Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

BRUCELLA ANTIBODY, AGGLUTINATION

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1132         Geisinger Epic ID: 52453

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
0.5 mL serum; minimum 0.25 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

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
CPT code(s):
86622
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 982, Bruc AB Agg
Clinical significance:
Brucella is transmitted to humans from animals. Detection of agglutinating antibodies at titers of 1:80 or greater indicates Brucella infection. Recent Brucella infection is best demonstrated by a 4-fold increase in agglutinating antibody titer when testing acute and convalescent sera in parallel.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Sun, Tues, Thurs; Report available: 3-8 days    
Performed stat? No
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