Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

POST-DIALYSIS BUN BATTERY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3470         Geisinger Epic ID: 17573

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL of plasma or serum; minimum 0.2 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma within 2 hours of collection. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
84520
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:
Postdialysis BUN, K+V, dialysis session length, urea reduction ratio, ultrafiltration volume, predialysis weight, postdialysis weight, NPNA
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Kinetic UV
Synonyms:
POSTDIALYSIS BUN BATTERY, BUNPOB
Clinical significance:
This panel of tests and calculated results is used to assess the efficiency of renal dialysis.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 02/18/2022

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Megan Woodruff Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed STAT? Yes
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