Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CHLAMYDOPHILA PNEUMONIAE ANTIBODY (IGM)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1900         Geisinger Epic ID: 7416

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
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
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
< 1:10
The immunofluorescent detection of specific antibodies to Chlamydophila pneumoniae may be complicated by cross-reactive antibodies, nonspecific antibody stimulation, or past exposure to similar organisms such as C. psittaci and Chlamydia trachomatis. IgM titers of 1:10 or greater usually indicate recent infection.
CPT code(s):
86632
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 Antibody (IgM).
Methodology:
Immunofluorescence Assay
Synonyms:
Chlamydia Pneumonia (twar) IgM, Quest test code 38481, CPIGM
Clinical significance:
Chlamydophila pneumoniae is a common cause of infantile and community-acquired pneumonia.

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