CPT Code: 81243, (81244 if reflexed)|
Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Purple top (EDTA) tube
Collection Volume: 3.0 mL (minimum 1.0 mL)
Cause for rejection: Specimen clotted, stored at room temperature, > 5 days old; improper anticoagulant.
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Capillary Electrophoresis
Special Instructions: Please indicate reason for testing (e.g. family history, suspected diagnosis, carrier testing). Samples with full mutation and premutations will be reflexed to Methylation Analysis at an additional charge.
TAT: 10-14 days
Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308