Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

DNA (DS) ANTIBODY, CRITHIDIA IFA WITH REFLEX TO TITER

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1292         Geisinger Epic ID: 53093

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.2 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 16 days. Frozen: 35 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86255
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:
If the DNA (ds) Antibody Screen is positive, DNA (ds) Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).
Methodology:
Immunofluorescence Assay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 37092, DNA (ds) Ant
Clinical significance:
dsDNA Antibody is detected in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and approximately 20% of patients with mixed connective tissue disease.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon, Wed, Fri a.m.; Report available: Next day    
Performed stat? No
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