Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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Y CHROMOSOME MICRODELETION, DNA ANALYSIS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3288         Geisinger Epic ID: 33425

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
4 mL (minimum 3 mL) whole blood

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship room temperature immediately. Do not freeze 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 days. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimen. Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
81403
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:
Y Chromosome Microdeletion, DNA Analysis.
Methodology:
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Agarose Electrophoresis (AE)
Synonyms:
AZF deletions, male infertility, oligospermia
Quest test code 14679
YCHROM
Clinical significance:
To detect Y chromosome microdeletions associated with oligospermia and azoospermia. About 15-20% of azoospermic men and about 10% of severely oligospermic men present with microdeletions of Yq.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Report available: 3-4 days    
Performed stat? No
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