Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

H INFLUENZAE TYPE B

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HINFL      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87400         Geisinger Epic ID: 19448

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or CSF
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Sterile screw-cap tube
Specimen required:
2 mL serum, minimum 0.5 mL, from serum separator tube (preferred) or 2 mL CSF, minimum 1 mL, in sterile leakproof container. Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and transfer serum specimens to sterile, plastic, leakproof container(s). Transport CSF or serum samples on refrigerant coolant or frozen on dry ice. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Frozen: 7 days.
Rejection criteria:
Room temperature or refrigerated specimen not acceptable. Hemolysis. Lipemia. Urine specimens. Other body fluids. Blood culture broth.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86403
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:
H. influenzae type B.
Methodology:
Latex Agglutination
Synonyms:
H INFLUENZAE TYPE BE ANTIGENS
Quest test code 4505

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Sunday    
Performed stat? No
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