Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

PNEUMOCOCCAL AB PANEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
PVPNAB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: PVPNAB         Geisinger Epic ID: 35049

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 mL (minimum 0.2 mL) serum.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 4 weeks. Refrigerated: 4 weeks. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimen.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Types 1,3,4,6,8,9,12,14,19,23,51,56: >1.4
CPT code(s):
86317 x12
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:
Pneumococcal antibody panel. Responses to twelve (12) major serotypes. 1(1), 8(8), 19(19N), 3(3), 9(9N), 23(23F), 4(4), 12 (12F), 51(7F), 26(6B), 14(14), 56(18C).
Methodology:
Fluoroimmunassay
Clinical significance:
IgG antibody to the polyvalent pneumococcal vaccine is measured. This vaccine is often used to test the functional integrity of the humoral immune system in patients with suspected immune deficiency.

Performing Locations

Viracor-IBT Laboratories

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