Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

OSTEOCALCIN, N-MID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2793         Geisinger Epic ID: 21474

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL. Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.
Special notes:
Avoid hemolysis and lipemia.
Patient preparation:
For optimal results, patient should fast overnight.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge within 1 hour of collection and transfer serum specimens to sterile, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). Transport frozen on dry ice. Samples may be thawed and refrozen up to 3X without affecting results. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 24 hours. Frozen: 3 weeks (-20°).
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Adult Reference Ranges
Males: 9 - 38 ng/mL
Females: 8 - 32 ng/mL
Pediatric Reference Ranges
5-9 Years: 47 - 142ng/mL
10-13 Years: 49 - 167 ng/mL
Males: 14-17 Years: 26 - 203 ng/mL
Females : 14-17 Years: 14 - 85 ng/mL
Detection limit 0.4 ng/mL
CPT code(s):
83937
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:
Osteocalcin, human.
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence
Synonyms:
OSTCAL, BONE GLA PROTEIN
BGP
Quest test code 16322

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday. Wednesday & Friday morning    
Performed stat? No
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