Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ASPERGILLUS ANTIGEN, EIA, BAL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3535         Geisinger Epic ID: 121978

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL bronchoalveolar lavage (minimum 1 ml)

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 5 days (unopened). Frozen: Acceptable at -70°C only.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87305
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 90376, Galactomannan Antigen
ASPAGB
Clinical significance:
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis has become one of the most common fungal pulmonary diseases in certain immuno-compromised patients. Medical interventions that predispose patients to invasive aspergillosis include treatment with immunosuppresive drugs, radiation, and high doses of corticosteroids, among others

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday evening; Report available: Next day.    
Performed stat? No
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