Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PANEL 2

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3731         Geisinger Epic ID: 145809

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum AND CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 1.5 mL; and 4.2 mL CSF, minimum 2 mL.
Special notes:
Collect both serum AND CSF. The collection date and time must be the same for both specimens (maximum 48-hour duration between CSF and serum draw times). Both CSF and serum must be sent for calculation of synthesis rate by nephelometry. CSF must be crystalline clear.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and transfer serum specimens to plastic, screw-capped vial(s). 
Transport temperature:
CSF: Frozen. Serum: Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 5 days. Frozen: 14 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Hemolysis. Room temperature specimen. Xanthochromia/RBCs in CSF.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Accompanies report.
CPT code(s):
83873, 83916, 82784 x2, 82042, 82040
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:
Myelin Basic Protein; Oligoclonal Bands, CSF; Immunoglobulin G; IGg Synthesis Rate; Albumin, CSF
Methodology:
Nephelometry
Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Isoelectric Focusing (IEF)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 7085
MSP

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Friday.; report available: 4 days.    
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