Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

NK CELLS, LGLS (CD57)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1269         Geisinger Epic ID: 53001

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Minimum: 10 mL whole blood collected in a sodium heparin (green-top) tube and Minimum: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Minimum: 10 mL whole blood collected in a sodium heparin (green-top) tube and Minimum: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Special notes:
Collect both sodium heparin (green-top) and EDTA (lavender-top) tubes.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Maintain sample(s) at room temperature. Do not refrigerate. It is recommended that the samples be drawn shortly before courier pick up so they are received at the lab within 24 hours. Avoid transport just before or during weekends, which can result in preassay delay. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 72 hours. Refrigerated: Unacceptable. Frozen: Unacceptable. **Short stability.**
Rejection criteria:
Received refrigerated.

TEST DETAILS
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 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
CPT code(s):
86357
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:
Flow Cytometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 19621 NK Cells, LG

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Sat; Report available: 1-2 days    
Performed stat? No
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