Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

METFORMIN, S/P

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2667         Geisinger Epic ID: 20210

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 0.3 mL
Special notes:
Serum separator tubes not acceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge serum or plasma 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature, refrigerated: 1 month. Frozen: 24 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen collected in serum separator tube.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
80299
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.
Methodology:
HPLC-MS/MS
Synonyms:
METFOR, Glucophage, Quest code 11026

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: As needed. Report available: 8 days.    
Performed stat? No
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