Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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


Sunquest Test Code:
GLUFB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82945.04         Geisinger Epic ID: 19497

Specimen type:
Miscellaneous body fluid. Acceptable body fluid per testing location.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of fluid; minimum 0.5 mL.
Special notes:
Specify fluid type on request.

Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: 72 hours.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

Reference interval:
Not specified.
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:
Glucose, fluid source.
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Clinical significance:
Pleural fluid: Decreased glucose is most consistent with rheumatoid arthritis and grossly purulent parapneumonic exudates.

Peritoneal fluid: Decreased glucose is associated with bacterial infections, inflammation such as rheumatoid arthritis, and occasionally malignancy.

Refer to Body Fluid Testing for additional clinical interpretive information.
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

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical specialist: Michele Murdoch    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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