Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

JC POLYOMA VIRUS DNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR, CSF

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3531         Geisinger Epic ID: 121974

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.7 mL (mimimum 0.3 mL) CSF

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87799
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 16442
JCVCF
Clinical significance:
JC Virus is the cause of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a severe demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. PML is a particular concern for individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Quantification of JC virus DNA is based upon real-time PCR amplification and detection of JCV genomic DNA. The quantitative range of this assay is 500-35,000,000 copies/mL.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily a.m.; Report available: 1 day.    
Performed stat? No
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