Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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WEST NILE VIRUS, SERUM, DEPT OF HEALTH

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3273         Geisinger Epic ID: 37655

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL serum, minimum 1 mL
Special notes:
Acute specimens should be taken 10 days after onset of symptoms. Please submit The Physician Initial Case and Laboratory Submission Report for Viral Encephalitis/Meningitis/Fever – WNV form and submit with specimen.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot serum. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 5 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen volume insufficient.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Detected/Not Detected.
Additional information:
Test results will normally be available 10 to 14 days after receipt of specimen. During periods of heavy submission, turn-around times may be longer. Receipt of a hard copy of the results may take 2 weeks after completion of testing. Initial serologic testing will be performed using IgM capture ELISA. If the initial results are positive, further confirmatory tests may delay the reporting of final results.
CPT code(s):
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.
Methodology:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Synonyms:
DOHWNS
Clinical significance:
IgM if positive will auto reflex to IgG

Performing Locations

PA Department of Health

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday    
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