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Test Code TELMRS Telomere Length Testing

Important Note

Only available for outpatient population

Specimen Type

Blood

Offsite Collection Instructions

Send Yellow ACD tube and/or EDTA lavender top tube (infants and children) at room temperature to the UCM Hyde Park Main Lab (Laboratory Service Center) in room Mitchell Hospital TW005.

 

 

Turnaround Time

2 to 4 weeks

Container

Adult: Yellow ACD tube

 

Infants and Children: EDTA lavender top

Preferred Volume

Adult:  40 mL

Infants and children: 3 mL EDTA lavender top tube

 

 

 

 

UCMC Collection Instructions

Collect blood from venipuncture.  Fill Yellow ACD tube and/or EDTA lavender top tube (infants and children) completely filled and send to the laboratory.

Availability

Specimen must be received in the laboratory Monday through Thursday ONLY. Specimens cannot be sent out on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. 

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Methodology

FLOW CYTOMETRY and FLUORESCENCE in situ

HYBRIDIZATION (flowFISH)

 

 

 

CPT Code

88182

Minimum Volume

Dependent on patient’s lymphocyte result

Reference Range

The normal range was defined based on a cohort of healthy controls across the entire age range.

Performing Laboratory

Johns Hopkins Genomics-MDL

1812 Ashland Ave

Room 245

Baltimore, MD 21205