Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

NABFERON(R)(IFNB-1) NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODY TEST

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2754         Geisinger Epic ID: 35486

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL.
Special notes:
Patient samples must be collected either before treatment with interferon or more than 24 hours following most recent dose.
Patient preparation:
Patient should not be on steroid therapy for at least two weeks prior to testing.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 72 hours. Refrigerated: 28 days.

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
Accompanies result.
Additional information:
Turnaround time: 7-21 days.
CPT code(s):
86382
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:
Detection of binding and neutralizing antibodies to interferon?-1.
Methodology:
Viral cytopathic effect assay
Synonyms:
INF-B, nabferon antibody
Quest test code 38007
IFNB1

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