Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

COXIELLA BURNETII DNA, QUALITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1245         Geisinger Epic ID: 52905

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or CSF or bronchial alveolar lavage (BAL) (preferred); or whole blood or tissue
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
0.7 mL (minimum 0.3 mL)

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Serum: Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Serum, CSF, bronchial lavage (BAL), whole blood: Refrigerated (cold packs).
Tissue: Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
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):
87798
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:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 16596 Coxiella bur
Clinical significance:
Real-Time PCR detection of Coxiella burnetii can be used as a tool in the diagnosis of both acute and chronic Q fever. Real-Time PCR assays offer superior sensitivity, rapid test result turn-around, and the ability to detect C. burnetii DNA in multiple specimen types.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Sat; Report available: 2-3 days    
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