Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

COPPER, SERUM OR PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2077         Geisinger Epic ID: 6558

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 0.7 mL.
Special notes:
Do not use serum separator tubes.
Patient preparation:
Patient should refrain from taking vitamins, mineral or herbal supplements for at least 1 week before specimen collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, trace element-free, screw-capped vial(s). Transport at room temperature. Do not pipette. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens collected in serum separator tubes • Hemolysis • Serum or plasma not separated from cells • Sample submitted in non-trace metal-free or nonacid-washed containers

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82525
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:
Copper, serum.
Methodology:
Inductively-Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) or Atomic Spectroscopy (AS)
Synonyms:
CU, Quest code 363

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily    
Performed stat? No
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