Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  


Sunquest Test Code:
BETAGP      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86146.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 21332

Specimen type:
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
0.5 mL serum; minimum 0.2 mL

Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and submit 0.5 mL serum. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature (stable 8 hours) and frozen specimens also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. 2-8°C: 48 hours. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen stability exceeded; specimen grossly hemolyzed.

Reference interval:
Beta 2 Glycoprotein IgG < 20 units
Beta 2 Glycoprotein IgA < 20 units
Beta 2 Glycoprotein IgM < 20 units
CPT code(s):
86146 x 3
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:
Beta 2 Glycoprotein IgG, Beta 2 Glycoprotein IgA, Beta 2 Glycoprotein IgM
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Beta 2 glycoprotein panel
Anti-Beta 2 glycoprotein panel, Anti-B2 glycoprotein panel, B2 glycoprotein panel
Clinical significance:
A positive beta 2 glycoprotein antibody can be used in conjunction with clinical findings and other laboratory tests to aid in the diagnosis of certain autoimmune thrombotic disorders such as those secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or related antiphospholipid syndrome.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Stacy Kenyon, PhD, DABCC
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 10/24/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Immunology
Technical Lead: Kathy Hurst
Frequency: Tuesday, Friday 1st shift
Performed stat? No
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