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

ANTI-HU (CSF)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HUABSF      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86255.11         Geisinger Epic ID: 35857

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3 mL (minimum 1.5 mL) CSF
Patient preparation:
Overnight fasting is preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 1 week. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Room temperature specimen.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Accompanies report.
CPT code(s):
86255
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:
HU antibody screen with reflex to titer and Western Blot, CSF. If Hu Antibody Screen, IFA, CSF is positive, Hu Antibody, WB, CSF will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 84181). If Hu Antibody, WB, CSF is positive, Hu Antibody Titer, CSF will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).
Methodology:
Indirect Immunofluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Western Blot
Synonyms:
NEURONAL NUCLEAR ANTIBODY (HU), CSF
Clinical significance:
Paraneoplastic Syndrome involves non-metastatic systemic effects that accompany malignant disease. Antineuronal Nuclear Antibody (Anti-Hu) is found in 5-10% of patients with small cell carcinoma of the lung. Anti-Hu is associated with subacute syndrome of encephalomyeloradiculopathy, sensory neuropathy, and autoimmune neuropathy, predominantly affecting the gastrointestinal tract.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday night    
Performed stat? No
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