Anti-Merkel Cell Panel, University of Washington


Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:AMERK; MCC; MCPyV; Merkel Cell Carcinoma; ST-Ag; VP1; Polyomavirus Oncoprotein Antibodies; Small T Antibodies
Methodology:Mutliplex Bead (Luminex)
CPT Codes: 0058U x1
Test Includes:Merkel Oncoprotein Ab Titer (MCSTT), Merkel Oncoprotein AB Interp (MCSTI), Prior Merkel Oncoprotien Ab (MCSTT2), Date of Prior Sample (MCPREV), Merkel Virus Capsid Ab Result (MCVPR), Merkel Virus Capsid AB Interp (MCVPI), Markel Alternate Patient ID (MALTID), Merkel Disease Status Interp 1 (MCDSI) and Merkel Disease Status Interp 2 (MCDSI2).
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1-2 weeks.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: 7 days refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (University of Washington Medical Center)


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.


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