Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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LIPID ANALYSIS, BODY FLUID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1233         Geisinger Epic ID: 52857

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Peritoneal, pleural, drain, or pericardial fluid
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3 mL fluid; minimum 2.5 mL
Special notes:
Specimen source required on label. Date and time of collection required.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge to remove any cellular material and transfer to a plastic vial. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 24 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 dys.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
CPT code(s):
82664, 84311, 84478
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:
Electrophoresis
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 39309, Lipid Analys
Clinical significance:
Distinguishing between chylous and nonchylous effusions.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

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