Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ENCEPHALITIS AB EVAL WITH REFLEX

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
ENCEP      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: ENCEP         Geisinger Epic ID: 56425

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
6 mL serum; minimium 3.5 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 24 hours. Refrigerated: 48 hours. Frozen: 21 days.
Rejection criteria:
Received room temperature. Received refrigerated.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86255 (x15), 86341, 83519 (x4)
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.
Synonyms:
Autoimmune Encephalitis Panel,Encephalopathy-Autoimmune Evaluation, Quest code 94955
Clinical significance:
The Encephalitis Antibody Panel provides an evaluation of possible autoantibodies in patients with suspected autoimmune encephalitis, and optimizes the likelihood of detecting neuronal specific autoantibodies, whether present singly or occurring as multiple autoantibodies.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues; Report available: 2-15 days    
Performed stat? No
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