Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1104             Geisinger Epic ID: 52341

Specimen type:
Whole blood or FFPE tissue (preferred) OR bone marrow or cell pellet
Preferred collection container:
Paraffin-embedded block
Specimen required:
3 mL whole blood (minimum 1 mL) or formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue (preferred) or bone marrow or cell pellet
Special notes:
Whole blood (preferred): Follow standard whole blood collection procedure. Collect 3-5 mL whole blood samples in EDTA tube. Blood samples are shipped at room temperature or 4° C. Do not freeze whole blood. Record the draw time and date on the tube. Ship immediately to maintain sample stability.

Cell pellet instructions: This assay is also designed for the remnant cell pellet from Cytogenetics. The cell pellet usually fixed should be transported at room temperature or refrigerated to the laboratory as soon as possible. Please provide a copy of the Cytogenetics report.

Transport temperature:
Whole blood and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue block: Room temperature.
Bone marrow: Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Whole blood and Bone marrow: Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Tissue: Room temperature: Indefinitely. Refrigerated: Indefinitely. Frozen: Do not freeze.

CPT code(s):
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.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Quest test code 19961. ckit MA Cell
Clinical significance:
Activating c-KIT mutations have been indentified in various human cancers. c-KIT exon 8 and 17 mutations have been described in patients with CBF-AMLs and usually confer a poor prognosis with increased relapse rate. c-KIT exon 9, 11, 13, 17 mutations have been reported in nearly 90% GIST patients. The presence mutation usually predict poor survival. c-KIT exon 17 mutation has been reported in patients with systemic mastocytosis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up Mon, Thurs a.m.; Report available: 3 days    
Performed STAT? No
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