Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1236             Geisinger Epic ID: 52869

Specimen type:
Throat or nasopharyngeal swab (preferred) or serum, EDTA whole blood, EDTA plasma, CSF, bronchial lavage/wash, sputum, urine, nasopharyngeal lavage/wash, tracheal lavage/wash, tissue, conjunctival swab
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Viral/Chlamydia transport (M4 Transport)
Sterile specimen container
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL; minimum 0.35, 3 mm (3 mm minimum) tissue, 1 swab (conjunctival) in equivalent (UTM)

Specimen processing instructions:
Serum or plasma: Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Tissue or Sputum: Frozen.
All others specimens: Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Whole blood: Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
All other specimens: Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Whole blood or Urine sent frozen. Samples collected in sodium or lithium heparin; calcium alginate swabs.

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.
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Quest test code 16046, Adenovirus D
Clinical significance:
This test is used to determine the presence of adenovirus in a patient's specimen. Organisms may be detected by PCR prior to diagnosis by immunological methods. PCR provides more rapid results than other methods, including culture.

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