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14974: Beta-Globin Complete Print View
Beta-Globin DNA Mutations      

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 5 (3) mL   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 8 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Whole Blood ACD Sol B 5 (3) mL   Room Temperature - 8 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
  WB EDTA Trace Metal   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 8 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD Sol A 5 (3) mL   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 8 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood Heparin 5 (3) mL   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 8 Day(s)  

1. To identify disease-causing mutations in individuals affected with beta-thalassemia. 2. To identify carriers in high-risk ethnic group or people with positive family history. 3. Prenatal diagnosis of beta-thalassemia

Whole blood: Normal phlebotomy procedure. Specimen stability is
crucial. Store and ship ambient immediately. Do not freeze.
Setup Schedule
Monday, Thursday

Reported (Analytical Time)
14-18 days

CPT Code
81364

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
**This test is not available for New York patient testing. For New York patient testing, use test code 14979.**
Reject Criteria: Blood samples received frozen
Transport Temperature: Room temperature
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction, DNA Sequencing. Report available 2 weeks following setup.






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