Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ECHINOCOCCUS ANTIBODY (IGG), EIA WITH REFLEX TO WESTERN BLOT

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1324         Geisinger Epic ID: 53221

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.2 mL
Special notes:
Do not collect in serum separator tube.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Lipemic and contaminated serum specimens may give erroneous test results and should be avoided

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86682
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 Echinococcus Antibody (IgG), EIA is positive, then Echinococcus Antibody (IgG), Western Blot will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86682).
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 91307, Echinococcus
Clinical significance:
Echinococcus IgG detection is an important tool for diagnosing hydatid disease, since infected individuals do not exhibit fecal shedding of E. granulosus eggs.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues, Fri; Report available: 2-5 days    
Performed stat? No
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