Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

HEPATITIS E ANTIBODY (IGM)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1110         Geisinger Epic ID: 52365

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 mL serum; minimum 0.1 mL.
Special notes:
Do not collect in tube containing gel.

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:
Serum separator tube unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86790
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 36582, Hep E AB IgM
Clinical significance:
Hepatitis E causes an acute, self-limiting infection. Antibody IgG is detected after Antibody IgM is detected, typically 1 month post-infection. Antibody IgM is detected 1-4 weeks post-infection.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues, Fri a.m.; Report available: 2-5 days    
Performed stat? No
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