Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

PNEUMOVAX 7 SEROTYPE AVIDITY (POST)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
PVAVPO      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: PVAVPO         Geisinger Epic ID: 35053

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL serum.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 2 weeks. Refrigerated: Unacceptable. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Refrigerated or frozen specimen.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Accompanies report.
CPT code(s):
86609 x14
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:
Antibody titer and avidity.
Methodology:
Multiplex Bead-Based Immunoassay/Thiocyanate Elution Method
Clinical significance:
The avidity of antibody induced by a vaccine is an independent correlate of protection and this information is an important supplement to the measurement of antibody titer. The ability to generate higher avidity antibodies is a key aspect of a fully functional immune response. Avidity functions is an important determinant of protective efficacy against pneumococci. There is a strong correlation between avidity and opsonophagocytic activity.

Performing Locations

Viracor-IBT Laboratories

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency:    
Performed stat? No
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