Includes: If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge, (CPT code(s): 87077 or 87140 or 87143 or 87147 or 87149). Antibiotic susceptibilities will be performed on Group B streptococcus isolates (CPT code(s): 87181 or 87184 or 87186).
Methodology: Bacterial Culture, Aerobic Isolation and Identification Procedure including Broth Enhanced Culture and Susceptibility
Methodology: Direct Equilibrium Dialysis Radioimmunoassay (RAI) Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) - This was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been deteremined by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Chantilly, VA. It has not been cleared or approved by the FSA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
Test Code: 29891 CPT Code: 85651 Alternative Name(s): Sed rate; ESR, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; Westergren sed rate Methodology: Modified Westergren Clinical Significance: Useful in differentiating inflammatory and neoplastic diseases and as an index of disease serverity.
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