Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2720             Geisinger Epic ID: 32886

Specimen type:
Urogenital (vaginal, cervical, urethral swabs or secretions); Respiratory (sputum, bronchial washing, tracheobronchial secretions, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal or throat swabs), sterile body fluids, tissue and wounds Acceptable: Random urine, semen, transtracheal aspirate (neonates), or CSF (neonates). Submit swab, fluid, tissue, or exudate in VTM or M4 transport media.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Preferred specimen: Minimum: 1 mL or 1 swab of urogenital specimen (vaginal, cervical, urethral swabs or vaginal secretions) in M4 Transport Media or UTM (preferred) or VCM (also acceptable).

Alternate specimen: Urine, sterile body fluids, tissue, wounds (swab), respiratory (sputum, bronchial washing, tracheobronchial secretions, bronchial alveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal or throat swabs) in UTM(preferred) or VCM (also acceptable).

Urine: 3 mL.
Special notes:
Specimens transported in M4RT are unacceptable.

Specimen processing instructions:
Urine: Client should centrifuge urine at 3000 rpm for 15 minutes. Suspend sediment in VCM or equivalent transport media. If the specimen is not centrifuged, submit a 1:1 volume of urine in VCM or equivalent transport media. Submit a 1:1 volume of sterile body fluids, tissue, respiratory (sputum, bronchial washing, tracheobronchial secretions, bronchial alveolar lavage) in VCM or equivalent transport media. 
Transport temperature:
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 48 hours. Frozen (-80°C): 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen received with wooden-shafted swab. Room temperature specimens. Specimens transported in M4RT are unacceptable.

Reference interval:
No mycoplasma/ureaplasma isolated.
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:
Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma
Mycoplasma hominis culture, Mycoplasma/ureaplasma culture
Ureaplasma culture
Quest test code 7503

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