Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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FRANCISELLA TULARENSIS ANTIBODY, DIRECT AGGLUTINATION (DA)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1063         Geisinger Epic ID: 52177

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 0.5 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 hemolyzed. Hyperlipemic. Contaminated. Icteric. Turbid sera. CSF and other fluids are not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86000
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:
Direct Agglutination
Synonyms:
Quest test code 116982, Francisella , Tularemia Ab
Clinical significance:
Tularemia antibody titers = 1:20 are of diagnostic significance. However, titers in this range may also indicate previous infection. Antibody begins to appear 2-3 weeks post-onset and generally peaks at approximately 5 weeks into the disease. Based on this antibody production pattern, a second specimen will usually demonstrate a diagnostic fourfold rise in titer for patients with active disease.

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