Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

STRONGYLOIDES EIA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
STRONG      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86682.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 17613

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and transfer serum specimens to clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 1 month (-20°C).

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative.
CPT code(s):
86682
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:
Strongyloides IgG Antibody, ELISA
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest code 34309
Clinical significance:
Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasitic nematode found in tropical and subtropical regions. Because of low larval densities in feces, stool examination is a relatively insensitive diagnostic test; serodiagnosis by ELISA offers increased sensitivity. Antibody titers decrease in many patients following treatment. Patients with latent infections who are immunosuppressed or receiving immunosuppressive therapy are at risk of life-threatening hyperinfection. Significant cross-reativity may be observed in filarial and other nematode infections.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday a.m.; Report available: 2-5 days    
Performed stat? No
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