Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

MUSCLE BIOPSY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
        Geisinger Epic ID: 10002

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Fresh, unfixed tissue.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Fresh, unfixed tissue on slightly moistened, not wet, saline Telfa pad in a non-sterile container. Do NOT submerge tissue in saline.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
For off-campus specimens:
  1. Place the gauze and muscle in a waterproof plastic bag. Seal bag tightly.
  2. Place the bag in a Styrofoam container which is packed in wet ice.
  3. Pack wet ice (not dry) around outside of specimen container but be sure no ice water gets into the container with the specimen.
  4. Contact Client Services at 1-800-695-6491 to arrange for stat transportation.
 
Transport temperature:
Ship packed in wet ice.

TEST DETAILS
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.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Zachary Hoffer MD, PhD    
Review Date: 11/18/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Surgical Pathology
Technical Lead: Nicole Tomsho
Frequency: Daily, M-F
Performed stat? No
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