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CYSTIC FIBROSIS SCREEN

Test Number:
  • 2370
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • Whole blood
Container Type:
  • EDTA/Lav
  • Royal Blue
  • Sod/Lith Hep
  • ACD B or A
Alternative Specimen:
  • 2 mL saliva in a Oragene DNA Self-collection kit.
Volume:
  • 4 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • Please indicate the ethnicity of the patient. Whole blood: Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship whole blood at room temperature immediately. Do not freeze. For Genetic Testing, original tube required. Aliquots for other testing from original tube are permitted, if performed with out cross-contamination of samples and using sterile techniques.
Transport Temperature:
  • Room temperature • Shipping refrigerated is acceptable
Specimen Stability:
  • Whole blood:
  • Room temperature: 8 days
  • Refrigerated: 8 days
  • Frozen: Unacceptable
  • Saliva:
  • Room temperature: 14 days
  • Refrigerated: 14 days
  • Frozen: Call laboratory
Methodology:
  • Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction • Massively Parallel Sequencing
CPT Code:
  • 81220
Reject Criteria:
  • Received frozen
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 8 days

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