Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

NUCLEIC ACID EXTRACTION, BLOOD

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3520         Geisinger Epic ID: 66455

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
6 mL (minimum 4 mL) whole blood. If using the 3 mL K2 ETDTA tubes, collect TWO tubes.
Special notes:
Mix well immediately. Do not centrifuge.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Mix well immediately. Do not centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated, 2-8°C.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated, 2-8°C: 3-7 days. For DNA, specimen must be extracted within 7 days. For RNA, specimen must be extracted within 3 days.
Rejection criteria:
Wrong collection tube. Improper storage or transport temperature. Stability limits exceeded. Shared or comingled specimens.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
For molecular testing, original tube is required.
CPT code(s):
No charge is associated with this order/test.
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.
Synonyms:
DNA Extraction, RNA Extraction, Nucleic Acid Extraction, Extract and Hold, Process and Hold
BLDNAE
Doctoral Director(s:)
Yi Ding MD, PhD    
Review Date: 08/17/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Molecular Diagnostics
Technical Lead: Lisa Scicchitano
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Performed stat? No
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