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Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Performed by Mayo via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH)
Collection Instructions An ABN for potential personal financial responsibility should be obtained.
Container type Dark Green top
Amount to Collect 8 mL blood
Sample type Heparinized whole blood
Preferred volume 8 mL blood
Min. Volume 5 mL blood
Processing notes Refrigerate. Order Quest # 15515X
Normal range Two copies
Turn around times Test performed Monday-Friday. Turnaround time: 2 weeks.
Additional information Restricted to Neurology service. This tests detects the duplication or deletion of a portion of the peripheral myelin protein gene on chromosome 17p11.2. Deletion of this gene leads to a hereditary neuropathy with a susceptibility to pressure palsy; duplication leads to the hereditary neuropathy CHarcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A. The test is not FDA-licensed, may be considered experimental and may not be covered by many carriers, including Medicare and MediCal.
CPT coding 83896-90, 83912-90
Last Updated 8/8/2014 8:18:25 AM
Entry Number 753
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