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Lab Test Dictionary

Achondroplasia Mutation Analysis (16061X)

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Single Nucleotide Primer Extension


Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01114

Lab Test Days

Wednesday and Saturday

Standard TAT

8 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-5 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Whole blood collected in an EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top), ACD solution A/B (yellow-top) is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 8 Days; Refrigerated: 8 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Wrong test indication; Wrong specimen type; Blood samples received frozen; Exceeds specimen stability; Less than minimum volume received

Test Volume Required

5 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

3 mL Whole Blood


Comments

Insurance authorization is required prior to draw for outpatients. Ok to send on inpatients.


CPT Codes

81401


Revised

05-13-16

Initials

SL