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:
Serum, CSF, vitreous, pericardial, pleural or amniotic fluid, plasma or whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Sterile screw-cap tube
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
6 mL pink-top K2 EDTA tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
Serum: 1 mL (minimum 0.35 mL)
CSF vitreous, pericardial, pleural or amniotic fluid collected in a sterile leak-proof container: 1 mL (minimum 0.35 mL)
Plasma or whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube: 1 mL (minimum 0.35 mL)

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Whole Blood: Refrigerated (cold packs). All other specimens: Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen (whole blood unacceptable): 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen whole blood will be rejected.

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

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Daily.    
Performed STAT? No
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