Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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MENINGOENCEPHALITIS (ENCEPHALITIS) PANEL (CSF)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1321         Geisinger Epic ID: 53209

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL CSF; minimum 2.7 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Grossly icteric • Grossly hemolyzed • Grossly lipemic • Turbid, or Contaminated samples

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):
86735 (x2), 86727 (x2), 86652 (x2), 86651 (x2), 86653 (x2), 86654 (x2), 86788, 86789, 86695 (x2), 86696 (x2)
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:
California Encephalitis Virus Antibody Panel, IFA, CSF Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Antibody, IFA, CSF St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Antibody, IFA, CSF Western Equine Encephalitis Virus (IgG, IgM) Antibody Panel, IFA, CSF West Nile Virus Antibodies (IgG, IgM), CSF Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus (IgG, IgM) Antibody, IFA, CSF Mumps Antibody Panel, IFA, CSF Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 (IgG) Type Antibody, CSF Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 Antibody (IgM), IFA with Reflex to Titer, CSF If HSV 1 IgM screen is positive, then HSV 1 IgM Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86695). If HSV 2 IgM Screen is positive, then HSV 2 IgM Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86696).
Methodology:
See individual member listings.
Synonyms:
Quest test code 91160, Meningoencep
Clinical significance:
This panel may assist in identifying infectious agents causing encephalitis or meningoencephalitis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon, Wed-Sat; Report available: 2-4 days    
Performed stat? No
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