Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1087             Geisinger Epic ID: 52273

Specimen type:
Plasma (preferred) or serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (trace element, no additive) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (blue-top) tube OR 1 mL serum collected in a no additive (blue-top) tube; minimum volume 0.6 mL
Special notes:
All venipuncture should be performed using a trace metal-free blue-top tube. Do not collect in sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate) (gray-top) tube, polymer gel separation tube (SST® or PST), or EDTA (lavender-top) tube.

Specimen processing instructions:
Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into an acid-washed, metal-free, plastic screw-capped vial using approved guidelines. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 30 days. Refrigerated: 30 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate) (gray-top) tube • Polymer gel separation tube (SST® or PST) • EDTA (lavender-top) tube

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 4696; Nickel, S/P
Clinical significance:
This test is for overexposure/poisoning determination and evaluation of orthopedic implants.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup as needed. Report available: 4 days.    
Performed STAT? No
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