Anti Merkel Cell Panel

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General Information

Lab Name
Anti Merkel Cell Panel
Lab Code
AMERK
ORCA Name
Anti Merkel Cell Panel
Description

Anti-VP1 testing will also be performed, at an additional charge, the first time a patient is tested.

Synonyms
MCC, MCPyV, Merkel cell carcinoma, ST-Ag, polyomavirus oncoprotein antibodies, small T antibodies
Components

Interpretation

Method

Mulitplex Bead (Luminex)

Reference Range
See individual components

Ordering & Collection

Specimen Type
Blood
Collection

6 mL blood in RED TOP or SST tube

Handling Instructions
Quantity
requested: 2 mL serum
minimum: 0.5 mL serum

Processing

Processing

SPS: Refrigerate serum.Send copy of the requisition to Immunology.

Stability: Temperatures up to 26°C: 7 days; Frozen at -20°C: Long Term

Performance

LIS Dept Code
Immunology (IMM)
Performing Location(s)
UWMC Immunology
Frequency
Set-up on Mondays, Results available in 1-2 weeks.
Available STAT?
No

Billing & Coding

CPT codes
0058U
LOINC
18727-8