Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ENTEROVIRUS, PCR (CSF)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
EVP      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87498.02         Geisinger Epic ID: 41928

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) specimens (raw specimen preferred. Do not add UTM. CSF in UTM is acceptable but not optimal due to the dilution of the specimen).
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Viral Transport Mailer
Specimen required:
1.0 mL CSF specimen in sterile collection tube. Do not add UTM to CSF specimens.
Special notes:
See Microbiology Collection Appendix for collection instructions. Check expiration date on transport device before use.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (2-8°C)
Specimen stability:
Stable for 3 days at refrigerated temperatures (2-8°C).
Rejection criteria:
Specimens stored or transported at incorrect temperatures. Frozen specimens. Improperly labeled/identified specimens. Expired transport media. Quantity of specimen insufficient. Specimens which exceed stability limits. Improper specimen type.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative for enterovirus by RT-PCR (Amplified Probe)
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Positive for enterovirus by RT-PCR (Amplified Probe)
Additional information:
See Enterovirus FAQ Sheet
CPT code(s):
87498
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:
Detects viral RNA of enterovirus from CSF specimens
Methodology:
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Synonyms:
Enterovirus, EV, PCR, EVPCR, Entero, coxsackie virus, echovirus, poliovirus
Clinical significance:
Enteroviruses are causative agents of aseptic meningitis and encephalitis.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 05/06/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Barbara Heiter
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? No
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