Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

METHYLMALONIC ACID, SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2676         Geisinger Epic ID: 21626

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 0.6 mL.

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: 4 days. Refrigerated: 1 week. Frozen: 10 months.
Rejection criteria:
EDTA plasma samples are not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83921
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:
Methylmalonic Acid, Serum.
Methodology:
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Synonyms:
METHAS, METHYMALONIC ACID, QN, S
Methylmalonic Acid, Serum
MMA
Quest test code 34879

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday    
Performed stat? No
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