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Lab Test Dictionary

Telomere Length Measurements 6 Panel Assay

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Repeat Diagnostics

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

3 Weeks

Collection Information

Specimen Required

5-10 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Collect Monday-Wednesday 0800-1200 only. Physician must indicate reason for testing and sign Repeat Diagnostics requisition form.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Test Volume Required

10 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

5 mL Whole Blood

Processing Instructions

Follow Repeat Diagnostics Specimen Shipping Procedure located in the requisition folder. Complete a Repeat Diagnostics requisition form and submit with specimen room temp. Physician must indicate reason for testing and sign requisition form prior to shipping. Specimen must be shipped same day as collection Monday-Wednesday only. Complete the Declaration of Biological Shipments form and complete 5 copies of the Commercial Invoice form to attached to the shipping form for the mailroom. Inform Repeat Diagnostics of shipment date and FedEx tracing number.

Included Tests

Total Lymphocytes, Granulocytes, B-Cells, T-Cells and NK Cells


Insurance authorization is required prior to draw for Outpatients. Ok to send on Inpatients.

CPT Codes

88184, 88185 (x3)