Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1011             Geisinger Epic ID: 51969

Specimen type:
Pleural fluid
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 mL pleural fluid; minimum 0.1 mL.

Transport temperature:
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 24 hours. Refrigerated: 72 hours. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen received at room temperature.

Additional information:
This test was performed using a kit that has ot been cleared or approved by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.
CPT code(s):
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:
ADA, pleural fluid.
Kinetic Spectrophotometric
Quest test code 17696, A Deam PF
Clinical significance:
An elevated level of adenosine deaminase (AD) in human serum, plasma or select body fluids is used as a surrogate marker for inflammation or infectious disease. In CSF, pleural effusions, and pericardial fluid in particular, elevated AD activity has been shown to be associated with tubercular lesions. Additional disease states that may result in elevated AD activity include liver cirrhosis, liver fibrosis, certain malignancies (e.g., lymphoma), viral hepatitis, and autoimmune diseases (e.g., SLE, rheumatoid arthritis).

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Sat a.m.; Report available: Next day    
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