Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

T3, TOTAL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
TOTT3G      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 84480.02         Geisinger Epic ID: 21990

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of plasma or serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge serum or plasma at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Total T3 = 80-200 ng/dL.
CPT code(s):
84480
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.
Test includes:
Total T3.
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence
Synonyms:
Total Triiodothyronine
Clinical significance:
Total T3 measurements are used to diagnose and monitor treatment of hyperthyroidism and are essential for recognizing T3 toxicosis.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily
Performed stat? No
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