Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

3-HYDROXY-3-METHYLGLUTARYL-COENZYME A REDUCTASE (HMGCR) ANTIBODY (IGG)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3737         Geisinger Epic ID: 140940

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 mL (minimum 0.3 mL) serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow blood to clot (10–15 minutes) at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum. Pour off serum and refrigerate as soon as possible. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 14 days
Rejection criteria:
Collection in a serum separator tub. Other body fluids. Received room temperature.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82397
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:
Chemiluminescence
Synonyms:
Quest test code 39044
HMGCAB
Clinical significance:
3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl-Coenzyme A Reductase (HMGCR) antibody is associated with necrotizing myopathy and is often associated with the use of statin medications.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tuesday. Report available 2-8 days.    
Performed stat? No
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