Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

RHEUMATOID FACTOR, CSF

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1257         Geisinger Epic ID: 52953

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1.5 mL CSF; minimum 1 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Freeze immediately and ship frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 72 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 28 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86431
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:
Immunoturbidity
Synonyms:
Quest test code 17407, RF Csf
Clinical significance:
Central nervous system vasculitis is a rarely described complication of rheumatoid arthritis. As with rheumatoid vasculitis in general, the cause of CNS vasculitis in rheumaroid arthritis (RA) is unknown.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily; Report available: Next day    
Performed stat? No
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