Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ADMARK(R)PHOSPHO-TAU/TOTAL-TAU/A BETA42,INTERP,CSF

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2849         Geisinger Epic ID: 35848

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL (minimum 2 mL) CSF
Special notes:
Polypropylene transfer tube only. Glass and polystyrene transfer tubes are not acceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Polypropylene transfer tube only. Glass and polystyrene transfer tubes are not acceptable. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 21 days. Frozen: 4 months.
Rejection criteria:
Room temperature specimen. Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Accompanies report.
CPT code(s):
83520 x3
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:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Synonyms:
ADMARK(R) CSF analysis
Quest test code 92433
ADMCSF
Clinical significance:
Correlates levels of Phosphorylated-Tau protein, Total-Tau protein, and AB42 peptide in CSF.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday morning    
Performed stat? No
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