Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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ZINC PROTOPORPHYRIN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3296         Geisinger Epic ID: 37733

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL EDTA whole blood; minimum 0.5 mL protected from light.
Special notes:
Use a lead-free tube, if a blood lead test is also requested. Foil wrap samples to avoid photodegradation.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Tube must be protected from light. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred) or refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Not protected from light. Frozen specimen.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Industrial Exposure < 100 mcg/dL. [Refer to current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation for exposure criteria.]
Additional information:
Aluminum and anemia of chronic disease may cause elevated results.
CPT code(s):
84202
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:
Zinc Protoporphyrin
Methodology:
Fluorometric
Synonyms:
ZPP
Quest test code 948
ZPRWB

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Quest Diagnostics

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Frequency: Monday-Friday morning    
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