Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HEPATITIS B VIRUS DNA, QUANTITATIVE, REAL-TIME PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2426         Geisinger Epic ID: 17684

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma (preferred) or serum.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
Two 1.5 mL aliquots of plasma (preferred) or serum; minimum 1.25 mL. Must collect one (1) 6 mL pink-top EDTA tube OR three (3) EDTA lavender tubes. Two separate aliquots required. Please submit separate frozen aliquots for this test. They may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
EDTA plasma tubes: Separate plasma within 1 day of collection and transfer plasma to a sterile, screw-capped, plastic aliquot tube. Freeze immediately -20 degrees C.
Serum: Collect blood in a sterile tube without anticoagulant and allow to clot completely. Separate serum from the clot within 6 hours of collection and transfer serum to a sterile, screw-capped plastic tube. Freeze immediately -20 degrees C. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 42 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Less than 29 IU/mL. Less than 169 copies/mL.
CPT code(s):
87517
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:
Quantitation of hepatitis B viral DNA by PCR.
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
HEPATITIS B VIRAL LOAD, HBVL
VIRAL LOAD
HEP B VIRAL LOAD QNT
Quest test code 8369

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Quest Diagnostics

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