Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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VZV ANTIBODY IGG CSF

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3734         Geisinger Epic ID: 143076

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 mL CSF; minimum 0.3 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: 2 weeks. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or xanthochromic specimens.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86787
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:
Semi-quantitative chemiluminescent immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest test code LAC 39443, VZV Antibody
Clinical significance:
The detection of antibodies to varicella-zoster in CSF may indicate central nervous system infection. However, consideration must be given to possible contamination by blood or transfer of serum antibodies across the blood-brain barrier.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily morning. Report available: 24 hours    
Performed stat? No
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