Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CHOLESTEROL, PLEURAL FLUID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
CHOLFB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82465.04         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 at 1100-2000 x g for 10 minutes at room temperature. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 1 week.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Not specified.
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:
Body fluid cholesterol
Clinical significance:
Peritoneal fluid cholesterol testing can differentiate cirrhotic from malignant ascites. 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: 11/05/2018

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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