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Interferon-Beta IgG, MAID (Reflex/neutralization) [19509X]
If the Interferon-beta IgG ELISA is positive, Interferon-beta (IFNb) Antibody Neutralization Assay will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86382, 87253).
1.5 mL serum
Collect sample at least 8 hours after interferon injection. Verify medication: (Avonex, Rebif, Betaseron)
If the patient has been on therapy, please provide the medication and duration.
Note: If patient is not on therapy, Focus needs to know why the ordering physician needs the test to be run. Testing of specimens without this information will be delayed until information is provided.
Plastic screw-cap vial
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days
Multi-Analyte Immunodetection (MAID)
Focus Diagnostics, Inc.
5785 Corporate Ave, Suite 200
Cypress, CA 90630
Monday Morning; Report available: 3 Days
Some multiple sclerosis patients receiving recombinant
interferon-beta (IFNb) develop IFNb-specific antibodies
that may block the therapeutic effect of the treatment.
This assay screens for IgG antibodies capable of binding
to IFNb; all samples with detectable IFNb binding
antibodies are then tested for IFNb neutralizing
antibodies, using a bioassay. Approximately two weeks
are required to perform the neutralization bioassay;
those results will be reported separately when available.
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
(The CPT codes provided 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 payer being billed.)
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