Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

LEPTOSPIRA DNA, PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
LEPDNA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LEPDNA         Geisinger Epic ID: 46469

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
EDTA whole blood (preferred) or urine (also acceptable)
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Sterile specimen container
Specimen required:
1 mL EDTA whole blood (preferred) or 5 mL urine
Special notes:
If sending urine, freeze immediately.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerate whole blood. Freeze urine.
Specimen stability:
Whole blood (refrigerated) 7 days. Urine (frozen): 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87798
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 17875
Clinical significance:
PCR can be used to rapidly diagnose Leptospirosis, an infection caused by a waterborne spirochete of the genus Leptospira. In addition, testing of blood, CSF and urine may give an indication of the stage of infection.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Ste up Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Report available 2-4 days.    
Performed stat? No
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