Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

GLUCOSE, CSF

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
GLUCSF      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82945         Geisinger Epic ID: 19442

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Cerebrospinal fluid
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of CSF; minimum 0.2 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Deliver immediately to Chemistry Department 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Sample should be processed as soon as possible.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
45 - 70 mg/dL
Interpretation guide:
CSF glucose concentration should be ~60% of plasma/serum glucose value.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Below 40 mg/dL, above 200 mg/dL
CPT code(s):
82945
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:
Glucose.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
Spinal Fluid Glucose
Clinical significance:
CSF glucose is used to assess bacterial infection of CNS.
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

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Kelly Alleman    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical specialist: Hadeel Naghnaghieh    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical specialist: Brenda Shuman-Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical specialist: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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