Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ASPERGILLUS ANTIBODY SCREEN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1208         Geisinger Epic ID: 52757

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
0.2 mL serum; minimum 0.1 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86606
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:
Immunodiffusion
Synonyms:
Quest test code 9438, Asper Screen
Clinical significance:
Aspergillus Antibody Screen [943X] - Demonstration of one or more precipitin bands formed by a patients specimen against aspergillus antigen is presumptive evidence of infection, colonization, or allergy due to an aspergillus species. Demonstration of a non-identity band can be due to another fungal infection.

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues-Sat; Report available: 3 days    
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