Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ADENOVIRUS PCR (PLASMA)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
ADENPL      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: ADENPL         Geisinger Epic ID: 35183

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL plasma at room temperature.
Special notes:
Specimen must be received at performing lab within 96 hours of collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and pipette into sterile aliquot tube. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature (preferred): 96 hours. Refrigerated: Unspecified. Frozen: Unspecified. Specimen must be received at performing lab within 96 hours of collection.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limit exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
100 copies/mL to 1 x 1010 copies/mL.
CPT code(s):
87799
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:
Adenovirus PCR.
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Clinical significance:
Adenovirus is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the transplant setting, causing pneumonia, hemorrhagic cystitis, hepatitis, encephalitis, pancreatitis, enteritis, and disseminated disease with the mortality rate reaching 60% in some especially high risk situations such as pediatric HSCT. Since proper management is dependent upon early diagnosis, quantitative adenovirus DNA PCR is useful for detecting the virus, tracking the course of infection, and monitoring response to treatment.

Performing Locations

Viracor-IBT Laboratories

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday    
Performed stat? No
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