Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

GLUCAGON, PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
GLUCA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82943         Geisinger Epic ID: 6684

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3 mL aliquot of plasma; minimum 1.1 mL. Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.
Patient preparation:
Patient must be fasting.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature, refrigerated: 24 hours. Frozen: 28 days.
Rejection criteria:
Moderate or gross icterus will result in specimen rejection.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Adult Reference Range for Glucagon, Plasma Males and Females: 134 pg/mL or less
Pediatric Reference Ranges for Glucagon, Plasma
Cord Blood: 215 pg/mL or less
Day 1: 240 pg/mL or less
Day 2: 400 pg/mL or less
Day 3: 420 pg/mL or less
4-14 days: 148 pg/mL or less
CPT code(s):
82943
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:
Extraction
Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 519

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday. Report available: 7-14 days.    
Performed stat? No
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