Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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


Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1184             Geisinger Epic ID: 52661

Specimen type:
Fresh stool, throat swab, conjunctiva, first morning catch urine, nasal wash/aspirate
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Viral/Chlamydia transport (M4 Transport)
Specimen required:
Fresh stool, throat swab, conjunctiva: 3 mL (minimum 1 mL) bronchial or nasal wash/aspirate: 2.5 mL (minimum 1 mL).
Urine: 50 mL; minimum 5 mL.
Special notes:
Body fluids to be submitted in VCM Transport Medium (preferred) must be mixed with an equal amount of the VCM Transport Medium. Do not place small volumes of fluid directly into the tube as this causes over-dilution of the specimen. M4 Transport Medium is acceptable.

Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Specimens in UTM or M4 Transport Medium: Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 4 days. Frozen -70°C: 30 days.
Specimens in sterile, leak-proof container: Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 72 hours. Frozen: Unacceptable.

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):
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.
Rapid culture
Quest test code 759, Adenovirus C

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Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily a.m.; Report available: 4 days    
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