Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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RESPIRATORY PATHOGEN PANEL, PCR

Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3004             Geisinger Epic ID: 47176
       

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, nasopharyngeal turbinate (NT) swab are the preferred specimen types.
Other specimen types: NP wash/aspirate, BAL, bronch wash, throat swab, tracheal aspirate.
Preferred collection container:
Special notes:
Check expiration date on collection/transport device before use.

For BAL, bronch wash, trach aspirate or NP wash, aspirate specimens: Add 1 mL of specimen to UTM within one (1) hour of collection.


SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (2-8°C)
Specimen stability:
Stable 3 days at refrigerated temperatures (2-8°C). Stable for 4 hours at room temperature (15-25°C). hours at room temperature (15-25°C). Stable for 30 days frozen = -15°C or = -70°C).
Rejection criteria:
Specimens stored or transported at incorrect temperature. Specimens not in viral transport medium. Improperly labeled/identified specimens. Specimens collected on wooden shafted swab. Expired transport medium. Specimens which exceed stability limits. Quantity of specimen insufficient. Improper specimen type. Sputum specimens are not acceptable. Frozen specimens.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative for all analytes tested
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Specific analyte RNA/DNA detected by PCR (Amplified Probe)
Additional information:
Respiratory Testing Algorithm
CPT code(s):
0202U
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:
Molecular detection of analyte RNA/DNA from approved respiratory specimens. This assay detects and identifies the following analytes: Influenza A virus (H1, H3, 2009 H1 and non-subtypeable), influenza B virus, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus types 1, 2, 3, and 4, human metapneumovirus, rhinovirus, adenovirus, coronaviruses: HKU1, NL63, 229E, OC43 and SARS-CoV-2,Bordetella pertussis, Bordetella parapertussis, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Methodology:
Multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Comprehensive viral studies, viral culture, PCR, influenza A, respiratory pathogen (PCR), influenza B, SARS-CoV-2, RSV, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, viral PCR, viral panel, respiratory viral panel, adenovirus, human metapneumovirus, rhinovirus, swine flu, novel flu, parainfluenza, coronavirus, coronavirus HKU1, coronavirus NL63, coronavirus 0C43, coronavirus 229E, FilmArray, multiplex PCR, Respiratory PCR, Bordetella pertussis, Bordetella parapertussis, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae , walking pneumonia, community acquired pneumonia, bacterial pneumonia, respiratory pathogen PCR, RPPCR.
Clinical significance:
Respiratory pathogens cause acute local and systemic disease of varying severity, with the most severe cases occurring in children, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals. Due to the similarity of diseases caused by many viruses and bacteria, diagnosis based on clinical symptoms alone is difficult. Identification of potential causative agents provides data to aid the physician in determining appropriate patient treatment and public health response for disease containment.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM)
Julie Hirschhorn, PhD, HCLD(ABB)    
Review Date: 06/06/2024

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Barbara Heiter, Francis Tomashefski
Frequency: Daily, all shifts, 2-8-hour turnaround time
Performed STAT? No

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Theresa Serafin    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts, 2-8-hour turnaround time    
Performed STAT? No

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Kelly Alleman    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts, 2-8-hour turnaround time    
Performed STAT? No

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Christon Henderson  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts, 2-8-hour turnaround time    
Performed STAT? No

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Ann Tomasello  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts, 2-8-hour turnaround time    
Performed STAT? No

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Jane Kifer  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts, 2-8-hour turnaround time    
Performed STAT?

Geisinger Medical Center Muncy

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical lead: Mariana Moyer    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts, 2-8-hour turnaround time    
Performed STAT? No

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical lead: Kenneth Starr    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts, 2-8-hour turnaround time    
Performed STAT? No

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical lead: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts, 2-8-hour turnaround time    
Performed STAT? No
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