Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

DEXAMETHASONE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1206         Geisinger Epic ID: 52749

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL grey-top (Na fluoride/K oxalate) tube
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen required:
0.85 mL serum (preferred) or plasma; minimum 0.25 mL serum or 0.6 mL plasma.
Special notes:
Draw specimen between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Do not collect in gel tube.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 24 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 2 years.
Rejection criteria:
Serum Separator Tubes (SST®) • Received room temperature • Moderate hemolysis

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):
80299
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 78222, Dexamethason
Clinical significance:
Test used in the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon; Report available: 3-11 days    
Performed stat? No
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