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

COXSACKIE B1-B6 AB

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
COXSAB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86658.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 14893

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
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:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Coxsackie B1 Ab < 1:8.
Coxsackie B2 Ab < 1:8.
Coxsackie B3 Ab < 1:8.
Coxsackie B4 Ab < 1:8.
Coxsackie B5 Ab < 1:8.
Coxsackie B6 Ab < 1:8.< 1:8 Antibody not detected
> or = 1:8 Antibody detected
Interpretation guide:
Single titers of > or = 1:32 are indicative of recent infection. Titers of 1:8 or 1:16 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. There is considerable cross-reactivity among enteroviruses; however, the highest titer is usually associated with the infecting serotype.
CPT code(s):
86658 x6
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:
Coxsackie B (1-6) Antibodies.
Methodology:
Complement Fixation
Synonyms:
Quest test code 4022

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday morning    
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