Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 8 Day(s)
CVS Cultured cells T25
Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)
Prenatal diagnosis of Alpha Thalassemia.
DO NOT HOLD OR CANCEL. SEND IMMEDIATELY TO TESTING LAB. Please call
866-GENE-INFO (866-436-3463) if
there are questions about collection and transport. Sample will be
stabilized upon receipt.
Cultured Cells (either Amniocyte culture or Chorionic villus (CVS)
biopsy culture): Ship two 100%
confluent T-25 flasks filled with growth media. Specimen stability is
crucial. Store and ship the flasks at
room temperature immediately. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Call lab
for additional requirements for
prenatal testing. Indicate source of cells: Amniotic Fluid (AF) or
Chorionic Villus Sample (CVS). Please
order test code 10262- Maternal Cell Contamination (MCC) Studies or
10477- Maternal Cell Contamination
Study, STR Analysis (NY) with this test. A separate tube of maternal
blood (EDTA) must be drawn in order
to rule out maternal contamination of the fetal sample.
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.