Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

FRIEDREICH ATAXIA (FXN) REPEAT EXPANSION TEST

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2315         Geisinger Epic ID: 35485

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
8 mL EDTA whole blood; minimum 6 mL. Pediatric volume: 2 mL; minimum 1 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 10 days, Refrigerated: 10 days, Frozen: Unacceptable

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
81284
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:
Complete ataxia evaluation.
Methodology:
Repeat Expansion Detection by PCR
Southern Blot
Synonyms:
Quest test code 115281
Athena test code 119
FRATAX
Clinical significance:
Useful in the differential diagnosis for autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Varies. Report available: 14-28 days.    
Performed stat? No
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