Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ALDOSTERONE, LC/MS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1544         Geisinger Epic ID: 28597

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.25 mL.
Special notes:
Plasma (not the preferred specimen) must be spun and aliquoted within 30 mintues of collection. Serum separator tubes are NOT ACCEPTABLE. Draw upright samples at least ½ hr after patient sits up.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 1 week. Frozen: 4 weeks.
Rejection criteria:
Serum collected in serum separators tubes is unacceptable. Do not submit glass tubes.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Accompanies report.
CPT code(s):
82088
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:
Adosterone level.
Methodology:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
ALDOL, Quest test code 17181

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tuesday-Saturday. Report available: 4 days.    
Performed stat? No
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