Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

TRYPTASE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
TRYPT      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 83520.15         Geisinger Epic ID: 22833

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (trace element, no additive) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL
Special notes:
Do not use serum separator tubes. See Specimen Processing Instructions.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Important: Within 3 hours of collection, centrifuge and separate specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 2 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Use of serum separator tubes. Hemolyzed samples. Postmortem specimen.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83520
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:
Alpha and beta forms of Tryptase.
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
TRYPTASE, EIA
TRYPTASE EIA QUANT
Quest test code 34484
Clinical significance:
Tryptase concentrations are increased with immediate hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis), acute allergen challenge, and mastocytosis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday a.m. Report available: 3 days.    
Performed stat? No
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