Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

HEMOGLOBIN, FREE, PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2421         Geisinger Epic ID: 37265

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
1 mL plasma separated from cells within 1 hour; minimum 0.2 mL.
Special notes:
See Specimen Processing Instructions

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
PLASMA MUST BE ALIQUOTED, SEPARATED FROM CELLS WITHIN ONE HOUR. Centrifuge and transfer plasma to clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen received frozen. Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83051
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:
Plasma hemoglobin level.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
Plasma Hemoglobin
Quest test code 514
HGBPL

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Tuesday-Saturday. Report available: Next day.    
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