Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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


Sunquest Test Code:
IGA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82784.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 15025

Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL serum or plasma; minimum 0.2 mL.
Patient preparation:
Fasting specimen preferred.

Specimen processing instructions:
Plasma: Centrifuge at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Serum: Allow to clot. Centrifuge at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 months. Refrigerated: 8 months. Frozen: 8 months.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

Reference interval:
< 1 year: 0-83 mg/dL
1 - < 4 years: 20-100 mg/dL
4 - < 7 years: 27-195 mg/dL
7 - <10 years: 34-305 mg/dL
10 - <19 years: 58-348 mg/dL
19 years and up: 70-400 mg/dL
CPT code(s):
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:
IgA quantitation.
Immunoglobulin A
Clinical significance:
Increased IgA is associated with monoclonal IgA myeloma, respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, and malabsorption. Decreased IgA is found in selective IgA deficiency and in ataxia telangiectasia.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? Yes
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