Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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FIBRINOGEN ANTIGEN, NEPHELOMETRY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2284         Geisinger Epic ID: 19474

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of plasma in sterile plastic vial; 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:
Dark-blue-top tubes with EDTA are not acceptable specimen types. Avoid hemolysis and lipemia.
Patient preparation:
Overnight fasting is required.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and immediately separate plasma specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, screw-capped vial. Each assay must have its own aliquot 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 3 days. Frozen: 3 months.
Rejection criteria:
Hemolysis, lipemia, room temperature, or refrigerated specimen.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
180-350 mg/dL.
CPT code(s):
85385
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:
Fibrinogen antigen.
Methodology:
Nephelometry
Synonyms:
FIBRA, Quest test code 37801

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday    
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