepared at any off-campus site. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Slides should be made within 24 hours of specimen collection.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimen or slides.

Reference interval:
None seen.
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:
Degree of cellularity, qualitative description of neutrophils and eosinophils.
Hansel Stain
Smear for Eosinophils
Clinical significance:
Eosinophilia in sputum/nasal secretions suggests the presence of an allergic process. The presence of eosinophils in the urine is suggestive of allergic conditions, asthmatic disorders, parasitic infections, and possibly interstitital cystitis.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Michelle Grant DO    
Review Date: 04/29/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Margaret Knowles-Tuchman
Frequency: Daily, 1st shift
Performed stat? No
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