Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ESTRIOL, SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1153         Geisinger Epic ID: 52537

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 mL serum; minimum 0.3 mL
Special notes:
Do not use gel tube.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 28 days.
Rejection criteria:
Serum separator tube (SST®) unacceptable.

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 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
CPT code(s):
82677
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 34883 Estriol, Ser
Clinical significance:
placenta converts DHEA-S, produced by the fetal adrenals, to Estriol and other estrogens. Estriol is useful in assessing the fetal adrenals and placenta during pregnancy. More commonly, Estriol is one of the maternal serum biochemical markers used to screen for common chromosomal trisomies, especially Down syndrome.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Sun-Fri; Report available: 4-6 days    
Performed stat? No
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