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Lab Test Dictionary

NGS Hematologic Malignancy Mutation Panel (MHEMB/MHEMO)


Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)


MDS Somatic Mutation Panel

Specimen Type

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Performing Lab

UCSD Clinical Genomics

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

16 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

5 mL Whole Blood or 3 mL Bone Marrow

Container Type

EDTA (Lavender-Top) Tube

Collection Instructions

Whole blood or bone marrow collected in an ACD (yellow-top) tube or formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue (containing at least 20% tumor) is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Room Temp-OK/Refrigerate-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 14 Days; Refrigerated: 7 Days (Holding Samples Only); Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Tissue blocks containing less than 20% tumor tissue; Incompletely labeled; Illegibly labeled; Grossly hemolyzed; Serum Seperator tube

Test Volume Required

5 mL Whole Blood or 3 mL Bone Marrow

Processing Instructions

Complete a UCSD Clinical Genomics requisition and submit with specimen room temp only to UCSD CALM Lab. If holding to send next day or after a weekend or holiday, store sample refrigerated and ship room temp.


Insurance authorization required prior to draw for Outpatients. MJ approval for inpatients.

CPT Codes