Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

DEOXYCORTICOSTERONE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2176         Geisinger Epic ID: 6596

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.4 mL.
Special notes:
Serum from serum separator tube is not acceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen. Room temperature specimens stable only 3 days.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 2 years.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Specimen collected in serum-separator tube. Gross hemolysis. Gross lipemia. Gross icterus.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82633
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:
Deoxycorticosterone, serum.
Methodology:
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 90973, DOC
Clinical significance:
Deoxycorticosterone (DOC) is a weak mineralocorticoid derived from 21-hydroxylation of progesterone in the adrenal cortex.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tuesday, Sunday nights. Report available: 6-10 days,    
Performed stat? No
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