Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CHROMIUM, SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3912         Geisinger Epic ID: 18759

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL in metal-free container.
Special notes:
Draw one dark blue Vacutainer and discard. Draw a second dark blue Vacutainer and submit that specimen.
Patient preparation:
Patient should refrain from taking vitamins, or mineral or herbal supplements for at least 7 days before specimen collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Draw one Vacutainer of blood. Allow blood to clot in an upright position for 1 hour. Centrifuge. Pour (do not pipette) the serum into an acid-washed, metal-free, plastic, leakproof container. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: 21 days.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
=<1.4 ug/L
CPT code(s):
82495
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:
Serum chromium.
Methodology:
Atomic Absorption
Synonyms:
CROM

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday, Tuesday morning    
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