Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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


Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1018             Geisinger Epic ID: 51997

Specimen type:
Serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL serum or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL

Specimen processing instructions:
Separate plasma or serum from cells and pour off into an acid-washed vial or other trace-element-free/metal-free container. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 10 days. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Received frozen. Specimens collected in serum separator or other unacceptable tube types.

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 FDA. 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.
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Quest test code 16599, Iodine S/P
Clinical significance:
Iodine is an essential element that is required for thyroid hormone production. The measurement of iodine serves as an index of adequate dietary intake and iodine overload, particularly from iodine-containing drugs such as Amiodarone.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues-Sat p.m.; Report available: 1-3 days    
Performed STAT? No
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