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S51755: CellSearch® Circulating Tumor Cells, Breast [16011] Print View
CellSearch(R), Breast      

PRIMARY
1 WB CellSave(TM) Pres Tube 20 (10) mL   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

1. Draw at least one CellSaveT 10 ml tube. It is highly
recommended that two 10 ml tubes be drawn due to the possibility
of repeat due to carry over or system malfunction.
2. Collect blood aseptically by venipuncture or from a venous port
into a CellSaveT Preservative Tube only. Circulating tumor cells
(CTC) are fragile and require preservation for accurate analysis.
3. Fill the tube until blood flow stops to ensure correct ratio of
sample to anticoagulant and preservative. Immediately mix by gently
inverting the tube eight times. Tube inversion prevents clotting.
Inadequate or delayed mixing may result in inaccurate test results.
4. Process samples within 96 hours of collection.
5. Blood samples may be stored or transported in CellSave(TM)
Preservative Tubes for up to 96 hours at room temperature (15-30
C) prior to processing. Draw date and time must be provided
with the whole blood specimen. Draw samples prior to intravenous
therapy. After initiation of therapy, blood can be drawn at the first
follow-up visit, which is usually 3-4 weeks after initiation of
therapy. If the patient is on doxorubicin therapy, allow at least 7
days following administration of a dose of therapy before blood draw.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Codes
86153,86152

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: VERIDEX CELLSEARCH(TM) REJECTION CRITERIA: Clotted whole blood, Frozen or refrigerated whole blood, Samples over 96 hours from collection., Microbial contaminated samples.






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