Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ELECTROLYTES, FECES

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
LYTESF      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LYTESF         Geisinger Epic ID: 49374

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random liquid stool
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
10 mL random liquid stool; minimum 2 mL
Special notes:
Sample must be shipped frozen to minimize the risk of the container rupturing due to gas accumulation. See Specimen processing instructions.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Freeze immediately. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens in paint cans. Formed stool. Specimens received refrigerated.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82438, 84302, 84311
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:
Coulometric Titration
Flame Photometric
Synonyms:
Quest code 31595, Stool electrolytes

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Sunday-Friday. Report avialable: 3 days    
Performed stat? No
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