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ColoVantage (methylated septin 9)

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB6502 
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Schedule: Monday-Thursday by noon
Reported: 5-7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 20.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 10 mL.
This test requires 10 mL of plasma (samples with less than 5 mL plasma will be rejected). To obtain this volume of plasma, collect blood in (2) 10 mL EDTA (lavender-top) tubes or (5) standard EDTA (lavender-top) tubes. Centrifuge the blood samples, separate plasma and combine them. Send plasma in a single 10 mL pour-off tube. If a 10 mL pour-off tube is not available, (2) 5 mL pour-off tubes can be used.
Transport: Frozen.
Unacceptable conditions: Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: Unacceptable Received room temperature Received refrigerated Less than 5 mL of specimen
Stability: Frozen: 28 days

Notes: 

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=16983

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website
CPT Code(s): 81401
Last Changed: 10/17/2016 08:05:29
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 05:47:43