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Lab Test Dictionary

CEBPA Mutation Analysis (90812)


Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Specimen Type

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Standard TAT

3-6 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-5 mL Whole Blood or 2-3 mL Bone Marrow

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Whole blood or bone marrow collected in a sodium heparin (green-top) tube or Formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 7 Days (Indefinite for Formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue); Refrigerated: 7 Days (Indefinite for Formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue); Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis

Test Volume Required

5 mL Whole Blood or 3 mL Bone Marrow

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL Whole Blood or Bone Marrow


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

CPT Codes