Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

COMPLEMENT C5

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
COMP5      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86160.04         Geisinger Epic ID: 17626

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.1 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and transfer serum specimens to clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). Transport as indicated. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature, refrigerated, or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 7 days.
Rejection criteria:
Hemolysis. Grossly lipemic. Microbially contaminated. Plasma. Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86160
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:
Complement C5.
Methodology:
Radial Immunodiffusion
Synonyms:
Quest test code 354
Clinical significance:
The complement system is critical to inflammatory responses. C5-C9 are components of the common pathway. Patients with congenital deficiency of any of these components are at increased risk of meningococcal meningitis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily, p.m.; Report available: 3 days.    
Performed stat? No
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