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ALPHA-1 ANTITRYPSIN (AAT) MUTATION ANALYSIS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1708         Geisinger Epic ID: 29344

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
5 mL whole blood; minimum 2 mL.
Special notes:
Use normal phlebotomy procedure. Do not transfer to other containers. Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship ambient immediately. Do not freeze whole blood specimens.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature. Ship immediately.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 8 days. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen whole blood specimens are unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
Interpretive report.
CPT code(s):
81332
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin (AAT) Mutation Analysis
Methodology:
Fluorescent Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism
Synonyms:
AAT, ALPHA 1 ANTITRYPSIN MUTATION ANALYSIS
Quest test code 15441

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