Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CHROMOSOME, STANDARD KARYOTYPE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
BLDCR      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: BLDCR         Geisinger Epic ID: 29276

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3-5 mL whole blood; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Clinical history and reason for referral are required with test order.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge or refrigerate. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Transport immediately after collection. Viability decreases during transit. Send specimen to testing lab for viability determination. Do not freeze. Do not reject.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimens unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
This test may be replaced by Chromosome Analysis, Blood, No Growth, if cultures do not yield metaphases for analysis, or with a Cytogenetics Communication, if a communication is required.
CPT code(s):
88230, 88262
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:
Karyotype
Culture
Microscopy
Synonyms:
CHROMOSOME ANALYSIS BLOOD KARYOTYPE, CHROMOSOME ANALYSIS BLOOD
Quest test code 14596
Clinical significance:
This test may assist with the detection of common chromosome abnormalities.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily. Report available: 10 days    
Performed stat? No
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