Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

HEMOGLOBINOPATHY EVALUATION

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
PHGBOP      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: PHGBOP         Geisinger Epic ID: 55232

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL lavender-top K2 EDTA tube
Specimen required:
5 mL whole blood; minimum 1 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 72 hours. Refrigerated: 6 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen whole blood is unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
Blood transfusions within the last 4 months may affect results.
CPT code(s):
83021, 85014, 85018, 85041
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:
Hemoglobin A1, Fetal Hemoglobin, Hemoglobin A2 and any hemoglobin variants, Red Blood Cell Count, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, RDW.
Methodology:
Electronic Sizing and Counting/Cytometry
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Electrophoresis
Synonyms:
Quest code 35489, Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, Hemoglobin Variants, Thalassemia Screen

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday mornings; report available: 5 days.    
Performed stat? No
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