Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1013             Geisinger Epic ID: 51977

Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma or whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum (preferred) or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL; OR 4 mL whole blood (minimum 2 mL)

Specimen processing instructions:
Spin and transfer serum or plasma into a plastic, screw-capped vial. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Serum and plasma: Room temperature: 72 hours. Refrigerated: 21 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Whole blood: Room temperature: 72 hours. Refrigerated: 21 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis. Serum Separator Tube (SST®).

Additional information:
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
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:
Nicotine, Serum/Plasma and Cotinine, Serum/Plasma
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Quest test code 90642, Nicot Ser/Pl
Clinical significance:
This assay is used for the detection of nicotine and cotinine in serum and plasma to determine the tobacco exposure status of the individual.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Sat evening; Report available: 3 days    
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