Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

FIBRINOGEN DEGRADATION PRODUCTS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
FDP      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: FDP         Geisinger Epic ID: 49720

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Platelet-poor plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 ml aliquot of plasma (frozen), minimum 0.5 ml

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Testing requires platelet poor plasma.
1. 1st spin in primary tube-aliquot.
2. 2nd spin in aliquot tube-transfer PPP to final transport aliquot tube. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen (-70°C).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 48 hours. Frozen (-70°C): 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens collected in soybean thrombin or in other tubes yielding serum are not acceptable for this assay. Shipping room temperature is unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
85362
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:
Latex Agglutination
Synonyms:
FSP, FDP, Quest code 2063
Clinical significance:
Screening test to aid in diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and acute occlusive vascular disease.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Sat night; Report available: Next day.    
Performed stat? No
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