Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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NERVE BIOPSY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
       

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Nerve
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Nerve biopsy with slightly moistened, not wet, saline Telfa pad in a non-sterile container.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
For off-campus specimens:
  1. Place the cardboard and nerve in a waterproof plastic bag. Seal bag tightly.
  2. Place the bag in a Styrofoam container which is packed in wet ice.
  3. Pack wet ice (not dry ice) around outside of specimen container, making sure no ice water gets into the container with the specimen.
  4. Contact client Services at 1-800-695-6491 to arrange for stat transportation.
 
Transport temperature:
Ship packed in wet ice.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
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.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Zachary Hoffer MD, PhD    
Review Date: 11/18/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Surgical Pathology
Technical Lead: Nicole Tomsho
Frequency: Daily, M-F
Performed stat? No
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