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Lab Test Dictionary

Alpha-Globin Gene Sequencing (Rare Mutations) (16116)

Methodology

DNA Sequencing; Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


Synonyms

Alpha-Globin Variants; Nondeletional Alpha-Thalassemia; Constant Spring; Hemoglobin Constant Spring; HB Constant Spring

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB4024

Lab Test Days

Wednesday

Standard TAT

3 Weeks (Tuesday)


Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-5 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

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


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 30 Days, Refrigerated 30 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Wrong test indication; Wrong specimen type; Exceeds specimen stability; Less than minimum required volume

Test Volume Required

5 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

3 mL Whole Blood


Comments

Insurance authorization is required prior to draw for outpatients. MJ Approval required for Inpatients. No special paperwork needed.


CPT Codes

81259


Revised

10-01-22

Initials

SA