Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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PANCREATIC POLYPEPTIDE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1091         Geisinger Epic ID: 52289

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 ml EDTA plasma (minimum 0.3 ml)

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and separate plasma from cells. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 year.

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 FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
CPT code(s):
83520
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:
Electrochemiluminescence
Synonyms:
Quest test code 39438, Panc Polypep, PP, PPP
Clinical significance:
Detection of Pancreatic Polypeptide is used in the assessment of pancreatic tumor burden and to assist in the early diagnosis of pancreatic endocrine tumors. The measurement of pancreatic polypeptide is also used to monitor pancreatic carcinoma therapy and to predict the recurrence of pancreatic tumors.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Wed; Report available: 5-9 days    
Performed stat? No
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