Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CANDIDA ALBICANS ANTIBODIES (IGG, IGA, IGM)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1062         Geisinger Epic ID: 52173

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 0.2 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Grossly contaminated. Hemolyzed. Lipemic. Icteric specimens should not be used. Body fluids other than serum are not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86628 x3
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:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 73072, Cand AB GAM
Clinical significance:
Candidiasis is a fungal infection that may cause localized or systemic disease, The severity of infection is broad extending to life threatening. Acute or convalescent titers should be compared.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon, Wed-Sat; Report available: 2-4 days    
Performed stat? No
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