Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1951             Geisinger Epic ID: 22798

Specimen type:
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 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.

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):
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.
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
BCARO, Quest test code 311

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Quest Diagnostics

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Frequency: Monday-Saturday morning    
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