Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

FLUVOXAMINE, SERUM/PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1283         Geisinger Epic ID: 53057

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
3 mL serum (preferred) or plasma; minimum 1.2 mL
Special notes:
Do not collect in serum separator or polymer gel separation tube.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic, screw-capped vial, using approved guidelines. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 6 months
Rejection criteria:
Serum Separator Tube (SST®) • Polymer gel separation tube (PST)

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
80332
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:
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 30529, Fluvoxamine
Clinical significance:
Fluvoxamine (Luvox) is a drug that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive Disorders. It is a potent and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that has also shown effectiveness in treating depression and panic attacks. The FDA has initially approved its use for obsessive-compulsive disorders only.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues; Report available: 3 days    
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