Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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


Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1901             Geisinger Epic ID: 17786

Specimen type:
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.1 mL.

Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature. Frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis, grossly lipemic, grossly icteric.

Interpretation guide:
The immunofluorescent detection of specific antibodies to Chlamydophila psittaci may be complicated by cross-reactive antibodies, nonspecific antibody stimulation, or past exposure to similar organisms such as C. pneumoniae and Chlamydia trachomatis. IgM titers of 1:10 or greater usually indicate recent infection, and any IgG titer may indicate past exposure. IgA is typically present at low titers during primary infection, but may be elevated in recurrent exposures or in chronic infection.
CPT code(s):
86632, 86631 x 2
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:
Chlamydophila pneumoniae Antibodies (IgG,IgA,IgM)
Micro Immunoflourescence Assay
CPAB, Chlamydia Psittaci AB Panel
Quest test code 37346
Clinical significance:
Psittacosis, also known as Parrot's Disease, is transmitted to humans from parrots and other birds. Psittacosis is associated with mild illness to severe pneumonia.

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday. Report available: 3 days    
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