Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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ADENOVIRUS DNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3540         Geisinger Epic ID: 121983

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum, EDTA plasma, EDTA whole blood, or CSF
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Sterile screw-cap tube
Specimen required:
1 mL (minimum 0.35 mL) serum, EDTA plasma, EDTA whole blood, or CSF

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and transfer serum or plasma to clean, plastic capped vial. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Whole blood: Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: unacceptable.
All other specimens: Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen whole blood

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 test code182668
ADENPC
Clinical significance:
This test is used to determine the presence of adenovirus in a patients specimen. Organisms may be detected by PCR prior to diagnosis by immunological methods. PCR provides more rapid results than other methods, including culture.

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily. Report available: 1 day.    
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