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|Methodology:||Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)|
|Edit Date:||4/24/2007 12:19:50 PM|
|Released:||7-14 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.|
|CPT Code:||83891-907A / 83892-907A x2 / 83896-907A x2 / 83903-907A x2 / 83912-907A|
|Specimen Collection Details|
|Collection:||Two 4 mL lavender top tubes (EDTA).|
|Handling:||Keep as whole blood. Diagnosis and date of birth are required for assay completion.|
|Stability:||24 hours ambient, 72 hours refrigerated. Specimen unstable frozen.|
|Standard Volume:||8 mL whole blood.|
|Minimum Volume:||5 mL whole blood.|
|Comments:||The ApoE analysis is applicable for a patient with dementia and cannot be interpreted for asymptomatic individuals who do not present with dementia. Patient should be over age 65; specimen on a minor is not accepted. The reason for testing is required, either for diagnostic or predictive purpose.|
|Rejection Criteria:||Specimen received on individuals under age of 18; specimen received without diagnosis and date of birth.
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