Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2555         Geisinger Epic ID: 17695

Specimen type:
Needle or wedge biopsy of liver
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Paraffin-embedded block
Specimen required:
A minimum of 2 mg of liver tissue is required for analysis. This is typically a piece of tissue from a 14-gauge needle biopsy at least 0.5 cm long. If an 18-gauge needle is used, the tissue must be at least 1 cm in length. The 18-gauge needle produces a specimen that is thin and fragile and difficult to remove from paraffin
Special notes:
Must be collected in a metal-free container. Patient's age is required on request form to calculate iron index.

Transport temperature:
Refrigerated. Room temperature if block is sent.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: Not established. Refrigerated: Not established. Frozen: Not established.
Rejection criteria:
Insufficient quantity.

Interpretation guide:
Iron index results between 1.0-1.9 suggest mild iron accumulation (alcoholic liver disease or heterozygous hemochromatosis). Results greater than 1.9 indicate hemochromatosis (transfusion-related iron overload or homozygous hemochromatosis).
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:
Iron index.
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Quest test code 8828, IRONLT

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Wednesday morning. Report available: 4-10 days.    
Performed STAT? No
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