Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

HSV TYPE 1&2 DNA QUANT REAL-TIME PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3532         Geisinger Epic ID: 121975

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Eye fluids, bronchoalveolar lavage
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL eye fluid (minimum 0.3 mL) or BAL (minimum 0.35 mL)

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87530 x 2
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 19502
HSVQPC
Clinical significance:
The detection of HSV-1 and HSV-2 DNA is based upon the real-time amplification, detection and differentiation of specific HSV-1 and HSV-2 genomic DNA sequences by PCR from total DNA extracted from the specimen. The quantitative range of this assay is 100-2,000,000 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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