Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CHORIONIC GONADOTROPINS, BETA-SUBUNIT (QUANTITATIVE),CSF

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1202         Geisinger Epic ID: 52733

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL CSF; minimum 0.75 mL.
Patient preparation:
For 12 hours before specimen collection, do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 14 days. Refrigerated: 28 days. Frozen: 14 days.
Rejection criteria:
Hemolysis.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86316
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:
Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 69484, Chorionic Go, Beta hCG CSF, Chorionic Gonadotropin
Clinical significance:
Test is used to facilitate the diagnosis of brain metastases of testicular cancer or extragonadal intracerebral germ cell tumors.

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Sat; Report available: 3 days    
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