Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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SELENIUM, RANDOM URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1251         Geisinger Epic ID: 52929

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
7 mL random urine; minimium 1 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Acidify with Hydrochloric or Nitric Acid (1 mL of concentrated acid for each 100 mL of urine). 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82570, 84255
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.
Test includes:
Urine selenium and creatinine.
Methodology:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 16867, Sele Ur
Clinical significance:
Selenium is considered an essential trace element. It enters the food chain through plants. Selenium plays an important role in the control of thyroid hormone metabolism. Selenium deficiency may cause reduced growth rates, owing to a feedback response, which lowers tri-iodothyronine-mediated synthesis of growth hormone in the pituitary, while a combined deficiency of selenium and iodine exacerbates hypothyroidism. Selenium is important for proper reproductive performance.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

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