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Test Code HFE Hemochromatosis HFE Gene Analysis, Blood

Important Note

Order "HEMOCH" in Sunquest

Synonym "HEMOCH"

Testing Algorithm

See Hereditary Hemochromatosis Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Method Name

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-Based Assay Utilizing Agena Mass Array Platform

Specimen Type

Varies


Shipping Instructions


Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of draw.



Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: A previous bone marrow transplant from an allogenic donor will interfere with testing. Call 800-533-1710 for instructions for testing patients who have received a bone marrow transplant.

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: Any anticoagulant

Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient (preferred)
  Frozen 
  Refrigerated 

Reject Due To

All specimens will be evaluated by Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Reference Values

An interpretative report will be provided.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 2 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

81256-HFE (hemochromatosis) (eg, hereditary hemochromatosis) gene analysis, common variants (eg, C282Y, H63D)

Forms

1. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. The following documents are available in Special Instructions:

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576)

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing-Spanish (T826)

2. Molecular Genetics: Congenital Inherited Diseases Patient Information (T521) in Special Instructions

3. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755) with the specimen.