Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN, QN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1710         Geisinger Epic ID: 47277

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minium 0.5 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 72 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: -20° C: 90 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82103
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:
Nephelometry
Synonyms:
Quest test 235, A1A, Alpha-1-antitrypsin, AAT, A1AT
A1ANTI
Clinical significance:
Congenital deficiency of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin (AAT) is associated with early lung disease (emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and chronic obstructive lung disease) and neonatal hepatitis and infantile cirrhosis. If a deficiency is present, AAT phenotyping is suggested to confirm heterozygous versus homozygous deficiencies

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday. Report available next day.    
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