Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CREATININE, FLUID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
CRETFB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82570.06         Geisinger Epic ID: 19496

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Miscellaneous body fluid.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of fluid; minimum 0.5 mL.
Special notes:
Specify fluid type on request.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 3 months.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Not specified.
CPT code(s):
82570
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:
Creatinine.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Clinical significance:
Creatinine is the product of creatine metabolism. Creatinine is measurement of renal function. Elevations of creatinine are observed in patients typically with 50% or greater impairment of renal function. 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
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