Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

PAROXETINE, SERUM/PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2814         Geisinger Epic ID: 19190

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL pink-top K2 EDTA tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
4 mL aliquot of serum or plasma, minimum 0.5 mL.
Special notes:
Serum or plasma separator tubes (SST or PST) not acceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic screw-cap vial. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 14 days. Refrigerated: 30 days. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen collected in gel separator tubes.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
80299
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:
Paxil (paroxetine).
Methodology:
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Synonyms:
PAXIL, SEROXET
Quest test code 19559

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tuesday and Friday mornings    
Performed stat? No
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