Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

LEPTOSPIRA ANTIBODY, IGM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1159         Geisinger Epic ID: 52561

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum (preferred) or plasma; minimum 0.05 mL
Special notes:
Please mark specimen plainly as acute or convalescent. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to transport tube (minimum: 0.05 mL). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Contaminated • Heat-inactivated • Hemolyzed specimens • Severely lipemic specimens • Any other body fluid

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86720
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:
Qualitative Immunoblot
Synonyms:
Quest test code 90953, Lepto IgM
Clinical significance:
Aids in the detection of acute leptospirosis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon, Thurs; Report available: 2-6 days    
Performed stat? No
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