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Lab Test Dictionary

Beta-Globin Complete (14974)

Methodology

DNA Sequencing; Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


Synonyms

Beta-Thalassemia Mutation Analysis

Specimen Type

Whole blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01478

Lab Test Days

Monday and Thursday

Standard TAT

14 Days


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) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

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

Rejection Criteria

Frozen whole blood

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

81404


Revised

05-09-17

Initials

SL