Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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TISSUE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR (TPA), EIA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3183         Geisinger Epic ID: 19491

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 ml aliquot of plasma in a plastic vial; minimum 0.3 mL. Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.
Special notes:
See Specimen Processing Instructions.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge within one hour of collection. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 2 hours. Frozen: 1 month at -20°C, 1 year at -70°C.
Rejection criteria:
Received room temperature • Received refrigerated.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
85415
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:
Tissue plasminogen activator antigen.
Methodology:
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Synonyms:
TPAG, TISSUE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR ANTIGEN
Quest test code 52193
Clinical significance:
Used to detect disorders of the fibrinolytic system.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Tuesday night. Report available: 2-9 days.    
Performed STAT? No
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