Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

ERYTHROCYTE PROTOPORPHYRIN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
EPROPO      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: EPROPO         Geisinger Epic ID: 45093

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL whole blood; minimum 0.5mL
Special notes:
Protect from light.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen, clotted or hemolyzed specimen. Specimen not protected from light.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
84202
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:
Hematofluorometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 762
Clinical significance:
Used in the assessment of iron deficiency anemia and lead poisoning.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday a.m.; Report available: 1 day    
Performed stat? No
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