Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

METHYLENETETRAHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE (MTHFR), DNA MUTATION ANALYSIS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
MTHBTH      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: MTHBTH         Geisinger Epic ID: 48349

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA tube (preferred), minimum 3 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 days. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
81291
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.
Methodology:
Hybeacons
Synonyms:
Quest test code 17911, Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase
Clinical significance:
The purpose of this test is to determine if you have two, one, or no copies of either of two mutations in the MTHFR gene, C677T and A1298C.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup daily a.m. Report available 3 days.    
Performed stat? No
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