Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

JC POLYOMA VIRUS DNA, QN REAL-TIME PCR, SERUM OR PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3545         Geisinger Epic ID: 121988

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
0.7 mL (minimum 0.3 mL) serum, or EDTA plasma.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and transfer serum or plasma to clean, plastic capped vial. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
8779
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 18268
JCVPCR
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 the real-time PCR amplification and detection of JCV genomic DNA. The quantitative range of this assay is 500-35,000,000 JCV DNA copies/mL.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily. Report available: Next day.    
Performed stat? No
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