Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

QUANTIFERON TB GOLD PLUS, 1 Tube

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3522         Geisinger Epic ID: 49722

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
QFgold Kit
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
6 mL lithium heparin whole blood; minimum 6 mL.
Special notes:
The specimen must be collected in the 6 mL Quantiferon gold kits provided by the reference lab and returned to our lab in the bag the tube comes in. The test has a short stability and should be sent to the laboratory as soon as possible.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
6 mL whole blood tube must be given to Referred in the QFgold bags provided with the tube. 
Transport temperature:
Specimen must be kept at room temperature for 15 minutes up to 3 hours then must be refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 48 hours.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86480
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:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest code 36970

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? No
Locations  |    Search  |    Site Map |   Contact Us
©2000-2021 Geisinger Health System.   All rights reserved.