Myocardial Antibody Screen with Reflex to Titer : 1001830

Test Code
MYCOG or 1001830

Alias/See Also
Cardiac Muscle Antibody

CPT Codes
86255

Includes
If Myocardial Antibody Screen is positive, Myocardial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256). (If reflex: non-orderable 1005085)

Instructions
Serum separator tube.

Transport Container
Centrifuge serum separator tube and transport. 0.5 mL serum (Min: 0.1 mL)

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 6 months

Methodology
Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Setup Schedule
Tuesday - Friday

Report Available
2-6 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
Myocardial Ab Screen Negative
Myocardial Ab Titer less than 1:40

Clinical Significance
Detection of myocardial Antibodies suggests that a patient's heart disease may have an immunologic component. Myocardial Antibodies are found in the serum of patients with various cardiomyopathies, especially idiopathic dilated cardiomyopahty, myocarditis, rheumatic fever, and Dressler's Syndrome.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics



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.