Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

PREGABALIN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1101         Geisinger Epic ID: 52329

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3.5 mL blue-top (3.2% sodium citrate) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum (preferred) or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
80299
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:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 18866, Pregabalin, Lyrica
Clinical significance:
Pregabalin is an anti-epileptic drug. It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Pregabalin also affects chemicals in the brain that send signals across the nervous system. Pregabalin is used to control seizures and to treat fibromyalgia.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues, Thurs, Sat; Report available: 3 days    
Performed stat? No
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