Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CHROMIUM, BLOOD

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1085         Geisinger Epic ID: 52265

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
4 mL whole blood; minimum 0.7 mL
Special notes:
To avoid contamination, use powderless gloves. Draw one (blue-top) tube and discard. Draw second (blue-top) tube, and label tube with patient's name.
Patient preparation:
Patient should refrain from taking mineral supplements, and multivitamin three days before specimen collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Clotted specimens.

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):
82495
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:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 6085, Chromium, Bl
Clinical significance:
This assay is useful to monitor exposure to chromium, progress of medical treatment or determine nutritional status.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues-Sat (evening shift); Report available: Same day    
Performed stat? No
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