Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

JC VIRUS ULTRASENSITIVE, CSF, PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
JCVULT      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: JCVULT         Geisinger Epic ID: 43769

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL CSF in sterile plastic screw-cap vial; minimum 0.5 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87799
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:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 18939
Clinical significance:
JC polyoma virus is the cause of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a demyelinating neurologic disease of immuno compromised patients and patients on certain medications. This test detects and quantifies JC virus in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Detection of the virus in CSF may indicate disease.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday a.m.; Report available: 2-4 days    
Performed stat? No
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