Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

M. PNEUMONIAE AB (IGG)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2639         Geisinger Epic ID: 31418

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

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. Aliquot 1 mL serum. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 1 week. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
CSF and body fluids not acceptable. Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
< 0.90 - Negative - no M. pneumoniae AB detected
0.91-1.09 - Equivocal
> 1.10_ - Positive - M. pneumoniae AB detected
A positive result indicates that the patient has antibody to Mycoplasma. It does not differentiate between an active or past infection. The clinical diagnosis must be interpreted in conjunction with the clinical signs and symptoms of the patient.
CPT code(s):
86738
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:
Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibody IgG
Methodology:
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Synonyms:
MYCOPG, Quest test code 659, MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE IGG AB

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