Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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


Sunquest Test Code:
CYSTAB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86682.03         Geisinger Epic ID: 17700

Specimen type:
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.25 mL.

Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and immediately separate serum specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 2 weeks. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

Reference interval:
< 0.90
CPT code(s):
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:
Cysticercus Antibody, ELISA (Serum).
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Cysticercus Antibody, ELISA (Serum), Quest test code 23322
Clinical significance:
Cysticercosis is caused by infection with the larval form (cysticercus) of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. Clinical manifestations of cysticercosis most commonly result from the lodging of cysticerci in brain and neural tissue. Common symptoms of neurocysticercosis include seizures and convulsions. Antibodies from other parasitic infections, especially echinococcosis, may cross-react in the Cysticercus IgG ELISA.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tuesday, Friday a.m.; Report available: 2-5 days    
Performed stat? No
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