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.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimens unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Interpretive report.
Additional information:
Equivalent to manual order code 923. This test may be replaced by code 4471- Chromosome Analysis, Blood, No Growth, if cultures do not yield metaphases for analysis, or by code 416 - 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.
Test includes:
PHA-stimulated peripheral blood lymphocytes are studied. A minimum of 20 G-banded metaphases is examined microscopically for numerical and structural abnormalities, and representative metaphases (minimum of 2) are karyotyped.
Methodology:
Chromosome Analysis
Culture
Synonyms:
CHROMOSOME ANALYSIS BLOOD KARYOTYPE
Quest test code 14596

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday morning    
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