Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

THALLIUM, RANDOM URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1187         Geisinger Epic ID: 52673

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine
Specimen required:
7 mL random urine (minimum 3 mL) collected in a plastic acid-washed or metal-free leak-proof container
Special notes:
Avoid worksite collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 5 days. Frozen: 14 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82570, 83018
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:
Thallium, random urine; creatinine.
Methodology:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 8835, Thallium Ur
Clinical significance:
Exposure to thallium is primarily through foods and may occur in highly selected industrial environments. Urinary thallium may be used in assessing toxicity.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues, Thurs, Sat; Report available: 3-6 days    
Performed stat? No
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