Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CHROMIUM, PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1107         Geisinger Epic ID: 52353

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Special notes:
Draw one royal blue-top tube of blood and discard. Draw second tube.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and pour (do not pipette) the plasma into a metal-free tube 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: 21 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82495
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:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 3484; Chromium, Pl
Clinical significance:
Occupational exposure and exposure to environmental contamination of chromium may lead to toxicity. The need for chromium supplements is unproven. Supplements taken in excess may also lead to chromium toxicity.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Tues, Thurs, Sat a.m.; Report available: 3-6 days    
Performed stat? No
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