Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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ALPHA SUBUNIT

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1498         Geisinger Epic ID: 19733

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and separate serum from cells into clean plastic screw-capped vial(s). Transport at room temperature. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred). Refrigerated or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 1 week. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: 4 weeks.
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis. Grossly icteric. Plasma not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82397
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:
Alpha subunit, pituitary glycoprotein hormones
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence
Synonyms:
ALSUB, Quest test code 8658, ALPHA SUBUNIT PITUITARY GLYCOPROTEIN HORMONES

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday morning    
Performed stat? No
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