Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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ENTEROVIRUS RNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3530         Geisinger Epic ID: 121973

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.7 mL (minimum 0.3 mL) serum or EDTA plasma.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days,
Rejection criteria:
Specimens containing heparin.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87498
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 code 37936
ENTVPC
Clinical significance:
Enterovirus RNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR - The enterovirus (EV) RNA quantitative PCR is a highly sensitive method used to detect and quantify enterovirus (EV) RNA from various clinical specimens. This assay targets a conserved region of the EV genome which allows detection of nearly the entire spectrum of human enteroviruses, including the coxsackieviruses, polioviruses and the echoviruses. Enterovirus D68 is detected. However, this assay does not differentiate among the EV serotypes

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily. Report available: 2-4 days.    
Performed stat? No
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