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HLA-B51 DETERMINATION

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1047         Geisinger Epic ID: 52113

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood preferred
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
Preferred: Adult volume: 14 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube: minimum 5 mL. Pediatric volumes: 0.1 year - 3mL; 1-5 years - 5 mL; 6-10 years - 7 mL; > 10 years - 14 mL.
Special notes:
For Adult patients: If requesting more than one panel for HLA Transplant Testing, no more than 14 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube is required. For Pediatric patients: If requesting more than one panel for HLA Transplant Testing, follow drawing instructions according to age as specified above. No more than what is specified by age is required.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Samples cannot be shipped on Saturday or the day before holiday. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Whole blood (preferred): Room temperature: 14 days. Refrigerated: Unacceptable. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Received frozen. Heparinized or citrated tubes.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
81374
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:
HLA-B51 Determination.
Methodology:
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes
Synonyms:
Quest test code 16775, HLA-B51
Clinical significance:
HLA-B51 Determination

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