Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ALBUMIN, FLUID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
ALBFB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82042.02         Geisinger Epic ID: 19502

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Miscellaneous body fluid. Acceptable body fluid per testing location.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of fluid; minimum 0.5 mL.
Special notes:
Please specify fluid type on request.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred temperature). Room temperature or frozen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 2 weeks. Frozen: 4 weeks.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82042
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.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
ALBUMIN FLUID BATTERY
Clinical significance:
Refer to Body Fluid Testing for additional clinical interpretive information.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/06/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

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

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

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