Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

TROPHERYMA WHIPPLEI DNA QUAL, RT-PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
TWHIPP      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: TWHIPP         Geisinger Epic ID: 49382

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood, CSF or tissue
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Sterile screw-cap tube
Specimen required:
0.7 mL whole blood collected in EDTA (lavender-top) tube or 0.7 mL CSF, submitted in a sterile, plastic, leak-proof CSF container. Minimum 0.3 mL blood or CSF

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 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 code11769, Whipple's Disease

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday morning. Report available: 1-2 days.    
Performed stat? No
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