Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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ZIKA VIRUS RNA QUALITATIVE REAL-TIME RT-PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3546         Geisinger Epic ID: 121989

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
3 mL serum (minimum 1 mL)

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot and centrifuge specimen as soon as possible, transfer serum to a plastic tube in order to avoid hemolysis. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Heparinized specimens. Serum received in a frozen serum separator tube (SST®). Serum received in an unspun serum separator tube. Serum received in a standard red-top tube (not transferred to plastic transfer tube).

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87662
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 Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 93870
ZIKPCR
Clinical significance:
The Zika Virus RNA, Qualitative, Real-Time RT-PCR is a real-time RT-PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of RNA from Zika virus in human serum collected from individuals meeting CDC Zika virus clinical criteria and/or CDC Zika virus epidemiological criteria. Test results are for the identification of Zika viral RNA. Zika viral RNA is generally detectable in serum during the acute phase of infection and up to 7 days following onset of symptoms, if present, or longer in a pregnant woman. A positive result provides evidence of Zika virus infection. Within the United States and its territories, positive Zika test results are reported, as required, to the appropriate public health authorities. Negative results do not rule out Zika virus infection and should not be used as the sole basis for patient management decisions.

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Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday morning. Report available: 2 days.    
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