Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ZIKA VIRUS RNA QUAL, REAL-TIME PCR PNL, SERUM AND URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3547         Geisinger Epic ID: 121990

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum AND Urine
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
3 mL serum (minimum 1 mL) AND 3 ml urine
Special notes:
**BOTH serum AND urine, collected within 24 hours, are required for each patient**

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow BLOOD to clot at room temperature. Centrifuge as soon as possible and transfer serum to a plastic tube in order to avoid hemolysis. URINE: should be collected in a sterile container without additives. Urine should always be collected with a patient- matched serum specimen. Immediately freeze for transport. 
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 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.
Test includes:
Zika RNA, Serum/ Zika RNA, Urine
Synonyms:
Quest test code 94221
ZPCRSU
Clinical significance:
The Zika Virus RNA, Qualitative, Real-Time RT-PCR Panel, Serum/Urine is a real-time RT-PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of RNA from Zika virus in human serum and paired urine specimens collected from individuals meeting CDC Zika virus clinical criteria and/or CDC Zika virus epidemiological criteria

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Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday. Report available: 2-3 days.    
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