Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

TOXOPLASMA GONDII QUANTITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR, VIRACOR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3993         Geisinger Epic ID: 166961

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Aqueous or vitreous eye fluid
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL; minimum 250 uL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Store frozen and ship on dry ice for overnight delivery. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 dys.
Rejection criteria:
Do not add water, saline or other fluid media to container.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87799
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:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Viracor test code 2200
Clinical significance:
Toxoplasma gondii is highly problematic when primary infection occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy, often leading to fetal death or when reactivation occurs in immunocompromised patients, leading to life-threatening disease including encephalitis and extracerebral toxoplasmosis. Onset of disease in most patients is preceded by an increase in parasite load. Monitoring blood levels of Toxoplasma gondii DNA correlates well with treatment.

Performing Locations

Viracor-IBT Laboratories

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday. Report available: Next day.    
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