Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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URINE FOR BK VIRUS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 100003         Geisinger Epic ID: 17605

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Morning voided urine.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Saccomanno Preservative Container with pre-aliquoted preservative
Specimen required:
Minimum 30 mL aliquot freshly voided urine labeled with patient name and medical record number.
Special notes:
Add equal volume Saccomanno preservative to fresh urine. State "Urine for BK virus" on requisition.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature if preserved with Saccomanno fixative.
Rejection criteria:
Inadequate patient identifiers on specimen, unlabeled specimen, discrepancy between patient specimen and requisition information, improper collection.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
88108, 88305, 88342
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:
Microscopic evlauation of urine with additional immunohistochemcical staining for BK virus.
Methodology:
Microscopic Examination
Synonyms:
Polyoma virus
BK virus, urine for BK
Cytology
Clinical significance:
Detection and characterization of BK virus in urologic specimens (voided urines) and potentially other urologic abnormalities in transplant patients.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Sara Monaco MD    
Review Date: 11/10/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical Lead: Michele Zelonis
Frequency: Monday-Friday
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical Lead: Lisa DiPippa    
Frequency: Monday-Friday    
Performed stat? No
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