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pawsPathologyManual: Apolipoprotein E Genotype, PCR

Lonic Code

 

Test Name

Apolipoprotein E Genotype, PCR

Synonyms

Apo E Genotype PCR, Apolipoprotein E Genotype PCR

Test Consists

Reports Apolipoprotein E gene alleles

Specimen Requirements

4.0 mL blood

Volume and Container

4.0 mL purple top EDTA blood tube

Storage and Transport

EDTA whole blood stored either ambient or refrigerated until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Critical Values

 

Causes for Rejection

Specimens received that were collected beyond 96 hours of collection

Turn Around Time

5-10 business days from time of collection

Availability

Monday-Friday from 8 am-3 pm, except observed holidays

CPT / HCPCS Code

81401

Medicare Fee

 

Comments

 

Row Stamp

38,838,619

Last Updated

 

Volume

 

Minimum Volume

 

Indications

Confirming the presence or absence of specific Apo-E genotypes in patients with Type III dyslipoproteinemia

Professional Fee

 

Tech Charge

 

Total Fee

 

Special Instructions

 

Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Schedule

Test performed Wednesday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Request Form

Molecular genetics-Congenital inherited diseases patient information sheet

Methodology

PCR, including Restriction digest

Patient Prep

 

Post Processing

 

Collection Guidelines

Specimen must arrive at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester within 96 hours of collection.  Do NOT collect blood Friday-Sunday from 5 pm-8 am due to no specimen transport on weekends

Reference Range

See reference lab report

Limitations and Contraindications

This test is not available for Alzheimer''s testing or when the RFR indicates "dementia".  This assay does not identify all of the less common Apo-E alleles

Interpretation

e2/e2 is consistent with, but not diagnostic of, Type III dyslipoproteinemia

Additional Information

 

CPOE Test Name

Ref Misc Referral Lab Test, type ApoE PCR in Test Name REF

Status

1

AUDIT_DEL

 

Attachments

Created at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir