Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

VITAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3259         Geisinger Epic ID: 47648

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL serum; minimum 0.7 mL.
Special notes:
Specimen must be protected from liglht.
Patient preparation:
Overnight fasting is preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Separate from cells as soon as possible after clotting. Send serum in an amber tube. If amber tube is not available, wrap tube in aluminum foil to protect from light. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated. Protect from light.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 24 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 28 days.
Rejection criteria:
Received room temperature. Not light protected. Plasma. Contaminated. Grossly-hemolyzed or heavily-lipemic sera.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
84446
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:
Alpha-Tocopherol and Beta-Gamma-Tocopherol.
Methodology:
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Synonyms:
Tocopherol, Quest code 931
VITAE
Clinical significance:
Deficiency of vitamin E may cause extensive neuropathy in young children and, in addition, is suspect as a possible cause of motor and sensory neuropathy in older children and in adults. One likely cause of vitamin E deficiency is intestinal malabsorption, resulting from bowel disease, pancreatic disease, or chronic cholestasis. Other causes of malabsorption of vitamin E include celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, and intestinal lymphangiectasia.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday a.m. Report available: 3 days.    
Performed stat? No
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