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Section-P (P-Pn)

TEST NAME

PAB

See:  Prealbumin

 

TEST NAME

PACKED RED CELLS

See:  Crossmatch

 

TEST NAME

PAMILAR

See: Amitriptyline/Nortriptyline*

 

TEST NAME

PAP TEST

See: Cytology Section Pap Smear Ordering

 

TEST NAME

PAP SMEAR

See: Cytology Section Pap Smear Ordering

 

TEST NAME

PAP SMEAR – THIN PREP

See: Cytology Section Pap Smear Ordering

 

POWERCHART NAME

PARASITE EXAM

MERCY TEST NAME

PARASITE EXAM*

MERCY LAB CODE

PARSIT

Specimen:

Stool delivered within 2 hour of collection: 5 – 10 gm of feces submitted in clean container with tight fitting lid. Mercy Lab will transfer the stool into the Ecofix transporter (within 2 hours of collection)

If stool will not be delivered within 2 hours of collection: The patient will need to transfer the stool to an Ecofix transporter, before the delivery of the specimen. Transfer enough stool to bring the liquid level up to the fill line, indicated on the Ecofix preservative vile. Do Not overfill. Mix thoroughly. Deliver the specimen within 5 days of collecting.

Specimens received in SAF fixative will be sent to SHL, in Iowa City for testing (order MISM). Take specimen to the Microbiology department.

 

Comments:

  • It is recommended that stool specimens be collected and submitted on three consecutive days, due to the intermittent nature of some parasites.
  • Test will NOT detect Cryptosporidium.  See “Cryptosporidium” if this test is desired.
  • This test is useful for patients who have traveled to foreign countries, or an area of the USA where helminth (worm) infections have been reported with some frequency.
  • For patients who have not traveled, order Giardia and Cryptosporidium Antigen testing (GLCP) instead of Parasitic Exam, performed at Mercy Lab.
  • Urine may also be submitted, if Schistosomiasis is suspected. Order as a CMIS in the LIS and order test code-OAP on the Mayo PC. Urine must be tested within 48 hours of collection.  Submit 10 ml from a random urine collection, preferably collected between the hours of 12 noon and 3 pm.  Do not use preservatives.  Send refrigerated in a sterile, screw-capped container.

Mercy Inpatient Comments:

  • Specimens collected from inpatients after the fourth hospital day will not be tested without prior approval from the Microbiology Department

RL Client Comments:

  • Mark OVA & PARASITES (under Direct Stool Tests) on order form.
  • Submit stool specimen within 2 hours of collection. If specimen will not be delivered within 2 hours of collection, follow instructions below for using the EcoFix transporters:
         1. Transfer enough stool specimen to bring the liquid level up to the fill line
              indicated on the ECOFIX preservative vial.  DO NOT OVERFILL. 
         2. Mix thoroughly.  Pieces should be pea size or less. 
         3. All formed specimens must be broken up in the preservative. 
         4. Specimens in preservative must be tested within 5 days collection

Cause for rejection:

Specimens collected within 7 days of a barium or bismuth enema are not suitable for examination.  Specimens should not be contaminated with toilet water or urine (when collecting feces).

Processing:

Ambient transport (refrigerated ok).  Mayo order code- OAP

Reference value:

Negative
If positive, organism will be identified.

CPT Code:

87177 parasitic exam     
87209 smear, primary source with interpretation             

 

TEST NAME

PARATHORMONE

See: PTHINT

 

POWERCHART NAME

PARATHYROID HORMONE INTACT

MERCY TEST NAME

PTH INTACT

MERCY LAB CODE

PTHINT

Specimen:
  • Preferred in house: 0.5 ml serum from a SST tube.
  • Preferred reference lab: 0.5 ml serum from a SST tube.
  • Also acceptable: serum from a plain red top tube,  heparin plasma from a PST tube, or EDTA plasma.
Comment: Creatinine, Calcium, Phosphorus must be ordered separately or as part of another panel.
Stability:

Plasma:  (heparin or EDTA) 8 hours room temp, 48 hours refrigerated.  Freeze if >48 hours.

Serum: 4 hours room temperature, 48 hours refrigerated, freeze if >48 hours.

Performed:  Within 8 hours of receipt.
Reference value:  12-88 pg/ml
Method: Immunoenzymatic("sandwich") assay.
CPT Code: 83970 Parathyroid Hormone

 

POWERCHART NAME

PARATHYRIOD HORMONE INTACT INTRAOPERATIVE                               Test discontinued 8/10/09

MERCY TEST NAME

PTH INTRAOPERATIVE

MERCY LAB CODE

PTHIO

 

POWERCHART NAME

PARATHYROID HORMONE WITH MINERALS

MERCY TEST NAME

PTH WITH MINERALS*

MERCY LAB CODE

discontinued

Comment:

No longer offered with minerals. Mason City offers the following now:
PTH INTACT                                                                              Mercy Lab Code    PTHINT
        -most often ordered test                                                  
does not include calcium, creatinine or phosphorus determinations.

 

TEST NAME

PARATHYROID HORMONE C TERMINAL

See:  PTHINT

 

TEST NAME

PARATHYROID HORMONE ICMA

See: PTHINT

 

TEST NAME

PARATHYROID HORMONE N TERMINAL

See:  PTHINT

  

TEST NAME

PARTIAL THROMBOPLASTIN TIME (aPTT)

See:  PTT

 

POWERCHART NAME

PARVOVIRUS B19 IgG IgM ANTIBODIES

MERCY TEST NAME

PARVOVIRUS B19*

MERCY LAB CODE

HPB 

Specimen: 
  • 0.5 ml serum from a SST or plain red top tube. 
  • Maintain sterility of specimen.
  • Send to Mayo refrigerated. Frozen and ambient also acceptable.  
  • Mayo order code  PARV.
Cause for rejection:  Hemolyzed specimens not acceptable.
Performed:   Test set up Monday through Saturday.  
Reference Values: 

Included in report

Method:  Enzyme Immunoassay.
CPT Code: 86747 x2 (IgG, IgM)

 

TEST NAME

PATERNITY TESTING

MERCY TEST NAME

PATERNITY TESTING

MERCY LAB CODE

PTEST

Comment:

Private attorney/physician cases: 
Contact DNA Diagnostic Center at 1 800 613 5768 to schedule an appointment for specimen collection. Specimen collection is at the East campus outpatient drawing station. Results will be sent directly to attorney/physician within 4-8 weeks.

Child support recovery unit (DHS: Department of Human Services): 
Contact East Campus Laboratory, Outpatient Drawing Station phone ext. # 1824 to schedule an appointment for specimen collection. Specimen collection is at the East Campus outpatient drawing station. Results will be sent directly to DHS within 4-8 weeks.

Paternity tests are scheduled Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Paternity tests are not scheduled on holidays.

 

TEST NAME

PATHOLOGIST REVIEW OF SLIDE

See:  Cell Morphology

 

TEST NAME

PERICARDIAL FLUID CYTOLOGY

See: Cytology Section Pericardial Fluid

 

POWERCHART NAME

PERICARDIAL  H & H (HEMOGLOBIN & HEMATOCRIT)

MERCY TEST NAME

PERICARDIAL H & H   

MERCY LAB CODE

PHH

Comment: To be ordered on pericardial fluid specimens only.  Includes Hemoglobin and Hematocrit.
Specimen:
  • 1 - 2 ml pericardial fluid immediately placed in a purple or green top tube by Nursing Service.
  • Note on the tube if the specimen is placed in a plain top tube with heparin added. 
  • Invert the tube several times to mix. 
Performed:  Within 8 hours of receipt.  Available stat.
Reference value:   Normal ranges not available at this time.
Method:  Automated cell counter
CPT Code:

85014  Hematocrit
85018  Hemoglobin

 

TEST NAME

PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEAR

See: Cell Morphology

 

TEST NAME

PERITONEAL FLUID CYTOLOGY

See: Cytology Section Peritoneal Fluid

 

POWERCHART NAME

PERTUSSIS PCR

MERCY TEST NAME

PERTUSSIS PCR*

MERCY LAB CODE

BPC

Specimen:

Nurse to collect.
Obtain kits from Microbiology.

  • Collect one nasopharyngeal swab from each of the nares of the patient (2 swabs) by passing the sterile thin wire through the nares of the patient until resistance signifies the swab has reached the posterior wall of the pharynx. Rotate axially and hold for 30-60 seconds or until coughing occurs or the patient resists.
  • Place both swabs in the empty tube provided and cut the wires off.  Place the lid on the tube securely.  Write the patient's name, date, and time of collection on the tube that contains the swabs.      
    NOTE:  UHL will accept one swab for testing but the ideal specimen is to have 2 swabs collected and sent.
     
  • Complete the patient information form and return with the specimens to Mercy Lab.

RL Client Comments:

  • Collection kits can be requested directly from the Univ. Hygienic Lab if RL clients would like to send the kits directly from their site.

Processing:

Specimens are sent to University Hygienic Lab, Iowa City.

Performed:

Run Monday and Thursdays at UHL (typically)

Reference value:

Negative for B. Pertussis.

Method:

PCR

CPT Code:

87798

 

POWERCHART NAME

pH BLOOD VENOUS

MERCY TEST NAME

pH VENOUS

MERCY LAB CODE

PHV

Specimen:
  • 0.5 ml whole blood from green top tube. 
  • Keep the tube capped until analysis. 
  • For single pH Venous orders, completely fill a separate tube. 
  • Place on ice and deliver to the Lab immediately.
Processing: Perform test within 1 hour.
Performed:   Immediately upon receipt.  Available stat.
Normal values:  7.31 - 7.41
Method: Direct Potentiometry
CPT code: 82800

 

POWERCHART NAME

PH BODY FLUID

MERCY TEST NAME

PH BF             

MERCY LAB CODE

FLPH

Comment: Indicate fluid source in comment.
Specimen:  0.5 ml body fluid in green top tube or heparinized syringe.
Processing: 

Completely fill a separate tube or aspirate anaerobically into the syringe and transport to the laboratory immersed in ice.

Regional Lab Clients:
 Completely fill a separate green top tube and mix by gentle inversion.  Do not open the tube.  Send on ice.  (Small green top tubes are available upon request.)

Performed: Within 8 hours of receipt.  Available stat.
Method:  Direct Potentiometry
CPT Code:    83986

 

TEST NAME

pH FECES

See:  Reducing Substances Feces

 

POWERCHART NAME

pH NASOGASTRIC

MERCY TEST NAME

PH NASOGASTRIC    

MERCY LAB CODE

NGPH

Specimen: 
  • 0.5 ml nasogastric specimen. 
  • Collect in clean dry container. 
  • Deliver to Lab within 1 hour of collection.
Performed:  Within 8 hours of receipt.  Available stat.
Normal values:  1.5 - 3.5
Method:  pH indicator strips.
CPT Code:  83986

 

TEST NAME

pH Urine

No longer available as a single test.  Order Urine Dipstick.

 

POWERCHART NAME

PHENOBARBITAL LEVEL

MERCY TEST NAME

PHENOBRB          

MERCY LAB CODE

PHNB

Specimen:
  • 0.5 ml lithium heparin plasma from a PST tube.
  • Sodium Heparin also acceptable. 
  • Collection time is not critical.
Stability: 8 hours room temp, 48 hours refrigerated, freeze if >48 hours
Comment:    Indicate time last dose in comment field.
Performed:  Within 8 hours of receipt.  Available stat.
Therapeutic range: 15 - 40 mcg/ml
Method:   Emit Immunoassay
CPT Code:   80184

 

TEST NAME

PHENYLALANINE

See:  Neonatal Metabolic Screen*
          Neonatal Metabolic Screen Repeat*

 

TEST NAME

PHENYTOIN (DILANTIN)

See: Phenytoin Total & Free

 

POWERCHART NAME

PHENYTOIN (DILANTIN) TOTAL AND FREE

MERCY TEST NAME

PHENYTOIN TTL&FREE

MERCY LAB CODE

PHYF

Includes:  Phenytoin, Free; Phenytoin, Total
Specimen: 
  • 3.0 ml lithium heparin plasma from a PST tube.  1.25 ml Minimum.
  • Serum and  Sodium Heparin are also acceptable.   
  • Specimen collection time is not critical. 

 

Stability:

 8 hours room temp, 48 horus refrigerated, freeze if >48 hours

Comment:  Indicate time of collection in comment field.
Performed:  Within 8 hours
Therapeutic range: 

Phenytoin Total: 10 - 20 mcg/ml
Phenytoin Free:  1.0 - 2.0 mcg/ml

Method: 

Phenytoin Free – Protein Free Filtrate Analyzed by Emit Enzyme Immunoassay
Phenytoin Total – Emit Enzyme Immunoassay

CPT Code:

80186 Phenytoin Free*
80185 Phentoin Total*

 

TEST NAME

PHENYTOIN TOTAL

See:  Phenytoin Total & Free

 

POWERCHART NAME

PHLEBOTOMY THERAPEUTIC

MERCY TEST NAME

PHLEBOTOMY        

MERCY LAB CODE

PHLB

Comment: 

Test available ONLY Monday-Friday 0800-1530 by appointment only.  Appointments can be set up by calling the cancer center scheduling desk at 641 422 6321.  Not available stat except with special arrangements between laboratory and staff physician.  A written order by the physician is necessary.  Lab will order a hemoglobin on any patient, not followed with ferritin values, who has not had a hemoglobin performed at MMC-NI within the past 30 days if the    patient present without any pre-phlebotomy orders. If the following criteria are not met, pathologist authorization must be given to proceed with the phlebotomy.

ALL NEW PHLEBOTOMY PATIENTS:
Hemoglobin:  Female >12.5 gm/dl           Male >13.5 gm/dl
OR above the target set by physician;
OR if ferritin levels are monitored, the previous ferritin obtained within 2 months must be >30 ng/ml or above the target set by physician.
No more than 450 ml whole blood every 24 hours may be collected from the patient.

Method:   Venipuncture
CPT Code: 99195 Phlebotomy+

 

TEST NAME

PHOSPHATASE ACID

See: Prostatic Acid Phosphatase*

 

TEST NAME

PHOSPHATASE ALKALINE

See:   Alkaline Phosphatase

 

TEST NAME

PHOSPHATIDYLGLYCEROL SCREEN AMNIOTIC FLUID

See: Lamellar Body Count

 

TEST NAME

PHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODIES

See:  Cardiolipin Antibodies*

 

POWERCHART NAME

PHOSPHORUS LEVEL

MERCY TEST NAME

PHOSPHORUS         

MERCY LAB CODE

PHOS

Specimen:  0.5 ml lithium heparin plasma from a PST tube. Sodium Heparin plasma tubes are also acceptable. 
Stability; 8 hours room temp, 48 hours refrigerated, freeze if >48 hours
Cause for rejection:  Hemolyzed specimen not acceptable.
Performed:    Within 8 hours of receipt.  Available stat.
Reference value:  

0 - 7 days: 4.3 - 8.2 mg/dl
8 days- 3 years: 3.8 - 6.5 mg/dl
4 - 11 years: 3.7 - 5.6 mg/dl
12 - 15 years: 3.3 - 5.4 mg/dl
> 15 years: 2.5 - 4.5 mg/dl

Method:   Phosphomolybdate
CPT Code: 84100

 

POWERCHART NAME

PHOSPHORUS 24 HOUR URINE

MERCY TEST NAME

PHOSPHORUS 24UR    

MERCY LAB CODE

VPHS

Specimen: 
  • 24-hour urine specimen. 
  • Refrigerate during collection, no preservative.
Comment:  A single 24-hour urine collection may be used for CALCIUM, PHOSPHORUS and URIC ACID.
Processing: 
  • Aliquot 10 ml of 24 hour specimen.  Indicate total volume. 
  • Send refrigerated.
  • Special processing will be done at Mercy Lab. 
Performed:  Within 8 hours of receipt.
Reference value:  0.4-1.3 g/24 hours
Method: Phosphomolybdate
CPT Code:  84105

 

POWERCHART NAME

PINWORM EXAM

MERCY TEST NAME

PINWORM PREP

MERCY LAB CODE

PIN

Specimen:

Collect the specimen on a pinworm paddle. Paddles are available from the Microbiology Department.

  • Collect in the morning, before the patient has bathed.
  • Touch the sticky side of the paddle to several areas directly around the anal opening.
  • Place the paddle back in the transport tube.

Cause for rejection:

Stool specimens will not be accepted for pinworm examination. Pinworm ova are RARELY seen in stool specimens.

RL Client Comments:

  •  Write PINWORM PREP on the order form.

Processing:

Send at room temperature.

Performed:

Monday - Friday 1400 cutoff

Reference value:

No Enterobius vermicularis ova seen

Method:

Direct microscopy

CPT Code:

87172

 

TEST NAME

PKU

See:  Neonatal Metabolic Screen*
        Neonatal Metabolic Screen Repeat*

 

POWERCHART NAME

PLASMA CELL DNA CONTENT PROLIFERATION

MERCY TEST NAME

PLASMA CELL DNA

MERCY LAB CODE

PCPRO

Specimen:
  • 4.0 ml processed bone marrow. 
  • Collected in yellow top ACD solution B. 
  • EDTA and Heparin are acceptable.
Processing: 

Samples MUST arrive within 72 hours of collection.  Mayo does this testing Monday through Friday only. Send specimens Monday - Thursday only!  Include patient history.  Send ambient to Mayo. Mayo PCPRO.

Performed:  2 days.  Specimens are processed Monday-Sunday.  They are reported Monday-Friday.
Reference value:  Included with test results
Method: 

Color Flow Cytometry

CPT Code: 

88182 Flow Cytometry Cell cycle or DNA
88184 Flow Cytometry First Marker
88185 (x5) Flow Cytometry, Each Additional Marker
88187 Flow interpretation: 2 to 8 markers

 

POWERCHART NAME

PLASMA HEMOGLOBIN

MERCY TEST NAME

PLASMA HEM0GLOBIN

MERCY LAB CODE

PHGB

Specimen: 2 ml EDTA plasma from purple top tube.
Cause for rejection:  Serum unacceptable and will not be tested.
Processing: 
  • Centrifuge and separate immediately, plasma must be seperated within 2 hours of collection. 
  • Send refrigerated to Mayo. Mayo order code  PHLBB. Frozen and ambient also acceptable. 
Performed:  Test set up Monday through Saturday.
Reference value: Included with test results.
Method:  Spectrophotometry
CPT Code:  83051

 

POWERCHART NAME

PLATELET ANTIBODY

MERCY TEST NAME

PLATELET ATBDY*

MERCY LAB CODE

PLTA

Comment:

Indicate the major diagnosis and reason for suspecting the presence of platelet antibodies in the comment field.

Specimen: 1.5 ml serum from a plain red top tube.  0.5 ml minimum.
Processing: 
  • Indicate diagnosis and reason for test (ITP, refractory to platelet transfusions, any related thrombocytopenia, etc.)  on Mayo Additional Information sheet
  • Send frozen to Mayo.  Refrigerated <48 hours acceptable.
  • Mayo  PLAB.
Performed: 

3 days.  Test set up Monday through Saturday.

Reference value:

The reference value will be included with the test results.
When the patient=s serum is positive, the specific glycoprotein will be identified as well as the probable specificity.

Method: Enzyme-Linked Immunoabsorbant Assay (ELISA)
CPT Code:  86022

 

TEST NAME

PLATELET AUTOANTIBODY

See:  Platelet Antibody*

 

POWERCHART NAME

PLATELET COUNT

MERCY TEST NAME

PLATELET COUNT

MERCY LAB CODE

PLTX

Specimen:  1 purple top (EDTA) tube.
Processing: Specimen stable 36 hours at either room temperature or refrigerated.
Performed: Within 8 hours of receipt.  Available stat.
Reference value: Included with test results.  Complete listing in Special Helps section of Lab Test Index.
Method:  Automated cell counter.
CPT Code:  85049

 

POWERCHART NAME

PLATELET INHIBITION ASPIRIN

MERCY TEST NAME

PLT INHIB ASPIRIN

MERCY LAB CODE

PLTASR

 

Specimen:

Draw one waste tube (blue top tube or plain red top tube.) followed by 2 blue top Vacuette Greiner tubes.  Blue top Greiner tubes fill only half full.  Alternately, draw 2 full BD blue top tubes.  Use 21 gauge or larger needle to draw.  If drawing with a syringe, use first syringe to draw waste or other tests, change syringe and use 2nd syringe for this test.  GENTLY invert tube 5 times to mix. DO NOT shake or send in pneumatic tube system.  DO NOT refrigerate or centrifuge. Always draw blue top tubes before purple top tubes.  Flag top of tubes for indication not to spin.

Cause for rejection: Specimen older than 4 hours, refrigerated, or centrifuged.
Performed:  Within 2 hours of receipt.  Available stat.
Referance range:

Results are reported in ARU (Aspirin Reaction Units).
 >550  ARU - Platelet dysfunction consistent with aspirin has not been detected.                                         
<550 ARU  - Platelet dysfunction consistent with aspirin has been detected.

Method:    Verify Now System
CPT Code: 85576
Limitations: 

This assay is not for use in patients with underlying congenital platelet abnormalities, patients with non-aspirin induced acquired platelet abnormalities or in patients receiving non-aspirin anti-platelet agents. 
(May be used in patients treated with selective COX-2 inhibitors, e.g. celecoxib (Celebrex).

Verfiy Now Aspirin Assay is a qualitative assay to aid in the detection of platelet dysfunction due to aspirin ingestion.  Other uses of the ARU value is not endorsed by Accumetrics and is not FDA cleared.

Interference Studies:

The following medications may cause a change in platelet function.

Patients who have been treated with epitifibatide (Integrillin) and tirofiban (Aggrastat) should not be tested for 48 hours, or abxicimab (ReoPro) for 14 days.

Anti-Platelet agents can inhibit platelet function and may result in a decreased ARU value independent of the effects of aspirin.  Average duration times are:  Plavix and Ticlid - 5 days, Aggrenox - 10 days, Persantine and Pletall/Cilostazol - 12 hours.

NSAID's inhibit platelet function, but not irreversibly like aspirin.  Average times for inhibitory effects for each drug are:  Ibuprofen - 8 hours: Naproxen, Diclofenac, Indocin - 24 hours, Feldene 50 hours. 

POWERCHART NAME

PLATELET INHIBITION P2Y12

MERCY TEST NAME

PLT INHIB P2Y12

MERCY LAB CODE

PLTIHB

Includes:    PLT Inhibition P2Y12        
Comment: This test may be used to follow patients taking any approved thienopyridines drugs, including Plavix (Clopidogrel), Ticlid (Ticlopidine) and Effient (Prasugrel).
Specimen:

Draw 1 waste tube (plain red top or blue top tube) followed by 2 blue top Vacuette Greiner tubes.  Blue top Greiner tubes fill only half full.  Alternately draw 2 full BD blue top tubes. Use 21 gauge or larger needle to draw.  If drawing with a syringe, use first syringe to draw waste or other tests, change syringe and use 2nd syringe for this test. GENTLY invert tube 5 times to mix.  DO NOT shake or send in pneumatic tube system. DO NOT refrigerate or centrifuge.  Always draw blue top tubes before purple top tubes.  Flag top of tubes for indication not to spin.

Cause for rejection: Specimen older than 4 hours, refrigerated, or centrifuged.
Performed:  Within 2 hours of receipt.  Available stat.
Therapeutic range:

Therapeutic range is <230 PRU for person taking thienopryridine drug.

Normal range:  PLT Inhibition P2Y12: 194-418 PRU (P2Y12 Reaction Units) for person not taking thienopryridines drugs.

Method:    Verify Now System
CPT Code: 85576
Limitations: 

Patients with inherited platelet disorders such as vonWillebrand Factor Deficiency, Glanzmann Thrombasthenia and Bernard-Soulier syndrome have not been studied with this assay.  Therefore this assay is not intended for use with these types of platelet disorders.

Interfering Substances:

  1. Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor (abciximab, eptifabtide, and tirofiban) and antiplatelet agents (cilastazol) inhibit platelet function.  Some degree of platelet inhibition by these drugs was detected.
  2. Drugs that affect platelet function may be detected up to 14 days after ingestion.
  3. Other classes of commonly used drugs were tested with no significant effect on assay performance: antioxidants, ACE inhibitor, antiarrhythmics, anticoagulants, aspirin, antidepressants, insulin, allopurinol, alcohol, beta blockers, bronchodilators, calcium channel blockers, gastrointestinal medications, betamethasone, lovastatin, NSAIDs (including COX-1 and COX-2 enzyme inhibitors), and the thyroid hormone L-thyroxine. 
    The thrombolytic agent streptokinase showed no significant inhibition of platelet function.
  4. Results may not be available for patients with a platelet count <50,000.

 

POWERCHART NAME

TRANSFUSION ORDER SET PLATELET PRODUCT FOR INFUSION

MERCY TEST NAME

PLATLTS FOR INFUS  

MERCY LAB CODE

TPLT

Comment: 

A Platelet Count must also be ordered if one has not been performed at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa within one week prior to platelet infusion.  Pheresis platelets and Acrodose platelets are stocked depending upon our blood supplier's availability.  Both are prestorage leukoreduced and equivalent in dosage to 6-8 random platelets.  An order for pheresis platelets may be filled with either product. If irradiation is need, indicate so in the comment field for EACH order placed.  It is not sufficient to send a message to cover all orders.  Call the Lab when irradiated platelets are ordered.  Orders for irradiated platelets must be entered into the computer and called to the Lab no later than 1515, Monday through Friday.  Special arrangements must be made if irradiated products are requested after 1515 or on weekends or holidays.

PHERESIS PLATELETS:
Order PLATELETS FOR INFUSION (TPLT)
Units ordered: The default is 1 unit.  Any additional instructions, such as IRRAD (irradiation needed), can be entered also at this time. All pheresis platelets are leuko depleted and therefore a leukocyte (WBC) removal filter is not needed.

Specimen:  No specimen is needed provided the patient’s blood type is on file in the lab.
Processing: If RH negative units are required, they may have to be specially ordered from TBCCI.
Performed: Available stat.
CPT Code: P9019

 

TEST NAME

PLEURAL EFFUSION CYTOLOGY

See: Cytology Section Pleural Fluid

 

TEST NAME

PLEURAL FLUID CYTOLOGY

See: Cytology Section Pleural Fluid

 

TEST NAME

PNP

See:   Prenatal Profile

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