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Lab Test Dictionary

Twin Zygosity (10556)

Methodology

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR); Fragment Analysis on Automated Sequencer


Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Chantilly


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Wednesday

Standard TAT

3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-5 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Whole blood collected in an ACD Solution B (yellow-top) or sodium heparin (green-top) tube or Tissue (biopsy) is also acceptable. Note: Test must be ordered and collected on both twins in order to complete testing.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

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

Rejection Criteria

Received frozen

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 inpateints. Note: Test must be ordered and collected on both twins in order to complete testing.


CPT Codes

81265