Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)
Detects deletions and sequence variations in the SHOX gene
Please label each specimen tube with two forms of patient
identification. These forms of identification must also appear on the
requisition form. Sample must be shipped same day and arrive at
Athena on a weekday. Specimens should not be collected or sent on
Friday or Saturday.
Note: This test requires inform consent.
Higher blood volumes ensure adequate DNA quantity, which varies with
WBC, specimen condition, and need for confirmatory testing. Patients,
0-3 years have higher WBC, yielding more DNA per mL of blood.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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.
Reject Criteria: Received Frozen Methodology: Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) and Sanger Sequencing Transport Temperature: Room temperature Specimen Requirements: Pediatric: 2 mL (1 mL minimum)