Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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HERPESVIRUS TYPE 6 DNA, QN REAL TIME PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2458         Geisinger Epic ID: 43770

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL of CSF in a sterile plastic screw-cap vial
Special notes:
This test is for CSF. Serum is acceptable but must be approved for send out by Technical Specialist

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

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87533
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 code 18276
HV6PCR
Clinical significance:
This test is used to determine the presence of HHV-6 DNA in patients' specimens. Organisms may be detected by PCR prior to detection by immunological methods. PCR provides more rapid results than other methods, including culture.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Daily, morning    
Performed stat? No
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