Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

MERCURY, RANDOM URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
MERR      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 83825.02         Geisinger Epic ID: 17670

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
7 mL random urine in a metal-free, acid-washed container; minimum 5 mL.
Special notes:
For clinical monitoring, collect second voided a.m. urine. For industrial monitoring, collect urine preshift.
Wash hands before sample collection. Wipe hands dry with lint-free paper towels. Do not use recycled paper towels.
Collect 7 mL of the second morning urine in an acid-washed, metal-free (polypropylene or polyethylene), leakproof container. Minimum: 5 mL. Use powderless gloves to pour sample into acid-washed transport container, if needed.
Patient preparation:
Patient should refrain from eating predatory fish such as swordfish, tuna, and shark at least 3 days before specimen collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 2 days. Refrigerated: 5 days. Frozen: 2 weeks.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
2nd voided a.m. urine for nonexposed adults: 4 ug/g Creatinine or less
Biological Exposure Index (preshift): 35 ug/g Creatinine or less.
Additional information:
For additional information, please phone Laboratory Client Services.
CPT code(s):
82570, 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:
Mercury level in random urine sample.
Methodology:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 637

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

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