Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

HCV FIBROSIS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HCVFS      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: HCVFS         Geisinger Epic ID: 35229

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3.5 mL serum, minimum 2 mL, from plain red-top or serum-separator tube.
Special notes:
Collect TWO red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tubes or TWO full gold-top (serum separator) tube. See Specimen Processing Instructions.
Patient preparation:
Patient must be over 2 years old. Fasting for at least 8 hours is preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Serum should be separated from the cells as soon as possible after visible clot formation (usually 15-30 minutes after collection). 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 5 days. Frozen: 5 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limit exceeded. Gross hemolysis. Gross lipemia. Patients <2 years old. QNS for one or more analytes.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Accompanies report.
CPT code(s):
81596
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:
Fibrosis Score, Fibrosis Stage, Fibrosis Interpretation Necroinflammat Act Score, Necroinflammat Act Grade, Necroinflammat Interpretation Alpha-2-Macroglobulin Haptoglobin Apolipoprotein A1 Total Bilirubin GGT ALT
Methodology:
Nephelometry
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
Liver fibrosis
Quest test code 92688
Clinical significance:
FibroTest and ActiTest permit the non-invasive evaluation of Hepatitis C (or B) individuals for the presence of liver fibrosis and liver inflammation, respectively. The FibroTest and ActiTest scores are calculated based on patient age, gender and concentrations of serum of ?-glutamyl transferase (GGT), total bilirubin (TB), a-2 macroglobulin, haptoglobin, apolipoprotein A1 and alanine aminotransferase (ActiTest). Fibrotest and ActiTest Scores, on a scale of 0.0 to 1.0, are assigned a Metavir scale indicating the level of fibrosis or inflammation present.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Monday-Saturday morning. Report available: 2-5 days.    
Performed stat? No
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