Chromosome Analysis, Blood, Leukemia

Sunquest Code:BLLEUKCoPath Code:BLLEUK
Epic Code:LAB4695Epic Name:Chromosome Analysis Leukemia
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):CYHOLD  
Methodology:Determined by laboratory director based on clinical information. Chromosome anaylsis by G-banding.
CPT Code:88237 (culture), 88264 (analysis), 88280 (additional karyo), 88291 (interpretation)
Turnaround Time:Processed daily. Results are reported within 2-21 days.
Special Instructions:Request form should include date and time of specimen collection, attending physician, diagnosis (or reason for referral), clinical status, information regarding medication or transfusions, and specimen type.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum Volume:5 mL
Container:Green (sodium heparin, no gel).
Causes for Rejection:Clotted or frozen specimen.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature. Do NOT refrigerate or freeze. Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Cytogenetics  (UMMC-East Bank)

After hours: store at room temperature and contact Cytogenetics Laboratory (lab or voice mail at 612-273-3171) for specimen pick up as follows:

·          During regular hours (Mon-Sun), 0800-1700): telephone laboratory whenever specimens are sent.

·          After regular hours: leave voice mail to indicate specimen has been sent or has arrived.



CPT Multiplier Notes Epic Proc
Billing# Chg/EaTotal Chg
882801(additional karyo)88280.00307130651283.00283.00
Date modified:12/12/2014 11:00:29 AM -->

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