Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HUN      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: HUN         Geisinger Epic ID: 19730

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen required:
5 mL whole blood; minimum 3 mL.
Special notes:
Available Monday through Thursday only. Attached waiver must be completed, signed by physician, and sent to Quest for testing to be completed.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge or aliquot. Avoid freezing. Ship within 24 hours, Monday - Thursday only. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 days. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
14-21 day turnaround time.
CPT code(s):
81271
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:
CAG triplet repeat expansion in the IT15 gene.
Methodology:
Fluorescent Polymerase Chain Reaction
Capillary Gel Electophoresis
Synonyms:
Quest test code 111991

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Wednesdaya.m.; Report available: 14 days.    
Performed stat? No
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