Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ADJUSTED CALCIUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
ADJCA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: ADJCA         Geisinger Epic ID: 19576

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
See individual components
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Serum or plasma.
Special notes:
Adjusted Calcium is a calculated test only. The calculation requires that a serum calcium (CA) and serum albumin (ALB) be ordered in addition to the adjusted calcium (ADJCA) and the appropriate specimen be submitted.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
See individual member listing. 
Transport temperature:
See individual member listing.
Specimen stability:
See individual member listing.

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.
Test includes:
Adjusted Calcium is a calculated test only. The calculation requires that a serum calcium (CA) and serum albumin (ALB) be ordered in addition to the adjusted calcium (ADJCA) and the appropriate specimen be submitted.
Clinical significance:
This is a calculated test using the measured values for serum albumin and total serum calcium. This calculation may be useful in giving an estimate of calcium concentration in patients with hypoalbuminemia.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? Yes
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