Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

INFLUENZA GROUP CF

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
INFL      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86710.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 17686

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred).
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Body fluid is not an acceptable sample type for this test.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Influenza A, B Ab < 1:8
Interpretive Criteria
< 1:8 Antibody not detected
> or = 1:8 Antibody detected
Single titers of > or = 1:64 are indicative of recent infection. Titers of 1:8 to 1:32 may be indicative of either past or recent infection, since CF antibody levels persist for only a few months. A fourfold or greater increase in titer between acute and convalescent specimens confirms the diagnosis.
CPT code(s):
86710 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:
Antibody detection.
Methodology:
Complement Fixation
Synonyms:
Flu
Flu, Quest test code 4892

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

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