Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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MONKEYPOX VIRUS DNA, QUALITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR

Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB4820             Geisinger Epic ID: 184371
       

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Lesion swab
Preferred collection container:
Special notes:
Swab a pustule/lesion vigorously and place the swab into a viral culture media (or equivalent) tube.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days
Rejection criteria:
Calcium Alginate swabs • Cotton swabs • Wooden shaft swabs • Dry swabs (e.g., not submitted in VCM or equivalent)

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87593 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:
Orthopoxvirus DNA, QL PCR, Monkeypox Virus DNA, QL PCR
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 12084
Clinical significance:
Monkeypox Virus DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR - The Monkeypox Virus DNA, Qualitative Real-time PCR test is intended for the qualitative detection of non-variola Orthopoxviruses and Monkeypox virus (West African clade) DNA using swabs from human pustular or vesicular rash specimens.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Daily    
Performed STAT? No
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