Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

TRIGLYCERIDES, PERITONEAL FLUID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1099         Geisinger Epic ID: 52321

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Peritoneal fluid
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL peritoneal fluid; minimum 0.4 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 28 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
84478
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:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 17591, triglyceride
Clinical significance:
Peritoneal fluid triglyceride determination can distinguish cirrhotic versus malignant ascites.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily; Report available: 1 day    
Performed stat? No
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