Lab Test

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A, Mutation Screen

MEN2, RET, Oncogene, Emory Code: VU, Testing requires pathology approval prior to collection.

Test Codes

Testing requires pathology approval prior to collection.

Instructions

This test is not included in the Beaumont Laboratory testing formulary, however, the Laboratory can facilitate specimen collection.

  • This test requires pathology review. Contact the Sendout Laboratory at 248-551-9045 before ordering this test.
  • Testing requires the ordering physician to complete forms for the independent clinical laboratory performing the testing.
  • This test will be billed to the patient's insurance. If not covered by insurance, the patient is responsible for the full cost of testing.
  • Specimens received without the appropriate forms and information will not be shipped.
  • Once approved, order test as a Miscellaneous Sendout (XMISC). 

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (Adults): Two Lavender-top EDTA tubes or Yellow-top ACD tubes, after obtaining necessary pathology approval.
Also acceptable (Children/Infants): One Lavender-top EDTA tube or Yellow-top ACD tube, after obtaining necessary pathology approval.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Do not centrifuge. Maintain whole blood at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F) prior to transport. Pathology review and all appropriate forms must be completed prior to specimen transport.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 10 mL whole blood with all appropriate forms and information, at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F). (Minimum: 5.0 mL Adult) (Minimum: 2.0 mL Children)

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens received without prior Laboratory notification and review.
  • Centrifuged specimens.
  • Frozen specimens.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated. 

In-Lab Processing

Do not centrifuge. Maintain whole blood at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F) prior to transport.

Transport: 10 mL whole blood with all appropriate forms and information, at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F). (Minimum: 5.0 mL Adult) (Minimum: 2.0 mL Children)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 5 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 5 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to Emory Genetics Laboratory, Decatur, GA.

Performed

Varies.
Results available in 4 weeks.

Reference Range

An interpretive report will be issued.

Test Methodology

CGH array.

Interpretation

By report.

CPT Codes

81228

Contacts

Last Updated

10/23/2019

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