Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ETHOSUXIMIDE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2243         Geisinger Epic ID: 22227

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
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
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum (preferred) or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL
Special notes:
Do not collect in serum separator tube.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge serum or plasma 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Specimens collected in serum separator tubes unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Therapeutic range 50-100 mcg/mL.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Adult and pediatric potentially toxic values and/or potential side effects: > or = 100 mcg/mL.
Additional information:
Detection limit 10 mcg/mL.
CPT code(s):
80168
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:
Ethosuximide.
Synonyms:
ETHOS, ZARONTIN LEVEL
Quest tests code 214

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday morning    
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