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38956: CKR-5 Gene, DNA Mutation Analysis Print View
CKR-5 Mutations Analysis      

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

The CKR-5 gene encodes a protein critical for HIV-1 infection. Patients who are heterozygous for a deletion of the CKR-5 gene have prolonged AIDS-free survival. Patients with two defective copies, are resistant to HIV-1 infection.
Setup Schedule
Wednesday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
7 days

CPT Code
81400

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
METHODOLOGY: PCR and Single Nucleotide Primer Extension *The 2012 AMA CPT codebook contains Tier 1 and Tier 2 Molecular Pathology Procedures as well as Molecular Pathology Procedures to be coded by procedure rather than analyte. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Rejection Criteria: Moderate hemolysis, Gross hemolysis, Animal specimen, Post mortem






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