Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

IGG, IGA, INDIRECT IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE, SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1247         Geisinger Epic ID: 52913

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
5 mL serum; minimum 3 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
88346, 88350
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:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 16690; IgG, IgA, In; Cutaneous Indirect
Clinical significance:
These studies are complementary diagnostic and prognostic tools for autoimmune blistering diseases, connective tissue disorders, and vasculitides. It is a semiquantitative technique whereby a double immunolabeling is performed to evaluate the presence and titer of circulating anti-epithelial cell surface, anti-basement membrane, anti-nuclear, and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Fri; Report available: 3 days    
Performed stat? No
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