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Beaumont Laboratory

Hereditary Pancreatitis (HP)

HP Mutation Screen, HP Known Mutation, Ambry Gen 8022, PRSS1, SPINK1, CFTR, Testing requires pathology approval prior to collection.


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: Two Lavender-top EDTA tubes, after obtaining necessary pathology approval. (Minimum Whole Blood: 3.0 mL adult, 1.0 mL infants)

Physician Office/Drawsite 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: 8 mL whole blood with all appropriate forms and information, at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F). (Min: 3.0 mL adult, 1.0 mL infants)

Rejection Criteria

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

    Specimen Stability for Testing:

    Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 3 days
    Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 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.


    Sent to Ambry Genetics, Viejo, CA.


    Results available in 2-3 weeks.

    Reference Range

    By Report.

    Test Methodology

    Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

    CPT Code


    Test Codes

    Testing requires pathology approval prior to collection.

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