Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ARSENIC, BLOOD

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1777         Geisinger Epic ID: 17557

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
4 mL whole blood from a dark-blue-top EDTA tube; minimum 2 mL.
Special notes:
Specimen MUST be colleced in dark-blue-top EDTA tube. Carefully clean skin before venipuncture.
Patient preparation:
Patient should refrain from eating seafood and taking herbal supplements for at least two days before specimen collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge. Samples should be submitted in certified, clean, heavy metal tubes. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred). Refrigerated or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 10 days. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Improper collection device. Clotted specimen. Frozen specimen.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
<23 mcg/L. Detection limit 3 mcg/L.
CPT code(s):
82175
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, whole blood.
Methodology:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Arsenic, Blood; ARSB
Quest test code 269X

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

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