Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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CYSTICERCUS AB (IGG), ELISA, SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2163         Geisinger Epic ID: 17700

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

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
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.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
< 0.90
CPT code(s):
86682
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).
Methodology:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Synonyms:
CYSTAB, 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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