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

HMGCR ANTIBODIES

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HMGCR      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: HMGCR         Geisinger Epic ID: 47177

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 mL serum; minimum 0.3 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 14 days
Rejection criteria:
Collection in a serum separator tube, plasma, other body fluids. Received room temperature

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83520
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 Immunoassay (EIA)
Synonyms:
3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl-Coenzyme A Reductase
Quest test code 39044
Clinical significance:
HMGCR Abs (3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl-Coenzyme A Reductase) are associated with necrotizing myopathy that is commonly related to statin exposure.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up Tuesday, Report available 1-7 days    
Performed stat? No
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