Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

HEAVY METALS 24HR UR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HVY24U      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: HVY24U         Geisinger Epic ID: 15022

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
24-hour urine (no preservatives)
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
20 mL aliquot of 24-hour urine without preservatives. Must be in metal-free, acid-washed container.
Special notes:
Mix well. Estimate total collection volume from 24-hour urine container. Remove required aliquot. Record total volume on both aliquot tube and request slip (if applicable).
Patient preparation:
Patient should refrain from eating seafood or taking mineral and herbal supplments for at least 3 days prior to collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Arsenic, 24-hour urine: <80 mcg/mL
Lead, 24-hour urine: <80 mcg/mL
Mercury, 24-hour urine: <20 mcg/mL
CPT code(s):
82175, 83655, 83825
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:
Arsenic, mercury and lead.
Methodology:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 36438

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday & Friday afternoon    
Performed stat? No
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