Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ALT

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
ALT      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 84460.03         Geisinger Epic ID: 14440

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 0.2 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge serum or plasma at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimens also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Plasma (SST): Room temperature or refrigerated: 12 hours.
Serum (SST): Room temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 7 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
0 - <1 yr: <49 U/L
>= 1 yr: Male: 10-50 U/L. Female: 10-35 U/L.
CPT code(s):
84460
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:
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
SGPT
Clinical significance:
ALT is useful in the diagnosis and management of certain liver disorders such as viral hepatitis and cirrhosis. Signfiicant elevations of ALT occur in diseases of the liver and hepatotoxicity.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 05/06/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Kelly Alleman    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical specialist: Hadeel Naghnaghieh    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical specialist: Brenda Shuman-Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical specialist: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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