Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN (AAT) PHENOTYPE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1037         Geisinger Epic ID: 52073

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.1 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Received room temperature

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82104
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.
Methodology:
Isoelectric Focusing
Synonyms:
Quest test code 853, A1A pheno, P1 Typing
Clinical significance:
More than 40 phenotypes of AAT exist. The inherited deficiency, seen most often as the ZZ, SS and SZ phenotypes, is associated with neonatal hepatitis and infantile cirrhosis. In adults, these phenotypes are associated with chronic lung disease, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon, Wed, Fri; Report available: 4-7 days    
Performed stat? No
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