Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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


Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1219             Geisinger Epic ID: 52801

Specimen type:
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 14 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 28 days.
Rejection criteria:
Plasma is not acceptable.

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 FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
CPT code(s):
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.
Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Quest test code 36577, TSH Antibody
Clinical significance:
Patients with autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD), including Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease, occasionally develop autoantibodies to thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). These autoantibodies interfere with the measurement of TSH by immunoassay. In patients with ATD and unexpected or disparate levels of TSH, it is helpful to assess anti-TSH.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Wed, Sun p.m.; Report available: 4 days    
Performed STAT? No
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