Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ZIKA PCR, SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
ZPCRS      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: ZPCRS         Geisinger Epic ID: 47295

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL plain red-top (non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
Zika Virus RT-PCR does not cross-react with other viruses in the Flaviviridae family (including Dengue virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus) or with other viruses known to cause similar clinical symptoms such as Chikungunya virus
CPT code(s):
87662
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:
Viracor test codes 4800, 4810

Performing Locations

Viracor-IBT Laboratories

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