Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

TESTOSTERONE SEND OUT, PEDIATRIC OR FEMALE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3138         Geisinger Epic ID: 41129

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
1.0 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL
Special notes:
Gel/serum-separator tubes are NOT acceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and remove serum from cells. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 21 days. Frozen 2 years.
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis. Gross lipemia. Serum Separator Tube (SST®).

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
84403
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:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
PEDIATRIC TESTOSTERONE
Quest test code 15983
PTEST
Clinical significance:
Helpful in assessing testicular function in males and managing hirsutism and virilization in females.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily. Report available: 2 days    
Performed stat? No
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