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DMPK DNA TEST (DM1)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2737         Geisinger Epic ID: 35487

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
20 mL whole blood; minimum 10 mL. Caution: Minimum is 10 mL but, depending on the DNA extraction process, 10 mL may not be enough
Special notes:
Collect specimen Monday through Thursday only. Must arrive at Athena by Friday.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature. Avoid freezing. Ship same day. Must arrive Monday through Friday only.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Normal: 5-37 CTG trinucleotide repeats.
Additional information:
Unless a family member has been confirmed by prior testing, it is recommended that this test be done as part of the Complete Myotonic Dystrophy Evaluation. Prenatal testing is available. Turnaround time 14-21days.
CPT code(s):
81234
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:
Complete Myotonia Evaluation, Complete Myotonic Dystrophy Evaluation
Methodology:
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Southern Blot
Fragment Analysis
Synonyms:
Myotonic Dystrophy, type 1
Complete Myotonia Evaluation, Complete Myotonic Dystrophy Evaluation
DM1 DNA Test
DM1DNA

Performing Locations

Athena

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday    
Performed stat? No
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