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Alias Names:Celiac / HLA DQ2/DQ8
Methodology:Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Edit Date:4/13/2009
Released:4-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code:83891-904F / 83896-904F x72 / 83900-904F x2 / 83912-904F
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Two 4 mL lavender top tubes (EDTA).
Handling:Do not spin. Keep as whole blood. Refrigerate.
Stability:24 hours ambient, 8 days refrigerated. Unstable frozen.
Standard Volume:5 mL whole blood.
Minimum Volume:3 mL whole blood.
Comments:Celiac Genetic Assessment (HLA DQ2/DQ8) genetic testing rules out celiac disease for life with >99% certainty.
Rejection Criteria:Frozen specimen.
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