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34084: Bacterial Meningitis Antigen Panel, Latex Agglutination Print View
Source      
Streptococcus, Group B Ag LA     
H. influenzae Type B Ag LA     
S. pneumoniae Ag LA     
N.meningitidis B/E.coli K1 LA     
N.meningitidis A,C,Y,W135 LA     

PRIMARY
1 Serum 2 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  CSF 2 (1) mL   Frozen - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)  

Meningitis is often caused by Haemophilus influenzae (Type B), Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B), Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis (Group A, B, C, Y, and W135) as well as Escherichia coli (K1). Results from bacterial antigen testing should be considered presumptive and culture with Gram stain must also be performed.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
86403x5

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
Specimen Requirements: 2 mL (1 mL minimum) CSF collected in a sterile plastic leak-proof container or 2 mL (0.5 mL minimum) serum
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable
Transport Temperature: Frozen
Reject Criteria: Hemolysis; lipemia; urine specimens; other body fluids; blood culture broth
Methodology: Latex Agglutination






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