Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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METHOTREXATE LEVEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2674         Geisinger Epic ID: 14268

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL serum; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Protect from light.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum. Protect from light. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable. Protect from light.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 2 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Specimen not protected from light.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Not specified.
CPT code(s):
80204
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.
Methodology:
Homogeneous enzyme immunoassay
Synonyms:
METHOA , MTX
Clinical significance:
Used to quantitatively measure methotrexate in serum. Methotrexate is an antineoplastic drug used in the treatment of leukemia and other diseases.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 01/30/2021

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Toxicology
Technical Lead: Michael Sneidman
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

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