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CYSTIC FIBROSIS TESTING (CFT)

Department: Molecular Diagnostics
Test Synonym(s): CFT
CPT Codes: 81220
Methodology: Invader technology (ABMG / ACOG recommended panel of 25 mutations) plus additional 16 mutations
Tube Type: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen: Whole blood, 5-10 mg Chorionic Villi, 2-3 T-25 flasks-cultured cells, or purified DNA (1g)
Pediatric Requirements: 0.5 mL whole blood
Volume: 4 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL whole blood
Temperature: EDTA: room temperature or refrigerated, Chorionic Villi: refrigerate, flasks (cultured cells): room temperature or refrigerate, purified DNA: refrigerate or freeze
Stability: EDTA: Room temperature: 2 days Refrigerated: 3 days; Purified Dna: indefinitely at -70C; Chorionic Villi and cultured cells: call Molecular Diagnostics a 615-343-8121
Reasons for Rejection: Client will be notified by Molecular Diagnostics Lab if specimen is rejected.
Days Performed: Friday
Times Performed: Batched
TAT: 7 -1 0 days
Significance: ABMG /ACOG Recommended Panel of Mutations +16
Special Instructions: Call the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at 615-343-8121 if additional assistance is needed regarding specimen requirements or submission. Please notify Laboratory if patient has received a transfusion in the prior 2 weeks. Chorionic Villi must be free of maternal cells; Cultured cells - backup culture must be maintained in event additional DNA is required.
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