Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

TROPONIN T, HIGH SENSITIVITY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HSTNT      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: HSTNT         Geisinger Epic ID: 54323

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL plasma; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge at 1100-2000 xg for 10 minutes at room temperature. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 24 hours. Frozen: 12 months.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Female: <= 14 ng/L
Male (and unknown gender): <= 22 ng/L
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
> 100 ng/L
CPT code(s):
84484
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:
Troponin T.
Clinical significance:
Troponin T is a cardiac-specific muscle protein. Its elevation signifies myocardial injury. Some of the common conditions include chronic kidney disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary embolism, sepsis, myocarditis and myocardial infarction.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Kelly Alleman    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical specialist: Hadeel Naghnaghieh    
Frequency: Daily all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical specialist: Brenda Shuman-Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical specialist: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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