Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ANTI-PM/SCL-100 AB (EIA)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2873         Geisinger Epic ID: 17736

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or EDTA plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
6 mL pink-top K2 EDTA tube
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 1.0 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and transfer specimens to clean plastic vial. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred). Refrigerated or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 60 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
<20 Units
CPT code(s):
86235
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.
Test includes:
Polymyositis-Scleroderma antibody.
Methodology:
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Synonyms:
Polymyositis-Scleroderma AB, PM1
PM-Scl Antibody
Quest test code 94646
Clinical significance:
The anti-PM/Scl-100 antibody is associated with younger age, calcinosis and has lower rates of gastrointestinal symptoms, ILD and pulmonary hypertension. There is also evidence of a possibly better survival compared to the presence of either anti-PM/Scl-75 or anti-Scl-70 antibodies.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues a.m.,; Report available: 4-6 days    
Performed stat? No
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