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92315: Lhon Mtdna Evaluation [515] Print View
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PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 8 (6) mL   Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Detection of point mutations in mitochondrial genes: a G to A at base pair 11778 in the ND4 gene; a T to C at base pair 14484 in the ND6 gene; and a G to A at base pair 3460 in the ND1 gene

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.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
14-23 days

CPT Code
81401

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
The reason for testing is required: for diagnostic or predictive purpose. If this test is to be used for a predictive purpose, a consent form will be faxed to you that requires the physician's signature. Athena will not perform this assay without this signed consent form, which is to be faxed directly to Athena (number provided on the form). Please contact the LORRA dept at X2551 with any questions.

Specimen Requirements: Pediatric: 2mL (1 mL minimum)

Transport Temperature: Room temperature

Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP)






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