Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1552             Geisinger Epic ID: 43768

Specimen type:
Bone marrow (preferred) or whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Bone marrow culture transport media
Specimen required:
3 mL bone marrow in sodium heparin tube (preferred) or culture media, or 5 mL whole blood in sodium heparin tube
Special notes:
Clinical history and reason for referral are required with test order

Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Specimen viability decreases during transit. Send specimen to testing laboratory for viability determination. Do not reject.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimens unacceptabe.

Additional information:
Test is not orderable in EPIC but results will file to EPIC
CPT code(s):
88275, 88271 x2
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.
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)
Quest test code 16120X
Clinical significance:
Deletions of 9p21 region are found mainly in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), occurring in approximately 10% of both pediatric and adult cases. The deletion is an adverse risk factor for B-lineage ALL, but not for T-lineage. Trisomy 9 and additional copies of 9p, due to unbalanced chromosome rearrangements, are recurrent abnormalities in chronic myeloproliferative disorders (MPD), including polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, and myelofibrosis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday morning    
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