Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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


Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1160             Geisinger Epic ID: 52565

Specimen type:
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL CSF; minimum 1.7 mL.

Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days,
Rejection criteria:
Grossly icteric • Grossly hemolyzed • Grossly lipemic • Turbid, or Contaminated samples

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):
86695(x2), 86696 (x2), 86727 (x2), 86735 (x2), 86765 (x2), 86787 (x2), 86788, 86789
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.
Test includes:
Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 (IgG) Type Antibody, CSF; Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 Antibody (IgM), IFA with Reflex to Titer, CSF; Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus (IgG, IgM) Antibody, IFA, CSF; Measles (Rubeola) (IgG, IgM) Antibody Panel, IFA, CSF; Mumps Antibody Panel, IFA, CSF; Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibodies (Total, IgM), ACIF/IFA, CSF; West Nile Virus Antibodies (IgG, IgM), CSF Br /> If HSV 1 IgM screen is positive, then HSV 1 IgM Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86695).
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Quest test code 12598, Encep AB Pnl
Clinical significance:
This panel may assist in identifying infectious agents causing encephalitis or meningoencephalitis.

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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