Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

METANEPHRINES, FRACTIONATED, LCMSMS, RANDOM URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2666         Geisinger Epic ID: 45917

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL preserved urine
Patient preparation:
It is preferable for the patient to be off medications for three days prior to collection. Patient should avoid tobacco, tea, coffee, for three days prior to specimen collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Lab personnel (to be determined per site) will test the pH of the urines and adjust to less than 3.0 using 6N HCl before Referred Testing ships the specimen. Urine without preservative is acceptable if pH is below 6.0 and the sample is shipped frozen. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 8 days, Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82570, 83835
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:
Metanephrines, Normetanephrines, Total Metanephrines, Creatinine
Methodology:
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 149618
METRAN

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Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup Monday-Friday a.m. Report available 3 days.    
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