Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID BP180 ANTIBODY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1053         Geisinger Epic ID: 52137

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.1 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 28 days.
Rejection criteria:
High levels of hemolysis. High levels of lipemia. High levels of icterus. High levels of microbial growth.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83520
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:
Detection of autoantibodies specific to BP 180.
Methodology:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 16034, B Pemp 180
Clinical significance:
To detect the presence of autoantibodies specific to BP 180 in a patient's sera as an aid to diagnosis bullous pemphigoid.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Thurs; Report available: 2-10 days    
Performed stat? No
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