Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

HEMOGLOBIN A2, QUANTITATIVE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1180         Geisinger Epic ID: 52645

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
5 mL whole blood; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Submit 2 EDTA tubes if a CBC is also being requested

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Hemolysis. Clotted specimen.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
Blood transfusions within the last 4 months may affect results.
CPT code(s):
83020
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:
Capillary Electrophoresis
Synonyms:
Quest test code 511, Hgb A2
Clinical significance:
Differential diagnosis of thalassemia and anemias. In B-thalassemia trait A2 is elevated.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

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