Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CHROMOSOME ANALYSIS, AFP

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
AFPCHA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: AFPCHA         Geisinger Epic ID: 33395

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Amniotic fluid.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Minimum 20 mL amniotic fluid; minimum 15 mL.
Special notes:
SPECIMEN VIABILITY DECREASES DURING TRANSIT. SEND SPECIMEN TO TESTING LAB FOR VIABILITY DETERMINATION. DO NOT REJECT. Avoid contamination with blood.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours (see Special Notes). Refrigerated: Not recommended. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimen.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
If the amniotic fluid AFP MoM is greater than or equal to 2.0, additional tests, Acetylcholinesterase and Fetal Hemoglobin, will automatically be added (CPTs 82664, 83033), and performed at an additional charge. This test may be replaced by other Bill Codes, if the complete study cannot be performed, or if the specimen does not yield mitotically active cells for analysis.
CPT code(s):
82106, 88235, 88269, 88280
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:
Chromosome Analysis & AFP w/ reflex, Amniotic Fluid
Methodology:
Karyotype
Culture
Microscopy
AFP: Immunosassay, Gel Electrophoresis, Immunodiffusion
Synonyms:
Chromosome Analysis & AFP w/ reflex, Amniotic Fluid
Quest test code 14591

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily; Report available: 6-10 days    
Performed stat? No
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