Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

AMINO ACID, QUANT

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
PAMINO      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82139         Geisinger Epic ID: 31823

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3 mL aliquot of plasma; minimum 1 mL of plasma (pediatric patients). Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.
Special notes:
History and clinic notes must accompany specimen. Place tube on ice.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm in a cold centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: Unacceptable. Frozen: 14 days.
Rejection criteria:
Room temperature and refrigerated specimens unacceptable. Specimen MUST be frozen.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Accompanies report.
CPT code(s):
82139
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:
Amino acid quantification, plasma.
Methodology:
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Synonyms:
Amino acids

Performing Locations

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Turnaround time 6 days    
Performed stat? No
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