Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

STRIATED MUSCLE ANTIBODY WITH REFLEX TO TITER

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1765         Geisinger Epic ID: 14808

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.1 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis. Grossly lipemic. Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative.
CPT code(s):
86255
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:
Striated muscle antibody.
Methodology:
Immunofluorescence Assay
Synonyms:
Anti-Skeletal Muscle Antibody,Skeletal Muscle Antibody,Anti-striated Muscle Antibody, Quest code 266, ASTA
Clinical significance:
Striated Muscle Antibody is more commonly detected in patients over age 60 years with myasthenia gravis than in younger patients. There is a strong correlation between the presence of Striated Muscle Antibody and thymoma in patients with myasthenia gravis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tuesday-Saturday morning. Report available: 3-7 days.    
Performed stat? No
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