Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

INFLUENZA A/B RSV SARS-COV2,PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2531         Geisinger Epic ID: 44144

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab (preferred/optimal specimen). Other acceptable but suboptimal specimen types for diagnostic purposes include: nasal swab, nares swab, nose swab and nasal wash/aspirate, sputum, bronchial washes, and tracheal aspirate specimens.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Viral Transport Mailer
Special notes:
Refer to the Microbiology Collection Appendix for collection instructions. Check expiration date on collection/transport device before use.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (2-8°C)
Specimen stability:
Stable at 4°C for up to 72 hours after collection. Stable for 24 hours at room temperature (15-25°C).
Rejection criteria:
Specimens stored or transported at incorrect temperatures. Specimens not in viral/universal transport medium. Improperly labeled/identified specimens. Specimens collected on wooden shafted swab. Expired transport medium. Specimens which exceed stability limits. Quantity of specimen insufficient. Improper specimen type – all other respiratory sources will be credited and reordered as RPPCR.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative. No viral RNA for influenza A virus, influenza B virus, respiratory syncytial virus detected, SARS-COV-2 by PCR (Amplified Probe).
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Positive. Specific viral RNA (influenza A virus, influenza B virus, respiratory syncytial virus, SARS-COV-2) detected by PCR (Amplified Probe).
Additional information:
See Respiratory Flow Diagram.
CPT code(s):
0241U
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:
Molecular detection of viral RNA of influenza A/B,RSV /SARS-COV-2 From approved respiratory swab.
Methodology:
Mutiplex Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR)
Synonyms:
Comprehensive viral studies, viral culture, PCR, influenza A virus, influenza B virus, RSV, respiratory syncytial virus, rapid virus testing, viral PCR
ABRP
Clinical significance:
The rapid and accurate detection of respiratory viral pathogens helps facilitate appropriate patient management. Viral detection is important to rule out bacteria as a cause of respiratory tract disease, and limit antiobiotic therapy. Identification of some viruses can also establish an etiology, guide appropriate antiviral therapy, provide an accurate prognosis, and facilitate appropriate infection control isolation policies.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 11/19/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

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

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Theresa Serafin    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Kelly Alleman    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Christon Henderson  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Kaitlyn Clarke  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Kris Robb  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat?

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical lead: Kenneth Starr    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical lead: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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