Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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RET SEQUENCING AND DELETION/DUPLICATION

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1341         Geisinger Epic ID: 53289

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL whole blood; minimum 2 mL.
Special notes:
Send report of results for family member with known mutation.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship room temperature immediately. Do not freeze.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 days. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis • Clotted

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 FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
CPT code(s):
81406, 81479
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:
If "Result" is positive, cascading reflex to Path Variant and VUS will be performed as needed.
Methodology:
Massively Parallel Sequencing
Synonyms:
Quest test code 93796, RET Sequenci
Clinical significance:
Germline mutations within the RET proto-oncogene cause Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2), with a high lifetime risk of medullary thyroid cancer and pheochromocytoma. This test detects pathogenic variants in the RET proto-oncogene.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues, Thurs, Sat a.m.; Report available: 13 days from completed pre-authorization    
Performed stat? No
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