Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1996             Geisinger Epic ID: 22150

Specimen type:
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
4 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 2 mL.
Special notes:
Gel barrier tubes must be aliquotted.
Patient preparation:
The assay manufacturer Beckman Coulter advises: "N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), when administered in therapeutic concentrations (for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose), has been...determined to interfere with assays for... Cholesterol, Uric Acid" where "NAC interference may lead to falsely low results." According to Beckman Coulter, the NAC interference should be insignificant by 12 hours after completion of the initial loading dose of an IV infusion treatment regimen consisting of an initial loading dose of 150 mg/kg administered over 1 hour, a second dose of 50 mg/kg administered over 4 hours and a third dose of 100 mg/kg administered over 16 hours.

Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 24 hours. Refrigerated (cold packs): Stable 7 days. Frozen: Stable 15 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen is grossly lipemic; moderately to grossly icteric.

Interpretation guide:
Interpretive report.
CPT code(s):
80061, 82172, 83695, 83704
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:
Cardio IQ® Cholesterol, Total; Cardio IQ® HDL Cholesterol; Cardio IQ® Triglycerides; Cardio IQ® Non-HDL and Calculated Components; Cardio IQ® Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility; Cardio IQ® Apolipoprotein B; Cardio IQ® Lipoprotein (a) If Triglyceride is >400 mg/dL, Cardio IQ® Direct LDL will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83721). Enzymatic • Fixed Rate Time Nephelometry • Immunoturbidometric • Ion Mobility • Spectrophotometry (SP)
Fixed rate time nephelometry
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Ion mobility
Advanced lipid profile, CARDIO IQ ADVANCED LIPID PANEL
VAP, Quest test code 92145

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Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Fri a.m.; Report available: 4-7 days.    
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