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Bird and Mold Precipitin Panel I

Test Code: 401714P

Cpt Code:

86331 (x6)

Clinical Utility

For patients who have both precipitating antibody specific for bird antigens and the symptoms and the clinical findings for pneumonitis, a diagnosis of bird fancier's lung disease may be appropriate. It is important to recognize that a positive serology alone cannot be used to establish the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) or Bird Fancier's Lung without the appropriate clinical findings and exposure history. In patients who lack the symptoms of HP but who have precipitating antibody (usually IgG) the serology can be taken to document significant exposure to bird antigens. Although the gel diffusion methods may be less sensitive than new methods, such as the ELISA tests for these bird antigens, it may be more specific.

Procedure

see individual test information

Turnaround Time

3-5 business days from the receipt of specimen

Specimen Information

serum

1 mL serum, ambient, frozen or refrigerated, no special shipping requirements.

Disclaimer

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above.

The CPT codes provided are based on Viracor-IBT's interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for general informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Questions regarding coding should be addressed to your local Medicare carrier. Viracor-IBT assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.

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