Galop™ Autoantibody Test [34500X]

Test Code

CPT Codes
83520 (x2)

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

No informed consent required.
Please label each specimen tube with two forms of patient identification. These forms of identification must also appear on the requisition form.
Serum samples may be shipped frozen, refrigerated, or at room temperature. Samples shipped at room temperature must be received within 72 hours of draw.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 21 days
Frozen: 4 months

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Immunoassay (ELISA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Varies; Report available: 7-10 days

Reference Range
Immunoglobulin ELISA Result Category and Titer:

Isotype Normal Mild/Moderate Elevated Highly Elevated
IgM <10,000 ≥10,000 Not Applicable

Clinical Significance
Detection of serum IgM antibodies binding to GALOP antigen.

Performing Laboratory
Athena Diagnostics, Inc.
200 Forest Street, 2nd Floor
Marlborough, MA 01752

The CPT Codes provided in this document 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 payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.