Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CAROTENE LEVEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
BCARO      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82380.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 22798

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL serum; minimum 0.7 mL.
Special notes:
Wrap tube in foil to protect from light.
Patient preparation:
Overnight fasting is required.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Separate from cells ASAP after clotting. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. Protect from light 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Samples received frozen and unprotected from light are acceptable. Samples received refrigerated but unprotected from light are unacceptable and will be rejected.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Adult Reference Ranges:
4-51 ug/dL Males >17 years
6-77 ug/dL Females >17 years
Pediatric Reference Ranges
5- 80 ug/dL 9 months-6 years
9-190 ug/dL 7 years- 17 years
CPT code(s):
82380
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:
Carotene level.
Methodology:
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday morning    
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