Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

D-LACTATE, PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1207         Geisinger Epic ID: 52753

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL plasma; minimum 0.55 mL.
Special notes:
Sodium heparin tube unacceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge, separate, freeze 1 mL of potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride plasma immediately in plastic vial and send frozen. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Sodium heparin (green-top) tube.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83605
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:
Enzymatic
Synonyms:
Quest test code 79143, D-Lactate
Clinical significance:
D-Lactate is a product of bacterial overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract. It should not be confused with L-Lactate, which accumulates in some metabolic acidoses.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Fri; Report available: 10 days    
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