Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

COCCIDIOIDES ANTIBODY, CF, SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2048         Geisinger Epic ID: 7417

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.
Special notes:
Pleural fluid is not an acceptable sample type for this test.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred). Refrigerated or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Pleural fluid not acceptable sample type for this test.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86635
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:
Coccidioides antibody.
Methodology:
Complement Fixation
Synonyms:
COCCIDIOIDES ANTIBODY, COMPLEMENT FIXATION, SERUM, CF
Quest test code 906, COCCI
Clinical significance:
Infection by Coccidioides immitis can produce a spectrum of disease, with most patients being asymptomatic and some developing disseminated disease, including pneumonia and meningitis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tuesday- Saturday. Report available 2-5 days.    
Performed stat? No
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