Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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C4A LEVEL BY RIA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1273         Geisinger Epic ID: 53017

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Adult: 1 mL plasma; minimum 0.5 mL. Pediatric: 0.5 mL plasma

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge at room temperature within one half hour of collection; preferably immediately after venipuncture. Transfer the cell-free plasma to a clean tube and store immediately at -20°C, then transfer to dry ice for shipment within 6 hours or immediately freeze on dry ice or at -70°C or below. Send frozen plasma Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: Unacceptable. Frozen -20° C: 6 hours. Frozen -70° C: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Received room temperature • Received refrigerated • Received thawed

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86160
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:
Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 19956, C4a Level by

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: 1st and 3rd Thurs of the month; Report available: 18 days    
Performed stat? No
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