Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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GALECTIN 3

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1338         Geisinger Epic ID: 53277

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL.
Special notes:
Collect and label sample. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes. Centrifuge for 10 minutes. Store and transport refrigerated. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 22 days. Refrigerated: 22 days. Frozen: 1 year,
Rejection criteria:
Hemolysis.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82777
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:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 92768
Clinical significance:
A galectin-3 test may be ordered for the identification of individuals with chronic heart failure at elevated risk of disease progression.

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Quest Diagnostics

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