Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

TRYPTASE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3203         Geisinger Epic ID: 22833

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL

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:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 month.

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
TRYPT, 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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