Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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APOLIPOPROTEIN B

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3526         Geisinger Epic ID: 49616

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred). Refrigerated or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: 30 days (-20°C).
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Grossly lipemic sample.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82172
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:
Apolipoprotein B
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 5224, Apolipoprotein B-100, Apolipoprotein B100
APOLB1
Clinical significance:
Apolipoprotein B (APO B) has been reported to be a powerful indicator of CAD. In some patients with CAD, APO B is elevated even in the presence of normal LDL cholesterol.

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Quest Diagnostics

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