DIRECTIGEN MENINGITIS PANEL

Synonyms:

BACTERIAL ANTIGENS MENINGITIS ANTIGEN DETECTION MENINGITIS SCREEN

LIS Mnemonic: DIRECTO
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: STERILE TUBE # 2
Transport: Transport STAT
CPT-4: 87147
Comments: Includes: 1) Bacterial Meningitis Antigens 2) CSF Culture 3) CSF Gram Stain Antigen Methodology: Latex agglutination (immunological) test for the rapid direct qualitative detection of characteristic exoantigens of pathogenic microorganisms in CSF. Culture Methodology: Gram Stain & Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. Submit minimum of 2 ml of CSF in Tube #2 or most turbid tube (best for culture).

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.