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Alias Names: Huntingtons Disease
Methodology: Polymerase chain Reaction (PRC) / Fragment Analysis
Edit Date: 4/13/2009
Performed: Sunday, Wednesday
Released: 5-10 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 83890-90 / 83898-90 / 83909-90 / 83912-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA). Also acceptable: One 6 mL or 8.5 mL yellow top tube (ACD Solution A or B). Note: Consent form is required.
Handling: Submit as whole blood. Do not spin.
Stability: 72 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or 1 month frozen.
Standard Volume: 5 mL whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 3 mL whole blood.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: A completed Huntington Disease-specific informed consent form is required for testing. Contact PeaceHealth Laboratories. Testing is not offered for patients under the age of 18 or on fetal samples. Pre-symptomatic patients are strongly urged to be tested through a counselling program approved by the Huntington Disease Society of America at 800.345.4372.
Rejection Criteria: Serum; clotted whole blood; severely hemolyzed specimen.
This test may require insurance company prior authorization before ordering.
Please check the prior authorization list
Failure to gain preauthorization may result in denial of coverage.