Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

COXSACKIE B(1-6) ANTIBODIES, SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2089         Geisinger Epic ID: 14893

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 0.5 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:
Gross hemolysis; grossly lipemic; grossly icteric.

TEST DETAILS
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 Antibodies B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6.
Methodology:
Complement Fixation
Synonyms:
COXSAB, Quest test code 7656
Clinical significance:
Coxsackie B viruses can cause rashes, pharyngitis, meningitis and myocarditis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Tuesday-Saturday. Report available: 2-5 days    
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