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Test Code MISC1WARDEBACAP Bacterial Meninigitis Antigen Panel - Serum

Department

Send Outs

Reference Lab Test Number

BACAP

Primary Collection Container

Red (No Gel)

Transport

Serum Frozen

Preferred Transport Temperature

Frozen

Processing

Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Stability

Room Temperature: Unacceptable

Refrigerated: 24 hours

Frozen: 7 days

Minimum Testing Volume

1.0 mL

Reference Range

Not detected

Methodology

Latex Agglutination

Performed

Monday-Sunday

Reported

3-5 days

CPT Codes

86403 x5

Unacceptable Conditions

Hemolysis, lipemia, urine, other body fluids, blood culture broth