Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

RHEUMATOID FACTOR SCREEN WITH REFLEX TO TITER, SYNOVIAL FLUID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1179         Geisinger Epic ID: 52641

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Synovial fluid
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL synovial fluid; minimum 0.3 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 21 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens that are grossly hemolyzed or contain visible particulate matter will be rejected.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86430
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:
If RF Screen is positive, RF Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86431)
Methodology:
Latex Agglutination
Synonyms:
Quest test code 15384, RF Scr Fluid

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Tues, Fri a.m.; Report available: 3 days    
Performed stat? No
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