Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

OXALIC ACID, PEDIATRIC URINE WITH CREATININE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1232         Geisinger Epic ID: 52853

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Urine - 2nd morning voided
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
10 mL 2nd morning voided urine; minimum 3 mL
Special notes:
Please submit second morning voided specimen
Patient preparation:
Patient should refrain from taking excessive amounts of Ascorbic Acid or Oxalate-rich foods (i.e., spinach, coffee, tea, chocolate, rhubarb) for at least 48 hours before the collection period.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Adjust pH to < 3.0 with 6N HCl before aliquoting for testing. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 6 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 4 months.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82570, 83945
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:
Spectrophotometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 15840, Ox Acid Pedi
Clinical significance:
Excessive oxalates in the urine may lead to oxalate kidney stones. Hyperoxaluria may be due to a rare inherited metabolic disorder in which the body produces excess of the salt oxalate, leading to stone formation.

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