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|Alias Names:||Huntingtons Disease|
|Methodology:||Polymerase chain Reaction (PRC) / Fragment Analysis|
|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.|
|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.