Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

HEAVY METALS PANEL, VENOUS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3741         Geisinger Epic ID: 140944

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
4 mL of whole blood; minimum 2 mL.
Special notes:
Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture. Collect one full 6 mL EDTA (dark-blue-top) tube.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge. Do not aliquot specimens. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Clotted specimens. Specimen shipped frozen.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82175, 83655, 83825
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:
Lead, blood; Mercury, blood; and Arsenic, blood.
Methodology:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 7655
Clinical significance:
Useful in the diagnosis of toxicity due to arsenic, lead or mercury.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily p.m. Report available: 1 day.    
Performed stat? No
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