Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ANAPLASMA PHAGOCYTOPHILUM DNA, QL REAL-TIME PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3870         Geisinger Epic ID: 95702

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
EDTA whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.7 mL EDTA whole blood; minimum 0.3 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Hemolysis. Heparinized whole blood.

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 code 17320
ANAPLA
Clinical significance:
Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) DNA PCR is a highly sensitive and specific method to detect the agent responsible for HGE, ehrlichia equi and ehrlichia phagocytophilia. This assay does not recognize sequences for the human ehrlichial pathogen ehrlichia chaffeensis. The diagnosis of HGE infection should be considered in conjunction with clinical presentation and additional established clinical tests. A negative PCR result indicates the absence of HGE at detectable levels in the sample tested and does not exclude the diagnosis of disease.

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Sat a.m.; Report available: 1-3 days    
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