Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

FETAL HCT FOR INTRAUTERINE TRANSFUSION

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2278         Geisinger Epic ID: 54303

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood drawn from the fetus
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
EDTA microcollection tube with 250-500uL whole blood
Special notes:
Specimens are collected by percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling (or cordocentesis) by specialty providers. If a fetal platelet count is also needed please notify lab before drawing.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Deliver to lab immediately for processing. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Rejection criteria:
Clotted, frozen, hemolyzed, underfilled, overfilled or centrifuged samples. Samples beyond stability limits.

TEST DETAILS
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
All values will be called to the specialty provider immediately.
CPT code(s):
85014
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:
Hematocrit determination.
Methodology:
Calculated value determined from RBC count and mean RBC cell volume.
Synonyms:
Fetal Hematocrit, Fetal Crit
FTLHCT
Clinical significance:
This test measures the percentage of red blood cells in a given volume of whole blood and is used for planning intrauterine transfusion procedures. The test is performed on fetal blood specimens obtained during intrauterine sampling.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Michelle Grant DO    
Review Date: 01/26/2021

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Michele Adler
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? Yes
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