Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

MERCURY, BLOOD

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
MERCB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 83825.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 17558

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
4 mL whole blood; minimum 2 mL.
Special notes:
To avoid contamination, use powderless gloves.
Patient preparation:
Patient should refrain from eating predatory fish such as swordfish, tuna, and shark at least 3 days before specimen collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge or aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimens. Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
=<10 ug/L
Additional information:
None.
CPT code(s):
83825
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:
Mercury level in whole blood.
Methodology:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 636

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoon    
Performed stat? No
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