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FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER MUTATION ANALYSIS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1142         Geisinger Epic ID: 52493

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL (minimum 3 mL) whole blood.
Special notes:
Normal phlebotomy procedure. Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship room temperature immediately. Do not freeze. For prenatal diagnosis parental results must be available. Contact the laboratory genetic counselor before submission.

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

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
81402
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:
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Single Nucleotide Primer Extension
Synonyms:
Quest test code 16141, Fml MedFever
Clinical significance:
To identify disease-causing mutations in individuals affected with Familial Mediterranean Fever. To identify carriers in high risk ethnic groups or people with a positive family history. Prenatal diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever.

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