Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

H INFLU IGG AB

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HFLU      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86684.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 17683

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.2 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and transfer serum specimens to clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 15 days. Frozen: 30 days (-20°C).
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis. Gross lipemia. Grossly icteric. Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
H. influenzae Type b IgG Ab 1.0 mcg/mL or more. The precise level of antibody required for protection is not known; however, geometric mean levels of 1.0 mcg/mL are considered to be indicative of long-term protection.
CPT code(s):
86684
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:
Haemophilus Influenzae IgG.
Synonyms:
HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE IGG VACCINE RESPONSE
HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZA TYPE B IgG ANTIBODY
Quest test 35135
Clinical significance:
Haemophilus influenzae is a gram-negative bacteria that is present in approximately three-quarters of children and adults. In infants and young children, haemophilus influenzae, especially type b, may cause bacteremias and meningitis. In children and older individuals haemophilus influenzae may cause respiratory tract infections.

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Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday    
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