Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

BETA-GLOBIN COMPLETE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1231         Geisinger Epic ID: 52849

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
Specimen required:
5 mL whole blood; minimum 3 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 days. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship ambient immediately.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
CPT code(s):
81364
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:
DNA Sequencing
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 14974, Beta-Globin
Clinical significance:
1) To identify disease-causing mutations in individuals affected with beta-thalassemia.
2) To identify carriers in high-risk ethnic group or people with positive family history.
3) Prenatal diagnosis of beta-thalassemia.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon, Thurs; Report available: 15 days    
Performed stat? No
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