Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

THIORIDAZINE AND METABOLITE, S/P

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3151         Geisinger Epic ID: 33971

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL serum or plasma, minimum 0.7 mL.
Special notes:
Serum separator tubes not acceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into aliquot tubes. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 days. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Specimen collected in serum separator tube.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
80342
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:
Thioridazine and Mesoridazine.
Methodology:
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 23232
THIOR
Clinical significance:
Thioridazine is a phenothiazine for treating psychosis. Monitoring its level is important to optimize therapy, to avoid toxicity, and to assure compliance.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: As needed. Report available: 4 days.    
Performed stat? No
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