Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2177             Geisinger Epic ID: 21984

Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
3 mL aliquot of serum (preferred) or plasma; minimum 1.5 mL.
Special notes:
Do not collect specimen in serum separator tube (SST). Collect as a trough or at least 12 hours after last dose.
Patient preparation:
Patient should be at least 12 hours post last dose.

Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge serum or plasma 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred). Refrigerated or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 5 days. Frozen: 1 month (-20ÂșC).
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis, gel barrier/serum separator tube (SST), stability limits exceeded.

CPT code(s):
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:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
DESIP, Norpramin
Quest test code 412
Clinical significance:
Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Therapeutic drug levels are monitored to assist the physician assessing therapeutic response and to avoid toxicity.

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Quest Diagnostics

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Frequency: Monday-Saturday mornings.    
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