Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

COCAINE AND METABOLITES, BLOOD, SERUM OR PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1028         Geisinger Epic ID: 52037

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma, serum or whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL plasma, serum, or whole blood; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
4 mL grey-top (Na fluoride/K oxalate): Centrifuge and aliquot plasma, (or may be sent as whole blood).
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator): Must be centrifuged, poured into aliquot and transported frozen. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Plasma and whole blood: Room temperature: 24 hour. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days
Serum: Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: Unacceptable. Frozen: 30 days
Rejection criteria:
SST unacceptable. Stability limits exceeded. Serum not received frozen.

TEST DETAILS
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):
80353
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:
Cocaine, Benzoylecgonine, Cocaethylene, Ecgonine methyl ester
Methodology:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 1340, Cocaine Bld

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Quest Diagnostics

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