Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CHOLESTEROL, PLEURAL FLUID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1997         Geisinger Epic ID: 19506

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Pleural fluid
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of fluid; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge to remove any cellular material. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 1 day. Refrigerated: 1 week. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82465
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:
Cholesterol in body fluid.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
CHOLFB, Body fluid cholesterol
Clinical significance:
Refer to Body Fluid Testing for additional clinical interpretive information.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday-Sunday
Performed stat? Yes
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