Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

10 HYDROXYCARBAZEPINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
10CARB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 80183         Geisinger Epic ID: 43557

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or EDTA plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum or EDTA plasma; minimum 0.25 mL.
Special notes:
Either serum or EDTA plasma is acceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 3000 rpm, and immediately separate serum or plasma specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). Should be aliquoted as soon as possible. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 2 weeks. Frozen: 2 months (-20ÂșC)
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Serum separator tubes not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Therapeutic: 8.0-35.0 mcg/mL. Toxic: > 35.0 mcg/dL.
Detection limit 0.5 mcg/mL.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Toxic > 35.0 mcg/mL
CPT code(s):
80183
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:
Oxcarbazepine Metabolite
Methodology:
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Synonyms:
OXYCARBAZEPINE METABOLITE
TRILEPTAL
Quest test code 36637

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Mon-Sat afternoon    
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