Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CHLAMYDIA TRACHAOMATIS,OCULAR SITES, NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION, VARIES

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB4274         Geisinger Epic ID: 178276

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Ocular (corneal/conjunctiva)
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 Swab in Aptima Collection Kit
Special notes:
  1. Swab site using Aptima Collection Multitest Swab or Aptima Collection Unisex Swab. Note: The white swab provided within the collection kit is a cleaning swab and should not be used for collection. Discard the white cleaning swab.
  2. Place collection swab in transport tube provided in collection kit. Snap off swab at score line so swab fits into closed tube.
  3. Cap tube securely and label tube with patient's entire name and collection date and time.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Varies. Send samples to lab to determine stability.
Rejection criteria:
Samples not collected in Aptima collection kit.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87491
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:
Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis.
Methodology:
Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Synonyms:
CMRNA

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