Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

BK VIRUS PCR PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
BKDNA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87799         Geisinger Epic ID: 16425

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
4-5 mL EDTA whole blood at room temperature or 2 mL aliquot plasma.
Special notes:
Specimens must be received at reference lab within 96 hours of collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Specimens must be received at reference lab within 96 hours of collection. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature. Freeze all samples that are received Friday afternoon and will not be shipped until Monday’s shipment. This will prolong the stability. Do not freeze whole blood. For whole blood, centrifuge and aliquot the sample then freeze.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 96 hours. Refrigerated: Not Recommended. Frozen whole blood: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Whole blood submitted frozen.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
39 copies/mL to 1x1010 copies/mL.
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.
Test includes:
BK Virus.
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
BK Virus DNA Quant ; BKV DNA QUANT,polyoma
Viracor test code 2501

Performing Locations

Viracor-IBT Laboratories

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Sunday morning    
Performed stat? No
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