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

DIPHTHERIA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
DIPH      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86648         Geisinger Epic ID: 7422

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.3 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis, grossly lipemic, grossly icteric. Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
> or = 0.10 IU/mL
CPT code(s):
86648
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:
Diphtheria antibody.
Methodology:
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Synonyms:
Diphtheria Antibody
Diphtheria Antitoxoid Ab
Diphtheria Antitoxoid Antibody
Quest test code 4865

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Daily a.m.; Report available: next day.    
Performed stat? No
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