Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

ANEMIA CONSULT (PATH)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
ACP      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: ACP         Geisinger Epic ID: 44127

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood and serum.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
One (1) 2 mL EDTA lavender-top tube and two (2) 3.5 mL gold-top serum separator tubes. GRL: Two (2) blood smears made from the lavender-top tube.
Special notes:
Draw one (1) 2 mL EDTA lavender and two (2) 3.5 mL gold-top serum separator tubes. Must also order CBCD and Peripheral Smear (PERS). Lavender-top tube is to be delivered to Hematology. Gold-top tubes to be delivered to Chemistry to be tracked for possible added tests. A brief patient history is to be provided with the request. GRL: Submit two (2) blood smears made from the lavender-top tube within 8 hours of collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge the lavender-top tube.
GRLs: Prepare two (2) blood smears from the lavender-top tube as soon as possible after collection. Gold-top tubes only: Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. Send lavender-top tube, gold-top tube and smears with requisition. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Lavender tube: Refrigerated 72 hours. Room temperature: 36 hours. Blood smears: Slides must be made from refrigerated tube within 16 hours of collection or within 8 hours of collection when kept at room temperature. Gold-top tube: Refrigerated 3 days.
Rejection criteria:
Same criteria that apply to specific tests involved.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
See individual tests performed as part of panel.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
See individual tests performed as part of panel.
Additional information:
Additional tests may be added following pathology review.
CPT code(s):
CPT codes are those of tests required for interpretation of the consult.
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:
CBCD with additional tests as indicated by these results.
Methodology:
Electronic Particle Cell Counter
Synonyms:
Anemia, anemia consult
Clinical significance:
Aids the physician in classifying a suspected anemia and helps identify the appropriate course for treatment.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Michelle Grant DO    
Review Date: 04/29/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Margaret Knowles-Tuchman
Frequency: CBCD peformed real time, other tests within 24 hours
Performed stat? No
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