Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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PARVOVIRUS B19 DNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3537         Geisinger Epic ID: 121980

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum, EDTA plasma, or EDTA whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL (minimum 0.3 mL) serum, EDTA plasma, or EDTA whole blood

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, heparin whole blood or plasma.

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 code 18269
PRBPCR
Clinical significance:
Parvovirus B19 infection has a wide variety of disease manifestations, including Fifth disease, transient aplastic crisis, persistent anemia and congenital hydrops fetalis. Quantification of parvovirus B19 genomic DNA is based upon Real-Time PCR amplification and detection. The quantitative range of this assay is 100-100,000,000 copies/mL.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

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