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16730: Rubella virus RNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR Print View
Source      
Rubella Virus RNA, QL PCR      

PRIMARY
1 Serum 0.7 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  M4 Transport Media/Swab   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Amniotic Fluid   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Universal Transport Media   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  VCM Medium   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

Detection of rubella virus RNA by real-time RT-PCR is a useful tool for the rapid diagnosis of congenital rubella virus infection.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87798

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
**This test is not available for New York patient testing**

Specimen Requirements: 0.7 mL (0.3 mL minimum) aminiotic fluid collected in a sterile screw cap container or serum or 3 mL respiratory swab collected in an M4 media or V-C-M medium (green- cap) tube or equivalent (UTM)

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)






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